Sarah ~Slow reader, or slowly reading? ;)

I'm a socially awkward introvert who enjoys reading more than interacting with people. I am literally surrounded by books at all times- I am an English Literature major and I work as a library page at my local library. When I'm not reading, you can usually find me playing some sort of video game. Sometimes I draw/paint, and sometimes I write, but it all comes back to books :)

You may have noticed I've been missing... (or not)!

I've decided to head back over to Goodreads with a new account, and avoid as much drama as possible. I just want to focus on books and talking about books - which I don't get as much of here as I do on Goodreads :( Click the link to add me on there if you want, I'll be deleting my account soon!

The Winter Long - Seanan McGuire

I'm so disappointed in this book.. I've waited with baited breath since the last Toby novel and this is what I get? I feel like Mira/Seanan is just kind of done with this series after reading this. Not only did it feel rushed, but it had a terrible plot as well. I mean she SERIOUSLY brought back someone who was "dead" - made them the main villain and revolved the plot around her and everything - and then didn't even bother to kill her by the end. We were rushed into Toby and Sylvester's relationship, but I did like the ending. She better make the next one worthwhile -_-

The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss

Despite taking me forever to read (damn you, responsibilities!), I loved every minute of this book. Well done. Onto the next one before school starts again! 

Skinwalker  - Faith Hunter

I really couldn't decide if I wanted to put this as 3.5 or 4 stars, but I think I'll go with 4. I really enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. I've been putting this series off because I thought it would be more on the generic side, but it surprised me by having a unique story and main character. I think I'm really gonna dig this series!

The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two - Patrick Rothfuss

I'm incredibly confused as to if I have just had this book on my shelves for months (which I'm suspecting because the covers are so similar) or if BookLikes has changed it on me? I'm actually reading the first book in the series... I think I may have made a mistake somewhere along the way. I am an idiot :P

Fair Game - Patricia Briggs

Now THAT is what I'm used to in a Patricia Briggs book. So, so, so, much better than the first two. While I enjoyed the previous books, I was just engrossed in this story so much more. Charles & Anna becoming are more and more fully fleshed out as individuals rather than clumped together as a mated couple, and the mystery/story aspect was so much more interesting than the other two (in my opinion). I'm actually looking forward to the next book now (2015?!?!), instead of just reading them to pass on time ;)

Reading progress update: I've read 70%.

The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two - Patrick Rothfuss


Fair Game - Patricia Briggs

I'm really enjoying this one because: 1. it's set in Boston (I live right outside the Boston area), 2. it's not completely all about Anna and Charles relationship, and 3. it has more plot that the other two (in my opinion). But oh my god, IF THIS FUCKING NARRATOR BOTCHES ANOTHER BOSTON ACCENT AGAIN -- 


Fair Game - Patricia Briggs

Same narrator - except now he has changed the name Leah (pronounced from the first two books "lee-ah") into "lay-ah". Wtf man. You are so awful it hurts. Confusion/rage ensues. 

Hunting Ground - Patricia Briggs

It was okay. Anna and Charles are growing on me, but this series really has nothing on the Mercy Thompson books. I love the in-depth look at pack-hierarchy and werewolf lore to go along with Mercy's books, and Anna's story is interesting enough that I'll continue on with it. I wish they chose a different narrator though, he makes the males in the story sound like a bunch of idiots. Definitely a solid 3 star for me.

Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs

It was okay. Really though, Anna is boring and weak (obviously considering what she's been through) and Charles is literally her knight [wolf] in shining armor. It's interesting to see the different side of these characters like Bran and Samuel, and more in depth about pact mentality but the story was kind of lackluster compared to Mercy's. Also the narrator sucks, but I can deal with him I guess. I'll see how I like the next book.

Alpha and Omega - Patricia Briggs

The narrator for this makes the men sound like a bunch of morons with rocks in their mouths.. And it's a male narrator. How is that possible? :3

Midnight Blue-Light Special - Seanan McGuire

Not as good as the first but still good. I am in love with the mice and want my own to cheer me on. Will definitely continue this series! 

Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson) - Darynda Jones

I was semi-expecting that ending  but I literally got goosebumps from it because it was so EPIC. I fucking love Charley, and this series is just absolutely amazing.

Murder of Crows  - Anne Bishop

Not quite as good as the first, but I still loved it. The characters are all so awesome and lovable, I can't wait for the next release. And it's going to be foreverrrr :(

Deathless - Catherynne M. Valente

I feel like this took me FOREVER to finish (because school sucks and I get no time to read) but I finished my classes today and finally finished it! Regardless of my reading time, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The only problem I had was that the ending dragged a lot for me, and then kind of ended abruptly. Otherwise, it was perfect. I am in love with Catherynne M. Valente!

Currently reading

Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire