G (slickmc) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Books 74 - 77 / 100

74. Ender's Shadow - Orson Scott Card
              Remember Ender's Game?  This book is the start of a parallel series, from the point of view of those on Earth.  So,  the events take place at the same time as the events in Ender's Game, but centering on Bean rather than Ender.  Reading this reminded me of how great Card's fiction is, despite the douchebaggy things he gets up to sometimes.  I loved the fast-paced dialogue and how Bean owns at just about everything.

75.  The Tower of Ravens (Book One of Rhiannon's Ride) - Kate Forsyth
                      A new series by Forsyth which takes place about 20 years after the Witches of Eileanan series.  I enjoyed this book enough to consider reading the next book, but it wasn't as good as the author's earlier books.  Maybe I'm just not in high school anymore?

76.  Swallowing Darkness - Laurell K. Hamilton
               The second most recent book in the Merry Gentry series.  A monumentally stupid book which made me decide to stop reading Hamilton.  I just don't care anymore.  I might try one more Anita Blake book before I give up on her forever.

77.  The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland

                  The second book in the Millennium Trilogy.  I enjoyed this, but it wasn't as good as the first book.  It had a very slow and irritating set-up, just like the first, but I immediately knew who the murderer was, so there was never that "oooooooohhh" moment like there ought to be at the end of a thriller/murder mystery.
Tags: fantasy, horror, sci-fi, thriller

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