Books I Read in August 2014

Ah, only three books this month.  I'm pretty sure I can happily blame that on a nice little retreat to Bend.  I think I read for a total of 15 minutes there...

Shift (Silo, #2)

Shift by Hugh Howey

This was equally compelling to Wool, but it did drag for a bit in the middle. Maybe because I had to put it down for a few days while I was on vacation and it was hard to get back into the momentum of the book... Either way, I really enjoyed how the author goes back and forth between perspectives in space or time to tell the story.  It's a highly original and thought-provoking read.

The Vacationers

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

Eh, it kept me turning the pages and there was some good humor.  But, it just felt predicable or I didn't even care about anyone enough to wonder about how their fates would unfold.  I'm not saying I have to love every character, or even ONE character, in the books I read.  But if they ARE going to be deplorable at worst (and bland stereotypes at best) it should be a crazy interesting exciting read (hello, Gone Girl).  This was a bunch of people hanging out on their snobby European vacation.  Meh.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This book was AWESOME.  A sci-fi take on Cinderella and it had nuances of Star Wars (LOVE), AI, and a bit of Tudor England-esque drama.  I thought it was well plotted and highly entertaining.  Maybe it's been awhile since I read a good YA yarn, but I can't wait to devour the whole series.

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  1. All of these are on my TBR and now I know what order to read them in! Thanks