It is once again time for another monthly wrap up!
I had a really good month reading wise! Nine books! That’s the most I’ve read in a month, so far. So lets talk about some I enjoyed and some I really did not like.
- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (3/5) I buddy read Scarlet with Feed The Crime and I’m sad to say that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did Cinder. Nevertheless, I cannot wait to read the next book in the series to see what lies ahead for Cinder and the crew she has built for herself.
- We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal (4/5) The book of the month for the book club I am a part of, Pages & Prose, was We Hunt The Flame. I have to admit because I was in the mist of traveling when I was reading this book I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should have. The twist and turns, the secrets, the characters, the world, everything! kept my intrigued and I am glad that I finished it. With the way this one left off I cannot wait to read the next one and see what’s in store for everyone.
- Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (4/5) I joined Howling Libraries #Stalkalong and I have to admit that I enjoyed Stalking Jack The Ripper a lot more than I thought I would. It didn’t shy away from the reality of autopsies and grime crime scenes. Audrey sometimes overstated how much she wanted her independence and Thomas was sometimes too over the top with his assumptions but I enjoyed the story.
- These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling (4/5) I really enjoyed this book! The representation was great, the MC knows that she was in a toxic relationship and does all that she can to get out of it. There are many twists and turns (if you pay close attention you can tell who is behind it all early on), I don’t want to give too much away but it is a good read. My only gripe is how they are always calling non magical people by another words like they call muggles in Harry Potter.
- Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (5/5) I casually came upon this book at the airport store and I devoured it on my three hour flight. I loved the way that this book is written, I love the unique voices and point of view of each character and most of all I love Daisy Jones.
- Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (5/5) Earlier this year I read a book by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and I absolutely loved the world she had created so I decided to read more of her work this year. Prime Meridian is a novella that does not disappoint, I was sad that it ended so fast but it packed a lot in the couple of pages that you are given.
- Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (4/5) Again, I wanted to read more Silvia Moreno-Garcia because I am just in love with her writing style. I love this book because I always believed music is magic an this proved me right. I loved that you had a main character you could root for and against in this story and just enjoy the growth that they go through.
- All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil (1/5) I had heard about this book and so many people had been hyping it up and recommending it that I caved. I was very disappointed. I can not put into words how much I dislike this book. **SPOILERS (please skip ahead to the next bolded title if you don’t want this book spoiled for you* TW for rape, drugs and other things* The magic that was in the summary of this book is barely even there, its a small side plot to the relationship the MC (17 year old Xochi) wants to have with the father (28 year old man) of the girl she takes care of. It starts off as maybe a story of healing after sexual assault (she was raped by her mothers boyfriend who was also in his late twenties) but then veers off into a whole plot of this adult man and teenage girl getting into a relationship, but it’s okay because she is “mature for her age”. All the adults she lives with support this relationship, even provide her hard drugs and alcohol even though they all know she’s underaged because again “She’s mature for her age.” Has this book been marketed differently I think I would have a different opinion about it.
- I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson (3.5/5) I related to a lot of the thoughts in this book, I felt like I had found my best friend in these pages but a lot of it seemed scattered and all over the place. Not an entirely bad thing but when reading it it just seemed a bit all over the place.