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26. A Feast For Crows by George R. R. Martin: A lot of new characters, but only half the old ones. (The other half are in the next book). As the title alludes, a LOT of people die. The kingdom is falling apart. King's Landing is a mess, and it's mostly Cersei's fault. Jamie is becoming a man of honor. The Wall is melting, and trying to find a new Lord Commander. The Iron Island is trying to find their new king (or Queen). Dorne is trying to find a king (or Queen). The Eyre has a new protector. Sam is making his way to the Citadel. Brienne is still questing. Arya is hanging in there. Tyrion kills his father!

27. A Dance of Dragons by George R. R. Martin: Returns to the other half of the characters. Dany is trying to figure out how to rule and tame dragons. Everyone's favorite Imp is bumming around. Jon is trying to figure out how to command. Theon is back. The other Greyjoys are having adventures. Bran is finding out more about his powers. Quentyn Martell is trying to man up. It was good, just long. And I don't mind reading long books, it just needed to bed edited down.

28. It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips: Hmm, much more fucked up then I remembered. A woman inherits a football team from her estranged father. If they win, she keeps the team, if not then her cousin inherits the team. All the while, she's dealing with a jacked up coach, PTSD, and a world that thinks she's a dumb bimbo.

29. The Heiress by Jude Devereux: A wealthy, cloistered heiress goes on a trip to meet her groom while trying to experience life and ends up falling in love. I love this book. It's cute and funny.

I read twice as many books as last year! (2011 weak year for reading.) Very good especially considering 1/3 of them were almost 1000 pages each!

Date: 2013-01-21 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brdgt.livejournal.com
My only gripe with Dance was that no one stayed dead. What did you think of the ending? I think it means Dany's prophesy is complete (“When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east,” said Mirri Maz Duur. “When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child. Then he will return, and not before.”) and she will be able to have children again.

Date: 2013-01-28 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] discountchiapet.livejournal.com
Yes, if you are going to go through all the trouble of killing people, let them stay dead! It's like soap opera "death". I am constantly thinking are they really dead??

I agree with you on the prophesy! I just finished Fables vol. 18 and it reminded me of Dance. Have you read it?

Date: 2013-01-29 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brdgt.livejournal.com
I haven't kept up with Fables since The Good Prince (which is my favorite), so thanks for the reminder!

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