I don’t get to re-read books nearly as much as I’d like to but I guess I can only blame myself for that one. What can I say? It’s hard to say no to a shining new ARC in favour of one of my old favourites. The only exception is audiobooks; I find that I can easily listen to a novel I read previously and it practically becomes new again because of the narrator. Plus, not having to write a review takes some of the pressure off.
It doesn’t happen often (fortunately) but yes, I have had a few of those WTF moments. Recently I re-read Kelley Armstrong’s entire Women of the Otherworld series and her werewolf books are still some of the best I have ever read. Most of the other installments actually gained on my rating scale but there were a few that lost stars namely, Living with the Dead and Spell Bound. If you’ve ever read the first, you’ll know what I’m talking about. It’s very dark and it’s not connected to the overall series story arc (until Thirteen but even then… very loosely). I would have been quite happy had I skipped my re-read of this novel during the WOTO Challenge. Savannah’s first book is good but the second time around I found it a tad too YA for my tastes. I have a feeling that by the end of my 13 book re-read I was, I hate to say it, a little sick of Kelley Armstrong which made me overly critical of her writing and anxious to move-on to the previously mentioned, shiny new ARCs waiting for me.
What about you?