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Today’s topic was one I wasn’t originally sure I wanted to tackle. It seemed a bit negative when I first saw it, but then I realized that it was the perfect opportunity to get some feedback about older books that I own and am not 100% dying to read anymore. I also have a monthly features called Flames to Embers where I discuss the review books that I didn’t get a chance to read and am not sure I will be able to, so feel free to chime in there too ;-).
It seemed like a good idea at the time…
- Matched – I think I bought this one because of the hype when it was coming out and I wasn’t sick of dystopians yet. I’ve had two friends absolutely love the series, but they don’t read as much as I do, so I’m not convinced that it would appeal to my tastes these days.
- Dualed – I grabbed an ARC of this when a friend was cleaning out her books because the premise sounded vaguely interesting. I get the impression that it isn’t anything mind-blowing though right?
- The Vicious Deep – I was doing a mermaid read-a-thon last summer and bought The Vicious Deep fully intending to read it then. However, I still haven’t and am now just wondering if the fantasy/merman elements are cool enough for me to try to read the whole trilogy or if I can skip it.
- Linked – I probably bought this totally because of the cover >.>. It’s about twins with an inconvenient link right? With the sequel recently out, I’m curious if anyone loved them.
- Control – I saw mixed reviews on this one, but most of the negatives were about it being too hardcore sciencey for what YA readers are used to. That makes me feel like it might be perfect for me, but I’m still intimidated now D:
- Tiger Lily – I haven’t read any Anderson yet so I have no idea if I like her writing and I get the impression that it is kind of a divisive thing. The negative opinion I heard first was from a huge Peter Pan fan who didn’t like the change, and I am not that hardcore into Peter Pan. That also worries me though since I won’t enjoy it just because it is a Peter Pan story….
- The Killing Moon – I love NK Jemisin’s world-building in the one book I’ve read, but The Killing Moon super intimidates me for some reason. I think when I first saw the cover I decided it was a vampire story for some reason even though that makes very little sense, so I just really need someone to get me excited about the epicness ;-).
- A Natural History of Dragons – Oh look! Another book that I’m crazy intimidated by! I know that there is a lot of love for these books and I’m really excited to have read them, if that makes sense, but I worry that the pacing will be too slow for me at the moment. Would you say they are slow paced?
- Artemis Fowl – I completely missed this generational read and kind of want to find out what I missed, but I don’t know if it is middle grade that still appeals to adults. I need your help!
- Throne of the Crescent Moon – I snagged this when it was a Nebula-nominee and I saw it on a crazy sale. I like the idea of fantasy set somewhere other than Europe, but those undead on the cover kind of scare me and I haven’t heard many opinions on it. Anyone read it?
So those are the books that I would love getting some opinions on! They are sitting on my shelf currently, so I need to know if I should keep holding on to them and make sure they stay out of the donation bin or not ;-). I’m pretty sure that deep down I do want to read some of them, but I need help at getting excited about them again :D. What are you not sure you want to read but want help with?
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