Monday, March 7, 2016

March 7 | Currently Reading

Last week I posted my review of Fiona Barton's The Widow. I also posted the new releases I want to read in March and the new March horror releases if you want to check those out.

It was another slow reading week for me; I played too many video games. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Books Read Last Week


The Immortals (Olympus Bound #1) by Jordanna Max Brodsky

The Immortals (Olympus Bound #1) by Jordanna Max Brodsky

I thought The Immortals was going to be much more of a fantasy read, but it fit squarely into the thriller/mystery genre. I may have enjoyed it more if I had been expecting the typical mystery formula going into it (and I likely wouldn't have read it just after reading The Widow). A great amount of research went into writing The Immortals and I loved reading characters based on Greek gods, but I never felt connected to what I was reading. It was an enjoyable read, but I probably won't continue on with the series.

6/10: Good Read

Books Currently Reading



Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6) by Kazu Kibuishi

What about you? What are you reading this week? Be sure to let me know in the comments or leave me a link!


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13 comments:

  1. A pity The Immortals didn't quite work for you, but at least you have read it and know it is most likely not going to be a continuation into the series.

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  2. I hate when you go into a book expecting one thing and getting another. Sometimes it's ok but sometimes it ruins a perfectly good book.

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    1. It's weird how expectations can have such an affect. I wish it didn't work that way, but it does for me.

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  3. Amulet is such a popular title at the library, it's nearly impossible to keep a copy of the latest title on the shelves!

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    1. It's a weird thing. I had to wait for all of the first 5 books, but my regular library didn't have the 6th one. I had to get a digital copy from my other library, but that library still doesn't have book 7.

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  4. Video games...... :-) sounds like fun.

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    1. It is fun, but I wasn't very productive last week!

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  5. I was surprised too that The Immortals turned out to be a mystery/thriller, and in some ways it almost reminded me of Dan Brown. Sorry to hear it didn't work for you, but I understand, I think I would have been let down too if I expected more fantasy!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Yes! Dan Brown is exactly who I thought of, too.

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  6. I liked The Immortals but I had some issues with it too. It took me a bit to get into it, and I didn't connect with the MC for quite a while (towards the end when she was humanized more, I guess) so I definitely know what you mean.

    Have a great week!

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    1. I did feel differently toward the MC in the very end, as well.

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  7. I hope your reading week was good.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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