Reading Roundup – 30th August 2013

Posted: August 30, 2013 in Reading Roundup
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Something happened this week that doesn’t often happen to me – I gave up on a book.  I had been reading Fire by Kristin Cashore, and I just couldn’t get into it at all.  Her previous book, Graceling, was one I’d quite enjoyed.  The world she’d created with Gracelings was fascinating.  For some reason though, I just couldn’t enjoy the slightly different world of Fire with its multicoloured monsters and rather bland heroine.  On Amazon though it gets a good 4.2 stars out of five and on GoodReads 4.11 so perhaps it was just me.

Upcoming September releases

There are a few good books coming out in September that I have on pre-order.

First up is The Transfer – a Divergent Story by Veronica Roth.  Ms Roth is releasing four short stories in the Divergent world and this first one in which the character of Four is given more screen time.  I’m excited for Allegiant, the final book in the trilogy which is due out in October, so I’ll certainly be enjoying this additional material in advance.

Despite having been out in the UK and Audible since March, the Kindle version of Luke Scull’s The Grim Company only gets its North American release on the 2nd of September.  I enjoyed this book on Audible, and am looking forward to reading it on my Kindle.  The characters are fascinating and I look forward to meeting them again.

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The final book coming out in September that I’m excited about is Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart.  This is the first in a new series – good grief that guy is prolific!  From the synopsis it seems to be dealing with power and how ordinary people are affected when they suddenly become powerful.  Audible has released the first five chapters for FREE.  I will certainly be checking it out.

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Added to my library this week

I picked up the Audible five chapter sample of Steelheart – it’s free, folks!

Since I enjoyed Cold Magic by Kate Elliott so much, I picked up book two in the trilogy, Cold Fire.  I will probably wait until it’s released on audiobook as well before reading it.

I’ve been hearing good things about The Archived by Victoria Schwab, so I downloaded the free sample to test.

That’s all I have folks.  Happy reading!

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