Did I Read Any Bangs in May

Sadly no and I didn’t read anything close to 5 stars (bang).

I read 8 books in May and it was a pretty mixed bag.  Please click the titles for full reviews.

bombbombbombbomb The Queen of Attolia-I decided to read the entire series before Thick as Thieves came out.  I thought QOA had a lot of war strategy (which I hate) but it was written well.

bombbombbombbomb The King of Attolia- This was all about Gen and I like him a lot.  I also like how Turner changes character POV between books.  There were some boring bits but it was solid writing. KOA was my second favorite book of the series.

bombbombbombbomb Conspiracy of Kings-Sophos kidnapping story was more interesting than the rest of the story but once again, solid writing.

bombbombbomb 1/2-Thick as Thieves-It started strong but there were some EXTREME boring bits that didn’t seem to drive the plot.  This seem to be the weakest of the series in terms of story telling and themes and even though it ended well, the middle wasn’t strong enough.

bombbombbomb That Inevitable Victorian Thing-Interesting world but not fully developed.  Characters added nothing new to the genre and that ending-YIKES!

Beasts Made of Night- I reviewed this for SLJ. You’ll have to see my review in the October edition.

bombbombbombbomb Warcross-85% of Warcross was decent.  The ending fell apart from me and I think Lu’s other books had stronger writing.  Great setting tho.

bombbombbomb Flame in the Mist-I’m being generous with a 3 star.  Unfortunately this was a big old miss as far as character development and writing.

 

I’ll be attending ALA Annual in Chicago all five days so I won’t be able to read as much as I’d like to.  If you’re going to be at ALA, I hope to see you there!

June TBR

I’m hoping to get Godsgrave and Tarnished City at ALA. Fingers crossed

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