2.20.2014

6 Books to Read for February (and One Not To Read)

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I made this list of 39 things to do before I turn forty and one of those things is to read forty books.


I once lived to read but making time for reading was not a priority for me.  I am trying to make reading a priority again and I have read twelve books so far in my quest.



The Divergent Series Complete Collection

Sure this is three of the seven books but they deserve to be counted separately but read together.  A strong female lead, interesting setting and a twist.  What's not to love?  Now, people will complain about the ending but I think it was the only way to go.

Veronica Roth creates this incredible world in the first book and lays out a possibility that is seemingly implausible.  The book centers around Tris and her choices, brave and often difficult and how she adapts.

The second book goes deeper into the world outside of theirs and relationships are tested.

The third book is told from two points of view and the ending is more probable and brave.  Roth is not afraid to go against the safe, happy ending and for that I am grateful.


Timebound (The Chronos Files)

I hate starting a series of books before they are finished but this is fantastic and I am waiting with baited breath for the next novel!  Time travel and a mystery.  I am not sure what it is about YA books lately but hooray for the female characters that kick ass and live to tell about it.  

Kate's world is changed by a murder in the past and her grandmother from the future holds the key or in this case the medallion to put things right.  And there is a love story, with TWO different guys in two different time lines.


The Line (Witching Savannah, Book One)

I swear I could feel the sticky hot heat emanating from the pages of this book.  I am a sucker for books about witches and this one is unique.

Mercy is from a family of witches but grows up without powers.  Mercy's twin is raised as the heir to their family's line, which is really a line that helps to hold our world together and proceeds to act as the spoiled brat when life does not go her way.  Mercy's journey of self discovery is unusual and slightly predictable but absolutely makes up for it with the twist in the end.   So looking forward to the next one!


War Brides

Women during war, coming together to brave the troubles and heartache to reconnect as old woman for revenge.  What's not to love?


The Disenchanted Widow 

I really had high hopes for this book and maybe I needed to read the first one but I suffered through and the widow never really became a worthy person. Unless you read the one before this - skip it.


What are you reading this month?




My 40 Before 40 books so far...

War Brides
The Disenchanted Widow
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Divergent
The Witching Hour
Insurgent
Allegiant
Timebound
The Line
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


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