Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I won this book through Goodreads First Reads. I would have bought it anyway because I read the first book [b:Annihilation|17934530|Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1)|Jeff VanderMeer|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1377786575s/17934530.jpg|24946895] and got completely enraptured by it. This book took me a little longer to get into. It was a little slower but really explained a lot. I think it was a perfect middle book, wasn't as scary as the first book because I would not have been able to keep up with that pace at all- oh the creepiness. There were definite moments in this book where I was creeped out and had to take a break, but not nearly as many.
Now for my non-review- I think the reason I like books like this that are mysterious and adventurous, is because I don't like mysteries, surprises or adventures. I would never be able to go off into an unknown land for an unknown adventure/investigation without being terrified every 5 seconds. I'm a scaredy cat through and through and would rather stay someplace safe, like inside my home with my wine and cats. But that being said I understand how being get wrapped up in a mystery or have to figure things out where there are unknowns because you just have to know sometimes!
I'll pick up the 3rd one in August and see how all this ties together.
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