Reading Roundup – 13 September 2013

September 13, 2013

This week I read A Cat Called Dog by Jem Vanston which I received free to review from Netgalley.  It is a sweet tale of a young cat who was raised by dogs and therefore thinks and acts in a more doglike fashion.  He is taken under the wing of a more mature cat named George, and together with George and his friends he must save George’ s mistress from disaster.  

The book is exactly what it claims to be; a light, fluffy tale which passed a couple of pleasant hours.  Cat and dog lovers will certainly recognise some of the behavioural traits mentioned in the book.  It is funny and engaging, but classic literature it is not.

I gave A Cat Called Dog three and a half stars out of five.

The Assassin and the Pirate LordThe Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas
Genres: Epic Fantasy
Format: eBook
Pages: 416

 I was not familiar with Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series, and this novella seemed an excellent way to get started as it was less than a dollar on Amazon.  I really enjoyed what I read, and I will certainly be reading more of her work.  The characters were engaging, the narrative brisk paced and the description of the world was excellent.  

I gave The Assassin and the Pirate Lord four stars out of five.

Added to my library this week

As I enjoyed The Assassin and the Pirate Lord so much, I added Throne of Glass and A Crown of Midnight to my library.  I’m not sure when I’ll get round to reading them…

There’s considerable buzz on the internet right now about the Starz TV series of Outlander, based on Diana Gabaldon’s excellent series particularly with the announcing of the actress playing Claire.  I’m eagerly awaiting this production which will be on our screens next year.  I have already read Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber, but got rather stuck on Voyager.  I picked up the Outlander audiobook narrated by Davina Porter to get back into the series. 

Speaking of audiobooks, Amazon and Audible are really pushing the Whispersync for Voice discount – I picked up Dead Ever After, the last in the Sookie Stackhouse series, for only $0.99 because I have the Kindle book.  That was a one day only promotion unfortunately so it’s gone now.

What books did you read this week?  Let me know in the comments!

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