COYER Summer Vacation Challenge Update #1
Yeah, it’s taken me the practically the whole month of July before doing an update post for the COYER Summer Vacation challenge. What can I say? I’ve been busy reading? Playing with the kids? Staying dry from the rain? Yes to all of those, actually. And I guess I kind of forgot about the updates a little bit, and that just won’t do. I’m not even sure how many books I’ve read for the COYER challenge so far, so here we go.
All the links go straight to the review of the book, and in each review, there are links to the bookpage on Goodreads, Booklikes and Leafmarks.
1) Lockstep by Karl Schroeder. This fantastic Sci-Fi got ★★★★☆ from me. It’s a very complex world, with people frozen in sleep for decades, which makes traveling through the universe possible.
2) Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry only got ★★☆☆☆ – it was supposed to be a Persephone re-telling, but I didn’t get that at all from the story, there was no real plot either, and the only thing I enjoyed was the friendship between Maia and Cass.
3) Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon also only got ★★☆☆☆ as I thought the story was very predictable, and the characters very flat.
4) The Navy SEAL’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton got ★★★★☆ thanks to the very humorous twist to contemporary romance through e-mails and skype.
5) The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith was a solid ★★★★★ as I loved the fresh and cute story, filled with longing as it transported me to faraway places.
6) Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke ★★★★☆ took me on trips across multiverses, with great characters and very complex, but still understandable world-building.
7) Vibrant Food by Kimberley Hasselbrink received ★★★★☆ for the easy to follow recipes, and the fact that the recipes were ordered by season to help with when to get which fruits and vegetables. Gorgeous photos too!
8) You Own Me by Shiloh Walker got ★★★★☆ as well, this contemporary romance had all the anguish and longing and love from a distance I just enjoy too much!
9) Rules of Survival by Jus Accardo is yet another ★★★★☆ because it’s an action-packed read, where Mikayla needs to follow her mom’s rules, just to survive another day. And she can never know whom to trust.
10) The Cowboy Rescues a Bride by Cora Seton got ★★★☆☆ since it showed such contradiction when it came to Fila, and it needed a big dose of suspension of disbelief. The Cowboys from Chance Creek is still an excellent series, though.
These are the COYER reviews I have already posted, and I have seven more already scheduled. I think I’m doing pretty good, since I also reviewed some books I had read before the summer vacation COYER challenge started.
How are you doing on your challenge so far? Please leave me a link so I can come and check it out 🙂