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What should Raptori read next?

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
6 (26.1%)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
5 (21.7%)
Blood Song by Anthony Ryan
1 (4.3%)
The Warded Man by Peter V Brett
4 (17.4%)
The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher
3 (13%)
The Thousand Names by Django Wexler
3 (13%)
Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
1 (4.3%)

Total Members Voted: 18

Voting closed: November 24, 2015, 09:52:25 PM

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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2015, 05:20:57 AM »
I thought I'd put in a vote for The Thousand Names. I don't necessarily think it's the best on that list, but it is a good read, and the second book in the series is amazing. I'm going to be reading the third pretty soon, and if heard it keeps getting better.

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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2015, 06:12:46 AM »
From that list Joe Abercombie. I bailed on the Peter V Brett series after book 2.
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2015, 11:13:39 AM »
My Hunger Games rating was like this: First book: 5 stars, second book: 3-4 stars, third book: 2 stars.

I voted for Thousand Names and Warded Man.
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2015, 12:16:05 PM »
I voted The Aeronaut's Windlass so you can come and b***h with us on its thread  :P
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2015, 01:21:17 PM »
The Hunger Games is a quick read. You could probably have it done by the time the poll closes.

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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2015, 01:30:09 PM »
I voted The Aeronaut's Windlass so you can come and b***h with us on its thread  :P

This ^. Haven't read it yet, but I own it.
It's not on my top 5 TBR.
But I like th eidea of R having to read it so he can b***h and I can watch the discussions.  ;)
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2015, 01:57:45 PM »
Went for Abercrombie, though I know @Raptori isn't a huge fan...

I like The Hunger Games but honestly you're as well watching the films - they're as good, if not better, especially after the first one.

Didn't really get the hype of Blood Song. Found it poorly written and gave up on it. From what I hear from fans of the book, the series goes downhill massively from there.

Not really a fan of Brett at all - the first one was passable, but does nothing knew and can be quite offensive and childish.

Windlass sounds pretty awful to me. I like Dresden for the most part but I've heard nothing amazing about this new series.

Thousand Names is actually quite good. I'd like to go back to that series at some point, and it's definitely a bit different. Some similarities to Mclellan's Powder Mage books, but Wexler is a far better writer.

Aftermath I quite fancy reading, but I'd still go for Abercrombie first personally.  ;) (If only because you're then that one step closer to his 3 best books!)
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2015, 02:29:41 PM »
Didn't really get the hype of Blood Song. Found it poorly written and gave up on it. From what I hear from fans of the book, the series goes downhill massively from there.
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Thousand Names is actually quite good. I'd like to go back to that series at some point, and it's definitely a bit different. Some similarities to Mclellan's Powder Mage books, but Wexler is a far better writer.
I was wondering about these 3 series, so it's good to see what you think about them - I think you have similar tastes to mine.
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2015, 02:54:11 PM »
I voted Aftermath because its underrated and very enjoyable. Plus, there is this movie coming up soon I think that has been getting a little hype.

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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2015, 03:04:03 PM »
Yes, book one is "normal", but the hillbilly speak is SUPER annoying! And I think it was doubly so just because he didn't talk like that in book 1. I have some other issues with that series as it progresses as well, so it's not likely to get my vote even though I did enjoy the first book.

I voted for Abercrombie because it's my favorite in that list. Though, I did really enjoy Blood Song as well.
You should be able to vote for two books.  :)

I could, but it wasn't really close for me, so figured I would just cast the one vote :)
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2015, 03:22:18 PM »
Didn't really get the hype of Blood Song. Found it poorly written and gave up on it. From what I hear from fans of the book, the series goes downhill massively from there.

heh.  i'm totally one of those people who loved blood song.  it's probably in my top 5 book/series of all time.  but, weirdly enough, i loved the second one, tower lord, even more.  the prose isn't as silky smooth as something like rothfuss, but the plotting and character motivations are fantastic.  and there are bucketfulls and bucketfulls and bucketfulls of action.  it's like drinking a coffee cup of adrenaline.

i ended up voting for the demon cycle because i want raptori to tell me what he thinks of it.  i think i'm the only one of my friends who hasn't read it and they all think it's amazing.  i mean, a 4.26 on good reads is pretty ridiculous.

besides.  i copy whatever raptori reads, so i want that to be the next one for myself.  i think.  i dunno.  maybe.  these decisions are so hard!

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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2015, 03:30:54 PM »
Didn't really get the hype of Blood Song. Found it poorly written and gave up on it. From what I hear from fans of the book, the series goes downhill massively from there.

heh.  i'm totally one of those people who loved blood song.  it's probably in my top 5 book/series of all time.  but, weirdly enough, i loved the second one, tower lord, even more.  the prose isn't as silky smooth as something like rothfuss, but the plotting and character motivations are fantastic.  and there are bucketfulls and bucketfulls and bucketfulls of action.  it's like drinking a coffee cup of adrenaline.
Oh, interesting!
Maybe I'll try it from the library then.

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i ended up voting for the demon cycle because i want raptori to tell me what he thinks of it.  i think i'm the only one of my friends who hasn't read it and they all think it's amazing.  i mean, a 4.26 on good reads is pretty ridiculous.
My opinion: great adventure story. Book 1 ok, book 2 goes a bit downhill, book 3 gets you banging your head against the wall on some things, book 4 better.
Despite this, you won't be able to stop reading, and I can't wait for book 5 to know the end! It's like that adrenaline comment you did above, hehe

Then again, I may be a bit shallow/blind in my reading, because I didn't think the Krasia parts were racist nor that the women existed only for the men, which are the main things critics highlight.
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2015, 03:49:47 PM »
Voted for the Hunger Games (because the first book really is quite good, IMO) and The Warded Man, since it shares some common (and cool) elements with the monthly writing contest story.
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2015, 09:56:02 PM »
Looks like I'll be finishing off TFL next then, and Hunger Games after that! Surprised HG got so many votes, I've always had it filed alongside Twilight in my mind...  :o

Thanks for voting, everyone! Much appreciated.  ;D
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2015, 10:11:58 PM »
Surprised HG got so many votes, I've always had it filed alongside Twilight in my mind...  :o

Wow, not even remotely alike. They're both YA with female protagonists, but The Hunger Games is actually a terrific story...
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