I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while, but I never seem to get around to it! For some reason, I don’t tend to review the books I read for my club but I did want to share what we’ve been reading lately!
January’s pick was The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke. I liked it but I wanted more of the world…which is all I can remember about the book. I really wish I had more to say about it, but I don’t. Obviously, not a lot stood out months later. You can find out more about The Boneless Mercies here.
February: We read The Disasters by M.K. England, which is a really fun sci-fi. This group reminded of the group of teens we see in Six Of Crows…but in space. I’m not comparing the two at all but for some reason, I did think of Six Of Crows. It actually reminded me a lot of The Breakfast Club. I wouldn’t say Breakfast Club in space, but if there’s a movie or book with a random group of kids, you’ll probably think of that. You can find The Disasters on goodreads.
March: Geekerella by Ashley Poston! I think I was one of the few who hadn’t read it, so I was excited. It definitely falls into the realm of YA contemporary about fandom. Is it just me, or is that something that’s kinda sorta been a thing for a while? It was fun and cute, and I loved the nods to Cinderella. I’m not at all a Comic Con person, but I definitely appreciated the fandom references. It was also cool because she had a signing in San Diego, and I got both Geekerella and The Princess And The Fangirl signed. You can find out more about Geekerella here.
April: Sherwood by Megan Spooner. I was really excited about Sherwood because I really liked Hunted when I read it a couple of years ago. I really liked this one too, though I could have done without the romance. I can’t wait to see what other stories she ends up re-telling, assuming she does more. I’ve enjoyed her stand-alones but I’ve have a hard time getting through her books that she’s co-written. You can find Sherwood on Goodreads here.
And the last one for today is May’s book, which is The Last Voyage Of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie. I finished this book pretty recently, so I could go into a lot more detail for it. I just don’t have the energy for a longer review. I liked it, but I couldn’t picture the world really well. I felt like I had to do a lot of the imagining myself because there was so little detail for the world building. It went pretty fast, which was nice, and it felt dystopic but also in the past. It also felt a little steampunk to me as well. The ending was a little random and I wish we had more of that story.
That’s all for today, but I’ll definitely be back with more book talk!