Fantasy

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

4 out of 5 stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is the second book in the Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel. I loved this book. I didn’t like it quite as much as I liked the first book but it was still a fantastic read. The first book was exciting. They found this alien robot and were trying to figure out how to make it work. In this book the aliens were invading Earth and the mood of the book was more scary. It was all about the robots attacking Earth and killing millions and millions of people. Don’t get me wrong.. I still enjoyed the hell out of it. I just wasn’t as excited once I realized that people kept dying.

I love how the story is told through audio logs and interviews. It’s such a cool and different way to tell a story.

I am super excited for the next book!

Fantasy

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

4.5 out of 5 Stars

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I liked this so much more than I thought I would. I borrowed the audiobook from my library and it needed to be returned tomorrow so I kind of just jumped into it with out knowing too much about it. And when I realized that it was told in interviews and journal logs I was extremely skeptical. But after awhile I was so engrossed in what was happening that I barely noticed it. I actually really loved how the story was told. I am 100% completely in love with it actually.

And the story itself is something that I have never read before.. anything involving the military and the US government is something I usually would not reach for… But again once I got a little bit into the story I hardly noticed. I was just so freaking into the characters and so into what they were doing. The one thing that did bother me was Kara.. I liked her until she weirdly started dating a co worker and then randomly started sleeping with another.. I just didn’t understand why that needed to be added. And trust me when I say that I only read romance books so me saying that I wish that they didn’t ass the stupid romance is saying something. It just made me hate her. I don’t get what was wrong with Ryan.. I don’t get why she randomly jumped ship to another guy. It was weird and awkward and I just hated it. It’s the only reason I took off the half a star.

This is by far the best book I’ve read so far this year. I am super excited for the next book.. I have the audiobook on hold now! Oh BTW the narrators were phenomenal. The audio book was like listening to a movie.

Paranormal Romance

Baby, I’m Howling for You by Christine Warren

4 out of 5 stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I love Christine Warren’s stories. I love her characters and I love her shifter world. Her “The Others” series is one of my all time favorite paranormal series. So when I saw that she was starting a shifter series, I basically jumped up and down.

This book was set in Alphaville. Which is a town full of all kinds of shifters. They are mostly shifters who are running away from their pack or family or just straight up outcasts. They have formed this town and are a pack among themselves. I personally have not read a book with this.. I have no idea if it’s out there or not but how freaking cool is that? I am so so excited for the rest of this series.

Anyways… Renny is our main girl here. She is running away from an insane stalker. She has been running for months. When she ran to human towns, her stalker riled up the human activist and she got pushed from the town. And she wasn’t able to stay long enough in a pack for them to trust her. So she runs to Alphaville as a last ditch effort to start a new life. Thats where she meets Mick. She literally runs right to his house. He had a mate that died 8 years before.. I was honestly a little worried about that. But the way Warren wrote it was kind of perfect. Renny wasn’t jealous of his ex mate and mick didn’t let it keep him away from Renny.. for that long.

I loved this book. I am excited for the next one!