Well this month has been a fail… I completely underestimated the workload I’d receive from my first week into school, so I basically haven’t had the chance to read even half of the books on my TBR list. Here are the books I’ve read:
- The assassin’s heart:
I felt like this story had some strong characters! There were also some really great moments, but I felt like the pacing was a little weird… I really liked the concept, it’s a high fantasy basically based on a religion. There are many different Gods and each country/region tends to choose to follow one. Lea’s God is Safraella , and the highest order of worship to her is becoming an assassin. It sounds a bit bizarre but this book had some great world building so it’ll make sense if you read it!
- Heart Sick:
Again I felt like this story had some really great characters but the pacing was weird. My review for this is already up so check it out!
- Toru: Wayfarers Return
This was a fairly political and cultural book so it was a bit refreshing to break from the normal genres I always read. It also comes under steampunk, which I’ve never read a book from that genre! I actually really enjoyed this book. Set in Japan 1852, it tells the story of a fisherman who had an accident at sea and was rescued by an American ship. He goes on to spend the next 2 years in America, and when he finally comes home he is labelled a traitor and is to be executed. BUT Toru knows some very valuable information and I feel like I should stop here and let you figure it out when you read it! I personally skimmed through the synopsis just to know whether this would be something I’d enjoy, other than that I tried to go in with as little knowledge as possible! I LOVED TORU, he’s a smart and somewhat manipulative young man who’
s had this weird experience in America and comes back to Japan to a very ‘warm welcome’. This is the story of building trust in relationships, loyalty, sacrifice and so much more. My review for this should be up soon as well!
- The loving husband:
Well I haven’t actually finished reading this book… But I also don’t plan on doing that. The closest book I think I can compare this to is Gone Girl, it has that mysterious aspect and constantly plants doubt in the reader’s mind. BUT after a few chapters reading this book began to feel like work. I had to force myself and I would barely finish a few pages in one sitting. For as long as I remember I’ve finished the books I started to read, I just couldn’t with this one. I review books in my free time and as soon as it begins to feel like work I start backing away from reading at all. My main problem with this book is that it was just too slow, the pace never picked up. I understand there’s a fairly slow pace in the opening chapter, but I felt like that pace stretched to the next chapters. Until I was about almost 1/3 of the way in and it was just difficult to read at that point. This is just a wrap up so HOPEFULLY I should be able to have a full review up next week.
I feel like I read quite a few ‘meh’ books this month, maybe that’s why I started slowing down? For me when I read a good book it gets me motivated to find another one that’ll give me a memorable experience. Once reading starts to feel like work that puts me off… Hopefully to try and get me back into blogging I decided to pick a day I HAVE to upload on! THURSDAY! Okay yes I know I’m a day late already but this’ll start next week I promise! I should be posting more reviews over the next few weeks as well!