Monday, December 28, 2015

The Children of Men

I don't think I enjoyed this as much as I wanted to simply because it was an audiobook and I found the narrator to be kind of dull. That being said, I liked the dystopian nature of the story, and it makes you think what would happen if everyone in the world did suddenly become infertile. How would you react if you learned you couldn't have a child?

The way that Theo has to go through this time is interesting, but I didn't really enjoy his story until the second half of the book. The first half is more Theo meeting with a radical group that doesn't like the way the government is being run and wants to change it all. While this group has a point, it's five people coming up against the government and there really wasn't much that could be done.

Maybe I'll read this book again at some later point and actually read it as opposed to listening to it as an audiobook.

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Coven

This series is rather interesting. I just have this fascination with Wicca, and this series is just completely reigniting that interest.

Poor Morgan though. She discovers, suddenly at 16 years old, that she was adopted. Not only that, but she's a blood witch (which is kind of how she discovers that she's adopted). She lost her best friend because a guy they both liked chose Morgan instead. She just has a lot of ups and downs, and there is a lot for her to learn regarding her abilities as a witch.

I hated that it ended on a cliffhanger the way that it did, but it has definitely kept me interested so that I can't wait until I get the chance to enjoy the next book in the series.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dandelion Wine

I don't think I've fully figured out how I feel about this book. I think it's some sort of coming to age story, but I'm not entirely sure. I do understand the title, since Doug and Tom's grandfather makes dandelion wine in the summer and the boys are able to point to a bottle and remember what happened on that day in the summer.

It was an ok book, but I didn't love it. I just couldn't get into it the way I really wanted to. I think it also bothered me a little that the story kept going off to other characters for their stories, but I really wanted to know more about Doug and Tom.

All in all, I didn't hate it, I just don't know that it's a book I'd come back to.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dream Home

This series remains a pleasant ride. Even with this book having less of a mystery "whodunnit" storyline, it was a rollercoaster.

Sara and family move to a small town in New York so Sara can be the chief of pediatrics at the tiny hospital that is there. But her new coworkers are dreaming about her and basically despise her coming in and "taking over".

Not only that, but someone in the town is dreaming about a coming winter storm but nobody else in the town believes it will happen.

The book is slow to start, but it has an exciting conclusion.

I hope to continue to enjoy this series.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Book of Shadows

I have to admit, at the beginning of this book I was feeling rather ambivalent. The writing style seemed a little amateur compared to what I normally like. But I soon managed to completely overlook that in my enjoyment of the actual story.

It was an engaging story and I became increasingly interested in Morgan's journey from normal teenager to someone special as she learns about the wonders of Wicca. The ending was a tease that left me wanting more, so I look forward to getting into the next book in this series.