The One Where It’s The End of September Already So Here Are A Bunch of Mini Reviews
Hiiiiii I continue to be the worst blogger even though we’re in quarantine and in theory I’ve got nothing but time. It’s still been hard to read for some reason, and harder still to write. Much like back in April, July 7th has a huge list of releases, and I got to read a few of them in advance. So I’ve got a few mini-reviews, coming at ya!
HEY LOOK I wrote this ^^^^ back in July and THE WHOLE THING is still true!!
Not Your #Lovestory, by Sonia Hartl Goodreads ¦ Amazon Series?: No Publisher: Page Street Kids Release Date: September 1, 2020 Length: 288 pages Source: ARC Format: E-book Times Read: Once Rating: 5/5
Mini Review: Have a Little Faith in Me has been one of my favorite books since the moment I first saw it, so I couldn’t wait for this one! In the interest of keeping this to a *mini*-review, I offer you my notes from reading, in no particular order:
I love this little town where everyone pitches in, you can trade with neighbors, and VHS & DVDs still reign.
Macy sees through Eric immediately.
Paxton is precious with a secret past.
The Macy & Eric plan is terrible, but who wouldn’t be tempted to do the same?
OMG all the grandmas.
I don’t even think Paxton is really wrong here.
“If I laid out my feelings, the way he had done, where would that leave me?”
Blood & Honey, by Shelby Mahurin Goodreads ¦ Amazon Series?: Serpent & Dove #2 Publisher: Harper Teen Release Date: September 1, 2020 Length: 528 pages Source: ARC Format: Paperback Times Read: Once Rating: 3/5
Mini Review: I was so looking forward to this one because I loved the first so much, but I feel like it suffered from 2nd book syndrome, in which a lot of nothing happens because it is largely filler between books 1 and 3.
“We need mothers for this kind of shit.”
Horrid, by Katrina Leno Goodreads ¦ Amazon Series?: No Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date:September 15, 2020 Length: 336 pages Source: ARC Format: Paperback Times Read: Once Rating: 3/5
Mini Review: Creepy and haunting and ghosty and spooky and perfect for Halloween! There’s some debate over the ending, but love it or hate it it’s VERY CREEPY!
“She imagined her body filled with words. Made up of them. Words instead of blood, words instead of organs.”
Even If We Break, by Marieke Nijkamp Goodreads ¦ Amazon Series?: No Publisher: Soursebooks Fire Release Date: September 15, 2020 Length: 336 pages Source: ARC Format: Paperback Times Read: Once Rating: 4/5
Mini Review: I LOVE a good “killer weekend” story, and the rep here is absolutely lovely. I was super invested in the book and the friends, what happened to break them up before and how they tried to come together now. This one kept me engaged and guessing the whole time!
Y’all this took me ALL DAY so I hope this helps you figure out what to spend your dollars on this month! The next couple months are full of some great releases and I stg I will not do an entire month of them again so here’s hoping I keep up with myself.