Saturday, 13 August 2011

Shouldn't have

So it’s time for the scolding and to tell you all the books that I bought when I shouldn’t be buying books, so shhhhh..... anyway, I love buying books, there cool especially when you’re not in a new mouth of book releases (which this is not, nothing goods coming out til Sept). So instead it’s a time to catch up on books you need, or want to read, not that I did that well, since there are a heap out there that I want to read but... that’s for next month (tax time).

So what I got:
– The Last Warrior by Susan Gleason
– Kiss of a Demon King & Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole
– Burning Wild by Christine Feehan

And then there’s Zombies vs. Unicorns, edited by Justine Larbalestier & Holly Black
  So this book I thought would be excellent time in my blogging (you know ‘cause no one reads me—but saying this, if you are now, please fill free to answer the question) to find out how aligned our reading types are like.
  I see it this way, the more we know about each other the better everything goes. And I know that everyone has slightly different tastes in books, it’s a reason that some people love book while others can’t stand them, even when you both like the same types of books—if that makes sense.
  Well it does to me, and so here’s where we are all going to see what each other like, and where we stand in the paranormal book world. Though I would have liked to do this with something that I actually enjoy, seriously I don’t particularly like either zombies nor unicorns, seriously I can’t remember a time that I ever really liked unicorns, really horse, I think I liked them, but really I’m more a bear and koala kinda girl.
  But than what’s not to like about bears, they are the best animals in the whole wide world... and this really isn’t the point in anything, is it?
So back to the topic at hand. I thought 12 short stories by young adult authors, and we all have a chose at what’s our fav. And it could be ‘cause you like previous work by them, or any other reason, I really don’t care, but I would like you all to really think about this. To, maybe, read them again and in a way that actually is about the story, not the person that wrote it, or even the way they write it (though being me, that’s actually the one thing I always have on mind)
  Anyway, so here are the names and the stories, with numbers so that it’s easily to tell us about it. like all you have to say is I like number 1 (or whatever) and give us a reason why, a little review into the mind of you and your thoughts on the story.

The stories, there authors and the number they are in the book.
     1. The Highest Justice by Garth Nix
     2. Love Will Tear Us Apart by Alaya Dawn Johnson
     3. Purity Test by Naomi Novik
     4. Bougainvillea by Carrie Ryan
     5. a Thousand Flowers by Margo Lanagan                   
     6. The Children of the Revolution by Maureen Johnson         
  7. The Care and Feeding of your Baby Killer Unicorn by Diana Peterfreund
     8. Inoculata by Scott Westerfeld
     9. Princess Prettypants by Meg Cabot
     10. Cold Hands by Cassandra Clare
     11. The Third Virgin by Kathleen Duey
     12. Prom Night by Libba Bray

Anyway, this is the only thing that I have to talk about, it’s the only review that I will ever give this book, being that it’s short stories and sorry but I just don’t like doing reviews on them, there isn’t enough in each story to write about except ‘I loved it’, and who really cares.

So my answer to the question above is...
  2. It was a great story, really good, like... like... it’s my fav, a great zombie, awesome. I’m not even that sure why I liked it all that much. was it because of the zombie in question? Was it the love story? Or was it the way that she actually wrote it?
  I don’t know. I really did like the story, the way that it was written, and yet that also left me questioning a few things throughout it. I also liked the way the zombie was made into one, not the technical parts, that was boring to me, I just didn’t care, but like I said, it’s ‘cause I don’t like zombies not because it shouldn’t have been there—really it was needed. But I liked how he thought, how he spoke about eating humans, how he smelt them, how he coped. I really liked that. And I did like the love part in the book, it was a great love story, one that was all about the love and yet I didn’t find it full of it, like it was more focused on the zombie part than the love, and yet the love was the book.
  It was an excellent story, one so simple and yet complex enough to suck you in and hope it wasn’t going to end. But you’re never sad that it does, nor does it make you want more of the same thing. It’s, honestly, the best short story I have read in so long I can’t remember.

So what’s yours?

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