January went by crazily fast! It’s Febuary? There have been SO many blog changes for us! So many life changes in general.. how was your January?
Books I Read
(8 out of 6)
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 (3.6 stars)
The premise of cinder is so out of this world but I can’t say the book is. The book doesn’t exactly deliver everything that would be expected.A plot that is based on the classic fairy tale Cinderella already has so much to compete with. There are so many retellings out there already the question to start with is why read this one? This book I can at least say is unique being the only one (that I know of) to go one step further and include cyborgs and moon people and all that jazz 🤗 Which should have been great …
I received an ARC from the publisher via netgalley.
This is the story of young Amani finding her self before she gets lost in the desert, it is definitely an intriguing one. Author, Alwyn Hamilton, writes about the story of young Amani who fights to be more in a world where women are nothing. A unique, captivating story set in the desert in a western civilisation. With guns, fights and otherworldly spirits what’s not to love? The story is a lot more than another western civilisation book providing insight into strong issues like gender discrimination etc…
Rating: (4.5 stars)
Sabaa Tahir manages to captivate with words in this brilliantly written novel. This book is so talked about and my expectations were high but it really deserves all the praise it gets. The book is so unique unlike any other book and almost everything about it is well done. Almost.
The book is narrated by two different but amazing souls. The narration in my opinion is one of the best parts. The voices are two separate voices and they don’t merge or sound alike. Sometimes when authors do the two person narration it doesn’t work well and the two people become one voice but Tahir handled it well.
Rating: (2.7 stars )
This book brings forth many different lessons in a relatable and fun way. Lessons like knowing who your real friends are and the importance of not just being remembered as a good, kind person but remembering others. Kasie West tells a brilliant coming of age story and I will be totally honest I enjoyed it but there were major flaws.
I loved following Gia, the main character, and watching all her escapades, watching her grow as a person. Gia is initially presented as a snob, a brat and a very (in the words of her older brother Drew) amoral person.
Rating: (4.8 stars)
A torch against the night is the gripping sequel to an ember in the ashes. The novel although not as action packed as the first definitely packs a punch and hooks you in a more quiet way.
As with the first book the narration is alternated between very strong characters and as with the first book the narration was really a huge part. The characters were so well handled and were individual people and individually great. The narration was exceptional in that the voices were individual too.
Books I will be reading
Other Book/Blog Related Posts
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This challenge is focused on reading books that have been on your TBR for a while, or even books that get pushed aside for new releases. #beatthebacklist
Books read: 6/20 Books reviewed:4 Status: Hufflepuff is tied with Slytherin!
I like to think I helped!
This challenge encourages love in the blogosphere by challenging us to share the love in the comment section.
My partner for Febuary is Alicia@Akernelofnonsense
The Goodreads challenge is perfect for not only keeping track of you reading but keeping you motivated. #goodreadsreadingchallenge2017
Books read: 8/60 Books reviewed: 4 Status: 13%
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