The Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I stopped reading this one after the first chapter. The reason being, I was just not in the mood for a story like this. Normally I like these kinds of stories, anything with a female lead I’m usually in to but I just could not pay attention to this one. My mind kept wandering so I decided to put it down and come back to it later when I can really focus on it. I know it was my challenge book for the month but I’ve decided I’m not going to force myself to read something that can’t hold my attention, I don’t want my experience with this book to be a bad one so I’ll try again some other time.
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
I know this is a classic science fiction and “horror” story but it was just not that interesting to me. I mean it would be creepy to think that a person could actually figure out how to make himself invisible and that they could be in your home without your knowledge. They could take from you or kill you and you would never see it coming, literally. I just didn’t like the way it was written, it’s just not my style. I give it 3/5.
Looking For Alaska by John Green
So I did not want to like this book. I don’t know why I just didn’t. But I freaking loved it. I don’t want to give anything away but it was just too good. Miles reminded me so much of a guy I know and I just kept picturing him as Miles the whole time. John Green is just an excellent writer and I was all in from the moment I started reading. The way he writes is just so effortless and engaging. You can’t help but relate to it all. I didn’t cry til the end, though. I stayed strong but that ending got me. You just have to read it if you haven’t yet. 5/5
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
This book kind of irritated me in the beginning because it was like the author was trying to be too cool. He had obviously done a lot of research for this book but he seemed like he was trying to really impress the reader when really I was annoyed because I’m not an FBI agent and don’t know their lingo so I just felt like I was reading the story in a foreign language and it was not enjoyable. It felt like wading through mud and then it finally got interesting. I enjoyed Red Dragon more than this one but I did like this story. Clarice Starling is one of my favorite female characters now. I give it 4/5.