Weekly Round Up #5!

It’s the end of the week which means that it’s time for the Weekly Round Up! I had a lot going on this last week so I didn’t get much reading done, unfortunately.

As usual books in purple are in progress and books in blue are finished. Let’s get started!

  • The Beauty, Vol. 1 by Jeremy Haun
    • This was a comic book that was recommended to me by one of the librarians, Patricia, at my library. I had never heard of it and knew nothing about it going in. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by how much that I liked it. The premise is pretty simple. There is a new STD that is going around, but this is one that people are actually TRYING to catch. Because it makes you beautiful. But suddenly there are people dying from The Beauty. Previously the only symptoms were beauty and a slightly higher than normal fever. So why are people dying all of a sudden? That is what the two detectives that the story revolves around are trying to figure out. I really liked the story and the artwork was fantastic. I think anyone that likes a good mystery would like this story. It had more twists and turns than I was expecting and it really held my interest.
  • Incandescently by Sylvie Pairzeau
    • I received this book for free in exchange for a review. I’m only 12% into this book but I am really liking it so far. The concept is way different than any other romance book that I have read. The main character, Liam, had a childhood friend, Éolie, that he talked to all the time. The only issue is, he only saw and spoke to her in his head. The doctors that he saw as a child convinced him that she was a coping mechanism that his mind developed to help with the abuse he suffered. 17 years later he is teaching at a small college as a professor when he sees her, Éolie. That’s about as far as I’ve gotten in the story. I will keep you guys updated on what I think once I get further along in the story.
  • Glory in Death by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts)
    • This is the second book in the In Death series by Nora Roberts (writing as J.D. Robb). It features homicide detective Eve Dallas as the main character. In this second book, she is investigating the murder of Cecily Towers, the Prosecuting Attorney for the state. I’m about 30 pages into this one and I liking it so far. I feel like I’m going to like this better than the first book. I always feel like the first book in a series has a ton of details and it is sometimes overwhelming. I’m always glad to get to the next book because most of the characters and locations have already been introduced. It makes the story go faster when the author doesn’t have to constantly stop and describe a person or place.

That’s about it for this week! I’m planning on having an August Round Up about some of my favorite and least favorite books from the last month. I’ll try and have it up next week around Tuesday. Have a great holiday weekend and I’ll talk to you all later!

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