I’ve established I won’t be one of those book bloggers who posts at least once a week, gets cool swag from publishers, and has a ton of followers and I’m OK with that. It has been a very long time since I last posted, so here’s a catch-up of what I’ve read since then.
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy What can I say about this book that so many people haven’t already? Ramona is stuck. She lives in a trailer with her dad and her
Crash Override by Zoe Quinn Her account of what happened to her is terrifying and disturbing. What was done to her was completely awful. That was able to overcome it and speak out is a testament to her strength. Now she helps others in her shoes.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera My only quibble about this book is that it took too long for the two characters to get together, especially considering the plot of the book. I loved both boys and everything else about the book.
Black Beauty by Anna Seawald I’ve never read this classic before. I liked the horse’s point of view. It’s definitely pro-animal and about being a good person and being virtuous, but I see nothing wrong with that. It made me love horses even more.
Game World by CJ Farley I wanted to love this book. A diverse cast of kids gets sucks into the world of a video game. The plot was a little slow, some of the dialogue was really stilted, and the grammar and wording needed some help. It’s a good story. I just wanted it to be great.
Lazarus vol. 1-3 by Greg Rucka Dystopian world. Powerful families rule the sections of the globe. Each has a Lazarus who can’t be killed. Forever wants nothing more than her family’s love and approval. She will do anything for them, believe anything they tell her. I can’t wait to see how this progresses
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park I want to take Tree-Ear home and feed him, clothe hi, and house him. His relationship with Crane-Man is so beautiful and so special. This was a sweet and wonderful look into historic Korea.
Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green This was a heart-wrenching read of her life. It is not for the faint of heart. If you’ve dealt with eating disorders or sexual abuse, be careful reading this, it can definitely trigger a lot of things. I could not put it down.
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds Another gorgeous book by Jason Reynolds. This one is his first book in verse and it takes place in one elevator ride. The power behind the words, short are they are, are unbelievable.
Spining by Tillie Walden A graphic memoir of a girl’s life of ice skating. I enjoyed it, but it didn’t speak to me as much as I thought I would.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng I love love love Pearl. Her relationship with the Richardson family is a great one. Elena Richardson is quite the characters. I wasn’t her biggest fan, but she was written in a way that the reader shouldn’t like her. I do want to read the other book by this author.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer A retelling of the Queen of Hearts origin story. It’s a great fractured fairy tale and a feel good version of a character that ends up evil at the end. I love Marissa Meyer and I was not disappointed by this title.