Hello! On my monthly wrap-ups I’ll just talk about the books that I read… Surprise! this is pretty much just mini reviews. Hopefully you guys like this, I’ll be trying new things so I might keep this up and I might not. These reviews will be a lot more casual than my normal posts (not that my normal reviews are very formal). I also thought that looking at this was really pleasing for no particular reason so go ahead and enjoy this post where I either obsess over a good book or shun one that got on my nerves.
Lore by Alexandra Bracken – ☆☆
Lore was based on a creative idea but it was not executed well. I couldn’t really connect with any of the characters and I feel like there was no good character development. Some scenes in this book were good, but it wasn’t enough to save the story. I honestly don’t see myself recommending this book in the foreseeable future. Save yourself from disappointment and just read Percy Jackson novels instead 😂
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – ☆☆☆
Daughter of Smoke and Bone was very creative and actually interesting and good! I loved seeing Karou piece together her life with all its questions and mysteries. Also, Akiva seemed pretty awesome, but I don’t think I’ll be able to get over what he did at the end of the book. Don’t hold me to that though. There are two other books so who knows? Maybe there’ll be another review coming for this series.
The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec – ☆☆1/2
I still feel like this book was not very memorable which I feel horrible for saying. There were entertaining parts but nothing really stuck with me. I still think that I can’t really relate to some parts because I’m not a mother so that would definitely come into play. But, based on some very light research, my knowledge of Norse mythology has expanded from the Thor movies! When I say light research, I mean very light. But, I saw that virtually all of the characters incorporated in this book were actually from Norse Mythology so I thought that was cool.
The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller – ☆☆☆☆
The Song of Achilles’ ending seriously hurt to read. The worst part it is that I already knew what was gonna happen because I already know the story of Achilles and Patroclus, but it still hit me hard when I read it. This is probably going to be the worst review on here because I don’t want to spoil anything but I also can’t stop talking about the ending. Enjoy reading this confusing excerpt on why this book destroyed me without actually learning why it destroyed me. In the end, The Song Of Achilles was very good and I would easily recommend this book, just don’t ask me why I cried so I won’t have to spoil anything.
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – ☆1/2
Aurora Rising was definitely not my favorite read from February. I didn’t really like any of the characters and shoving Zila to the side was not a good choice. She seemed smart and had an interesting background (not that I’d truly know since the authors decided to leave out all interesting things about Zila). The only reason I can tell she has an interesting background is because there was a hint at some tragic event that caused her to change. I know others like this book but this just didn’t sit well with me.
Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco – ☆☆☆
Stalking Jack the Ripper was a fun and exciting novel that never failed to surprise me. I’m still mad that I couldn’t figure out who ended up being the Ripper in the story and never actually suspected the true guilty party. Despite the frustration I feel right now when looking back at my terrible detective skills, this novel was completely engrossing. I loved reading any of the scenes that contained Thomas Cresswell and Audrey Rose in the same room. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good suspenseful novel with lots of twists.
Looking back on this wrap-up, I read a lot more than I actually realized. This definitely comes with the fact that most of these novels are easy reads, but I’m still proud. I hope you enjoyed this post and had an amazing February. This March I’ll try to read a more diverse set of genres, but I can’t promise anything cause normally I can’t resist a good fantasy novel.