This is going to be quick because I don’t have much time and I’d like to dedicate as much time as I can to my posts about publishing! I’ve been reading, not as much as usual, but reading nonetheless! In the past two weeks I’ve read three books, one of which was an e-novella.
The Spy | Paulo Coelho
Thoughts: Too short. Rushed. Not as complex or insightful as expected. Something vital missing from this interpretation of Mata Hari’s life. Good but certainly not good enough a depiction of this fascinating woman’s life.
Looking for Alaska | John Green
Thoughts: Alaska is a character I’ve seen before in John Greens’ books, and so I found her mostly unimpressive. But the book itself is fantastic. Don’t really like all the characters but I understand them. Very touching and enlightening. A must read.
That Alien Feeling | Alessandra Hazard
Thoughts: Unexpectedly graphic, especially with that innocent looking cover. Great beginning, lackluster ending. Harry, the MC, is strange but so adorable. Not a fan of his love interest, Adam, though. The politics and lengthy explanations of his alien culture and biology made things much more convoluted than needed. Interesting and fun.
*I probably won’t be doing a full review for any of these books.
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
I’m really enjoying this book. It’s morbid, but extremely entertaining. It raises some really interesting questions about morality, humanity, and societal limitations as well as ethical decisions, political regulations, and individual and community identities. It’s so much more than a book about people who are legally ordained to kill people. It’s social commentary. I’m half-way finished, but I can already see this book as being one of my favorite YAs.I haven’t been in the mood to finish When the Moon Was Ours so maybe I’ll return to it before this month ends. But I’ve got my sights set on these two books for my possible upcoming reads:
All righty then! That’s all for now. Despite my monthly goal to visit the reader every day, I haven’t been in the mood to do blog-hopping. Hopefully I can make that happen soon. I’m sorry for taking so long to stop by and say hello 😦 I really would love to, so don’t give up on me just yet.
Until then, I hope all is well and I’ll see y’all soon ❤