I didn’t get a lot of books read this month because I had a lot of work for university and spent half of the month writing essays. Here is a list of what I did manage to read:
1) Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
This book was so good! I loved everything about it: the characters and the world they lived in. I don’t think there was anything I didn’t like about it and would definitely recommend it. I haven’t read a lot of books like this before and I think that’s what really drew me in. I really liked the magic side of the story and I just found it a really unique idea to write about. I couldn’t put it down and completely devoured it. You can read my full review here.
2) Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first one which is really disappointing given how much I loved Snow Like Ashes. I didn’t find the plot as interesting and I found the characters really annoying a lot of the time. I still enjoyed reading from Meira’s point of view though and it hasn’t stopped me wanting to read the next book Frost Like Night. If you want to read my full review on this book click here.
3) Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
This isn’t something I would normally read but I am so glad I did in the end. If my friend hadn’t recommended it to me so many times I doubt I ever would have picked it up. I was really surprised how quickly I got into the book and I was halfway through before I knew it. In relation to the main character and her family, it is really relatable and reminded me of my own family at times. They picked on each other quite a bit but you could tell they were really close to one another. It focuses on some deeply controversial issues in today’s society and as someone who has no experience with something like this – or even any knowledge on it – I found that it really opened my eyes and made me more aware of how troubling this life can really be. I thought it was really well written and I am so glad I did decide to buy it in the end. Thank you to my friend for recommending it to me and if you haven’t read it, I recommend it to you a thousand times over. You can read my full review here.
4) Gone by Michael Grant
I found that I had a love-hate relationship with this book. I loved parts of it and hated others. I thought it was a really awesome idea for a story and I really liked the main characters. I normally always fall for the bad guy and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. But this time I found myself falling for the good guy, Sam. I didn’t like Cain and Drake at all and thought they were really horrible characters. I was torn between others and couldn’t decide if I liked them or not. I thought giving them all powers brought an interesting twist to the book and the ending was left on a nice cliffhanger. I’m currently reading Hunger and so far I’m really enjoying it I’ve found it a lot better than the first book. I think the first book was mainly just introducing this new world and the characters just finding ways to live – and survive – without any adults in the world.
So, these are the four books I managed to read this month! Hoping to read a lot more in June and share them with you at the end of the month.