I had a great reading month last month!! It’s been a while since I’ve actually breathed a sigh of relief when its comes to my reading. I’m not sure if I just went a little overboard and burned myself out when it comes to reading or if I just wasn’t reading books I liked. But I think I can confidently say that I and back into the swing of reading.
1) American Panda by: Gloria Chao 3.5/5 Stars
I got this book while I was at Yallfest last year. I was standing in line and the girl’s mom next to me had grabbed two copies of this book and gave one to me. I didn’t really know much about the book going into it other than the fact that the main character was Chinese American and was in college. I really liked this book and thought it was super cute at times. But I do recommend a bit of a more mature audience as there are some more mature parts to this book.
2) Seraphina by: Rachel Hartman 3/5 Stars
This book had been sitting on my shelf for the longest time, and when I got an ARC of Tess of the Road I figured I would pick up this book to see if I even liked the world that both books are set in. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It put such an interesting spin on dragons that it was a rather interesting read. After finishing it, I couldn’t wait to dive back into the world and read Tess of the Road.
3) The Traitor’s Game by: Jennifer A. Nielsen 4/5 Stars
While this book has a few typical YA fantasy tropes I really loved it. Kestra is such a fierce female. I’m not quite sure how I feel about the possible romance in this book though. Maybe the next book will help me come to a more concise opinion on their relationship. There was one part in this book that got a bit on my nerves, but other than that it was really good.
4) Hope Nation Edited by: Rose Brock 4/5 Stars
This is a little sampler that I got while at Yallfest last year. In it were essays from three authors. All I have to say is if those essays are just a hint of the hope that is going to be in this book then everyone that reads it will be deeply filled with hope from page one! I cannot wait to read the rest of the authors essays when this book does come out.
5) Matched by: Ally Condie 4/5 Stars
I read this book quite a few years ago on my Nook, but all I could remember was something about hiking and a match gone wrong and poems. Anyways, I saw this book on my libraries audiobook list and I figured I would listen to it when I was driving or doing chores. It was a really interesting read, but I think I found out that I’m over the whole dystopian craze.
Five books! I still can’t believe I got to five books this past month! I can’t wait to see what March brings and how many amazing books I’ll get to!!