I haven’t written a blog post since last year!
I’ve still been reading, just not reviewing anything. As much as I love talking about and reviewing the books I’ve been reading, it’s been nice to just ‘read’ them lately and not have to think about what to say about them.
I’m not going to review what I’ve read since my last review properly but I’ll chat a bit about them below.
So, since my ‘blog slump’ I’ve read:
- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
- Hygge and Kisses by Clara Christensen
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
- Kings Cage by Victoria Aveyard
- The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
In January I decided to finally pick up the Red Queen trilogy by Victoria Aveyard. I’m sitting on the fence with this series as I thought some of it was cliche YA fantasy and it also dragged on a bit to the point where I just didn’t want to pick it up.
I enjoyed book one but by the time I’d got to book three I was ready to move on to something else, however, it couldn’t have been that bad as I do want to carry on with the series when book four comes out!
The Fairyloot book of the month in February was The Hazel Wood. There was a lot of hype around this book and I really liked the dark fairytale concept. It was a book that I had been interested in reading after I heard the synopsis when I was at the YA literacy convention in London last July. Overall I enjoyed it but I was a little bit disappointed after there was such a massive hype around it. It could have delved a lot deeper into the ‘Hinterland’ – the fairy tale world in the story. If there’s a second book, I hope it explores this world in more detail as there’s a lot of potential. It reminded me a bit of Coraline.
At the minute, I’m reading The Fifth Season trilogy by N.K. Jemisin and I’ll be doing a full review of each book…watch this space…