About a year back, the wonderfully kind Alexa of Alexa Loves Books wrote a post about why I should love fantasy novels. Not only did she do this, but she enlisted the help of other bloggers, and they all gave their recommendations. So, this time around, I’m going to tell you about how I’ve progressed regarding fantasy novels.
We’ll call it a FOLLOW UP.
A WHILE back now.. like January. Gaby asked me if I could basically tailor recommend her some adult fiction novels. What I didn’t realize, was that Miss GABY is a stickler. She has CERTAIN things I could not include, certain things I could, and oh what else?
“I just want it to be good.” Okay. No pressure, my little Croissant. None at all. But guys, I GOT THIS.
Gaby Loves Some:
Thirty Somethings Complaining about LIFE
Jobless Single Girls Deperate to Get Married
Well well! That makes things.. interesting. So, what did I pick for my darling Gaby?
At twenty-one, Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Natty, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced Catholic mother and Jewish father. She’s got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up in a gas station mini-mart and falling in love with a great wall of a man named William Ashe, who willingly steps between the armed robber and her son.
Shandi doesn’t know that her blond god Thor has his own complications. When he looked down the barrel of that gun he believed it was destiny: It’s been one year to the day since a tragic act of physics shattered his universe. But William doesn’t define destiny the way other people do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in science and numbers, destiny to him is about choice.
Now, he and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head on, in a funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness,; about a virgin birth, a sacrifice, and a resurrection; about falling in love, and learning that things aren’t always what they seem—or what we hope they will be. It’s a novel about discovering what we want and ultimately finding what we need.
The Execution: The voices, narrations, and accents of the audiobook. How did they hold up? Were they inviting, did I hate them, anything about the voices will be found in this section.
The Excursion: The plot, the storyline, the adventure that was had. See how I felt about the premise of the book here!
The Evaluation: The round up! This includes my normal ratings, some wrap up comments, and a general consensus!
As I was sitting down this morning to write a post, it came to me that I needed to scratch the review, and write this post instead. This post will be a VERY irregular new feature where I explain to you my new loves in life in reading land, or technology, photography, beauty, or hell, even food! Kinda gonna be whenever the mood strikes and I have something I NEED to share with you guys, ya feel me? Good! Let’s do this thing.
WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg
Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.
HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle.
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.
So, Im a bit late to hop on the Audiobook train, and I blame this on my change in jobs [November]. I have the freedom at this job to listen to music, or an audiobook, which I had not previously had the opportunity to do at my prior position. And so, I began with Grave Mercy, and was MEH about it, [LOVED the print version!] but then a few months later, I listened to and LOVED Cherry Money Baby! The audio was perfect and it got me hooked. [Review]