Long time, no talk. Okay, not really only like a week, but I was on vacation with my family. On a positive note, I got an email telling me that I’ve had my blog for a year! I’ve been doing this for a year. That is insane to me. I mean I did miss about half the year, but that was due to technical difficulties. Anyways just wanted to say thank you to all of you reading this blog and sticking around.
Okay, now what you are really here to hear about, books! This wasn’t my best reading month. I reread a lot of books this month, but I found many of my opinions had changed.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer ⅘ Goodreads
I tried to read this once before, but I just couldn’t get into it. I don’t know what the problem was. I picked it up again after encouragement from one of my friends, and I flew through it. I guess she should feel proud of herself now.
I sat down and read through it in one sitting. I have a full review on it if you’d care to check that out, here. To all my mystical Alice lovers, I recommend this to step back into this world.
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson ⅗ Goodreads
Directly after finishing Heartless, I started this. I needed some contemporary happy vibes. NOPE! Another soul crushing novel. It didn’t get to me the way Heartless did, but I did feel a little sad after. I have a full review here if you want more developed thoughts.
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen ⅖ Goodreads
This was not a hit for me. The plot was unoriginal, and it was exactly like every other Sarah Dessen book I’ve read. I wasn’t connected to the story at all. The characters were all boring and annoying. Remy especially complaining about how no one loved her, and then any time someone tried to she pushed them away.
Don’t pity yourself darling.
The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles ⅖ Goodreads
You know the movie on Netflix that everyone has been talking about? Well it’s a book, and me, trying to be the cool person, tried to get on it by reading the book. Yeah, worst mistake of my life. It was so problematic basically consisted of a controlling boyfriend trying to get a girl back. I was not okay with all of it. Anytime a male character is described as, “towering over someone” bells and whistles go off, and that was the love interests main description. So once again, I have been let down by the hype.
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton 3.5/5 Goodreads
I didn’t enjoy it as much as I once did. The romance annoyed me to no end as well as Ellie did. I wish there had been less cliche and obvious dialogue. I noticed they said the most obvious things like it was a big part of the story. It keep me mildly entertained in the midst of long lines at Universal, so I had to give it that.
Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton 2.5/5 Goodreads
I had a lot of prime reading time, but I also had no good books. I was stuck with my Kindle app, so I read off of that. I just decided to continue on with the series, and see how much my feelings have actually changed. Needless to say, I found I didn’t enjoy this at all. The plot took forever to take hold, and the romance was not okay with me. It didn’t feel or sit well. There was also like no consequences for the sexual assault guy. It was basically glazed over, and that was very upsetting to me.
Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton ⅗ Goodreads
Once again, I didn’t love it, but I was committed (also bored). Ellie definitely matured in this book. Finally, she did what had to be done. (I mean it took 2 other books but we are here now.) Right off the bat, I enjoyed her more, but I didn’t enjoy anyone else. Especially Will, he has no personality. Ellie has died many times, you ought to be able to find a personality while she’s gone.
The plot was more fast paced then normal at the beginning, but after the beginning it kind of felt repetitive of the other books and just annoyed me. The ending fight was not as satisfying as I wish it could be.
Expected more, didn’t love it, didn’t hate it.
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare ⅘ Goodreads
I fell behind on the read-a-long, and I spent the last weekend catching up. This series is always a favorite. Will, Jem, Tessa, Sophie, Jess, Charlotte, and Henry, they all have my heart. Cassandra Clare has done an amazing at capturing my heart and putting it in a cage to torture, once again. Characters are obviously her strong point because I was so interested in them I wasn’t bored when they were just sitting around half the time. So I wouldn’t call it boring but, this book has points in it when it slows down and just seems to have more dialogue than action. But I would buy a book of the characters just sitting around having a conversation, so I didn’t mind it too much.