I do not really have the time to write an individual review for all of these books, but I can say that the last week has been some pretty solid reading. I had plenty of down time, what with two 5 hour plane rides and a couple days of eating turkey, stuffing and hours of idleness…and finished 3 books. And 3 vastly different books as well all very good books with their own charm.
Hunter has a very interesting world and setup. Another end of the world due to human stupidity book, where people develop powers. But in this case the powers help them survive as the disaster that struck earth seemed to have opened a world of mystical, scary creatures hell bent on destroying man. The people with power, Hunters, are task with protecting people from them. This was such a different book that I expected since I have read books by Mercedes Lackey before...and actually...the Herald Mage series is the first fantasy book I EVER read. So it was like my gateway drug. Lol. But this was a change, but an enjoyable one. A solid YA fantasy.
Shadow of Self, book 2 of the second Mistborn series also did not disappoint. It went more in the history, mythology and religion of the world, and answered a lot of questions I had from the previous book (also created a few more questions). I loved the development of the characters, you can see that everything they go through they change and grow from, and sometimes are broken by it. They are not perfect, and I like that. I liked the questions it asks about religion and Gods. Is it better to have a God who is never involved in the daily lives of the people or shows any care, or one that was too involved and cares too much? And if we get angry at our God for allowing bad things to happen, is he/she also owed praise for the good things? I also enjoyed that there is a bit of romance, VERY slow burn, but I am enjoying watching two people brought together by convenience, slowly learning to lean on each other. Looking forward to the next book.
Devil in Winter was the final book. A nice sweet read to cleanse my palate. I do love the old cliché, bad boy meets sweet but stubborn woman who changes him into a better man. And my other favorite, marriage of convenience turn into undying love and devotion. And final, good-hearted woman becomes desperate and hatches a crazy scheme involving infamous rogue, and it turns out to be a life saver for both. This book had all of that...plus some pretty hot sex scenes...so what's not to love?
All in all...a successful Thanksgiving.