Here’s the second weekend of Super Review Saturday, in which I formally recognize book bloggers whose reviews influenced me in some way during the week. Since I don’t always have time to leave comments, hopefully this will help to let them know that their reviews matters, and will help spread the word about their blogs.
Julia at Rex Robot Reviews always reviews great books. This week, she got me even more pumped for a book I was already way excited about: Julie Kagawa’s The Immortal Rules. Because of Julia’s review, I bumped it up in the queue and am now using it as my “walking to the bathroom at work, reading on the iPod” book. I foresee many bathroom breaks.
Julia said: “While I enjoyed the Iron Fey series, The Immortal Rules blows them away. It is being marketed as yet another vampire book, but it is so so much more. It falls even more with those great dystopian novels. Vampires are just the icing on the cake. At its heart, though, it is about all about humanity – what it means to be human and what separates the monsters from the humans.” Sounds pretty great, right?
I’m a big fan of spare language that gets to the point, a la George Orwell. Christen describes Griffin’s writing this way: “There are no extra words wasted and no overly descriptive paragraphs. She gets the most bang for her buck when it comes to words. And man, does she get a bang!” That sold me, right there.
Have you read any exceptional reviews this week you’d like to share? Leave a link in the comments so we can see what we might have missed during the week.