Sunday, 1 June 2014

May Reading Wrap Up

Hello everyone! I've got another reading wrap up today. I read 6 books this month which was ok but seeing as I read 11 last month, it's not great. I've been quite busy the last few weeks because of exams and what not. Now I'm on my summer break so hopefully June will be a much better month for me reading wise. I still can't believe it's June already. I bought a few cheap Kindle books so hopefully I can get through a lot of those as well as finishing all the physical books I've got but haven't read yet.


Broken Heads, Severed Heart by Robyn Schneider - Oh, my, god. Where do I even start with this book? Holy shit. First off. If you like John Green's books then you need to go and get this, right now. It's about a boy who was really popular, class president, captain of the sports teams until one night his car is hit by another car and the crash leaves him really badly injured. He returns to school, unable to walk without a cane, and finds out that everything has changed. It's a really interesting novel about self discovery and coming of age. Absolutely beautifully written and I highly commend it. 5/5 stars. This is also known as 'The Beginning Of Everything" in the US. 


Acid by Emma Pass - I hadn't really heard much about this before I saw it in the library but it was one of the very few YA novels my library actually had so I thought I'd give it a read. It's set in a dystopian Britain where a really brutal police force called Acid rule. The main character Jenna has been jailed in a high security prison after being accused of her parent's murder. I really liked this and I thought Jenna was a good character. It has a low rating on GoodReads so I rated it 4/5 stars. Realistically it's more 3.5 stars but I wanted to help bump up the average star rating.


Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare - I'm not really sure how I felt about this one if I'm honest. It's the second book in the Infernal Devices trilogy which is set in the same world as Cassandra Clare's other series, The Mortal Instrument. I liked this book but I definitely don't enjoy it as much as I did the TMI series. It's set in the 1800s which isn't a setting I'd usually read, I'm not a big fan of the classics. This wasn't a bad book but I found it to be very slow and I kind of had to force myself to read it. I gave it 3/5 stars but I'm hopeful that the third book will finish the series well.


Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare - Let me just start this off by saying that I liked this a lot more than I liked Clockwork Prince! There's a lot more action is this novel which meant I wanted to pick it up and read it a whole lot more. Even though it's longer than Clockwork Prince I read it a lot quicker. It had a lot more action in it so I found it to be a much faster read. However I found it a bit anticlimactic. I've heard a few people said that this book really made them cry but I didn't find it very sad at all. I gave it 4/5 stars.


And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini - I've absolutely loved every book by Khaled Hosseini so I was very excited to read this. I liked it but not at much as the others as I found it quite slow at the beginning and hard to get into. It's about a young boy who is separated from his younger sister who is his world. Like all of Khaled Hosseini's other books it's set in Afghanistan. I don't know. There was something missing from this. I just didn't connect to this book like I did the others. I gave it 3/5 stars.


The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez - I hadn't actually heard of this book before but I bought it because it was on buy one get one half price when I was buying some other books. It follows 5 women who visit a coffee shop in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan. I seem to be on a bit of a roll of Afghanistan related novels at the moment! I liked this, it was a bit 'chick lit'-y but it was still enjoyable. I gave it 4/5 stars.


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