Sunday evening done right.
I tried this in print and couldn't get past the first chapter. I'm much farther along in the audio. However, the audio version of the alien voices is not one for those who struggle with mouth sounds. I have no idea how I am continuing to listen but here we are.
This story about first loves and loss is good but definitely intended for a younger audience. The main character is so young, and his reactions are very appropriate for his age. However, that also means it gets a bit tedious after a while. Still, it is a sweet story that will have you reflecting on your own first love.
It reminded me of A Court of Thorns and Roses but was different enough to keep me reading it in one sitting. Plus, I really love the symbolism of a woman able to control and use the power of fire.
What a stunner of a novel! The phrase "emotional roller coaster" seems inadequate to describe the wide range of emotions this book generated in me. It is going to take me a few days to process my thoughts into coherence but my immediate reaction is one of stunned awe.
This is undoubtedly one of the best way fantasy novels I've read in a long, long time. The formidable amount of world building could detract from Mia's story. Instead, he incorporates it in such a way that it is integral and absolutely fascinating. I cannot wait for the rest of Mia's story!
It is difficult to describe any book that depicts the life of a slave as fantastic reading, but Colson Whitehead does an amazing job doing just that. His interpretation of the Underground Railroad is clever but in no way takes away from Cora's story. A definite must-read.
This is not for everyone. Scranton scrutinizes the second Iraqi war in much the same way as Tim O'Brien did the Vietnam conflict. Brutal, cold and yet somehow eerily poetic, it is not a novel you can enjoy but that you can appreciate for its contribution to literature and the harsh truths it has to tell.
Cute YA that explores the reasons for the Salem Witch Trials. A little bit of witchcraft rounds out the story to make it a fast-paced and enjoyable read.