Believe it or not, I read all of these books in one weekend… oops! That’s mildly hilarious to me. I read 3 books in just about 7 hours! I’m pretty impressed with myself.
- The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith
- Ms Marvel Vol 1
- Lumberjanes 1 by Noelle Stevenson
- Pride by Ibi Zoboi
- Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
- The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
- A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Bridget Kemmerer
- Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
- The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by LD Lapinski
- The Foundling by Stacey Halls
- The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
The Vine Witch: 3/5
This was a really enjoyable story that reminded me of The Paper Magician: not ground-breaking, but still a lovely way to spend an afternoon. It’s about witches and magic and crime, and I will definitely be picking up books 2&3. The main jibe I found was that, despite being set in France, the author was obviously American and there were so many Americanisms in this novel. It really should’ve been set in America!
Ms Marvel vol 1: 3/5
I feel like I’ve read this one before, but maybe there were a few more comics in this? I love Kamala Khan so much, but this one kind of was a bit jumbled. She’s made a super hero so fast there was little room for character growth, and the way she’s made a superhero is so strange! Like, Captain Marvel is a literal goddess? #confusing. Anyway, still go ahead and read it cause Khamala is great.
The Lumberjanes: 4/5
This graphic novel was so weird and cute. It’s about 5 girls in a cabin who find weird super natural things happening over the summer. I cannot wait to continue with this series, and I highly recommend it!
This was such a cutesy, fluffy romance that was still able to deal with themes like race and class really well! I thought Zuri was a great main character, and the fact I could pick up on the relations to Pride and Prejudice was a real bonus. This is a romance book I’d definitely recommend!
Evidence of the Affair: 3/5
This novella is about woman who writes to her husband’s lover’s husband about the affair their spouses are having. It’s told completely through letters, and I really loved this style. This story didn’t blow me away, but it was a fun way to spend the morning. I also loved the mention of Daisy Jones in there!
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown: 4/5
A vampire book that I genuinely enjoyed! I think I would’ve loved this more if I were younger but as it is it was terrific. Holly Black’s writing is brilliant and energetic, although there were a few plot holes which were only somewhat addressed. I really hope there’s a sequel!
So some pretty good reads this week! What have you read this week?