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Offline shadowsherald

Re: What did you read in July? Come share your list and and what you thought
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2014, 12:34:32 PM »
The Weight of Blood by David Dalglish. A free download to my kindle, but it wasn't very good. A very simple read. Not a bad thing in and of itself, but when combined with some clear editing mistakes, it does detract from the overall quality of the book. The characters were shallow and a little flat, and it was full of cliches. However it was very easy to read, and good fun, just not particularly high quality.

One book is a poor effort I know, but I've been moving house and graduating, as well as writing my own. Should read more this month :)
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Offline sockmerchant

Re: What did you read in July? Come share your list and and what you thought
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2014, 12:19:50 PM »
Prince of Fools - Mark Lawrence. A really good book. It's probably better than Prince of Thorns, but at this point I think I still like Jorg better.

Rogues - Various. Mostly pretty good, though, a few fell quite flat for me.

The Heroes - Joe Abercrombie. Such a good book! Truly excellent.

Offline silversun

Re: What did you read in July? Come share your list and and what you thought
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2014, 03:59:54 PM »
Tailchaser's Song (Tad Williams) - I think this was his first book. I love cats so I decided to give this a try. It was pretty simplistic but the whole world and lore was very mystical. It was like seeing the world in the eyes of a cat - distance that is nothing for us is a giant journey for a cat.

The Killing Moon (N.K. Jemisin) - First book by her and I really liked it. The characters had a lot of depth, particularly Ehiru and Nijiri. The plot was well done and I liked how it included figuring out the mystery of how their dream magic came about.

The Shadowed Sun (N.K. Jemisin) - Second book of the duology but didnt like it as much as the first. There are a lot of politics and it got bogged down in the middle. The plot was a bit simple but had some good and believable romance. Characterization as before was excellent.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (N.K. Jemisin) - Wow I'm reading a lot of her books this month! I dont think I enjoyed this as much as the other books. The main character was very angsty and the romance was a bit unrealistic for my tastes. The book almost has Twilight syndrome! Overall still enjoyed it though.