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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Book Review - Series

I love to find a good series because it's so fun to get attached to a group of characters and follow them through multiple adventures. But it's hard to find a good series where the plots stay interesting and the characters stay true. Here's what I found and what I thought:

My Favorite: Fablehaven
So it's written for teens. Who cares? I've only read the first three books, but I've liked each book a little better than the last. Plus, since it is easy reading, I can keep a book by the tub and read a chapter or two as the tub fills. After a week or so, I've finished a book and thoroughly enjoyed it.

My Project: The Sword of Truth
These books are HUGE, and the series is immense. I loved the first book, and I've been trudging through the others one by one since then. But a mother of three can only read so many 800 page books, so this project is slow going. Sadly, the series seems to get worse as I go on, but I'm already invested so I'll likely finish. So far, books 1 and 3 have been my favorites, and book 5 was barely readable.

Not for Me: Leven Thumps
Tried it. Didn't like it. Here's what I posted on GoodReads:
"I honestly just didn't love this. The story didn't grab me, and I found Obert Skye's writing style to be a bit flowery and distracting. I don't think I'll finish the series."
Nope. Not gonna finish the series.