Short Book Reviews

Title: Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter
Author: A.E. Moorat
Source: Amazon Vine
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 3 out of 5

Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter is a fun mindless romp.  It’s an alternate history of Queen Victoria’s life, one in which demons, werewolves and zombies exist.  What’s more the underworld has designs on the British throne.  It’s very satirical, and though it can get old at times, in my opinion, it’s a lot more creative than the recent literary mash-ups.  If you’re looking for a light, easy read that will keep you entertained (but aren’t searching for any sort of real literature), this might be a fun one for you to try.

Title: David Sedaris: Live For Your Listening Pleasure [AUDIOBOOK]
Author: David Sedaris
Source: Publisher
Genre: Non-Fiction, Essays
Rating: 4 out of 5

I’ve been a fan of David Sedaris for awhile, so I was excited to learn he had a new audiobook coming out called Live For Your Listening Pleasure.  There is no accompanying print book to this release, but that didn’t bother me because I am firmly of the opinion that Sedaris is better listened to than read.  This audio was no exception.  Sedaris was hilarious, and I absolutely loved his stories.  My favorite was the last one, where he read from some of his diary entries on his last book tour.  My only complaint is that it was so short!  It was only about an hour long, and I just wanted a lot more.  I definitely recommend this audio to Sedaris fans and newcomers alike!

Title: Good Things
Author: Mia King
Source: Personal Copy
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5

I actually read the sequel to Good Things first by accident, called Table Manners, but I enjoyed that book enough to want to come back and read this one.  I enjoyed Deirdre’s character evolution in Good Things, though I found her to be more selfish in this novel than the sequel.  Though I usually am a stickler for reading books in order, I actually didn’t mind the way I read them.  I enjoyed seeing the evolution of people and places that I liked in the second book, though now I have a much greater understanding of them.  This was a fun, light book that I had a good time reading.


Title: The Next Best Thing
Author: Kristan Higgins
Source: Amazon Vine
Genre: Chick Lit
Rating: 4/5

I really enjoyed Kristan Higgins’ Too Good To Be True, so when I found out she had a new book coming out, I knew I wanted to read it.  Lucy is a great character but emotionally stunted by her husband’s premature death.  She’s afraid to trust, but also afraid to take leaps in her career.  She’s the bread baker at her family’s bakery, even though her dream is to be a pastry chef.  I loved how she comes into her own in The Next Best Thing, and how Adam definitely helps with that.  He is understanding and sweet (definitely more understanding than is warranted, considering how messed up Lucy really is), and a really appealing character.  I enjoyed this novel of personal development and growth, and the message that you can’t go through life without trust and love.

Comments

  1. I really liked Good Things and loved Too Good To Be True. Looking forward to The Next Best Thing 🙂

  2. I really liked Good Things and loved Too Good To Be True. Looking forward to The Next Best Thing 🙂

  3. Nice mini-reviews! I agree with you on the Sedaris audio – I wanted more when I listened to it too.

  4. Nice mini-reviews! I agree with you on the Sedaris audio – I wanted more when I listened to it too.

  5. I’ve got to get my hands on the new Sedaris – even an hour is good!

  6. I’ve got to get my hands on the new Sedaris – even an hour is good!

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