Wednesday, February 26, 2014

First Netgalley ARC and some upcomping reviews.

Hi everyone! 

I've just got approved for my first ARC from Netgalley! Yay

It's Breathe Into Me by Sara Fawkes.

Blurb: How did my life get so broken?  

It’s a question Lacey St. James asks herself every day.  Stuck raising her little brother in a trailer park while she works a dead end job at a grocery store, she has a stalker exboyfriend, a bad reputation, and no way out. 

And then, she meets Everett, who changes her entire existence.

Everett is an outsider who’s housesitting his family’s mansion off the coast, and for reasons Lacey can’t understand, he’s completely transfixed by her. He seems determined to show her that life can offer more than she’d ever hoped for, if only she believes in herself.  She desperately yearns to trust him, but what happens when she finds out that everything he’s told her is a lie? 

I think it sounds interesting! Let's hope it is :)

Some general information:
Genre: NA
207 p

Release date: April 8th 2014

Be on the look out for my review!

I also recently read: 
University has had me swamped this week, but I read them and loved them! So expect reviews on those as well in the next few days.

Greetings, Cécile

Cover reveal The beautiful Ashes, a new series by Jeaniene Frost

TBA cover 2 I've recently become a big fan of Jeaniene Frost's Night huntress series and she has recently revealed the cover of her new book! 
I love the cover and the story sounds interesting as well. Here's the blurb:

 In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate. 

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. The one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who’s bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.
Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn’t mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn’t: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side, Adrian on the other, and nothing but ashes in between…

Sounds good doesn't it? Combine that with  her ability to write amazingly strong female characters and extremely swoon worthy men and this series is already a must read!
It's being published on August 26th 2014. 

You can read more about this book and see Jeaniene Frost's own casting for her main characters here.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy (One Week Girlfrriend Quartet #2)


4/5 Hearts

I really enjoyed this book. Fable and Drew were still very much the same people as the first book and I still really liked them. Though in the beginning, you'll want to slap Drew silly.

I enjoyed reading about them meeting again and how everything evolved from there on out. The book contains a few shocking twists, that actually suprised me when they happened so that was a nice suprise, since you can mostly spot them from a mile away.

Fable and drew still had lots of chemistry and you'll be looking for a fan on multiple occasions. The book is also written in dual POV and I liked both of them equally.

If you're looking for a new book series in the new adult genre, you should surely give this series a chance!

One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy (One Week Girlfriend Quartet #1)


4/5 Hearts

I wasn't really sure what to think of this book going in, but I ended up really liking it and I immediately started the second book after I finished this one.

I liked Fable, she was strong, sarcastic, honest and went after what she wanted. She comes from a troubled home - with an alcoholic mother - and jumps at the chance to make 3 grand to pretend to be Drew's girlfriend for a week. I liked the POV of Drew as well and I found myself entertained throughout the entire book and I was sad when the book ended and how it ended.

The writing is good and you can really feel the chemistry between Drew and Fable. One 'revelation' in the book was a little gross - well I thought it was anyway. Though it wasn't much of a suprise with all the hints in the story. But I guess some might not like this book because of this 'development'. It was a more original take on how these two characters got so damaged than most books have, so I was generally pleased with it.

It was a really enjoyable read and I'd recommend it to everyone who loves New adult books. 

The Love Game by Emma Hart (The Game #1)


 4/5 Hearts

I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't really what I was expecting. The story in itself was kind of predictable as I did expect, but I'm suprised I liked it as much as I did.

Maddie is a good character. I liked her. She's a strong, confident person and I enjoyed reading from her perspective. Meet Braden, I'm not sure why they can never pick normal names... though I'm not American, so maybe it is over there? Anyhoo, Braden is the typical sleep around with everything that moves kind of guy. I enjoyed his perspective as well, it seemed more genuine than some of the other dual POV books out there.

She plays the player and he tries to date the girl to get into her pants. Of course they find out that the real fun is in playing the game in stead of the result. But it didn't bother me at all. I liked reading how this story continued. I won't give away how 'the game' ends though!

The writing is good and entertaining. I liked all the characters - which include all of their friends. I like how they stick up for Maddie and protect her from her past. I also found it refreshing that Braden didn't have some sort of secret past that has left him damaged as well.

I'd recommend this book to everyone who enjoys new adult books and is looking for a nice fun read. This book doesn't end on a cliffhanger. The next book is about two of their friends.

 Read in December 2013

Everything For Us by M Leighton (The Bad Boys #3)

 4/5 Hearts

I wasn't very excited to start reading this book, because I really disliked Marissa in the first two books. I didn't buy the whole 'I was kidnapped so I've seen the light'-thing and I wasn't anxious to find out how her journey went.

But for the most part, I was wrong. However, it did take me quite a while to get into the story. I'm suprised that the biggest reason for that was Nash. I really, really, REALLY disliked him in the beginning and that made them hard to root for as a couple. As the story went on, Marissa grew on me and I still really didn't like Nash. It was only after Nash started to be a little more nicer to Marissa and everyone else around them that I found myself really into the story. I stayed up too long because I needed to finish the story.

As the previous two books, it is well written and funny at times. There is lots of chemistry and steam and I enjoyed reading this book a lot. The whole series for that matter is well written, interesting and just very different from everything else I've read so far and I love that. This book does not contain major twists, but the entire story comes to an end in a great way and I loved the ending. It doesn't end on a cliffhanger. The story is told from a dual POV (Marissa and Nash) and by about the middle of the book I liked both of them equally.

There were two things I didn't like as much.
1. Olivia and Cash. The whole story began with them and I loved them in the first two books. I was a bit disappointed by the lack of them in the third book. It didn't seem like they got the send off they deserved - though they do have a great ending.
2. Some of the scenes between Nash and Marissa. I'm not sure why, but some of the scenes seemed more or less abusive to me than 'hot'. I didn't like the bottle thing, though I know many do. It's just not really my thing and was a little shocked at this (If you read the book, you'll know immediately which scene I'm talking about) and some of their steamy moments were just too... distant for me to really feel the chemistry.

I loved reading this series and I'll be checking out more books by M. Leighton in the future.
This series is for you, if you are looking for steamy scenes, interesting twists, suspense, a touch of crime, bad boys and romance for the new adult age group.

Read in January 2014

Up To Me by M Leighton (The Bad Boys #2)


 4/5 Hearts

After the cliff hanger of the first book, I was really anxious to see how their story would continue. I still liked both of the main characters.

The story is full of suspense and contains another major twist - though I did sadly see this one coming as well. t's a good twist and this book keeps you on the edge of your seat.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It's written mostly from the POV of Olivia and Cash. They go through a lot together but still have a lot of chemistry and they enjoy many steamy scenes.

I liked one of the new characters and disliked the other, but I can't tell you who they are or it will ruin the twist.

If you enjoyed the first book, give it a chance! It's a good suspence romance novel. Though sadly, it still ends on a sort of cliff hanger, so the story continues into the next book, which doesn't focus on Olivia and Cash anymore but on her annoying cousin Marissa. But I'll give it a chance anyway!

Read in December 2013

Down to You by M Leighton (The Bad Boys #1)


  4/5 Hearts

After starting to undress the supposed stripper for the bachelorette party:

'She looks over at Jason, trying to piece together what just happened.
"Now, which one of you beautiful women is the bride-to-be?" Jason Asks.
I see it the instant understanding dawns. Her eyes widen again and, even in the low light, I see her cheeks turn red.
She looks back at to me and frowns.
"if he's the stripper, then who are you?"
"I'm Cash Davenport. I Own the club."

The book started great with this scene, it is however a little bit out there and the first half of the story I was reading a bit like this:

But after that I started figuring out the twist and the 'OMG-feeling' went a away.

So why did I give it 4 stars anyway? Because the story intrigued me. It was unlike any other new adult book I've read - something I've been desperately looking for.

It is well written, steamy and at times very funny. It had to get over some of the things that Olivia did, but in the end it didn't really bother me that much. Olivia is a nice lead character. She's normal, grounded and isn't a push over. She's not a virigin, which was also a nice change from other books for this age group. But I did find her to be a little slutty.

Olivia's POV isn't the only one in this book though, you also follow the story from the POV of Cash and Nash. So that is 3 POV in one sweet package and all three of them are enjoyable. Cash is a bit of the typical bad boy, but I found him different enough to not be bothered by it. Nash was a good/bad guy in one and is dating Olivia's cousin Marissa.

It isn't really insta-love, but they do immediately feel attracted to each other.

I won't give away anything about the story or the twist so you'll have to read it yourself if you're interested.
If you enjoy a new adult novel with a good lead and steamy scenes with a subject that is a bit out there, then I think you'll really enjoy this one and you should give it a try! 

Read in December 2013

My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M Cameron (My favorite Mistake #1)


 3/5 Hearts

Taylor finds out that her new college roommate is a guy, Hunter. Hunter is a nice, outgoing guy who constantly flirts with Taylor. I did like Hunter for the most part - I'm not a fan of his sort of little violent outbursts.

However, I really didn't like Taylor. She's angry, abusive and seriously hits Hunter to pulp - which is just ridicilous and made me really not like her. I also found it stupid that he just took it and held her. I get she is traumatized, but that's never an excuse for violence... NEVER.
She's also kind of whiny and just got on my nerves sometimes. I also thought that her sister was really... unrealistic in the way she acted and spoke to Hunter.

Another thing I didn't really like is that once again, it's a new adult novel about two damaged people who heal each other. I understand that it's a popular theme, but I'm looking for something more original - or at least more original problems. I'm getting a little tired of the sexually abused virgin story. It seems that 99% of the new adult novels use this angle.

The things I did like were mostly Hunter and his jokes and their friends and when Taylor finally stopped being an idiot. Overall, I did enjoy reading this book, but wished it was a little more different from the rest of its kind.

Read in December 2013

Hold us Close by Caisei Quinn (Keep Me Still #2)

 2/5 Hearts

I can't rate this book any higher.

I enjoyed the story of Layla and Landen up until this book. It isn't badly written or in itself a horibble story and it wraps up the story for the most part.

However, I really hated the complete 180 in this book. I'd really come to like Landen in the previous books. Sure, the whole 'I came because your aunt payed me'-thing from the last book was already a little horrible, but it this book the author managed to completely change his character. He went from a sweet romantic guy to an abusive a-hole who I didn't even liked to read about and then he even ends up hitting his pregnant girlfriend, wants her to have an abortion, break pretty much everything that means something to layla and then even in the end, she has to fight for HIM. It's just ridicilous. Combine that with the fall of his dream in the end and I just kind of wish I'd followed other reviewers and hadn't bothered with this book. What a way to ruin a series that could've been really nice. 

Read in December 2013

Keep Me Still by Caisey Quinn (Keep Me Still #1)


3/5 Hearts

This is the 'first book' in the series, but I read the novella first. The novella is the start of the story and this continues it.

Layla finally leaves her high school behind and goes to college to escape it all and finally start living her life. What she hadn't anticipated was to run her into her old friend/boyfriend Landen. At first I was happy to figure out how it would go when they found out that somehow they both ended up at the same college. But that idea was quickly ruined by a revelation of the real motives of Landen. A part of the story I really hated.

What follows is a bit of a back and forth story that somehow just didn't fully grab me, like I hoped it would.

It's a nice book, enjoyable read and includes certain very hot scenes, but what I mentioned before just kind of took the magic out of it for me. I kept wanting him to tell her and get frustrated when he didn't.. yet again. I felt bad for her. It has a nice ending, which will continue on in a next novella, that I just purchased voor 88 cents - so I can read how this story will end. Because I am curious how it will continue after reading a preview of the novella.

It's not the best NA book I've read so far, but enjoyable on it's own.

Read in December 2013

Damaged 2 by H.M. Ward

3/5 Hearts

I didn't like this book as much as the first one, and I wasn't blown away by the first one either.

This books starts with a 'shocking' confession from Pete, that kind of just ruined the first book for me. It's like nothing that happened in that book had any point and was just thrown out the window. It was very frustrating.

Sydney pushes Pete away after this and goes home alone with Millie. I like Millie, but she rushes out of the story as fast as she entered it and her place is taken bij Pete. You get to know him better and some parts were funny and I enjoyed reading them. But are just too many... weird things in this book.

The whole truth about Pete is just too ridicilous and kind of makes fun at the entire story. The unrealistic tone of this is what takes the enjoyment out of it a little.

The heat between them from the first book is really toned down. It isn't gone, but it didn't seem as 'impressive' as in the first book.

The story is short, has a decent ending and was enjoyable, so if you're looking for that, you should read it.

Read in December 2013

Damaged by H.M. Ward (Damaged #1)

3.5/5 Hearts

I'm having a hard time figuring out what to write in my review. I liked it, but there were also parts I didn't like.

I really liked the beginning of this book. Sydney has escaped her past to a far away college in the middle of nowhere. One night she is supposed to go on a blind double date and accidentally sits at the wrong table. This part of the book is quite funny. Across from her is a gorgeous man who gets her all hot and bothered. After leaving her actual blind date, she comes across him again - goes home with him and nearly sleeps with him. The next morning this guy - Peter - turns out to be her boss and teacher.

So far I liked the story, Sydney isn't my favorite heroine, but she's okay and I did like Peter as well. They grow closer together and share their troubled pasts. After this I started to like it a little less.

[They seem to really want to be together, but when peter resigns, al of a sudden she doesn't want him anymore? It seemed kind of ridiculous. I also didn't like the scene where Dean and Sam came for her, it was very excessive and I can't imagine any brother being okay with what Dean did to her - while trying to take her home. So that seemed a bit unrealistic. (hide spoiler)]

On a few points the story just didn't make any sense. And looking back, they annoy me a little. Also, the formatting of this ebook is off. It only cost me 99 cents, but the book disregards all the chapters and just divided the whole thing in 2 chapters of about 125 pages. Also, here and there I came across a few editing errors - like a sentence that wasn't finished. Minor issues, but still issues.

I enjoyed reading the book and I'd recommend it to anyone who can overlook the points mentioned above. It does end on a sort of cliff hanger, but I find myself not needing to read the next book right away. I think will though, just to finish up the story. But it's more expensive and I may borrow it instead of buying.

Read in December 2013

Tempting the Player by J. Lynn (The Gamble Brothers #2)

4/5 Hearts

I thought I really liked the story of Maddie and Chase. But I thought wrong. The story of Bridget and Chad (another Gamble brother) blew their story out of the water. I loved it.

The story starts very steamy and you'll be drawn in immediately. I really liked Bridget as a main character and Chad turns out to be even better than Chase. The story suprised me on a few things and I laughed quite a few times while reading this book.

I gave it 4 stars and not 5 because just like the first book, the ending was too rushed. You once again have aaaaaaaaall this build up and 'will they, won't they' and then the ending is completely rushed. It is a lovely ending, but I just would've liked it if the pace fitted the story better and it was a little better worked out.

But all in all, a great new adult romance, that I would recommend to all NA lovers.

Read in December 2013

Tempting The Best Man by J. Lynn (The Gamble Bothers #1)

 3/5 Hearts

Tempting the best man is I think the third book I've read from J. Lynn. It's not my favorite out of the three, but it certainly is a nice read.

The book starts with Maddie having to go to the wedding of her brother. She loves her brother and his bride to be, the real problem with the wedding is the best man. Maddie has been head over heels for Chase since she was a child. I found myself liking Maddie and when Chase is introduced, I really liked him as well.

When they are forced to share a cabin together the sparks fly everywhere and you'll be very interested to find out how things will develop from there. I also liked that for once the female main character wasn't a virgin, because there are just too many new adult books like that these days and I think it's a little unrealistic. I liked Chase, though the whole 'bad guy, but really deep down inside good guy' is a tad cliche.

So, all in all it was a very fun, enjoyable read for me. I give it three stars and not higher, because it's a very short story and there's all this build up during the story, but then the ending is completely rushed. A lot of things happened and changed and then changed again in the last 20 pages of the book and I just found myself wishing that the story was longer than it was, so that it didn't feel so rushed.

I'd recommend this book to people who are looking for a rather short, sweet, steamy read.

Read in December 2013

Down For the Count by Christine Bell (Dare Me #1)


4/5 Hearts

I really enjoyed reading this book and decided to give it 4/5 stars.

The story starts immediately and you'll be pulled in from the start. Lacey can't seem to find her shiny new husband until she stumbles on him in the closet with her childhood friend.'

“What it looks like is that you’re having sex with one of my oldest friends in the linen closet of our reception hall. Unless, of course, she’s lost something in her vagina and you were gallant enough to try and fish it out for her. With your penis. If that’s the case, I suggest using a larger lure.”
This sets the tone for the entire book. Lacey escapes the wedding on the back of the motorcycle from her childhood crush - her best friend Cat's brother. Enter Galen. He is a hot good guy, though he's not too good *wink*.

After they end up on Lacey honeymoon, both of them are in for the ride of their lifes.

The story alternates between Lacey and Galen's perspective, which is really well done. It's a short book that I finished very quickly and enjoyed very much. I found myself laughing at several sections and I really liked Lacey, Galen and Cat.

The story is different from most other NA books and had a few funny and fresh twists and turns. The story is a bit on the short side, which bummed me out a little because I wanted to read more about Lacey and Galen.

I'd recommend this book very much to any NA lover and I'll be checking out other books by this author. and I'll leave you with another quote from Lacey:

“Oh my God. I kneed him in the wiener. And oh my
frigging God, it was like stone.”
  Read in December 2013

Frigid by J Lynn

 3,5-5 Hearts

I was debating a little how much stars to give this book. Is it a good read? Yes. Is it the best book I've read by this author? No. Is it a story without flaws? No.

Sydney has been in love with Kyler since she was a little girl, but Kyler has been to busy man-whoring around. I liked Sydney from the beginning. I however didn't really like Kyler that much and his man-whoring ways put me off a little.

It was a fun read and steamy with a bit of suspense added into it. I did however found it quite obvious from the get go who was hanging around their house and messing with them. So maybe it wasn't too suspenseful.

I'm not sure I can really put my finger on it why I didn't love this book that much. I guess something was just missing in this book for me.
I enjoyed reading it, but I never really got to the point where I LOVED reading it.

It is however a fun short read, so if you like the NA genre, this is surely a book to check out.

Read in December 2013

Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward (BDB #5)

 4/5 Hearts

I think so far, Z's book is still my favorite (3rd book), but I liked this one as well. I've had a few issues with it. It seemed a bit strange to me that Jane was so willing to do what V wanted in his penthouse, because it seemed a bit out of character and not very realistic to just jump in to that with no explanation or safety words or anything. But I guess that could just be me, as it's not really something I'm into reading about.

I liked V and I also liked Jane. They were enjoyable and parts were fun to read about. Looking back I didn't feel the attraction between them as much as I did between the other couples in the other books. I'm happy V has his own HEA and I felt bad for him when that HEA was threatened - and then I felt a bit weird about how it was resolved. But overal I did like them both a lot - it just felt like it all went a little too fast, too serious without enough explanation/scenes. I loved the first half of the book a lot more then the second half.

I loved that there were no lesser chapters in this one - I tend to skim them as I just really don't find them interesting and I liked seeing more of the chosen and their environment and V and the Scribe Virgin.

Wasn't a major fan of the Phury chapters in this book, so maybe I'll give myself a break from this series for a while, to get excited about the next book again.

Read in January 2014

Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward (BDB #4)

4.5/5 Hearts
I wasn't sure I was really going to like this book.
I liked Butch fine, it was Marissa I wasn't sure of - well and the fact that after three books it was suddenly a human main character, didn't seem that interesting to me. But I ended up really liking it.

I liked Butch and his bond with V. Sometimes I found myself hoping that those two crazy kids would end up together because they somehow they just 'get' each other and seem to have a lot of chemistry. I thought Marissa was a bit 'odd'. From the previous books, you know that she has absolutely zero knowlegde of men and is a virgin. But still I couldn't really understand how little she knew and that made her a little unrelatable. She's very sheltered and from a very good family/environment, which explains some of it. But I mostly thought it was a little bit over the top. She gets better during the book though. She grows a pair and stands up for herself to Butch and her a-hole of a brother.

I was pleasently suprised by this book and ended up enjoying a lot. I'm still not a huge fan of the lesser chapters, but I just tend to read them faster to get back to the good stuff.

I'm not writing a massive review on this because there are simply a lot of reviews on this book/series already. But I like this series and it's somehow weirdly addictive

 Read in January 2014

Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward (BDB #3)

4.5/5 Hearts
I really liked this book the most out of the three I've read so far. Zsadist has a horrible past and I found it interesting to read more about it. At first I got a little tired of his way of thinking and especially his way of thinking about 'it'. It was fine for the beginning, but eventually it just went on a little too long.

I liked Zsadist for the most part. He's a great hero, but also kind of an ass. Slowly, he opens himself for Bella and I really liked the scenes where they were together.

I loved Bella as a main character. She's strong and she knows what she wants, but doesn't allow Zsadist to screw her up either.

You also get to know more about what happens to Wrath and Beth and Rhage and Mary.

Some thing that happen to secondary characters made me want to cry and I wasn't really expecting that to happen. I felt really bad for certain characters.

All in all, a great read and one you'll most certainly enjoy if you liked the first two books. Up next is the story of Marissa and Butch and I hope I'll like that as much as this one.

Read in January 2014

Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward (BDB #2)

4/5 Hearts
I'm glad I got the omnibus for books 1-4 or I probably wouldn't have read this book. I really liked the story of Rhage and Mary Luce. I thought they were very sweet together and I enjoyed reading about them. I also liked the story of all the secundary characters and I liked that Mary wasn't a push over. Rhage made for a great hero and I really liked him. His story with 'the beast' was interesting.

There are once again many POV's, but I found that less annoying then I did before. You find out how Wrath and Beth are doing and the story with the lessers continues. I found this book to be a lot more suspenseful and I really wanted to know what would happen at the end of the book. But Rhage and Mary have their own HEA.

I did find the ending to be very rushed. It made the whole ending seem a little ridiculous, because it just happened within about 4 pages all of a sudden.

Great book and I'm glad I continued with this series.

Read in January 2014

Dark Lover by J.R. Ward (BDB #1)

3.5/5 hearts

After seeing these books on my update feed countless times and mentioned in a lot of topics, I thought it was about time to read them for myself.
I'm not going to write a very long review, since there already are so many reviews to choose from.

I didn't love this book as much as I hoped I would. I'm not sure why this book didn't do it for me, maybe it's just because I read the fever series before reading this one and it's hard to measure up to such a great series.

I liked wrath and I liked Beth and I really liked them both together. The parts about the lessers were less interesting to me and all the POV's made my head spin quite a bit. Sometimes I had to backtrack a bit if things didn't make sense and found out that somewhere in the middle of the chapter the POV had changed yet again. By the end of the book I was more used to it though.

It was a nice read, but it didn't blow me away. I'm glad I got an omnibus for book 1-4, so I decided to read on anyway. I'm not sure I would've if I had just bought this book.

Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning (Fever #5)


5+++/5 Hearts, 5 Hearts isn't enough for this wonderful book and series

I've loved every hour, second and minute of this series. It tore at my heart, made me feel scared for the characters, suprised me and quite often left me sitting in complete and utter shock up to the point where I was sometimes affraid to go on reading.

Books rarely give me emotions like that and I know that when I feel them I've come across a new favorite series.

This series has everything you could possibly want and this book was the perfect ending to this wonderful series.

The book continues where the other one left me in complete shock. I loved how the story developed even more. Mac faces an everlasting battle with her identity and has some very difficult choices to make. I've grown to love Mac and JZB. Especially Jericho, now I understand why everyone adores him. What a character he is!

There isn't really that much to say that I haven't said in my reviews of the first books. It's a wonderful fantasy series - the best I've read in ages - and I'm very glad I decided to read it - even though I thought I wouldn't enjoy it.

I'm not sure I'll read the next books from Dani's POV, because I didn't really enjoy her POV in these books. But maybe I will. Part of me isn't ready to be done with this series, these characters and this world.

I'm thrilled I know the ending, but saddened that I've finished it and will never have the experience of reading it for the first time again. Great, great books - that you really should give a chance if you're even remotely interested

Read in January 2014