Sunday, 31 July 2016

July Wrap Up

I've been in a killer reading slump the last few months, so this will be a pretty short wrap up. I only read 2 books all the way through, and unfortunately I did give up reading one book for another, but that had nothing to do with the book, and everything to do with me. I hope to try and finish it next month.

First I finished a book I started reading last month, which was Thief's Magic by Trudi Canavan. I really didn't like this book, it was dual perspective, but the 2 stories had absolutely nothing to do with eachother, and seemed really disjointed. I did like one of the character's stories, Rielle's was the one with less happening, but it was more interesting and seemed more developed for me. Tyen's just seemed rushed and I didn't feel any connection to the character or the story, and it all just fell a bit flat. I gave it 3 stars, and that was only for Rielle.

Next up I had a reread of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, mixed with fairy lore. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite Disney films, and I absolutely love Sarah J Maas, so there really is no better story for me. I loved it just as much, if not more, reading it this time around. The story is magical, the characters are all interesting, with some great back stories, and it just makes you feel all the feels. It's definitely not one for younger readers. I gave it 5 stars.

After this I started A Court of Mist and Fury. Unfortunately this was the book that I put down, but again it was all on me and I really hope to read it in August. It follows the story of Demeter and Persephone, which is my favourite Greek myth. I'm starting to worry if Sarah J Maas has a direct link into my favourite stories.

Finally I read Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I picked this to see if it could pull me out of my reading slump, and it seems to have worked a little. I finished it really quickly and it sucked me in. It wasn't quite as good as Anna for me, but the story was adorable and I loved the family dynamics. The majority of the characters were awesome and I loved them, but I couldn't understand at all why Lola wanted to be with Max over Cricket at all, he was a total jerk. I gave it 4 stars.

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