Reading Roundup – 9th August 2013

August 9, 2013

So far this week I have only finished one book – Republic of Thieves – on which I have already written and posted a review.  Short version: I loved it.

Added to my library this week:

As I mentioned in my last reading roundup, several books were released this week about which I was very excited.  Emperor of Thorns, Codex Born and Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns were added to my library this week in Kindle format.  It was disappointing though that Audible didn’t have Emperor of Thorns available on release day.  I have been absorbed in the story, and I would have liked the professional narration to help it along. I will, of course, be reviewing these books in due course.

I have had Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones, the first book of The Mortal Instruments series, in my Audible library for some time, but I have had difficulty getting into it.  However, as soon as I listened to the first few minutes of Jennifer Ehle’s narration of The Clockwork Angel, the first book of the Infernal Devices trilogy, I knew I was hooked.  I immediately bought all three books in both Kindle and Audible formats.  Sadly, Ms Ehle does not narrate all three of the audiobooks, but I am hopeful I will enjoy both the other narrators.  

The Shatter Me series by Tehereh Mafi is one about which I’ve been hearing great things for some time.  I noticed that this week on Kindle the first book was only $3.29, so I couldn’t resist.  One of the features of this book, I noticed, is the inline editing as the narrator reviews her words, represented by striking out of words.  I did buy the Audible audiobook, too, and was impressed with how well the narrator handled it.  Why not check it out for yourself?

I gave up waiting for Kobo to offer book twelve in Anne Robillard’s Chevaliers d’Emeraude series and bought it from Archambault.  I want to read it, but I don’t want the series to end!

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