Anyway, it was great to finally get to catch up with my fellow book bloggers, and here's books that I've decided I'd Adore or Avoid:
- I Am Legend, reviewed by The Scarlet Letter . Because I like dystopian, darker novels with elements of "otherbeasts" (in this case, zombie/vampire types). I also enjoyed the movie.
- Fractured Light, reviewed by Megan Likes Books. I'm into the whole fantasy thing - and I could win a copy via her post! Free is always good.
- Something Strange and Deadly, reviewed by Tynga's Reviews. It has great elements: steampunk, check. cool cover, check. zombies, check. I'm definitely intrigued!
- Hollowed, reviewed by Book Whales. Vampires are kinda a "thing" of mine, if they are done well, and this sounds like it is done well.
- The Raven Boys, reviewed by Fall Into Books. There's a nice dark feel to it (as ravens have traditionally been considered an omen of death) and the characters seem interesting (though according to the reviewer, poorly named lol).
- Daughter of the Flames, reviewed by A Backwards Story. I love that this doesn't follow the typical fantasy mold and contains a strong, bi-racial leading lady with a new type of storyline.
- Beautiful Disaster, reviewed by Reading by Kindle Fire. Frankly, it sounds like your typical, overdone bad boy tries to convert good girl thing. I like that the reviewer was honest about why she didn't like it, and that did factor into my consideration somewhat as well. I think I probably wouldn't have gone for it in the first place, but her review clinched it for me. Check it out for the funny gifs!
- Meant to Be, reviewed by Buffy's Ramblings. Again, a little cliche and a little too "teen romance-y" for me... I REALLY have to be in the mood for it to read stories like this.
- Frozen Heart, reviewed by Cover2Cover. While the idea of a strong female heroine always attracts me, everything else about this book turns me off. But if you're into it, there's a giveaway for it on the post!
- Over the Edge, reviewed by Live to Read. Romance is blah, but Western Romance really bores me. It all seems so hokey and... pokey. ;)
- A Lighter Shade of Gray, reviewed by Big Al's Books and Pals. First of all, I don't like it when the author and the lead character have the same name, because it makes you wonder throughout which parts are biographical. It also sounds a little too mental for me.
So, which of these books would YOU adore/avoid? I know we all have different tastes, so don't be afraid to speak your mind. Also, don't forget about my amazing Business Goods Giveaway, and that there is still space available to join in on my Bookish Babes in the Bahamas cruise next spring!