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?
I would say that I had a decent reading week. The Shadowglass was fantastic, I didn’t really expect to cry but I did. I gave it 5/5. Good Omens was unfortunately not as good as I was expecting it to be. Don’t get me wrong it is good and hilarious but for whatever reason I just expected more from it. I gave 3.5/5. Finally The Red Scrolls of Magic was without a doubt my favorite thing I read and my only gripe is that it is way shorter than I would like it to be. 5/5.
Books added to TBR:
I maybe went on a bit of a graphic novel buying binge from Book Outlet.
Read this Week:
Mera: Tidebreaker was a fun graphic novel – not sure I loved the instalove plot line but… Mera is definitely a badass and I enjoyed learning more about her and her world. In an Absent Dream was another cool edition to the Wayward Children stories and I really enjoyed it on audio. Lety Out Loud was such a touching story about overcoming problems and helping out at a shelter, it was so sweet it made me cry. The Bear and the Nightingale was so-so I’ll admit not being interested for about half the book while nothing happened but back story. Not sure I’ll continue on in the series. When I Arrived at the Castle was perfect and short and just a thrilling horror story in graphic form. My Jasper June was a sweet story as well, about confronting grief and friendship. I’m not sure I loved the ending but overall a great MG novel. Fairest: The Return of the Maharaja was quite an interesting story – not sure if I was supposed to be cheering for or against Charming as he’s a bit of character… I really enjoyed the story though and how it tied into the Fables world. This Song Will Save Your Life is a stunning novel about finding something to live for and I really loved the audiobook.
This week at The Book Monsters, we…
That is all for us this week. So until next week, stay scary Monsters.