Recent Reads is a way for me to round up books that I have read recently that are either too small to really give a detailed review of them, or are books read for fun with no review notes taken.
I love the world that this series is set in, and when I found out about Something Beautiful I could not wait to dive back in again. Getting to read Shepley and America's side of the story was something new, but something also exciting.
Something Beautiful follows this duo over several years. We get to see thier introduction and thier first date, the rushed wedding of Abby and Travis and seeing the other side of that phone call, right up to where Walking Disaster left us.
Something Beautiful was a quick read, that answers a lot of questions, but also has you on the edge of your seat after a traumatic experience. I thoroughly enjoyed Something Beautiful, anyone who has read Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster needs to read this.
I picked up Fury's Kiss on publication date, and it just sat on my shelf waiting to be read. When I finally picked this one up I did find it hard to get back into this world again. It took a while for me to remember who the secondary characters were and how they fit into the story, and once it was all fixed in my mind I did find it easier to read.
I liked the idea behind the story, but it just didn't work for me. The many trips back into Dory's memory bored me, and after the first few I did find myself skipping these parts. I did like how we got to witness some of her past through her eyes, but there just wasn't enough of that to keep me happy.
The ending of Fury's Kiss was not something I expected, but I did like this little twist. Overall Fury's Kiss was an OK read for me, it just didn't meet my expectations.
I picked this book up in 2012, I think it was a book swap. This was another one that got put onto my shelf and left. I piked it up several times to read and would put it back down again. I finally managed to tackle some of my TBR shelf, and Blindsided finally made it into my hands.
I didn't really know what to expect from Blindsided, this being my first book by the author, Patricia Cummings, but I found myself really getting stuck into this book. The idea behind the story is sad, and seeing the struggle that Natalie has to go through was heartbreaking, each new hurdle for her is a giant leap of faith and trust, trust that what she is being told is correct, having the faith and belief in others that they wont let her fall.
Blindsided was an somewhat emotional read, and I liked the little touches of having braille in the chapter headings, and an example of some letters at the end of the book. Blindsided really made me think of how much I take for granted, even my own bad eyesight, and I could not imagine the struggle that others go though when they have to experience this for themselves.