Oh My Aslan
Review
4 Stars
Nowhere but Here - Katie McGarry

I really liked this book. I’ve been wanting to read more MC books and this was just what I needed. I find MC’s to be so fascinating. I loved learning about their world and how they operate.

 

Eli reminded me so much of FP Jones from RIverdale. Both are biker dudes who will stop at nothing to protect their kids.

 

I liked the romance even though it was a bit cliche.

 

I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the books and finding more out about the other characters.

Reading progress update: I've read 315 out of 464 pages.
Nowhere but Here - Katie McGarry
Reading progress update: I've read 197 out of 464 pages.
Nowhere but Here - Katie McGarry
Review
3.5 Stars
Miami Century Fox - Legna Rodriguez Iglesias, Eduardo Aparicio

I received this book for free through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers.

 

To be honest, I didn’t “get” a lot of these poems. Maybe if I knew both Spanish and English (this is a bilingual book that has the same poems in both languages) I would understand them better. However, I still did like some of them and it was interesting to read a book of sonnets only. But ultimately, I liked the epigraphs more than the poems themselves.

Review
3.5 Stars
Sad Girls - Lang Leav

 

So this book wasn’t quite what I was expecting. It wasn’t that bad but it just wasn’t as good as I expected it to be. I had these high expectations going in and it didn’t live up to it. It had a lot of potential to be something amazing but it fell flat.

 

In a way it reminded me aesthetically of Lana Del Rey’s music. Since I like Lana Del Rey, I did appreciate that aspect of this book.

Reading progress update: I've read 8 out of 362 pages.
Sad Girls - Lang Leav
Review
5 Stars
Eliza and Her Monsters - Francesca Zappia

I received this book for free through BookLikes’ Giveaways.

 

This book definitely lived up to the hype. Great story. Fantastic characters. Lots of heart. Tackled real issues in a realistic way. Plus, the comic excerpts were a nice touch that just elevated this to the next level.

 

Overall all I can say is: Believe the hype.

Reading progress update: I've read 294 out of 352 pages.
Eliza and Her Monsters - Francesca Zappia
Reading progress update: I've read 158 out of 352 pages.
Eliza and Her Monsters - Francesca Zappia
Reading progress update: I've read 46 out of 352 pages.
Eliza and Her Monsters - Francesca Zappia
Review
4 Stars
Passenger - Alexandra Bracken

When I first started reading this I was thoroughly confused. I had so many questions in the first 100 pages about what was going on. About halfway through, things started making more sense. The middle felt a bit rushed but also a bit slow at the same time (I know that doesn’t make much sense but it’s how I felt). But the ending was pretty good and is probably why I will end up reading its sequel.

 

Overall, I don’t quite know how to feel about this book. It was good but also overly wordy and confusing.

Reading progress update: I've read 114 out of 496 pages.
Passenger - Alexandra Bracken
Reading progress update: I've read 38 out of 496 pages.
Passenger - Alexandra Bracken
Review
4 Stars
Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins: Tales and Tips from Growing Up in the '50s and '60s - Julie Sanvidge Florence, Jean Sanvidge Wouters, Diane Sanvidge Seckar, Susan Sanvidge

I received this book for free through LibraryThing’s Member Giveaways.

 

I am a 90’s child who loves learning about the past, so this book was right up my alley. I loved learning about the sister’s quaint childhood and the added crafts, recipes, etc. gave the book a very nostalgic feel. I also loved hearing about their Catholic upbringing.

 

Overall, this is a great book for anyone who wants to relive the 50’s and 60’s or wants to learn more about it.

Reading progress update: I've read 193 out of 264 pages.
Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins: Tales and Tips from Growing Up in the '50s and '60s - Julie Sanvidge Florence, Jean Sanvidge Wouters, Diane Sanvidge Seckar, Susan Sanvidge
Review
5 Stars
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Book One - Robert Hack, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

I decided to read this after hearing it was going to be made into a TV show on the CW.

 

I loved the whole vibe of this. I liked that it was set in the 1960’s and the artwork matched perfectly. It had the right blend of vintage throwback and horror.

 

As for the story, I liked the darker take on Sabrina. The first couple of issues had a lot of backstory, but once it got to main plot I was hooked.

 

Overall, this was a fantastic spooky read. I cannot wait for the show.

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The Law Book: From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law (Sterling Milestones) - Michael H. Roffer