Welcome to another monthly reading wrap up!
Below are the books I read! Also, my reading tallies are listed at the very end. I’ll likely increase my Goodreads goal when I get to 25 books. (But that hasn’t happened yet!)
Norse Mythology – by Neil Gaiman
This cover was gorgeous, the hype was strong, but unfortunately I didn’t love it. I liked it, but this was the first book I picked up by Gaiman, which I think was a mistake. Reading about Loki, Thor, and Odin were interesting (they’re so dumb and bloodthirsty) but overall I just didn’t click with this book or its writing. I think I’d have enjoyed it WAY more if I’d already read his fiction, but nonetheless the writing was humorous and accessible, so it was definitely enjoyable to read.
3 / 5 stars
Frostblood – by Elly Blake
Oh my goodness, I got hooked on this YA fantasy with elemental magic. Ruby had such a great voice. I wrote a spoiler free review if you want to read it. But just know, this was excellent. A little predictable towards the end, but I didn’t even mind cos I enjoyed the characters and world so much!
4.5 / 5 stars
The New Hunger – by Isaac Marion
This novella followed Nora, Julie’s close friend in Isaac’s first book Warm Bodies. It showed how Nora and her 7 year old brother had to survive together in the zombie-infested world because their parents abandoned them. The zombies are unique, watchful and terrifying. They’re probably some of the best zombies I’ve ever read about to be honest. I really liked this novella but had to push myself to read it a bit. Not sure if that was just me or the pace at some parts, though.
3.75 / 5 stars
(I recently discovered that Warm Bodies book 2 has come out, so I need to get on that!)
Grief is the Thing With Feathers – by Max Porter
This was odd but symbolic. (Magical realism might not be my thing?) I couldn’t work out if the crow was actually present or was literally the grief in the minds of the grieving, but that’s okay! I may reread it in a few years. I did like it but I didn’t cry like I expected to!
3 / 5 stars
Caraval – by Stephanie Garber
I’m reading this at the moment, I’m at about half way. I’ll post a review without spoilers once I’ve finished it! Caraval just missed out on being a February read!
I also started listening to American Gods by Neil Gaiman on audible! I catch the train to work every day but can’t read on public transport, so it feels like I lose a lot of time. I figured why not try audiobooks; this is my first one! It’s 19hrs long so I have no idea when I’ll finish it. But I think I’m enjoying it so far.
I got into a reading slump at the end of February, unfortunately. I was busy and had less motivation to read. With the help of #TBRTakedown at the beginning of Feb though I got to read a few extra things. So yay!
Have you read any of these books? Have you heard about any? Do you agree with my ratings? Leave me a comment!
Total read this month: 4
Total read overall: 13
Current Goodreads goal: 25