Well, that went quick, didn't it? Which means I had a lot of fun. I'm really glad I decided to join this. I read some great books and met a lot of awesome people. The chat was a blast and I chided my tweeplez for missing it.
Before I get into how I did, I'd like to thank Faye for hosting and organizing this. Great job! Also, don't forget to head over to her blog and check out the giveaway and see the other wrap up posts.
If you read my goal post then you'd know I had four books I planned on reading. Caleo; Vintage:A Ghost Story; Aliens, Smith and Jones; and I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth The Trip. I ended up deviating a little. I read two of those books, then during the chat found a short story series called Black Sheep. The first book, Letting Go of the Past was free so I grabbed it. All in all, three books got read. Not bad, given Saturday and Monday I had no time to read. I thought in my wrap up post I'd give mini reviews of what I did read.
Black Sheep: Letting Go of the Past - 4 stars
Dark, haunting tale that had me turning the pages to uncover what Vic was hiding. I almost expect something supernatural (kinda hoped since I'm a paranormal junkee) At times, I just wished the author would flat out tell me what Vic was hiding - I can be bad at picking up clues and figuring out what's going on before it's revealed. The story of love between Vic and Jack was very bittersweet with lots of angst. A tad too much crying at times, but obviously I wasn't completely turned off of the story by that.
I definitely want to check the rest of the series out. I'd like to see if Vic's future has a happy ending (although, I'm doubtful. This may be a tragic tale.)
Vintage: A Ghost Story - 5 stars
This was a wonderful tale of first love mixed with some horror. The tale has some nice grit that keeps the story realistic and engrossing. Love is never easy and this tale captures that not just with the main character, but with a few others as well. I would have like a little more of a definite resolution at the end, but there was enough closure for me to enjoy it.
Aliens, Smith and Jones - 5 stars
The beginning was slow and steady, but about 1/3 the story really picked up and couldn't put it down. I would have liked to learned a little more about Primrose. They were a secret agency, but there were a few times it didn't seem like humanity was unaware of aliens like I thought. The suspense was great and I found myself on the edge of my seat even during non-action sequences. Overall, a great, sci-fi read.
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