I read a lot this month because I’m rushing to complete my Goodreads goal. As of December 1st, I have ten books left-YIKES! I read some pretty good books and I read some stinkers (I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t read some stinkers) so here we go.
As always, click the title for the full review.
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton-I read and reviewed this for School Library Journal so you read my review in an upcoming issue of SLJ.
City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson-Great pacing, good characters, solid adventure tale.
1/2 The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer Nielsen-Super bratty and unlikable protagonist, tropey world, and insta love.
Ghostly Echoes by James Ritter- I was really interested in Jenny’s backstory but it was a bit anti climactic.
The Dire King by James Ritter- Too many damn characters.
1/2 Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman-Faced paced and strong themes, but that ending was too much.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle-I hate to say this but the pacing was bananas and there was a lot of info that didn’t drive the plot.
Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge-Great premise but there was one too many adventures.
4/5 Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi-Awesome pacing, great characters.
1/2- The Kill Order by James Dashner-No explanation of the apocalypse.
Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare-Great premise but the insta love and the pacing was bad.
How did I read so may books, you ask? I listened to four on audiobook while I was at work and I increased the speed to 1.75.
TBR for December
I will probably listen to at least one audiobook but I don’t know what will be yet. I’m also trying to get the ARC of a couple of books so I won’t list them.