Welcome back. It’s the end of the month and on the reading front I have gotten through so many books! On the other side of things (ie writing) this month has been a real roller coaster of emotions and I feel like I’ve gotten nothing done.
- My exams are over an done with (for the next few weeks at least)
- I’m on holidays from school and finally get time to relax and write some more in depth blog posts – the only sad part is that my holidays are basically half way done and I am not ready to go back :(
- I am up to date on my goodreads goal for the first time since January!!!
- I went skiing and got very sunburnt which wasn’t fun.
- I’ve had several days of horrible sleep and headaches which is the worst.
There’s a bunch of them this month!
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
I read this book so quickly and loved every second of it. The characters were very well developed, the plot was believable and progressed really nicely. It was a really cute and light read.
My further thoughts on Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Black & White
This book and I didn’t get on. I struggled to get into the plot and found the characters lacking in emotional depth. The book was more about the message than it was about entertainment and it got boring quickly.
My further thoughts on Black and White.
The Assassin’s Blade
The first time I read these novellas was before I had even read Throne of Glass. I stand by my original opinion that these novellas are much more fulfilling than the actual series. Celaena actually acts like an assassin here.
This book wasn’t messing around, I could tell from the beginning that it was going to be a lot darker which I loved. The ending was amazing and had such high stakes. Buttttt the middle dragged and nearly put me in a reading slump, plus the characters aren’t that well developed and have limited emotional depth.
Flame in the Mist
This book was a whole lot of meh. I grew to like the two characters who were actually developed, but there was basically no plot and the characters did nothing to take control of the situations they found themselves in. This book felt like it was setting up for a cool series but it didn’t satisfy on its own.
I love heists, and despite this not being the most poignant novel it’s fun and enjoyable. The characters aren’t developed beyond cliches but they play off each other really well. I originally read this book three years ago and it was nice to see that it lived up to my memories of it.
I was a bit disappointed in this book. The heist wasn’t as intense as the first one and there was an endless list of “it looks like it’s going wrong but it’s all part of the heist” moments which got old quickly. I kept waiting to be wowed and it just never happened.
The Sun is Also A Star
This book was freaking amazing. It’s a new fav. It had me hooked from the very first page. The writing was just beautiful, there were so many lines that really spoke to me. I was in tears at the end. The characters were so well developed and had distinct voices. Plus there was so much diversity and it was handled so well.
Dare Mighty Things
This book would have been 5 stars except for the last chapter. It took the competition aspect common in the fantasy genre and applied it to space, something I love. Only once the competition is over the tension kind of fades and some weird things start happening.
** I got an arc of this book so you can expect a review soon **
The plot kept me guessing and I didn’t guess the ending (because it kind of wasn’t guessable and came completely out of the blue). The characters were all pretty bland and I kept getting the mixed up. And a lot of the plot developments just didn’t make sense to me.
I stayed up all night and read this in one go, it was so good. I have read some pretty stereotypical dystopian novels but this one was interesting and original. I love watching people manipulate each other. I didn’t like the love interest at all though.
- I hate outlining
- I have 0 plot ideas
- I have so many characters and I really want to write but I have 0 plots and that means I can’t write
- I am really annoyed
- AHHHHHH help
- I planned to write a whole first draft in these holidays and I have done nothing
what did you read this month? and what are you planning to read next month?