Hello and welcome back to Keep It or Cut It!
I have missed a few of these lately, I have been so busy, work is making the most of the fact we are on furlough and I have so much training to get done by the weekend. I still have so many modules to get done but I feel bad that I have neglected this feature. So pardon me for a shorter post this week…
In order to find out if I wish to KEEP IT OR CUT IT I will do the following:
- See if the blurb/synopsis still tickles my fancy
- Check out the reviews
- Maybe read the sample
THE IRON KING BY JULIE KAGAWA
I feel like this book will be a bit of a throwback book, I really like fae stories always have but I cant always find one that deal more in the adult fantasy genre than young adult.
“I was greatly impressed with the way Kagawa intertwined the steampunk of today with the fey stories we have always been so captivated by.”Trin (4 Stars)
SNOW LIKE ASHES BY SARA RAASCH
Trusty reviewer I appreciate do not love this book, and the points raised can be a pain sooo…
THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS BY RAE CARSON
You know, this books sounds like a book I would like to read. I always like these reads when Im in the mood and I don’t feel like im aware of to many that are done well, so considering the reviews I will keep this for one of those days.
“For one reason or another, this book didn’t have much initial cover appeal to me, so I passed it over early on without taking the time to find out what it was about. Foolish I tell you – FOOLISH! It wasn’t until I jumped aboard the Throne of Glass bandwagon that I started noticing the many cross-references between the two series.“Niki Hawkes (5 Stars)
THE LIGHTNING THIEF BY RICK RIORDAN
This is a book I have been meaning to read for so long but never have, and sadly I don’t think I will..
ERAGON BY CHRISTOPHER PALINI
I actually have these books on my shelves and I have read them, but it was that long ago I have no clue what happens (not beyond the movie) so I really want to see if it still good.
BOOK #6 THE VINE WITCH BY LUANNE G. SMITH
I don’t know why but this book just doesn’t grab me, it did when I first saw it, and I even have the eBook. Maybe I will read it but if I really fancy it and see it on my kindle but otherwise…
BOOK #7 THE NINTH SORCERESS BY BONNIE WYNNE
I don’t actually mind the sound of this book, it isn’t doing anything new but it doesn’t sound bd. I just know I won’t read it over other books I have and want to read.
SEMIOSIS BY SUE BURKE
Character driven, debut and bizarre alliances…what isn’t intriguing about that, plus it has some good reviews. I remember adding this because it was nothing like what I have read or usually read and I want to push the boat out a little.
BOOK #9 NINEFOX GAMBIT BY YOON HA LEE
I did not know this was Yoon Ha Lee! It doesn’t make much a difference because I tried reading this a while back but couldn’t really get it into but I find it coincidental that I have just read Phoenix Extravagant and then this books crops up.
THE NINTH RAIN BY JEN WILLIANS
This has been on my radar for quite a while, and I actually grabbed a copy of it recently.
“The Ninth Rain won the Best Fantasy Novel trophy in British Fantasy Awards 2018; this is a totally well-deserved victory. “Petrik (4.5 Stars)
There it is!
So, this week I have cut 5 books and kept 5. HALF AND HALF, I think this is the first week I have cut more than three!
What do you think are there any books I really should have cut or ones you cant believe I cut?