This month was another slow reading month for me. I only read three books and got into a bit of a reading slump, however I did read one of the books on my re-reads list. I’m also five books ahead of schedule on my Goodreads challenge, so I’m not too worried.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard- Four stars on Goodreads. I loved this book. There were things that I was not expecting at all and I was surprised by some of the things that happened. The cliffhanger ending left me wanting more. I thought the book was beautifully written. However, I wasn’t really a fan of the romance, I thought that aspect could have been better.
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard- I gave this three stars because I didn’t see as much growth from Mare as I was hoping for. I also wanted more from Mare and Cal, I felt there was just too much tension between them. I also didn’t like the ending, and though that Mare was so stupid for doing what she did. While I did like this book, I wanted more, more development in the characters and the relationships. I’m hoping Mare and Cal finally end up together in book three and there is more development in the characters and their relationships.
Beloved by Toni Morrison- I gave this five stars. I first read this in a college literature class, and I didn’t really understand the importance of this book. After re-reading it, I understand it a lot more now. Because it is historical fiction, there is a lot of historical context and importance that I didn’t understand when I first read it. The book takes place after the American Civil War and deals with slave trade. With this book I really saw the trials and tribulations of trying to escape slavery and be free. I found this book intriguing and haunting. In my opinion, it’s a must read.