My non-Kindle reads:
Sapphique by Catherine Fisher: The long-anticipated sequel to Incarceron (which I raved about here). While the plot threads were nicely wrapped up, I was disappointed with the lack of character development, both internally and relationally. It was not an emotionally satisfying book.
The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg: I LOVED this book. It might be the best book I’ll read all year, and if not, it’ll at least make my top five. This strong second book of a trilogy delivers and satisfies. In fact, so many of the plot threads from the first book are resolved, I’m curious to see what Berg will do in the third book. I do know that I have a most intriguing narrator to look forward to in book 3. Squee!
Son of Avonar by Carol Berg: I didn’t like this one quite as much as The Soul Mirror. A large part of the book alternates between past and present, and that’s a storytelling device that I personally do not prefer.
Eagle Dreams by Steve Bodio: This book is about falconry (eaglery? *grin*), Mongolia, dreams and cross-cultural connections. Very well-written and enjoyable.
Have you read any good books recently?
I’ve read three really good books over the past few months, all from the same series.
Have you heard of the Chaos Walking trilogy written by Patrick Ness? It was released in Australia, New Zealand, England and Ireland first, but it was due for release in the States in September 2010.
The first book struck me as a bit strange – almost like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer meets Star Wars – very unusual. But the more I read, the more the story gripped me. It’s a great read, a story with a moral, but not in a heavy-handed way. Possibly different readers could take different things from it. It’s quite disturbing at times and had me in tears once or twice. Definitely a book that takes you on an emotional ride.
No, I haven’t heard of this trilogy. I will definitely check it out! Thanks, Lisa. 🙂