You would think these books would be on complete opposites of the spectrum, but they do have one thing in common: they are both raunchy. One is erotic while the other ribald, so even that similarity only goes so far.
Fool is a retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear from the fool’s perspective. It warmed my little English Major heart to see the bard upended and I think the man himself would have loved the fun being poked at his work. You don’t have to be a fan of Shakespeare to appreciate Fool (I’m certainly not) but being able to read the speech and mannerisms doesn’t hurt. This book made me laugh out loud and provided a really good experience (which I can’t say about the play itself).
That being said, The Witch’s Wolves didn’t give me flashbacks of my Shakespeare professor. A man who had the misfortune of spitting when he spoke and the ability to make whatever work he focused on boring as hell. College-aged readers take note—if your English Major compatriots are all warning against a professor and you stubbornly think that he can’t possibly be that bad, you are wrong. He is that bad, and you should find another way to get the credit.
Luckily, The Witch’s Wolves stands on its own merit as a delightful smut snack.
I finally snagged Spoiler Alert from my library and really enjoyed it. It’s probably only because it’s been a bit since I read Get A Life, Chloe Brown that Spoiler Alert won out (because I remember really liking the Hibbert novel). This was definitely one of those flip a coin matchups because you can’t go wrong with either of these books.
Bond was a super fun, quick read but The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet sucked me in and didn’t let go. A true space opera (there are two romantic relationships, but neither is explored in detail and this book does not bang).
Despite the lack of banging, I had to give it the win over Girl’s Weekend. I have a feeling that all the third level winners will be a coin toss situation, since I liked both books well enough to advance out of the first matchup. I haven’t read anything I didn’t like, just some things I didn’t like as well as their opponent.
Six books to go and the champion will be crowned. I’ll be doing this again, only next time I’ll pull exclusively from my TBR list. It’s an excellent way to plow through books on your list you may have otherwise skipped over for longer than you should. (*cough* I have books on my TBR from 2012 and that’s just the digital version *cough*) So look for an updated bracket from me shortly after this champion is crowned.