mvenus929 (mvenus929) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Done for this year (though the reading goes on)

I finished a whole lot earlier this year than I did last year, which I find rather interesting, especially considering I was unemployed for two months during the last 'book' year. Still, it's nice to go into medical school knowing that I've managed to read well over 100 books in the past two years. It makes the sting of my lack of time going in a little less potent.

46. The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mythological

This was a nice ending to the tale of Percy and his friends. It brought everything full circle, though the manner in which various things were revealed got on my nerves. At one point, I had to steal Book 4 from my sister to make sure that we hadn't heard about something that was repeated several times during the first part of this book. Still, it was a satisfying ending.

Rating: 4/5

47. Wings, by Aprilynne Pike
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairies

This is a quick and easy YA book to read, introducing the world of the fae. Most of the book is spent exploring Laurel's new found identity, and what it all means, and the action of the book doesn't really start to take place until the last third. Still, I'm looking forward to seeing just how the next book turns out.

Rating: 3.5/5

48. Spells, by Aprilynne Pike
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairies

Another quick and easy read; only took me a couple hours to get through. Once again, though, the action is confined to perhaps the last 30 pages of the book, which I find a little frustrating. Still, there's a nice cliffhanger at the end that leaves it wide open for another book, so I look forward to that one coming out in the future.

Rating: 3.5/5

49. Innocent Traitor, by Alison Weir
Genre: Historical Fiction

This is my first Tudor novel away from Phillippa Gregory, and I enjoyed it immensely. I feel that I can relate to the characters better (though that might be due to the subject matter... I can see myself being more like Lady Jane than Anne Boleyn). I'm very interested in reading Weir's non-fiction pieces on Tudor England, and she certainly proved herself capable of writing fiction with this piece.

Rating: 4/5

50. Wicked Lovely, by Melissa Marr
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairies

I was expecting this book to be a little bit more than it was. I'm not sure in what ways I expected this, I just did. I also feel as if things weren't entirely resolved by the end.

Rating: 3/5

Upcoming: The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien),
Tags: fantasy, historical fiction, myth and legend, young adult

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