I thoroughly enjoyed this simplified but faithful retelling. With its beautifully poetic prose that's reminiscent of reading a classic translation, but still accessible to the young or casual reader.
Excellent MG fantasy!
This book was so much fun to read and I also learned a lot. Two siblings find themselves caught up in a battle to save themselves, their family, and all of Earth. The mix of adventure, folklore and magic with current social and political issues made this such a well thought out read that was still accessible to readers of all ages.
I hope the author gives us more from these two incredible kids in the future.
1/2 Part one of my #MonthInReview for #JanuaryReads. I got a lot of reading done, and as you can see, I wasn't afraid to DNF when books weren't working for me. I was very excited to read Susanna Hoff's first novel (it comes out in April I think), because I am a huge Bangles fan. I also read a lot of romance and holiday stories- but that's what popped up in my audiobook library holds. TBC...
A “modern” version of the Persephone and Hades love story. Very cute, easy to read graphic novel. Trigger warning: SA scene
My final read of January is in the books! (Pun intended.)
This is a gorgeous graphic novel, made from a webcomic of the same name. The art is both bright and dark, playing off itself in interesting ways, and the story is compelling. I love Greek mythology and found myself asking “wait, is that REALLY what happened?!?” — as if any of it REALLY happened. 😂
January Reading Log: 5 books! Woooo I'm pretty impressed with myself! I finished the Lunar chronicles and I won't be falling up with Stars above since it's a bunch of backstories! Circe was my favorite read of the month. I'm really excited for February and can't wait to see what stories I'll immerse myself in! 💖