Only finished three books this week. Funnily enough they were all re-reads. I started my yearly re-read of the Throne of Glass books in preparation for the new release.
This was my fourth read and I think I love it more every time.
On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves ***
I just had this sudden urge to reread this book. It's a well loved book, and when I read it a few years ago I thought it was alright. So I thought maybe as my tastes I've evolved and changed so would my enjoyment of this book. Well, no, not really. I think I liked the story a bit more this time around. And there's no getting around that this a very readable book. The time line is so quick that there's no way you can't read it in one sitting. I was stupid enough to start it at about midnight, so you know it was a late night. Unfortunately everything else is not all that special. Like I said I like the story. But I find both the main characters and writing are lacking. Especially the dialogue. There is no character to it. It's very straight forward. Which makes for boring writing. The time line is fine. I like how it jumps through their time on the island and doesn't drag through endless unimportant days. And even though the time line is quick, their romantic relationship is not. Mostly because of the age business. It does take time to develop and is realistic. I just wish the MCs and writing had more personality.
Crown of Midnight(Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J Maas *****Still remains my favourite book in the series thus far. The Chaolaena feels are so real. Chaol is life.
What did you guys read this week?