Monday, February 20, 2012

The Magician King: A Novel - Lev Grossman

Date Started: 2/9/2012
Date Finished: 2/18/12

One-Word Summary: Disappointing

A note before we get into this summary: this is the sequel to The Magicians: A Novel, which I previously reviewed here. I knew I would get around to reading this sequel, despite some of my earlier misgivings about the first book. I just went back and re-read my review of the first book and found it surprising how insightful some of my questions were - the questions about Julia and Penny were both addressed in the sequel. Anyhow, onward with this review...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pale Demon - Kim Harrison

Date Started: 2/5/12
Date Finished: 2/8/12

One-Word Summary: Fun

Ok, no full review here because this is the second time I've read the book. I wanted to re-read it in advance of her next book coming out (which will be available for Kindle on February 21st). What can I say, I'm a sucker for these books - witches, vampires, pixies, weres, fairies, elves, demons and more. These books are pure fun.

Roma - Steven Saylor

Date Started: 1/29/12
Date Finished: 2/4/12

One-Word Summary: Roman

When I bought this book at the half-price store I really thought it was going to take me a while to get through. Turns out it was an enjoyable, fairly easy read, that I went through pretty quickly. Oh, and no spoiler here - but imagine my surprise when I got to the end of this behemoth only to find out that there is a sequel (which I will now obviously have to read).