I am at a loss for books to review because most of the books I have been reading recently are ones that have been school texts. There are also a few that I read and didn’t have strong feelings for, or just thought like I had nothing to add on. However a lot of these are popular stories this year or just in general so I thought I would talk about them a bit. Today is my thoughts on The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Caraval by Stephanie Garber.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein is a historical novel set in WW2. I recently reread this book, and it was as heart wrenching as I remember. A tale of friendship and tough situations that I recommend you all read.
I’m finally up to the review for Winter by Marissa Meyer. This post won’t contain spoilers for Winter but it WILL contain spoilers for the previous books in the series. I also have reviews up for Cinder, Scarlet and Cress so go check those out as it will probably greatly help you understand my thoughts on the series.
My review for the third book in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer whoo let’s go. I loved this book, as I am writing this I have finished the whole series, and this review may contain spoilers for Cinder or Scarlet, you’ve been warned. I have reviews for Cinder and Scarlet already up so reading those may be helpful for you so you understand my opinion. Now let’s dive in.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer is an amazing series that I have currently finished but I have too many thoughts to lump the books into a series review. Beware this review will be from the perspective of someone who knows where the series ends up so I might overlook some details etc. You can read my review for Cinder to see my thoughts. I refer heavily to themes or topics in that review in this post so reading it will be incredibly helpful.
**also there WILL be spoilers for Cinder in this review**
I LOVED Cinder ok, I’ll say it now and that position is not going to change. Note that any issues with pacing didn’t apply to me because I read this all in one setting in a car trip so… yeh. It’s really good and has got me super inspired to write a series just as awesome. Also take into account that at the time I am writing this review I have read the next two books in the series so this review might overlook some flaws because they make sense/are fixed later on. Read on to hear the rest of my thoughts.
Morning Star is the conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown. You can read my reviews for the previous books in the series, Red Rising and Golden Son. Plus there is a second trilogy about the same world/characters a bit in the future (I think) that has the first book coming out later this year and I am so excited.
**note there may be spoilers for previous books in the series in this review**
I read Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman a little while ago so hopefully I remember what happened. I REALLY enjoyed this book though so I wanted to do a review of it but then I thought hey, why not do something different. So I am doing a ‘chat’ where we can talk about what we thought of the book, hopefully you all get involved and leave me lots of comments with your thoughts so it isn’t a total fail. Gemina is the sequel to Illuminae (review here).
So many people told me to read Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and I should have listened to them earlier. This novel may be six hundred pages long but it sure didn’t feel that way. I couldn’t put it down, which may have been due to the format of the novel which is far out of the ordinary. The story is told through transcripts and digital messages between characters along with the AI’s inner thoughts and processes, and each section numbers no more than ten pages meaning it is so easy to keep reading.