Three Times Three // Book Reviews

I seriously can’t believe it’s October. I only read one book last month and I’m horribly behind on my book reviews. Since I don’t have much to wrap up, I’m doing something different. I’m recapping the last three books I’ve read with three-sentence reviews, hence the title of this post.

Book Review: The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

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. 

Book Review: Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

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.

Book Review: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

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!

Book Review: Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

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.

July Wrap Up and Mini Book Review

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