I had a pretty good March reading wise and here are the books I read.
All links in the title of the books will lead to their Goodreads page.
✦ Opposite of Always by Justin A Reynolds 4 out of 5
This was a buddy read with my friend Lillian and it was such an emotional rollercoaster. It had me thinking about what I would do if I was able to go back and save certain people and how that would change my dynamic with others around me. There were some choices in there that I didn’t It also makes me a bit teary eyed every time I look at cereal right now.
✦ Solo : A Star Wars Story : Expanded Edition by Mur Lafferty 2 out of 5
I picked this one up on a whim, mostly because I love the characters Jyn Erso and Enfys Nest and I was told by someone that they would meet in this book (it’s not until the very end). The book added some small insights to why some of the character did what they did or were thinking about during certain scenes in the film, besides that there was nothing really special about it.
✦ Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi 3 out of 5
Furthermore was a book I read with The LitCoven and I really enjoyed it. It created such a unique and fun world where you are always questioning everyones intention and motives while taking you on an adventure. It reminded me of another series I read growing up that I loved that was just as imaginative. There was a point toward the end of the book that I felt like I just wanted it to be over already or that the ending was just hastily added in. It just might be me but I really loved reading this story and look forward to reading its companion Whichwood.
✦ Saga Vol 3 by Brian K Vaughan 4 out of 5
My friend Lillian had introduced me to this graphic novel a couple of months ago and I am shamelessly hooked. The twist and turns that these protagonists embark on is epic space journey to protect their family is just mind blowing. It’s hard to not run out and buy all of them and binge them all in a sitting.
✦ Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 4 out of 5
I can not stop gushing about how much I loved this story. Aztec lore, Nahuatl, and it was set in my home country! I was so happy to see Mexico City written on these pages and in a dark vampire novel nonetheless. I loved the main characters confliction about her morality and decisions that she needed to make to stay alive (which was her fault that she was on the run to being with) but the romance, and I say that very lightly, just wasn’t there for me. I could see how Domingo was so infatuated with the idea of Atl but there was no real chemistry there for me. With that being said, I do look forward to reading more from Silvia Moreno-Garcia this year.