I managed to get through 15 books this month, with some good reading. I even managed to get reviews out for three of the books.
This month’s highlight was Tricia Levenseller’s Daughter of the Pirate King, a new author for me, and a great book. Definitely looking forward to its sequel, Daughter of the Siren Queen, which is expected to be out sometime next year. Yet another series with beautiful covers!
A third of the books I read were from J.D. Robb(Nora Roberts)’s In Death series of futuristic police procedurals, featuring homicide detective Eve Dallas. I like this series because most of the books are well researched and well written, with good suspense, along with elements of humour, romance, and drama to back it up. I like Nora Roberts’ usual romance fare, but I think she does this sort of writing better.
It’s obviously best to read a series in chronological order, which I usually do. But, in this case, I’ve disregarded that and read whichever of the books seem more interesting. It’s sort of like getting a snapshot into the lives of the characters at any given point, and fun to try and remember incidents that happened before or after the events of the book. (That being said, some of the stories do make more sense when you know what led up to them).
Another new author for me was Sarah J. Maas. Her five Assassin’s Blade novellas (genre: fantasy) — prequels to the events of the Throne of Glass series — are well crafted, with interesting characters in a fascinating setting. In fact, my only complaint is that knowing what happened in these novellas, especially The Assassin and the Empire, has made me not want to read the Throne of Glass series itself, because my favourite character won’t be in it. So, for now, that goes on the to-be-read list. But I would recommend Maas if you’re a fan of fantasy.
This month’s reading list:
Roshani Chokshi — The Star-Touched Queen (read my review here):
Stephanie Laurens — The Lady By His Side (read my review here):
Tricia Levenseller — Daughter of the Pirate King:
J.D. Robb — Echoes in Death (read my review here):
J.D. Robb — Imitation in Death:
J.D. Robb — Visions in Death:
J.D. Robb — Origin in Death:
J.D. Robb — Vengeance in Death:
Nicholas Sparks — the Longest Ride:
Nora Roberts — Chasing Fire:
Sarah J. Maas — The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass novellas 0.1 to 0.5) series overall:
- The Assassin and the Pirate Lord:
- The Assassin and the Healer:
- The Assassin and the Desert:
- The Assassin and the Underworld:
- The Assassin and the Empire: