Well, this last week has been insanely busy, but somehow I managed to complete 5 things for cramathon!
I also have a week-long vlog and wrap up if you’d like to see that:
[i need to edit it, but it’s coming soon]
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – 1
⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ – 2
⭐️⭐️⭐️ – 2
Pages read: 1,436
Challenge: A book that’s been on your TBR for a long time.
Review: I thought the concept was cute, but the execution was a bit meh. This is a middle-grade book, so the overuse of tropes wasn’t as offputting, but I felt like the message was incredibly heavy handed. I saw where it was going pretty early on, that being said I am much older than your average middle-grade reader and younger readers may appreciate how spelled out the message is.
Challenge: A predicted 5 star read.
Review: Overall, this was a fun story, but nothing stood out that upped it to a 5 star read. When I listened to the audiobook, I was in the lab working and was able to have it on in the background and follow the story. This is a great easy fantasy for those who are uncomfortable with the genre or just want a book with a strong female lead.
Book 3: Campfire by Shawn Sarles
Challenge: A book outside of your comfort zone (I don’t read much horror)
Review: Full spoiler-free review available here.
Challenge: A book that’s not a standard novel.
Review: I loved the art style and the dark humor. Overall the premise was pretty interesting too. That being said, the story jumped around a bit too much for my liking and it was hard to follow what was going on. At times the whole “is this real” bit added to the narrative, but other times it was just confusing.
Challenge: A book with your favorite color on the cover (pink).
Review: I liked how the story continued. I think Lottie is a super fun (though at times, unlikeable) protagonist and this story is developing pretty interestingly. I will definitely be continuing. However, the same issue as the first volume — the story can be confusing at times. I am curious to see how everything ends up.
Did you participate in cramathon?
How many books did you read?
Be sure to let me know below!