I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad). The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.
13/5 - Now this is how you do the first book in a series! I just finished #2 in the Maze Runner series feeling pretty pissed off because nothing was properly explained and it featured another massive cliff hanger ending. Thank God that didn’t happen in Ender’s Game!!! This book/author had a completely different problem… :o
After reading this book I’ve come to the conclusion that Card is obsessed with naked little boys and their butts. And if that’s not the case why are there so many scenes with naked boys? Why are the aliens called ‘buggers’? Why does every fight Ender’s in end up with someone getting kicked/punched/grabbed/etc. in the groin area? I really enjoyed the general plot, but I don’t understand why all of the above was necessary. One of those plot points would have been fine (although, it would still be too many naked little boys for me), but you put them all in the same book and it comes across as some kind of purposeful theme (and this from the queen of missing themes).
I loved that this didn’t really end in a cliff hanger, especially after what I went through with Dashner. If Card had died before writing the next book it wouldn’t really have mattered because you’re not sitting there on tenterhooks wondering what’s going to happen next. Sure, there’s a lead in to the next book, but you’re not left wondering if someone’s going to die or not or some other similarly frustrating ending.