So, this is a new weekly post I want to do …. Tuesday Book Talk.
This post is to talk about things that crop up when you are a avid reader, things that only fellow book-aholics can understand. I want to encourage book-chat again, something I miss from back when I started blogging.
I am also looking for Guest-posters for this. You have something you want to share, share it here!
The graphics and things are still in process and I’m still messing with how the blog looks.
So today, I am talking book hangovers … ‘cos that is what I currently have!
What is a book hangover I hear you ask? For me, it when I have read one or more book that took so much emotional energy, I don’t have the will to read anything else. No matter how excited I am about a book, I can’t focus on it, my head to full of the last book.
Why do I have a book hangover? I read two heavy UF books which blew my MIND.
The first …
Wings of silver. Wings of blue. Mortal heart. Broken dreams. Shatter. Shatter. Shatter. A sundering. A grave. I see the end. I see. . .
The world is in chaos as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating crescendo. In furiously resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael’s power, Elena and her archangel are irrevocably changed. . .far beyond the prophecy of a cursed Ancient.
At the same time, violent and eerie events around the world threaten to wipe out entire populations. And in the Archangel Lijuan’s former territory, an unnatural fog weaves through the land, leaving only a bone-chilling silence in its wake. Soon it becomes clear that even the archangels are not immune to this deadly evil. This time, even the combined power of the Cadre may not be enough. . .
This war could end them all.
This book was both amazing and awful at the same time. War is here and I spent the entire time wondering who would live or die and if the status quo would be restored by the end. All the characters from the previous books feature and I always enjoy a book where I get to see familiar faces after their HEA.
This book needs to be read in order and I need to put a big warning on the lengthy battle scenes because I know they won’t be to everyone’s flavour.
That being said, this is the book that it is all been building towards, Prophecies will come to pass, ancients will rise and all our favourite characters will be put to the test ….
Jane Yellowrock must dig deep and find strength within herself if she is to survive in the latest novel in this New York Times bestselling series.
Jane Yellowrock is a shapeshifting skinwalker, and vampire killer-for-hire, but her last battle with an ancient arcane enemy has brought her low. She seeks retreat in the Appalachian Mountains to grieve the loss of her friends, and to heal–or to die–from the disease brought on by her magic.
But malevolent elements in the paranormal community still seek to destroy Jane, and the younger Son of Darkness stalks her, even into the safety of the hills. With nowhere to run and her body failing, the rogue-vampire hunter and her inner Beast must discover a way to defeat this new threat, and find a form that gives her a chance to fight another day.
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book and it was everything I wanted … well, apart from one thing which I can’t mention as it’s a huge spoiler. This is another series to read in order….
At the end of the last book, Jane was alone but that doesn’t last in this book … the gang is all here!
This book moved at such a fast pace, it took me twice as long as usual to read it. Plot threads from previous books are woven together, creating another, bigger thread that I’m not sure I saw coming. I had to do so much thinking in this book and it made for such a heavy, tense read but I absolutely adored it.
The ending felt like much more of an ending than the last few books too … it felt like we may be moving on to other plots but we shall see!
Curing a book hangover
So, how you cure a book hangover? What do you do when you can’t pick up a new book because you know that you will put it right back down again (my TR pile is FULL of books I attempted to read on a book hangover…)
I have to read a literary palette cleanser. What I mean by this is a book that is the literary equivalent of a warm hug. It will be a book I have read, loved and can practically quote… I don’t know why I do this. I think it is because I need a book that I think is emotionally safe, that I know what is going to happen and take comfort in the predictability and happy ever after. These books are always my 5 star reads (It has to be good writing) and tend to be either PNR or contemporary (never UF….). This time it has been back to back Julie James books …. my hangover is waning!
Do you ever get a book hangover? What do you do to cure them??