Let’s start with the big, epic brouhaha of the Allegiant release. I read it – I didn’t love it and it has nothing to do with the thing everyone is so upset about (that I will not spoil here) I just think it wasn’t a great book. If you want to read my review I have it up on Goodreads. It’s spoiler free but I have a warning up anyway because the review does discuss things overall – although not specific events. I also have a little commentary in there concerning how I’m “supposed” to feel about a book and author threats if things don’t go your way as a reader.
This book really brought out a lot of emotion (& spoilers) and I wonder if social media is ruining the reading experience for people. Sometimes the whole thing makes me sad and makes me want to retreat away from the blogosphere and negativity.
I just finished Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) by J. Lynn (Jennifer Armentrout). This novella is Wait for You told from Cam’s POV. I’m not usually a fan of the same story told again through another POV but Cam was one of those rare bad boys that was really, really nice so I was interested in reading more about this egg scrambling, cookie baking hottie. It was meh. I still love Cam but I realized that he was pretty much an open book to Avery in Wait for You, so there wasn’t much to learn about him. Still worth reading if you loved the first and Cam though.
Question. Why do authors use a pen name (like J. Lynn) and then plaster their real name (Jennifer Armentrout) in HUGE letters across the cover anyway? A lot of big authors do this. I understand the different names for different genres to avoid confusion (A YA author now writing erotica for example) but shouldn’t the pen name be bigger? I don’t know…not a big deal in the scheme of things but it annoys me lol
I caved and bought the epic lizardman love story, The Last Hour of Gann by R. Lee Smith that everyone is raving about on Twitter. It sounds insane but bloggers AND authors I respect loved it. It was Smexy Books review that sold me. Not even sure I’ll ever read it but I’m weak and bought it anyway.
Speaking of lizard love….The Colbert Report had a hilarious segment about the new Amazon plan to sell fan fiction including dinosaur erotica (start watching around the 4:30 mark)
My new reading snack food obsession – Snapea Crisps by Harvest Snaps. I love fried food and they taste fried so I guess that’s why I love them because otherwise there isn’t a strong flavor. I guess they’re healthier than the potato chips I’ve been craving so…
What’s going on in your book-ish world this week?