Again, not a lot of reading--or blogging--this week because I'm in the process of moving. This will be the case for this upcoming week as well.
This is What Happy Looks Like - Jennifer E. Smith: 4 stars. Like most people, I discovered JES with The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and fell in love. Happy is similar in style, with two unlikely teens forming a friendship that blossoms into more, and it will warm your heart just as much.
Forever Too Far (Too Far #3) - Abbi Glines: 2 stars. Ugh. Just UGH. I hung in with Rush and Blaire during the first two books which were too tragically similar, but this third rehash of the SAME FREAKING ISSUE just set me over the edge. I wanted something new to the story, but Glines didn't deliver. Shame on me, though, because I knew it in advance and still read it.
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) - Rick Yancey: 47% completed. Heralded as the book of the summer at TLA and lauded as wonderful by everybody, 5th Wave is so far enjoyable, but I'm having major flashbacks to Stephenie Meyer's The Host. Not necessarily a bad thing as The Host is one of my favorite novels of all time, but 5th Wave isn't quite as original as I was expecting. Still good, though. And while some things are glaringly obvious, I'm having a hard time expecting what's coming next so major props to Yancy for that!
New to my bookshelf this week: I still need to finish the books I've got on tap for a couple blog tours, some arcs from TLA, and my library books, but I did pick up a couple more books this week.
Someday, Someday Maybe - Lauren Graham: Yes, THAT Lauren Graham. I'm sold by her name alone. If she's half as talented an author as she is an actress, this book will be frigging brilliant. Probably shouldn't have quite such high expectations, but Meg Cabot, whome I ADORE, said it was great so I'm going off that too.
Arclight - Josin L. McQuein: Comes pretty highly recommended
Beautiful Creatures: The Manga - Kamie Garcia, Margaret Stohl & Cassandra Jean: Haven't read the Caster Chronicles, but I'm interested. As a fan of TMI/TID, I'm already a HUGE fan of Cassandra Jean. The art in this adaptation is eons better than most others I've read.
The Reluctant Assassin - Eoin Colfer. After Artemis Fowl, I'll read anything by Colfer. Probably won't get to this for a while, but when I do, I know I'll love it.
The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural - Deborah Noyes: I love me some ya anthologies!