Mini Reviews- *most* of the books I’ve read on my hiatus

Good morning, afternoon, evening, or night to my fellow bookworms. I, surprisingly, managed to squeeze in quite a bit of reading on my unexpected brake. Since that was quite a long time, I honestly couldn’t write a full post on any of these. But, mini reviews to the rescue. Honestly, I’m pretty impressed with how good most of these books were, so I’m excited to share them with you!

Cinder, Marissa Meyer

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The lunar chronicles had been a series that I’d wanted to read for forever, but had never really gotten too. The idea of a fairy tale retell even sounds awesome, and, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The world-building was great, the pace was good and I enjoyed the character development. The reason this one is a solid four stars is I found it pretty predictable. Maybe that’s just me reading to much dystopian though…

Scarlet, Marissa Meyer

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

On the topic of the lunar chronicles, I also read Scarlet. This one, a retelling of The Little Red Riding Hood, just fell short for me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the ideas and the characters, they were great. But. I wasn’t that in love with the plot. It just didn’t keep me captivated, and it didn’t have as many interesting twists and turns as the first book.

One Of Us Is Lying, Karen M. Macmanus

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

As I mentioned in my previous post (which you can see here), I found another Maeve in a book! Besides that, this was a great book. Although it was a touch predictable at times, I could not put it down, and let’s just say I lost a lot of sleep from it. I really didn’t think murder mysteries were my thing, but I guess they are!

SLAY by [Brittney Morris]

Slay, Brittney Morris

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I had never heard of this book, but people, I’m telling you, you must read it. I really really enjoyed this. This book brought up so many big issues that the world has, but it did even more. Instead of assuming genders in her game, the author used they/them pronouns which I was very happy about. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in a book before!

A Study In Charlotte, Brittany Cavallaro

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

After watching Enola Holmes and needing some more Holmes action, I picked this book up. I almost put it down at the beginning, but it did get better as the plot picked up. The characters were what I loved best in this novel. I think I had high hopes (probably too high) so I was a little disappointed with this one. I will probably still read the next in this series though!

Have you read any of these books? Are they on your tbr? What do you think about finding characters with your names in books?

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