Books Read, June 2012

Books

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder – After reading all of Snyder’s series, her formula is a bit too familiar – heroine with mystical powers meets stoic and silent man, but still this is fun to read if you’ve enjoyed her other works. Not as squicky with the sexual politics as the Glass series (so far).
Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts – I am finally using Overdrive more on my ipad to check out library e-books like these. Fun, despite the somewhat cumbersome process one has to go through to check out books.
Dark Angel and Lord Carew’s Bride by Mary Balough
A Rogue by Any Other Name: First Rule of Scoundrels by Sarah MacLean
Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth – Not bad dystopic YA fiction, would recommend to people who are looking for a read-alike after finishing the Hunger Games series. More romancey and less detailed world-building than some similar books of the genre. It is amusing that the setting is a future destroyed Chicago, as one often doesn’t get stories set in the ravaged midwest.
Heart of Steel – Always excellent steampunk romance from Meljean Brook.


Manga and Graphic Novels

Ai Ore Vols 4 and 5
Slam Dunk 1-6
Real 1-5
Vagabond Vizbig 9 and 10
Ouran High School Host Club #18
Kimi Ni Todoke #14
Dengeki Daisy #10
Skip Beat #28