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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

RTW: Best Book of January

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week:  
What's the best book you read in January?

The first month of my Year of 100 Books has come to a close. I only managed to read three books last month (though, in my defense, I did finish one Martin novel and start another). All three books were great, but when it comes to the best it isn't a contest. 

 A Clash of Kings
by George R.R. Martin

The second installment in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I was so excited to read this book after adoring the first and it did not disappoint. I'm still in shock over some points. This book may very well have destroyed my heart. I've already started the third book in the series, A Storm of Swords. 

I'm getting into this series late, but this is definitely a case of "better late than never." The story is perfectly weaved, the characters lifelike, and the setting gorgeously built. Each book is huge but doesn't really feel like it. I've read books a third of this size that felt twice as long. 

This is also the first book that I've literally thrown across the room in frustration. Four or five times to be exact. I'm going to say that as a good thing.

1 comments:

Colin Smith said...

If you're late to the party, I've only just received my invitation! I have A GAME OF THRONES on my shelf waiting to read. I will get to it this year, hopefully before the summer. Whether I carry on to book 2 depends on how much I enjoy A GAME OF THRONES. Your review gives me hope. :)