I had an amazing beginning of the month. I read a lot of quality books, and I was reading a lot. Sadly, I over read (is that a thing) and I feel into a slump. I’m currently trying to get out that slump, and I am trying to read Percy Jackson because that always makes me eager to read. I also finished my school work, so I will be devoted back to my site and get it set up, so I can actually post come Fall when I go back.
Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan 3.5/5 Goodreads
I always am a sucker for Uncle Rick’s books because they feel like home. After reading the Heroes of Olympus I felt let down, but this was a hit. I loved the plot and the characters. He could have done more with the book, and it does drag at times. Yet, I still can’t wait to pick up the second book.
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare ⅘ Goodreads
In part of Emmmabooks read a long, I am trying to keep up with her reading schedule. I really like this book, but I do not love it as much. To me, it was a lot of waiting and setting up for the next two books. She sets up the ending really well, but it took a whole book to do it, so the plot go very boring.
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren ⅘ Goodreads
It was adorable. I must have spent the entire time blushing.The plot showed an important topic very well, and I respect the way she did it. The characters and their action often annoyed me, but I did want them, in the end, to be happy.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken ⅘ Goodreads
One of the first books I read and loved in my introduction to YA. Since reading it, I never ended up reading the rest of the series, so I decided that I would finally get around to it. This book has such an amazing cast of characters, that we’ll get to see on screen in August. Info dumping was a big part of the beginning, but once we got into the plot, I was caught. Immediately, I went out to grab the next book.
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken ⅘ Goodreads
THE PLOT THICKENS!! In this book, everything picks up. The plot takes us places we’ve never been, and the world building introduces us to the rest of the U.S. New characters were given a part of my heart. Even more hooked, I grabbed the next book.
In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken ⅗ Goodreads
Most people would think that the last book would be the epic conclusion, but the ending didn’t satisfy me. The plot was the slowest in this book, and Ruby, out beloved main character, angered me so much. I’m glad for the more of the side characters we got. This was their book to shine. I can’t wait for the Zu based book to come out because this ending gave me more questions to be answered.
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han ⅘ Goodreads
I have a spoiler book review on my thoughts and opinions. But for those who haven’t read it, this book is emotional and teaches you a lot. The character were different, but I loved the realistic plot. Jenny Han never fails to prove herself (and make me cry.)
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi 3.5/5 Goodreads
I got a lot emotions with this book. It was wonderful to see and talk to these characters again, but the plot didn’t really make sense. The world building was poor for what she was trying to show. She’s trying to set up the next few books, but it should have been left alone. Juliette and Warner have had major character arcs throughout the series. It’s often hard to see them make the same actions as their former selves knowing their beliefs, ideas, and minds have changed so drastically. Obviously, I’m going to be reading the next book because the ending left me shocked. It’s a nice installment but not a necessity.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 5/5 Goodreads
WOW! This book left me shook. It seems like a big book, but it’s filled with so much adventure that you don’t even notice turning the pages. The world she is building is magnificent, and it’s a brand new place we’ve never seen before. Characters were so well written. I actually imagined them being alive. I fell into this book for 3 hours, and I came out a changed person.
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher ⅖ Goodreads
It’s not a perfect book. It has a lot flaws by glorifying and showing suicide as an option. Hannah blamed people for her suicide, but it was ultimately her decision. Some of them were horrible people but a person in particular feels at fault for what isn’t their fault. It shows us how suicide affects other people. Everyone is shown dealing with it differently. Plot wise, it was boring and slow. You always hear how you should show not tell, it felt like Hannah was telling me what happened instead of being in that moment and experiencing it.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli ⅘ Goodreads
It was a heavy book filled with issues that were expressed very well. The plot was uneventful, and in the beginning, I had a hard time trying to convince myself to continue. Eventually, I fell in love with all the characters and had to keep reading.