June Book Reviews

The Witches of New York By Amy McKay

I wanted to love this book, I really did. But it just wasn’t as good as I had hoped it would be. It’s full of all kinds of nice, witchy aesthetics but it wasn’t enough to save the story. The story was so basic, it’s definitely been done before, by many. I love witches, so I’ve read many stories about them. This one just doesn’t stand out. The first half of the book is so all over the place with so many different characters that I was so confused. It was just too overly complicated, especially when the ending was just not exciting. I give it 4/5 only for the aesthetic.

Paradise Lost by John Milton

I gave up after the first few pages. It was beautifully written but I just didn’t want to push my brain to see the hidden meanings and what not. I’ve been in a funk the past few days and I just want a book that will distract and not make me fall asleep. I think in the future I’m just going to avoid these kinds of classics, and avoid setting myself up for failure.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Wow-ee! This was such a great sequel! It expanded on the story beautifully. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story follows Celaena Sardothien who is the king of Adarlan’s assassin.  It’s political, it’s intriguing, it’s romantic, it’s bloody. Best of all it left me wanting to read what happens next. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series. 5/5!

The Wild Inside by Christine Carbo

I don’t know why this book got such great reviews on Goodreads because I gotta say, it’s not great. First of all, the author used way too many words. She had the main character over explain everything. I almost felt I was taking a class on wilderness and wildlife. It didn’t feel like I was being told a story. The parts where she actually was telling a snippet of story were good but then she would lose it and my interest. I wasn’t expecting the killer to be who it was but it was just like, “this is who did it” after pages and pages of nothing important. The execution could have been a lot better. I give it 2/5.

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