I’m weirdly excited as this is my very first wrap up on this blog. Makes me feel like a real blogger having to write one up lol
This month I read a total of 8 books. Of these, 2 were graphic novels/comics and 1 was a book that had been started a few months prior. Oh and 1 book was a bit too embarrassing a read for me to mention here but there is a review on my Goodreads page.
Now I’m a bit nervous about making this wrap-up but I will try my best to make this as painless an experience as possible.
Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 (5 stars)
Ms. Marvel: No Normal was the first book or rather, comic that I read this month and goodness, I loved it so much. Now, I’m not the biggest comic book fan- Well, I am sort of… I like superheroes and I want to read comics so bad but sometimes it’s really hard to figure out where to start when there are just so many backlist comics out there but the awesome thing about Ms. Marvel centers on a brand new Ms. Marvel rather than being another iteration of the Ms. Marvel of old and God, I love her so much. Kamala Khan is such a relatable heroine and I love how they incorporated her religion and heritage into the story with very little fanfare. Truly, Kamala is a breath of fresh air- a teenager anyone could see themselves in who just so happened to leap into an extraordinary situation while still, in a way being as normal as possible. Also, her best guy friend (whose name escapes me right now) is amazing. I love him so much.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (3.5 stars)
Three Dark Crowns was one of the books I started around Jan. or Feb. and I’m not 100% sure why it took me so long to get through, only that it did. Probably had something to do with the fact that my son was hoarding my kindle and my lazy self didn’t feel like lugging the actual physical book around -rolls eyes- I didn’t find Three Dark Crowns to be as good as the other books I’ve read by Kendare Black. It was slow at first and while I did enjoy the fact that the book paid equal attention to each of the Queens I did not enjoy the fact that after some time had passed that the POVs seemed to stick to just two of the queens or two of the queens and Jules. Actually, I hated that Jules had more of a presence in the book than Arsinoe, a character that ended up being a real favorite of mine and while this book was only a 3.5 for me, I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (5 stars)
If I Was Your Girl was the book on everyone’s diversity bingo sheet. It was insanely hyped and for awhile there I was a bit apprehensive about reading it. One day however it wound up on sale in the kindle store and I went ahead and bought it. I had wanted to read another book with a trans main character (Peter Darling being the first one I’d read) and also happened to be in the rare mood to read a contemporary. Boy, was I not disappointed with this book. It hit me right in the feels and had me feeling every emotion there was. I laughed, I cried, I fangirled hard- I awwed like a schoolgirl. It was a great time and just- a necessary read I think because it gave me an entirely new perspective on the life of a trans MC and I honestly think everyone should read this book.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (5 stars)
This was another book I read due to a sale in the kindle store. It also happened to be another not only five star read but another 1 day read as well. The Rest of Us Just Live Here took the chosen one trope and turned it on its head, creating a book that centered not on the chosen ones saving the world but on the ordinary kid trying to make it to graduation and hoping his school didn’t get destroyed until after he managed to graduate. It dealt with OCD, friendship, and love in a relatable and delicate/believable way and was honestly just a whole lot of fun.
I Hate FairyLand Vol. 1: Madly Ever After (4 stars)
Now I’ve already done a review of Volume one of I Hate Fairyland so I won’t say much about it here except that it was hilariously amazing and I need to buy the second volume stat.
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4.5 stars)
Another book I have managed to do a review on. Not going to say much about this book except that it was a really promising first book in a series.
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout (3 stars)
I wanted to love this book. I really, really wanted to love this book. Unfortunately, I only barely liked this book. It started out somewhat promising but once I managed to get 60% through it I found myself skim reading to get to the good parts and quite honestly, when the book ended I found myself cringing whenever I thought about reading the last book in the series so I ended up reading a spoiler filled review instead and I’m so glad I did that instead of forcing myself through the hell that book probably would’ve been for me. -cries- I had such high hopes for this series too.
So I don’t really have a fully formed tbr for this month just yet however, I do have a few books that I would enjoy attempting to read and a couple that I’d really like to finish.
The Books I’d Like to Finish Are: Plus One by Elizabeth Fama, King’s Rising by C.S. Pacat and Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Books I Want to Start Reading Are: Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride, A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, The Struggle by L.J. Smith, and Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova.
There you have it, my first ever wrap-up.