Welcome back! I've been on an unintentional break from blogging because I started a full-time job. I'm adjusting to a new routine and have a lot less free time than in the summer. I fully expected to have this up at least 10 days ago, but here we are.
I got into a bit of a slump halfway through reading this, so take my rating with a grain of salt. I think I would have enjoyed this a lot more if I’d read it at a different time. It took me almost a week to read this and I had long breaks in between sessions, which lowered my enjoyment of this book. The Other Americans isn’t a happy story, so that didn’t help either. My review will be more of a mishmash of thoughts, since I’m not quite sure how I feel about this book.
If you like fantasy blended with historical fiction, you need to check this book out. Queen of the Conquered is what I wanted The Night Circus to be. There was even more in store with this book than I was anticipating from the blurb. It involves a high-stakes competition for the throne of Hans Lollik and at the backdrop is a slave rebellion. This book had some flaws, but at the same time it blew my mind, and I am very excited to read the sequel. That says a lot considering that I don't usually care too much for fantasy. I was drawn to this book by the cover and the title, and it did not disappoint.
Have you ever been excited to read a book for a long time, but when you finally get it, you're not? I found The Giver of Stars in January when I was looking for a book that takes place outside. This was probably one of my most anticipated reads because I've heard so much about Jojo Moyes. But when I got it, I was like, a book set in Depression Era America that takes place in Kentucky, why did I pick this? Most likely because it's about friendship, adventure, and romance, but I was skeptical about whether I would end up enjoying it. Luckily, I did!
Based off the blurb, I expected this to be a four or five-star read. A coming of age story that’s not about a high-schooler and involves time travel and romance, what’s not to like? Well, I’m bummed to say that I didn’t enjoy this at all. I feel like this is the kind of book that you love or hate; I can't say I hated this, but it wasn't for me.
It's August and I am freaking out because I don't know how we got here so fast. Things have been moving so fast that I've been meaning to do this tag for at least a month now. I'm also doing the tag for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you for nominating me Hermione! Check out her blog here. Now let's get started!
Can summer slow down? I can't believe it's August. I hope everyone had an awesome reading month in July. I managed to read six books, but most of them were stretched over several days, which was frustrating. On the bright side, two books I read were five-star reads! I hit 80 followers in July and… Continue reading July Wrap Up and Mini Book Review