Another five books read, another lot of mini reviews as well as my The Reading Rush wrap up.
Novel/ Rating: 4/5
City of Ghosts is about Cassidy and her best friend Jacobs adventures in Edinburgh also there are ghosts.
Honestly it’s been a hot second since I’ve read some middle grade. This was so much fun to read, it was adorable and spoopy. The characters were awesome and I just had a fun time, though I really enjoyed it as an adult I know that 12 year-old me would have utterly been obsessed.
Daisy Jones & The Six is constructed as a series of interviews to document the rise and fall of the global hit band Daisy Jones & The Six.
This was a re-read for me. Honestly I still love it, the whole aesthetic, the story and the characters are amazing. I think I’ll probably read it many more times. However I did find the end sequence which had made me cry so much the first time I read it, didn’t quite hit the same way. I’m not sure it this due to the fact that the emotional sequence relies on shock or if its simply because I read it for the second time in a few months.
Either way still 5/5 stars from me.
The Muse is about an artistic conspiracy regarding a previously unknown artwork and regarding who the painter is.
This book was disappointing. It was told between alternating time lines of when the painting was made and when it had been rediscovered. However I found none of the characters particularly engaging and the story seemed to move on at a glacial pace. Also the use of two timelines seemed to be used to just fill in the gaps of information, and thus it felt like when the characters at the time of the paintings rediscovery found stuff it felt unearned. Also I found the twist predictable. However I ended up borrowing listening to the audio book and that was produced well. But I think I’ll be donating my physical copy. hopefully someone else will enjoy it more than me.
THE READING RUSH
The next group of books that I read were for The Reading Rush. The Reading Rush was formally the booktubeathon and took place from the 22nd-28th of July. For more information you can look at the website.
I’m going to be a bit briefer in these mini reviews cause it was a while ago that I read them.
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares (a book to movie adaptation, a book with five or more words in the title) - this was a reread for me and a quick fun read, its always a bit nostalgic for me all though it did read a little juvenile this time round.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (a book read in the same place)- I decided to continue with the nostalgic feel and read one of my childhood favourites. Honestly though every time I forget how sad it is.
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffery Cranor (a book with purple on the cover) - Love the podcast and had to pick up the book, honestly my kind of weird.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (a book with a non-human character, an author's first book. - Another reread. I planned to jump straight into the sequel after this but still haven’t gotten to it.
Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley (a book you meant to read last year) - been meaning to pick up this graphic novel for a bit, it’s cute and fun. Though I did find it a little convoluted at times.