Wednesday, December 28, 2016

"What I'm Reading" Wednesday #55

The end of 2016 is just around the corner and I'm finishing the year off right with an old favorite. I did try one other book this week so I'll touch a little on both this "WIR"-Wednesday...

The One (Selection Series #3) by Kiera Cass
Entering the Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she arrived at the palace, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.

Why I Chose This Book / What I Think of it so far:
Well, honestly The One became a DNF. I had it sitting on my shelf since August because if you remember, I loved The Selection so I ran out to buy books two and three right away. Halfway through The Elite (Book 2), I stopped liking either the storyline or the series as a whole. A lot of it had to do with Maxon. The character started acting in a way that I just didn't like. Even so, I had The One still sitting on my TBR shelf and I thought since it was a fairly short book I'd breeze through it so I could get to the reread book I usually read around New Year's Eve. I got about four chapters in and I just couldn't continue. I just felt so bad for America. I skimmed through the rest of the book and I know the major plot point things that happen in this book but I just didn't have any interest in finishing the book. I know a lot of people loved the series, but it just didn't sit well with me after the halfway point of book 2.

Now I'm on to my New Year's reread book...

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn't as simple as it seems. She also understands that "normal" doesn't mix with magic, and she's worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds. Not only to protect her family, who are all practicing witches, but to protect any hope of ever having a normal life herself.
   Ranch-sitting for her aunt in Texas should be exactly that: good old ordinary, uneventful hard work. Only, Amy and her sister, Phin, aren't alone. There's someone else in the house with them--and it's not the living, breathing, amazingly hot cowboy from the ranch next door.
   It's a ghost, and it's more powerful than the Goodnights and all their protective spells combined. It wants something from Amy, and none of her carefully built defenses can hold it back.
   This is the summer when the wall between Amy's worlds is going to come crashing down.

Why I Chose This Book / Previous Review:
The first time I read this book was around New Year's Eve, so every year I've made it a tradition to reread it again around New Year's Eve. I love Rosemary Clement-Moore as an author and Texas Gothic is my favorite book by her.

Review from last year:

Amy Goodnight always tries to project that she is the normal one in her family of witches. She and her sister Phin are spending the summer at their Aunt's ranch while she is away on vacation. 
Things start going awry when someone discovers a set of remains on the neighbor's land and Amy's sister wants to try out her new invention the "Kirlianometer"* (I can't remember the exact name) and Amy finds herself bound to a ghost that seems to want to freeze her to death. To make matters worse Amy can never seem to act normal around her sexy but grumpy neighbor Ben. 
I love this book (I know I've said that already); as usual Rosemary Clement-Moore has the ability of making witty, hilarious, relatable characters. 

This book is for teens and anyone that loves a good story. I've read this book at least 5 or 6 times and I keep coming back. If you're a fan of Rosemary Clement-Moore and if you like her Maggie Quinn series or the Splendor Falls, then you will enjoy this book! Haven't read anything by this author before? Give her a try! She's wonderful and her writing style is sort of similar to Meg Cabot, plus her writing is full of humor.

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