Some weeks I’m reading like crazy and other times, it takes me a couple weeks to finish one book. I love this time of the month, because it helps me figure out what I should read next. Not that there aren’t enough on my list already, but there’s always room for more, right?
Last month was kind of a here and there month for me, where I didn’t really love anything although there were some good books. I felt like this month improved and I found way more books I was more in the mood for.
Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown – 4 stars
This was a pretty intense start to a series and I really enjoyed it. It is definitely reminiscent of Hunger Games and Ender’s Game and although it may be categorized as young adult in some places, it felt like a more adult story of those. The author has his own style, though, so while it is similar in some ways, it’s also well built and cool on its’ own. It’s also more violent than those stories in some parts, at least in description. I recommend if you like sci-fi/fantasy and uprising stories. I just started the second book in the trilogy, so I’m excited to see where it goes.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1) by Laini Taylor – 4 stars
This kind of book ticks off all my favorite things – interesting main character, mythological features, and a beautiful world. It seems like a series I want to keep reading and hopefully can get my hands on the second book.
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black – 4 stars
I have been in kind of a magic mood, because this one also featured magic, although with faeries. I am a fan of Holly Black, so if you’ve read anything by her, you’ll probably like this. Or if you’re in the mood for a world filled with faeries and princes and things.
Storm Glass (Glass #1) by Maria V. Snyder – 3.5 stars
This book is set in the same world as Snyder’s Magic Study series, which I read the first couple books of ages ago. I thought the plot was a little scattered in Storm Glass, but it does make me want to reread the Magic Study series, since its’ characters and plot were mentioned a LOT. I may keep reading this series afterward, since I liked the characters and it came together in the end.