Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer Reads!

It's been a crazy busy summer so far, and I guess it shows since I haven't gotten much out here lately. Here are two books I just got done reading.  The kids were gone for a couple of days with Grandma and Grandpa and we had to go pick them up 4th of July weekend.  I had some good car reading time while the hubby drove.   The first book I'm going to talk about, I started prior to the kids being gone.  After they left I kicked it into high gear because I had another book that was due at the same time and I hadn't started it yet.  

Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)
Dead In The Family 
by Charlaine Harris~

This is the 10th book out of 13 in the series.  I've liked all of them up until this point.  In the past I've given these books 5 out of 5 stars and one of them 4 out of 5 stars.  This particular book I gave 3 out of 5 stars, which means I liked it!  I didn't really like it or think it was amazing which are the 4 and 4 star books.   This book just had too many new characters in it and I had a hard time keeping up with it, without taking notes to keep everyone straight.  I still finished and enjoyed it but not as much as the others to this point.  Probably shouldn't of taken so much time off between this book and the last one I read in the series. Although, I still plan on finishing the series sooner rather than later.  They are great summer books to read!  

Goodreads preview:

It's all about family ...

Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with a whole host of family problems, ranging from her own kin (a non-human fairy and a telepathic second cousin) demanding a place in her life, to her lover Eric's vampire sire, an ancient being who arrives with Eric's 'brother' in tow at a most inopportune moment. And Sookie's tracking down a distant relation of her ailing neighbour (and ex), Vampire Bill Compton.

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
by Veronica Roth ~

This is the 2nd book in the Divergent series.  I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars, as I really liked it!  The author did a great job with the characters.  The choices they had to make as individuals and as groups can't be easy in the world they are living.

Goodreads preview:

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Can't wait to get my tablet on the 3rd and last book in the series.  There are also some mini books as well in this series that might be good to read eventually as well.