Books For Breakfast #5

Book Reviews

On my to-read list this time was:

A Games of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo


A Game of Thrones, a book that almost half of my friends have already read. (Well, they’ve already caught up with the series and I’m still only finished with one book!) I haven’t seen the show on HBO either, though I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book series before I even started. So clearly I had to take it upon myself to start reading it…(And I did!) 810 pages long, but very gripping! I loved characters, I lost characters, I hated character, I wished death upon characters, I wanted to hug characters, and I just really liked this book! It’s been a VERY long time since I read something middle-earthy/medeville/fantasy-y book like A Game of Thrones.
I normally don’t read books of this genre, the last one I read was the Lord of the Rings trilogy…and I read that series AGES ago!! Though, now I am curious to watch this HBO show…even though I don’t have HBO….I’m sure I can find it online somewhere!
Dany. I love Dany. She is my favorite. I can feel that it will come around to bite me in the butt. (I’ve been warned to not love characters in this series…I’m afraid!)


I’ve read quite a few books by Jo Nesbo already. I’ve read Headhunters, The Snowman, Nemesis, The Devil’s Star, and all of them are Harry Hole Novels, with the exception of Headhunters. I lent all of them to my father, who also loved them all! (That’s a bit of a rarity, since he doesn’t actually read that often unless you count the daily newspaper) Also, a bit of info, I’ve read them all basically out of order. (I feel so ashamed!)
Anyways…let’s get on with The Redeemer. I love Jo Nesbo’s writing style, I fly through his books so fast! I can basically read them all in one sitting if I don’t have to work or anything that day. This story was just as thrilling as the last. There was a lot going on with a lot of different characters. (And more murders than I was expecting to happen!) I was gripping the book tightly while reading it! I even took it into the bathtub with me during my relaxing soak! I couldn’t stop reading it! Ah! I felt like I knew everything that was going on the whole time (As in culprit-wise), unlike some of the other books, like The Snowman for example, though in the end I had no idea what twists were actually waiting. I ended up being shocked! It also tied up questions from a previous book….which makes me sad that I didn’t get to read this series in order.

If you have a chance…READ IT IN ORDER!!! (Though one of the books hasn’t been translated into English yet. Augh! My heart!! Why wasn’t it translated?!??!)

Next on my list are two more Nesbo books that I’ve been holding onto, waiting for the 10th book in the Harry Hole series to come out. (I’m nearly positive it comes out in October) The books are The Leopard & The Phantom.

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!