Finally starting my Obernewtyn reread! Feels good to be reading it again
Every time I reread them, I feel the amazement and connection of the first time I read them. I'm actually reading some James Herriot, which is different because I usually don't read much non-fiction, but I've actually found his stories really interesting.
I finished reading Ashlings - my favourite in the series! I am also reading Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire, Depravity by M.J. Haag and the latest Kate Daniels book called Magic Shifts... there are so many I want to read though! I've come to a stand still with Tales of Earthsea since these other books popped up!
I've been hearing all this raving about Seraphina by Rachel Hartman and also Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
I am reading A Dance With Dragons by George RR Martin and about to start Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. Then straight on to Obernewtyn for the re-read!
I'm reading The Test of Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, having just finished The War of Twins, which I really enjoyed. Also, I have been reading The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, and am in the middle(ish) of Purgatorio. Some of it is a little difficult to follow as the sentences can be poetic and convoluted, but the imagery is amazing.
I finished 'Magic Shifts' by Ilona Andrews which was awesome!
I will have to go back to 'Tales of Earthsea' because I need to do rereads of Obernewtyn, I'm up to 'The Keeping Place'.
I was wondering if anyone read 'Maze Runner' series? I've seen the first movie and seeing the second on Friday, but wondering if they're worth reading or is it another dumbed down YA Dystopian series?
I'd argue it is another dumbed down YA series. I read the first book and just really didn't like the style of it, but I read it after the first movie which I actually mostly liked so I think I was biased, and actually liked the changes they made in the film. Felt the story flowed a lot better in it.
I'm feading Station Eleven since ArcticFirefox rec'd it and it's beautiful so far.
Yeah dumbed down, first book was okay, the others worse. Movie was okay too but the sequel looks and I've heard is better than the book!
At the moment I'm reading Scatterlings. What are you reading?
I love Scatterlings!
I am rereading The Stone Key and it feels like so long because I couldn't recall what was happened next! I am loving it though! It's like reading it all over again. The first part with Malik was great and riveting, and the second part about the Herders is good too though sometimes hard to follow, and now up to the next bit.
And thanks for letting me know about The Maze Runner series. I saw the second movie and it was really good, but perhaps this is one of those books that I will just stick to the movie for (same for Hunger Games and the Divergent series).
I'm reading the satanic verses. It's really hard and I'm forcing myself to do it.
Listened to the audiobook for Little Fur, absolutely loved it, and it was awesome to hear Isobelle read it!
I finished The Stone Key, and have also finished The Sending! All with about a week before The Red Queen comes out! Now there's only 4 days!! So very exciting.
I finished Evermore by Isobelle Carmody this morning after starting it yesterday. It is so beautifully drawn by Daniel Reed, but also the story! It was just lovely, and harsh and wonderful. I really enjoyed it, and it was so interesting and seeing Isobelle's words come to life like that was amazing.
Nothing to read at the moment as busy with work, but TRQ is my next one!! :)
I'm reading Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb at the moment, as well as The Poetic Edda translated by Carolyne Larrington. I'm enjoying both! I always forget how much I love Robin Hobb (except The Soldier Son books which I still haven't managed to finish). I'm only about halfway through at the moment, but I better finish it by Thursday and The Red Queen!
I'm currently reading Behemoth by Scott Westerfield, Also reading The Dwarves by Markus Heitz. Going between the two books is an interesting comparison, though i'm liking the complexity of The Dwarves at the moment.
Also love Robin Hobb, I recently re-read all of the fitz/fool stories cause I couldn't remember everything they were referring to in Fool's Assassin/Quest, lol, I forgot how much I love those books :)
I've only read the Soldier Son trilogy once, it's very different to the elderling chronicle books, but I remember the conclusion being satisfying so it's worth making it to the end.
Also spent my uni holidays reading Raymond Feist Magician & Empire trilogies, Fiona Macintosh's the Quickening, (and obviously the Obernewtyn Chronicles in anticipation) but I'm now looking forward to the Red Queen ;) so exciting!!
Just reading through A Mystery of Wolves now - actually have really loved the Little Fur series
Wraithking: The Leviathan trilogy is amazing. I loved it. I ship Dr Barlow and Count Volger so much.
Ashilande: Are you named, by any chance after the main character of the Bitterbynde?
Pizzagreen: Little Fur is an amazing series. I really loved it, particularly the last book, which is spectacular.
The Robin Hobb books are amazing and I'm so glad that she's writing a third series for Fitz. I just need to read them because I've followed him for so long.
I'm not reading anything at the moment because I'm making myself stop until exams are over, but I recently read a book called "Earthquake", which is not the genre that I usually read (teen romance/fantasy), but I am waiting for the next book to come out because the author holds so many tantalising secrets over you so well.
Haha, why yes I am mcrossing :P I think I read that series not long before I joined obernet all those years ago and I liked the name (it's so hard to think of usernames, so I kinda cheated) hehe.
I'm really looking forward to Assassin's Fate (tentative title) coming out (July 2016) though it will be sad to think that there might not be any more fitz and fool stories
Yes. I still haven't read the second Fitz and the Fool book, but I bought Fool's Assassin last year. I think that it could end with Fitz dying, which will be sad, but it would neatly wrap up the series, and would have narrated Fitz's life pretty much from the start to the end. I wish that the Fool had his abilities back. He's my favourite character, apart from maybe Nighteyes.
Did you enjoy The Bitterbynde? I absolutely loved it, and I cried so much at the end.
Yeah, I'm also worried about that, especially with a name like Assassins fate, but I hope not. Robin Hobb is good at making events feel organic though, so if it does happen, it will be horribly sad but fitting. Yeah, I miss Nighteyes, he was an awesome character, that was one of the saddest moments of the whole series (though I'm pretty sure that's how I'll feel if Maruman/Galtha dies in TRQ (the horror!))
Yeah, I did like the Bitterbynde trilogy, (Thorn! Lol) been a while since I read it though. I remember being slightly outraged at the ending and had to re-read it a few times to make sure it was actually a good/happy ending haha! Have you read the Crowthistle Chronicles? I've only read it once a long time ago but I remember there being a slight connection between the two series.
I know, not Maruman! I've only read the first of the Crowthistle Chronicles. It was quite sad. I do like that the person (I can't remember her name) said that there were three worlds, the Crowthistle one (can't remember the name), the bitterbynde one (I'd say that this is Arda, but that's LOTR), and the other one. What's the bet that the other one is Earth? That would tie in nicely.
I cried when Nighteyes died as well. That was so beautifully done. Robin Hobb is brilliant at emotion.
Bitterbynde - did you know there's an expanded ending available, which details what happens after she gets spirited off? She posted a link to the alternate chapter once on her Bitterbynde Facebook page, but I can't find it now.
Really?? I never knew that, I've always just head-cannoned that everything turned out all right :P (fingers crossed that it *did* actually turn out all right(?) lol) *wanders off to try and find extra chapter*
UPDATE: there is a link to the extra chapter on her website under the Bitterbynde tab (go to book 3 and scroll down, it's in little font) :D