Somehow I ended up about four books behind, given that I'm making an effort to, like, write reviews ..
Four books. I'm not writing separate reviews for four books, I'm far too lazy for that.
I'm going to, instead, give very short reviews for all four books.
Starting with ...
This is a good one to start on, as it's NZ Book Month (which I haven't blogged about at all. Um. It's NZ Book Month. You should read a book by a Kiwi author this month. They're awesome.)
When We Wake is also one of my favourite genres (though for some reason I haven't read as much in it as I'd like to have) - YA Dystopia. Sixteen-year-old Tegan pretty much has it all - a loyal best friend, a cute new boyfriend, and her future looks bright. That, is until, she's shot in the chest, is cryogenically frozen and woken up 100 years later to a very different world ...
MMm ... yes, good. Strong female protagonist? Check. Believable dystopic future? Check? Kick-ass friends? Check. Cute love-interest but no love triangle in sight? CHECK CHECK CHECK :D
It focuses on Thomas Cromwell, who was an adviser (I think? To be honest my English history is extremely shaky) to Henry VIII and apparently all up in the whole marriage thing. This is the kind of historical fiction that I love because it makes my brain go OM NOM NOM NOM NOMMMM
When she's parolled, she ends up living above the garage of a single professor at the university she starts attending and then ... uh ... stuff happens?
It was fine, I remember reading it in a day, so it wasn't bad. I just haven't retained very much about it at all.
Jack takes his wife and young son to the Overlook hotel, where they're going to act as caretakers for the winter off-season.
The Overlook is, of course, haunted ...
The Shining is vintage Stephen King. Don't read late at night, or on your own, or get it wet or feed it after midnight ... wait, that's Gremlins.