For the month of March, I read 6 books. One was an audiobook, one was an eARC through NetGalley, three were library books, and one was a Barnes & Noble purchase.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Book 2 of Ketterdam Duology
I gave this story 5 Stars. I picked up Six of Crows through the local library. I really enjoyed how diverse the characters were in this book, and I enjoyed how inventive Kaz and the Dregs got while pulling off their heist. The female characters were also very strong and lovely to read.
Is There Still Sex In the City? by Candace Bushnell
Publisher: Grove Atlantic Press
Publication Date on August 6, 2019
I gave this book 4 Stars. I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley. This story follows the struggles of dating while living through your 40s and 50s. Candace delivers the adventures of her friends with brutal honesty, while adding her own unique humor that was her trademark in the Sex and the City series.
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publisher: Ballantine Books
I read this story as an audiobook through Audible, and I’m so glad I purchased it through this format! Listening to the characters speak about their adventures in music and life felt like I was listening to a rock documentary. I’m equally excited that this book is being turned into a mini-series, since it brings the chance of The Six’s songs coming to life. I gave this book 5 Stars!
Minion by L.A. Banks
Publisher: Saint Martin’s Press
Book 1 of the Vampire Huntress series
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I also received this book at the local library. I gave this book 4 Stars. This tells the tale of Damali Richards, a young women who is destined to become a Neteru, a powerful vampire huntress, upon her 21st birthday. The book begins a short time before Damali undergoes her awakening, as her Guardians fight to protect her from an unknown evil that proves stronger than any vampire they’ve come across. ‘Minion’ largely sets up the major plot line for the next installment of the series, but I appreciated catching up with the story.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Publisher: Balzar and Bray
I gave this book 4 Stars. I purchased ‘The Hate U Give’ through Barnes & Noble. It tells the story of Starr Carter, a 16 year old girl who is the sole witness of the murder of her best friend Khalil. This book does a wonderful job of taking on the issue of discrimination and police brutality with raw honesty. Starr strives to finds her voice within her community and the school she feels restricted in.
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
Publisher: Doubleday Books
I gave this book 4 Stars. This was the third book that I received from my local library. I appreciated the adult take towards the Scooby Doo gang stories. The group has different names in this book, yet their excitement in taking on their a case takes on a hint of nostalgia towards the television series it takes from. It takes on an adult tone though, as the dark humor and jump-scare moments indicate.