DrSofie's Escape from Reality

My 'escape from reality':  sci-fi, fantasy, YA, classic lit


I'm liking the timeline here! Very easy to find books I read. It's nice to see them by month.

In the After - Demitria Lunetta I liked the main character but just didn't feel any connection with any other person introduced. I figured the twist early on and it just wasn't compelling. I feel bad because the first 3rd of the book was actually interesting. It fell flat after that though. I will probably not read the rest of the series.
Unravel Me - Tahereh Mafi Big improvement from the first book of the series. Fast paced and interesting "X-men" capabilities.Warner's development was a big surprise.
Prodigy - Marie Lu Much better world-building and characters developed well. I liked that the colonies were not as expected for the characters. Looking forward to last book of trilogy.
Mockingjay - Suzanne  Collins The tragedy of the story was realistic. However, the double standard of the main character at the end really killed it for me. Could have been a 4-star.
Catching Fire - Suzanne  Collins Better than the first, but still skimmed a lot of the parts.
Insurgent - Veronica Roth Wowzers what a great series....but oh my the ending...!!!
Brian's Song - William Blinn God this was so sad.
Darkness Unleashed - Alexandra Ivy Froi of the Exiles - Melina Marchetta
Marchetta is simply incredible.
Finnikin of the Rock - Melina Marchetta Epic and breathtakingly beautiful
Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks 3.5 stars

I studied and work in Newark and found Parks' descriptions of the city so accurate I thought I was reading non-fiction! I plot kept my interest, although it only gets 3.5 stars because there were a couple of times I thought the MC did really stupid things...too stupid. He's not a super hero, just an investigative reporter, but still, some decisions he made were so naive it was almost unbelievable. But overall, I thought the plot was engrossing and the MC likeable. I would read more from this "series".
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving A classic. Plain and simple.
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold I couldn't stand the end.
Jane Eyre - Michael Mason, Charlotte Brontë The one book that I can read over and over again without getting tired. My all-time favorite.

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