Books For Breakfast #23

Book Reviews

A tasty breakfast of the following reads:
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
&
Police by Jo Nesbo
I’m slowly making my way through this series, because I know I’m going to have to wait years until book 6 comes out…but I’m already done with book 4! What am I going to do? (Watch the show! Everyone yells at me) Yes, yes, I’ll probably start watching the show, fine! Anyways. So far in this series, my least favorite book was #2 and my most favorite was #3. Book 2 was sort of all planning and plotting without having much action. Book 3 was when all the action that was built up via plotting in book 2 was unleashed and it was a crazy book that made me scream and wail to my boyfriend a few times! (Part of book 3 = Season 3 of the TV show, if you were wondering) 
Book 4 isn’t as boring as book 2 was, in my opinion, but it isn’t as crazy as book 3 either. It’s a nice middle ground. Book 4 has more of the plotting and building up the characters after what happened to them in book 3. Almost like: WOW ALL THIS TERRIBLE STUFF HAPPENED so now let’s see how everyone is handling all that crap, are they doing okay? Or are they failing miserably? 
That’s book 4 in a nutshell. There is a lot of build up here, like A LOT. The ending sets up a lot of things that could potentially blow up in book 6 (Kinda Spoiler: Book 4 & 5 parallel each other in the same time frame but with different characters)
Now it’s time wait a while before picking up book 5! (Maybe a month or 2? While I hope desperately that book 6 comes out in 2016 or sometime sooner!!)

My dad didn’t think there would be a next book for the Harry Hole mysteries after The Redeemer came out…but clearly he was wrong! Police came out last October in the USA Harry is in it…well….sorta. I can’t obviously spoil anything if you haven’t read any of the other books, especially if you haven’t read The Redeemer since I basically screamed at the ending and almost threw things. (It was not what I was expecting/wanted to happen at all!!! It hurt!)
I also freaked out multiple times in this book and had a love/hate relationship with the ending. There will clearly HAVE to be an 11th book or else I will flip out! Nesbo’s mystery writing never disappoints. I had no idea what the twists would be, and every time I thought I knew what was going to happen, I was totally wrong.

Next on the reading list is: Girl, Interrupted and whatever else I get my hands on! It will be a mystery!

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!

  • I'm currently waddling my way through book 5. The way I see it, I'll still be caught up by the time Martin gets around to writing 6 xD

  • Is five going good? Dany is my favorite character!! He does wrote pretty slow!

  • Honestly, I've barely made a dent in yet. I'm breaking one of my rules and reading a few other things at the same time, and I want to kick those out of the way before I power through book 5. I love Dany too!

  • I read the first 2 books of A Song of Ice and Fire and half of book 3, but realized that I would much rather watch the show. I usually like to read the books before the show or the movie, but his writing style just isn't for me. It's too much, too detail-oriented, and too slow. But I'm glad that you're enjoying the series and you should definitely watch the show!!
    ~Sara

  • It takes me so long to read his books compared to others. The second book was by far the slowest read ever! The third one was the best though!! I really should watch the show!!