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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So Changeless was pretty good although there was a twist in the plot at the end that really pissed me off so we will see how that plays out in the next book. 4/5. I am still really loving Skulduggery Pleasant, it is just an amazing series and I am so happy that I discovered it. 4/5 to Dark Days and Mortal Coil. My Lady’s Choosing is something I picked up on a whim at the library, I never read any choose your own adventures books as a kid so this was my first experience with something like that and it was super fun. There is an option for you to go with a female love interest which is amazing, I gave it a 4.5/5. The Secret Hour was actually a reread, I read it for the first time back in middle school and it really ignited my love for reading back then. 4.5/5
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I listened to 3 Audiobooks this week – And Then There Were Four was so-so – a murder mystery that had some twists… Horrorstor was rather fun and odd and makes me think about visiting IKEA again… lol. Wishtree was my last audiobook and a sweet and heartfelt read about how one word can hurt and also bring a community together.
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys was an amazing anthology with lots of awesome authors writing horror stories. Harley Quinn Breaking Glass was a fun graphic novel about teen Harley just breaking out into the world – I really enjoyed it. Stargazing was a beautiful graphic novel story that really made you think about the impact of actions, rumors and projecting your thoughts onto others. I absolutely loved it. Charmcaster I finally finished and cannot wait to continue on with more adventures with these characters – a bit of a twist at the end that I sort of saw coming and one that I did not see at all. Queen of the Sea was a gorgeous graphic novel set in a historical time period and quite a tome of a book. They Called Us Enemy is by the wonderful George Takei and his memories from being in an internment camp as a child – a harsh reality that is not often brought up in children’s literature and I enjoyed the graphic format for the approach.
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That is all for us this week. So until next week, stay scary Monsters.