Friday, July 13, 2012

I recently read..

I re-discovered flipkart and found a new site called goodreads.com. I keep checking these sites for new books, I read reviews, I look at lists enticingly called Cant' wait books for 2012!!

So here's what I have read recently :
 The Hush Hush (not a trilogy, what do you call a series of 4 books?) series : Becca Fitzpatrick



The fourth book is yet to release. The main protagonist Nora falls for a dark broody character aptly named Patch. He is a fallen angel. WAIT! Before you think this sounds likes Bella and Edward, let me assure you it is not absolutely not like Twilight. It is an interesting book. I am not sure if I love it. But it is interesting and definitely not weird (unlike the Twilight series). I couldn't put the book down one instant! I had read the first two books much earlier when I accidently ran into Silence. Of course I re-read part 1 and 2 before starting on the third.

My take : its a good read. Please to buy!!

I 've got your number : Sophie Kinsella

Its a cute book like all other Sophie Kinsella books. A guy loses his mobile number which a girl picks up. And she starts intervening in his life - personal and work. A nice breezy read.

The Rozabal line : Ashwin Sanghi


 I had very high hopes from this book as I had loved Chanakya's chant. That was a racy book from the start to the finish. This book has a nice concept - it is based on the theory that Jesus traveled to India. While the historical plot is fascinating, the story keeps jumping time frames and locations. It was a bit tedious to read.






I absolutely love the writing style of Rick Riordan. For those of you who are not aware, he wrote the Percy Jackson series. And no it is not childish. It is delightful. I like the idea of Greek / Roman gods. It is like escaping into another realm altogether. The portrayal of each god with the characteristics that define them was phenomenal. It is because of this series that I picked up the Kane chronicles. And I was not disappointed at all.

The two key characters are Carter and Sadie Kane. They are a brother - sister duo.The entire book is written in first person. And this series has Egyptian gods. The two children are the descendants of pharaohs and and hence are born into magic. They have spirits of Horus (the war god) and Isis (I forget what she was) residing in them. It is a lovely read.

Worth a buy if you like fantasy!!


The books in waiting that I want to read right now!!!




I have already read Angelology. It is a super duper book. Waiting for the sequel Angelopolis now.

Others am contemplating to read : Fyre(Angie Sage), Insurgent (Veronica Roth - Good reads has a good rating for this one), Krishna (Ashwin Sanghi), The mortal instruments (Cassandra Clare - Good reads again)

I haven't added Fifty shades of grey. Reviews are frightening.. MB like books!!

What are you reading right now? What are you eagerly waiting for? Do you all have any additions to my list?

 Update: I just realised all seem to be fantasy books!!! And most of them series. I love series actually.. I like the anticipation of waiting for something familiar that I loved previously.

10 comments:

the-mommie said...

Interesting!! I'll look up some of the stuff you recommend!

I'm in the middle of the Song of Fire & Ice series right now. Grabs you from the get go! I am devouring them at quite a pace and that's the trouble 'coz the writer is really Really REALLY R.E.A.L.L.Y. slow with his book releases! I'm on book number 4 and he's writter 5 so far in a series that is supposed to span 7 books with a threat of an 8th! phew! so Once i finish book number 5 (Dance of Dragons) I'll be left twiddling my thumbs like the rest of the fans of this series. :( Hope the guy doesn't die before he finishes the series!! its a very very absorbing story.

Moonshine said...

Hey I read about that too. But I wasnt sure how they would turn out. Yay!!!!!!!!!! I can add one more series to my list!!!

Moonshine said...

BTW I just realised Game of thrones is the same as Song of Fire & Ice.Thats why it seemed familiar!!!!!!!

Scarlett said...

Yes, Game of Thrones & Song of Fire & Ice are one and the same.

Please don't waste your time on the Hunger Game series. It's really written for pre-pubescent teens. Complete waste of time.

Fifty Shades of Grey is not like MB at all. It's much more adult than thatl

Moonshine said...

@Scarlett Thats what newspapers are calling it.. mommy p**n. I read some reviews.. they were bad!

mêlée said...

thats a lot of books you have been reading :) some benefit of staying at home.
I so wish to read the game of throne series, but every time I think of buying them I somehow stay undecided...fantasy is sch tricky genre, what if I dont like them...

Scarlett said...

Apparently the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' phenomenon has hit India real bad. Oxford is sold out! I went looking for it yesterday and couldn't stand the smirk on the faces of the sales men when I asked for the book...I glared at one until he stopped smiling and said sorry! Lol.

Gobri said...

Wow, that is a lot of books. I have been going through almost a book a day since the last week. Off late my reading has been primarily sci-fi and non-fiction based in Middle Eastern countries. So I have taken a break and have finally picked up the second book in the Millennium series. I like it so far (350 pages in).

Moonshine said...

@melee I like fantasy a lot!! Which is why I end up buying a whole lot of them. Why dont you try one in the series.. borrow it.. then decide?

@Scarlett How stupid can people get!!!! Glad you glared.. weirdos all!

@Gobri I thought you had already read millenium series. It is quite good.. fast paced!!!!! You will finish one in a day!!!

Bluestocking said...

I have to try the Angels series. I love Angels stories. You might want to try Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh and Guardian series by Meljean Brook. They are paranormal romances but I think you would enjoy the worlds they have created. I think Brook's series has too many similarities with Supernatural or is it the other way round? And i am going to try Game of Thrones soon.About 50 Shades of Grey - do you know that it was written as fanfiction modelled on Twilight. That is enough to turn me off, plus it's got some very, very bad reviews.