I was super busy all month, and most of my reading was done in the first week of the month. I’m really quite disappointed in myself—even though I was busy—for not finding more time to read because I did want to read, I want to read ALL THE BOOKS. But life. I feel like I say this every month, but it’s true. But… I’m spending the summer on my university campus (i.e. away from distracting family) and not studying (i.e. no required reading for courses) but working (AND I CAN READ ON THE JOB!). This should help a good end to 2016 and a great start to 2017. Anyway, here are 5 mini reviews for the 5 books I read in November.
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
This was everything I wanted it to be. Granted, I was mostly just reading it for the 1920’s setting, but it also had a good premise. My only complaint was the pacing which felt a little off—and this seems to be the problem for most who’ve read Iron Cast—but I think it was a great debut from the author! Full review HERE.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Again, mostly reading for the setting and I didn’t have high expectations; despite the hype and the amazing reviews this book got, I was apprehensive going into it because I’m a stickler for historical accuracy. But let me tell you, this book is very inaccurate, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. This is a genius book that definitely deserves the hype and you should all read it! Full review HERE.
The Next Together by Lauren James
I’ve just been really craving some historical fiction, ok? Unfortunately didn’t get as much of it as I was hoping for in this one, but still quite enjoyable. I’m looking forward to reading the sequel/conclusion next month. Full review HERE.
Moon Chosen by P. C. Cast
I was approached by the publisher to participate in the Australian blog tour for the release of this book and I’m so happy they did! A highly unique fantasy read that tackles some serious topics that are relevant to today’s society. I highly recommend it to those looking for more depth in their YA fantasy reads. Full review HERE.
Fredy Neptune by Les Murray
You can stop reading now. I’m not even including a photo of this one. This will be a very poor review for a very poor read. This would be my least favourite book I’ve ever read for university, but alas, I’ve had to read quite a few bad ones. Supposedly a book for the ‘everyday Australian’ it was written in very confusing verse with obscure references that no ‘everyday’ person would hope to understand. Don’t read it unless your life (or degree) depends on it.