Another month has gone by! I’ve decided to move my book reviews to weekends now. So these will be extra posts on top of my regular fashion/style posts during the week. I’m constantly trying to figure out what works best for when and what I post. If you have any suggestions, I am all ears. I’d love to hear what you would like to see!
May was one of those months that I was surprised that I read as much as I did. When I started putting this post together, I couldn’t believe that I had read 6.5 books. I say 5 because one is a short story that I read in about 30 minutes. I’m also in a bit of a rut with young adult. That is mainly because I had a few books come from the library all at once and had to get them read in a decent time. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick up a more “adult” book soon!
Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson: This was the short story I read. It is part of the Reckoners series. You definitely need to read Steelheart to understand it. It is a fun little story that takes place shortly after the events of Steelheart. I wish I would of waited to read this until I got the next book in the series, as it would of been a good reminder of what happened in the story before.
Isle of Man by Ryan Winfield: I don’t know what to say about this one. It was one of those stories that I just get annoyed at. But it is still a decent YA, post apocalyptic story. I can’t even give a good background on it without it sounding ridiculous, so just go check it out if you like a YA story that will make you think at least a bit, and maybe even get a little annoyed.
The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell: I’m always a sucker for stories about King Arthur. This takes a more literal/historical approach to the often fantasized time of history. I like that it gives a more plausible vision of the time of Arthur. It is a bit darker, there are not many rainbows and unicorns in this one. Lots of war (the series is called Warlord Chronicles) and the fight between early Christianity and the old world Druidism.
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal: This has been hailed as Jane Austen with magic. It is an interesting story. I really like the magic system involved, glamour. But the one thing I didn’t like is that all of the action happens at the very end of the book. The majority of the book is learning more about the world, including parties and sisters fighting. Then all of a sudden, everything happens. Oh, and a relationship that goes from “gah I hate you” to “OMG I love you and we are getting married!” That is one cliche that I really dislike.
Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi: I devoured these books. But honestly? I didn’t really like them. I think there are so many eye-roll inducing lines and cliches that it takes away from the actual story, which is actually pretty interesting. I think this has the potential to be a decent movie, but who knows.
Tell me, what have you been reading? Do you have any suggestions on what I should read next that won’t make me continue to roll my eyes?