Hey guys! It’s time to share my final reading wrap up and what a year it has been. There’s so many more books I wanted to read but didn’t get round to, however, I am pleased with the ones that I did manage to finish. Here’s what I read:
Artemis by Andy Weir: I finally read Artemis after having it sitting on my shelf for years and I have to say, it was not worth it. After having really enjoyed The Martian, I was hoping for another interesting story from Andy Weir but it was actually kind of painful. This has got to be one of the strangest female characters I’ve come across. She’s in her mid-twenties if I remember correctly, however, she acted like a teenage boy and it made some scenes really awkward. I can definitely see why a lot of people didn’t enjoy this one. Also, the science in this story was super boring compared to The Martian. It was very info-dumpy and I skimmed through a lot of it, although I didn’t find some scenes as bad as other people did. Despite not enjoying this one, I’m going to give Andy another chance and read his third book. Hopefully that one will be better.
The Stolen Sisters by Louise Jensen: I’ve never read a book from this author before, but I’m definitely eager to read more of her books now as The Stolen Sisters ended up being one of my favourite books of 2020. It was so emotional and gripping, I couldn’t stop reading it for a second. It’s a really horrifying story about three sisters who are kidnapped when they are children and it flips back and forth between their escape and the looming twentieth anniversary. Even though they are all adults now, they still can’t escape the trauma they went through and it’s had a devastating impact on their everyday lives. There’s so many terrible twists throughout and each one is as hard-hitting as the last. It was so, so gripping and I highly recommend it.Continue reading