NO!! But one book came close.
This was a rough month for me; I read nine books but only liked two. I decided to read more critical books and less fantasy this month because I moderate the Mock Printz Goodreads group (you are welcome to join us) and I wasn’t too impressed. YIKES!
As always, please click on the titles for full reviews.
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds-Great theme; thought provoking.
Wild Beauty by Anna Marie McLemore-Beautiful world but too many ideas muddled the plot.
Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff-Too much what and not enough why.
Little & Lion by Brandi Colbert-The story was fine but the voice was not new nor compelling.
The Last Namsara byKristen Ciccarelli-Unique world but the main character didn’t ask enough questions which ultimately had a negative affect of the plot.
1/2-Bang by Barry Lyga-Lacked nuance.
1/2-We Are Okay by Nina LaCour-Weak character development.
1/2-Release by Patrick Ness-Great exposition on blame and letting go. Adam had a unique and honest voice.
The Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin-Catch my review in SLJ.
TBR for September:
- Got my hands on Tower of Dawn (librarian perk!) so I’ll try to finish this behemoth by Labor Day.
- I need to finally read Conjuring of Light. I’m always a bit scared to read final books because I’m afraid they’ll suck.
- I’m still trying to read critical reads for Mock Printz and that would include Invisible Hand, Dear Martin, and Midnight at the Electric