Nerd Girl Loves Books

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology

3 stars

This is not your usual Neil Gaiman book. I thought it was going to be a story that incorporated Norse mythology elements, but no. It’s basically just a series of short stories that re-tell some of the legends of the Norse gods. I didn’t find it humorous or particularly compelling. In fact, I was able to put it down and not think about it for days at a time. This is definitely not typical for books by this author.

Overall, unless you’re really interested in a simple, basic re-telling of Norse mythology, I’d skip this book.

Where Dead Men Meet by Mark Mills

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

2.5 stars

I just could not get into this book. It didn’t hold my attention and I found myself putting it down and having no desire to return to it for weeks at a time. I finally gave up on the book and couldn’t finish. Continue reading “Where Dead Men Meet by Mark Mills”

Who is Rich? by Matthew Klam

who is rich

2 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was just not my kind of book. I didn’t like the man character Rich or anyone else in the book. Rich is a one-hit wonder cartoonist that leaves his wife and young children to teach at a week long summer conference. During this long week, we learn that Rich is obsessed with a rich woman that he met at the last conference. He has been having an affair with her since the last summer conference and in her sees an escape from the life that he has become increasingly dissatisfied. Continue reading “Who is Rich? by Matthew Klam”

Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

alex and eliza

2 stars

Meh. This book was disappointing. I was looking forward to reading a cute, fun YA story of the romance between Alexander Hamilton and his wife Elizabeth Schuyler and how it could have possibly happened. Sadly, the story was boring and more of a history lesson than a light romantic read. Not that I’m knocking history books, but that’s not what I was looking for in this book. Such a shame, because I really like other books written by this author. I recommend you skip this book.

Fata Morgana by Steven R. Boyett

Fata Morgana

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

2.5 stars

This was a weird book. I don’t really know how to categorize it. The book is set during WWII and follows a group of men that crew a B-17 bomber. They are flying a mission over Germany when the plane is sucked into another dimension. The crew is stuck in a decaying world between two groups of last survivors. Their plane is confiscated by one group and the men are rescued by the other. Then there’s the problem of a huge machine guarding the portal that seems to be alive. The rest of the book covers the crew’s experience with this strange world and their attempt to recover their plane and return to the world they know. Continue reading “Fata Morgana by Steven R. Boyett”

Disruptor (Seeker #3) by Arwen Elys Dayton



This book was much better than the 2nd book. It was a satisfying ending to the trilogy. In this book, the young seekers are scattered at the beginning of the book. Quin is rescued by a strange man named Dex after being stranded “there” by Shinobu, who has been captured by John’s grandmother Maggie. John, meanwhile, trains with the younger dread and begins to let go of the hate drilled into him by his mother and grandmother. He realizes that the Middle Dread’s actions to turn Seeker houses against each other is wrong and he sets off on a mission to rescue all of the lost Seekers. Continue reading “Disruptor (Seeker #3) by Arwen Elys Dayton”

Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown

Morning Star

4.5 Stars

I bought this book on its release date while attending a book reading by the author. I put off reading the book because I just didn’t want this series to end. Of course, now I know that the series will continue with the new book Iron Gold, which will be released in January 2018. This makes me very happy. 🙂 Continue reading “Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown”

The King’s Traitor (Kingfountain #3) by Jeff Wheeler

the king's traitor

4 stars

This is a very good finale to the trilogy. The author does a good job of tying up all of the storylines and provides a satisfying ending to the series. Continue reading “The King’s Traitor (Kingfountain #3) by Jeff Wheeler”

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of storms

4 stars

Another great book in the Throne of Glass series. I must admit, however, that I was taken aback when I got to the ending. I really thought this was the end of the series, but NO. Not with that cliffhanger. It’s going to be a long year waiting for the next book. Continue reading “Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas”

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