I just realized that I never talked about the last few books I’ve read for the YA book club I’m part of! Now seems like a good time to talk about them. At least a little, because I’m really fuzzy on a couple of them, since a couple are from a few months ago. Hopefully, I’ll get a little better about actually reviewing them, but we shall see.
First, there’s Roar by Cora Carmack. We read this one back in August, and is the only one I didn’t finish, and I didn’t particularly like the love interests. I thought they were pretty terrible guys, and while I liked the magic, that was pretty much it. I think there were a few different perspectives that weren’t done well, but I could be wrong, and confusing it with a different book. I tried to keep reading, but I just couldn’t. And I couldn’t figure out why it seemed so familiar, and then I realized I tried to read it about a year ago, and it was a DNF then. I figured I’d try it again, but this read wasn’t any better.
In September, we read Anger Is A Gift by Mark Oshiro. I liked this one, and I was crying by the end of it. Usually, I love books where I end up crying, but not for this one. I didn’t really feel the main characters anger, and he had anxiety, but the anxiety sort of disappeared a little bit into the book. Parts of it felt really sci-fi- the tech the police had felt really futuristic, which didn’t fit with the book. I think, if I hadn’t read books like The Hate U Give first, I think I would have liked it a lot more. I did like seeing how Moss and his friends wanted to make a difference. I’d rate this book 3 stars.
The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White is my favorite of the books we’ve read so far. We read it in October, and it’s a great Halloween/October read. I’ve never read the original Frankenstein- I tried but couldn’t get through it- but maybe one day I can actually finish it. It would be interesting to see how much she drew from Frankenstein. I didn’t like Elizabeth at first, but as we got more into the story and her world, I really liked her, and understood why she acted the way she did. It was more historical/horror/thriller than I thought it would be, but I still loved it. It was creepy and I can’t wait to read it again. My rating is 5 stars.
The last book I really wanted to talk about was Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf. We read it last month, and I ended up really liking it. I liked the world, and even though I was expecting it to be an Evil Queen origin story, I was still really surprised by the ending. I can’t wait to read the next one to see where things are going to go. There was a point where I wanted Zera to the opposite of what she actually did, but at least for now, I’m curious to see how it will play out, even though she didn’t do what I really hoped she would do. My rating is 4 stars.
That’s all for today, and I’ll definitely be back with more reviews!