Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Jessica and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Kathryn at the Book Date‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading?
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A Tragic Kind of Wonderful was really interesting because the main character has bi polar disorder like me and this is the first book I have ever read where the main character is the one with bi polar. I thought the rep was really well done and I enjoyed the book 4/5. Resistance was a unplanned book I decided last minute to read a smutty book for the smutathon. I actually enjoyed most of it up until a certain point and then the book went in a direction that I really hated so I ended up giving it a 3/5. Shadow and Bone was a reread for me, I am taking part in the Grishalong which is reading the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows duology in preparation for King of Scars coming out in January, I gave it 4/5.
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I listened to three audiobooks this past week – The Royal Rabbits of London, which was an interesting rabbit tale with some intrigue and secret society feel. Lulu the Broadway Mouse was so cute and adorable and about being your best person. Some great lessons in there. Minecraft the Crash was kind of odd on audiobook because of all the noises they added, my one dog did not like hearing all those noises and would start howling. Overall, a good story that also deals with grief. The Language of Spells was a beautiful story about dragons set after WWII and a girl who discovers some have gone missing and she must help her new dragon friend find them even if it means giving everything up. Escape the Underdark was a fun choose your own adventure with D&D involved. I followed a couple paths and had fun seeing where each would lead me. After Zero threw me off a bit… I thought it was more magical but … really just a slight paranormal element. I also was not satisfied with the ending at all.
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That is all for us this week. So until next week, stay scary Monsters.