Books Reviewed & To Share

I’ve finished a couple of books recently that I wanted to tell you about and also pass along.

amnesiac-1.jpgFirst up is The Amnesiac by Sam Taylor. When I first heard about this book I thought it was going to be a straightforward mystery but although it has some mystery elements, this is really more of a character study and the journey into memory and amnesia.

The main character, James suffers a fall and while at home recuperating he begins to think. He becomes obsessed with the three years of his past that he cannot recall.

The book is complex and I found it a bit slow going but I did enjoy a lot of aspects about it. If you want to read a bit more about the book, here is my full review.

suckstobeme-1.jpgThe other book which I’ve finished is Sucks to be Me by Kimberly Pauley. Yes, another YA Vampire novel is on the scene. This one is more lighthearted than the Stephenie Meyer books but it still very enjoyable.

Mina Hamilton’s parents have told her that she has to decide if she wants to become a vampire like them or not. The poor teen not only has to suffer through high school, but she also attend vampire classes.

I found myself laughing a couple of times and although I’m not sure if the author has a sequel planned I think there’s definitely room for that and I’d certainly read a follow-up book. Here is my full review. For those of you participating in the R.I.P. Challenge, this could be a good choice.

Now for the giveaways. Both of these were sent to me by the publishers and I’d love to share these so if you are interested in any of the books leave me a comment and let me know. I’ll do the drawing and announce the winner over the weekend.

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