Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Books Lately

Happy Show Us Your Books day with Steph & Jana! I do not have a lot to share today. I'm still reading the book I was 'currently reading' last time. I don't know if it's me, the books, the world, my life being a bit busier... I'm sure it'll pick up again soon. I feel like this SUYB came around quickly... but that might just be me.

Court books #2 & #3 - Sarah J Maas

sequels to a court of thorns and roses
I mentioned when I read the first Court book, but skipped over the second, so this is basically for the whole trilogy. I was cranky when I finished the first book because of where I thought it was going - and guess what, it went exactly there! And I loved it! I already want to re-read them. So good. Can't wait to read the next one. Everyone who said I would love this trilogy, you were right. I think... I might like it more than the throne of glass series.
The Voting Booth - Brandy Colbert
two teenagers trying to vote for the first time
This was super cute. It touched on a lot of intense heavy topics but was also still light and full of teenage stuff. It was a very quick, easy read. Well timed, too. I will say the one thing that annoyed me, and this is kind of spoilery, if one of my cats went missing, I wouldn't chill out and go to the beach. But that's just me.
follows a girl and her dad driving/living on a school bus after the death of mother & sisters
Heather recommended this one and I really enjoyed it. It was hilarious and silly and heartbreaking. Plus, cat! It was quirky and fun. I loved all the shenanigans and the not judgmental friendships made along the way. Lots of little lessons in there. I had a few quibbles with the father and how he acted and stuff, but it involves some pretty traumatic stuff and grief, so. I tried not to be too nitpicky.
Protect the Prince - Jennifer Estep
sequel to kill the queen
It took me a year and a half to get to this one, so of course I didn't remember enough of the first one. It does a relatively good job of recapping without being overkill. It wasn't as enjoyable as the first, but I liked it well enough and I am curious about the next one. And of course I love the romantic subplot.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford

I have owned this for years and I'd heard such good things, I finally put it on my Erin challenge list... oh. my. god. Snooze city. I am so in the minority. Struggle street. I found it super hard to relate to these children supposedly having these very complex feelings, I didn't love the writing so maybe I couldn't see the story past that, you know? Blergh. Not my jam.
It Happened One Wedding - Julie James

Julie James books remind me a bit of Jill Shalvis books in the sense that I always know what I'm going to get, I'm going to enjoy myself but rarely be blown away. That's not a bad thing, they are solid, good, enjoyable reads. I think they are cute and I laugh and get all mushy. But they rarely have things that stand out about them, you know? So while that sounds like a lacklustre review, it's not. Solid 4 stars, enjoyable, just don't remember much about it now.
good old solid historical romance. I enjoyed it more than the second but I don't think anything will ever compare to Ian Mackenzie. I really liked the heroine in this one. Yeah, not much to say, if you like historical romances, this series is definitely a good one.

Still reading Boy Swallows Universe... and a few others. I feel like my brain can't focus.

Linking up with Steph & Jana

Life According to Steph

TL;DR - I recommend the Coyote Sunrise book if you like middle grade, and the Court trilogy if you like Sarah J Maas books lol.

Read anything decent lately?

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