Recently I read two books that I really, really loved. But they don’t come out until January 2012 and I wanted to wait until closer to the release before posting a proper review of them.
But on the flip side, I do enjoy building buzz and also writing reviews when the read is fresh in my mind and I’m still excited about how much I loved the book. So, I thought I would post a double mini review. Just so I can say that these books rocked, and you should look out for them.
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows.
This book I got from Harper Collins Canada and I was so so so so so so so so so thankful/happy/excited/overjoyed to get it. I don’t know why but when I first heard about the book I decided it was the book for me and that it must be mine RIGHT NOW! And it was fantastic! I loved the characters and the world building and the intriguing plot. Sometimes when I read a description of a novel I get a good picture in my head of the book I would write to fit that description, and then I get worried that that’s what the book is going to be (I don’t know why…it never is) and this was so different from what I would’ve written that it was simply a joy to read.
The world building, and how it affected the characters, was especially awesome. So many little things I wouldn’t have thought of at all were included and it made it all seem so much more real.
And I must be some sort of weird psycho because I always enjoy a book where the main character has to go through a lot of suffering, and lets just say the main character in this one has to go through a lot of suffering, most of it at the hands of the people she should be able to trust the most.
Plus there’s dragons.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
This book was so super cute! And when you read the blurb you just know it’s going to be so super cute. So, (a) I’m glad it didn’t disappoint and (b) I was so surprised and happy to find that there was more than the cute. That the two characters stuck on a flight together had so much more going on in their lives then the probability of love at first sight that it made the cute parts all the cuter.
The story had this great symmetry to it as well. And it didn’t make it feel predictable, it just made everything that happened feel like it all happened in the correct order and the right time and place. Like it couldn’t have happened any other way.
One of the characters in this is dealing with her parents getting divorced and I really, really loved how through out the story it is slowly revealed to both us and the character that it isn’t her parents splitting up that she’s upset about, it’s the sense of abandonment and watching her realize this, and then find that it doesn’t have to feel that way, was so touching and….and it was done very nicely and everything felt genuine.
Basically, it was just SO CUTE!