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Molly Harper’s novels, combine with Amanda Ronconi’s narration, are the perfect escapist read for me. There is usually nothing strenuous about the story, requiring 100 percent of my attention. They are always charming, always funny, and always romantic. Her novels are the ones I gravitate towards when I am low because they always cheer me. While Rhythm and Bluegrass is not her strongest novel, her goofy hero and awkward, nerdy heroine still charm their way into your heart and put a smile on your face. That is all I ever want from Ms. Harper’s novels, and once again, she delivers.
The latest Mira Grant novel is creepy AF. For the first time in a long time, I was uncomfortable reading a book at night. But, like the sadist I must be, I could not stop reading it. A fantastic horror story to round out the year.
That the new Andy Weir novel is not as good as his first one is no surprise. The shoes were just too big to fill, even if they are his own shoes. It is still entertaining, filled with a lot of science and a lot of snark. There are some funny one-liners throwing shade at Mark Watney too. I can see why people are disappointed, but I read it in the course of one evening, so it wasn’t too horrible.
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Oh I’ll be interested to hear what you think of Everless! The premise sounds really cool, but that’s not always a guarantee. :p
I liked it a lot. It wasn’t perfect – there were some predictability issues and it followed some of the same tropes as other YA fantasy. In spite of all that, I couldn’t put it down. I ended up finishing it in a day, and that included time at work. I don’t see it being very popular though because of the trope issue and predictability.
If I read one book (or series) by Molly Parker, which do you recommend?
Her Jane Jameson and Half Moon Hallow series are by far my favorites. Jane is such a fun character, and the whole thing is witty and geeky and awesome!
All these sounds good. I am off to check out Molly Harper’s books and Into the Drowning Deep.
All these *sound* good. Ugh.
Yeah, I was not impressed with the 5% of Artemis that I tried.
I can see that. It takes a long time for the story to get going. In that regard, knowing he can write a story that grabs you from the first word, it is disappointing.