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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

October Wrap Up

October Wrap Up

It’s November and you know what that means … it’s nearly Christmas ! Yay Christmas ! I’m so excited ! I know what you’re thinking, Molly this blog is incredibly late again. I’ve been super busy this month starting my first full time job. I forgot how much time I spend reading during the day that I can’t do anymore ! So I’m trying, but when I get in from work and done some bits and had dinner, I just want to chill. But anyways, back to it being nearly Christmas ! I’m buying presents as we speak which is also distracting me from writing this …

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
This will be one of my quickest reviews ever as I really cannot remember much about this book. Even when I was reading it, I didn’t know the main characters name. That being said, I don’t think it’s actually said that much. So the book is essentially about a girls time in New York, it should be the best time ever, but for her it’s not going that way. I realise that’s not exactly a good description of the book, but honestly I really can’t remember. I did read it over a month ago! The book most reminded me of the Catcher In The Rye, a sad teenager spending time in the city not really doing anything. My biggest gripe is that to me the book seemed to be in two parts. The part in New York and the part where she has a complete break down. I was actually pretty confused to be honest, it was a sudden change and seemed somewhat disjointed from the rest of the book. I’m glad I read it as it’s a classic, and has been something I wanted to read for a while, but I don’t think it’ll be going on my favourites list.
My Book Rating – 3*

Turtles All Way Down – John Green
So this book got me all kinds of excited. Some of John Green’s books are my all time favourites, so I had high hopes. I even preordered it which I hardly ever do. This book is a bit of a mystery novel. The main character, Aza is on a mission to uncover the truth of the disappearance of the towns billionaire Russell Picket (who happens to be her old crushes dad). Aza, however is struggling to cope with her own internal spiralling of her thoughts. This leads her to have strained relationships with her family and friends. Will she solve the mystery, or will her own struggles prevent her from discovering truth? This book most reminded me of Paper Towns. The whole mystery/crush scenario. I did like Aza as a character, she was complex and interesting but very human. Her flaws were obvious and she struggled to deal with them at times. She tried to be better but ultimately she was unable to do so all the time. I really enjoyed her monologue at the end, and for me that was the best part of the whole book. It was sadly not very memorable, which is probably why I’m struggling to add much else. Overall it was a good novel but I prefer his other works.
My Book Rating – 3*

This is my shortest blog in a while, but I think next months one will be even shorter … I have just been so much busier than normal and just not in a reading mood. It makes me sad when I don’t read because there are so many I want to read ! Hopefully this is just a phase and will back reading lots soon. But until then
TTFN


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

September Wrap Up

Look at me go ! By some miracle I’m actually writing this in good time. What did I do in September ? I went shopping with my mum a couple times, there was some family events like my Nan and Grandads 60th wedding anniversary, it was my sisters birthday and we went out for a cream tea, and I saw Henry a lot and we did fun stuff like going cinema and eating waffles. Sounds like a pretty good month all in all and I only had a couple meltdowns, so yay ! I read another two books this month, and I’ve reached my 25 book target. So another yay moment for me. The books I read were pretty hefty, I wonder if I can write that much about them…

The Bone Season – Sammantha Shannon
This was another one of those books that I got as soon as it came out and was so excited to read, but did I read it ?  No I did not. I have no idea why I didn’t, I remember going into Waterstones the day it came out, having a chat with the man about how excited we were and how we knew it would be a great book ! But here I am, 4 years later, just reading it. I am truly a terrible person. Anyways, enough about my failures as a person and on to the actual book.
So, The Bone Season. We start with a general fantasy concept, humans are scared of magical beings so try to outlaw them. Said magical beings go underground and in hiding. If they are caught they are killed or imprisoned.  Got it? Good. Now in The Bone Season, the magical beings are clairvoyants and our main character is Paige, and she is a dreamwalker, one of the more rare types of clairvoyants. The underground network in London is criminal and Paige works for one of the best. Her job is to break into people’s minds and steal information. Like Inception! Also did I mention that this is set in 2059? Serious Blade Runner vibes here. At least this is just a fantasy future! Anyways, getting off track. On one fateful night she accidentally kills someone with her power, the next day she is kidnapped, but not by Scion police. She is kidnapped and taken to the Rephaim. Aliens? Maybe. Gods? Also maybe. In all honestly I’m not really sure. They say they are all powerful and they have weird blood, and feed off auras. So let’s just say, they weird. This race of Rephaim, capture the clairvoyants and make them work for them, if they refuse, they are basically left to die and perform for everyone else’s benefit. So not good. Paige is assigned to the care of a Rephaite called Warden. From the moment we meet him, his is a suspect character. Then through some Stockholm syndrome stuff, they become friends and set out to help each other. Like I get playing along till you can leave, but don’t fall in love with the guy! Now I know this seems hypocritical as I know this happens in other books, but this is one that struck me as most odd. Just get out of there girl! Anyways another tangent. All  is not what it seems with the Rephaim, who knew? And Paige is key to helping everyone escape. There’s an underlying plot of rebellion and politics, but in all honesty I thought that bit was unnecessary. Maybe not unnecessary, but I just found the book to be a bit too long and stuff just wasn’t needed. I liked it fine but there was points when I had to really push to keep reading. I enjoyed Paige as a character, and I’d like to think at some point I will read the next one, but it just won’t be at the top of my list.
My Book Rating – 3*

Tower Of Dawn – Sarah J. Maas
As a kind of disclaimer I must say before I start that I started this book on a bad note. That is because I was waiting for the finale of Throne of Glass and that was pushed back for this book, which I did not want or particularly care about. Obviously I read the book and my thoughts did change but bitterness has stuck with me. This book takes places at the same time as Empire of Storms, and centres around Chaol and Nesryn as they travel to the Southern Continent seeking an alliance with the Khagan to aid them in the war. But also to seek the help of healers to heal Chaol of the injuries he received that left him paralysed. I was never really a big fan of Chaol anyways, especially not after Crown of Midnight so I was a bit dubious about this book. Luckily Sarah J. Maas loves an alternating POV so I didn’t have to deal with him all the time. From reading this book, I have discovered a love for Nesryn. I found her chapters much more captivating, and her story arc in general was just better. Chaol is super grumpy all the time in this book which I swear he wasn’t before. And not just grumpy but also rude and whingy. Well he softens up a bit at the end. Yrene is sent to heal Chaol, and at first she completely hates him, but of course that hatred doesn’t last very long. You can guess what happens next. So basically Chaol and Yrenes storyline is long and boring about his healing and there’s some murders in there to shake things up but that’s about it.  Nesryn, however was off on adventures with a Prince, flying Ruks, killing giant spiders and impressing everyone with her skills. I know which chapters I preferred reading! Now this book is super long and is a big commitment, but I think it’s worth it for the ending. It’s cute, everything ties up nicely and it does link in well with the other stories. But a word of warning, the final chapter is a killer. It was only put in there to mess with your head ! We do find out some important information that will come in very usual for the final book, which I am still super excited for even though I’ll probably be waiting ages for it.
My Book Rating – 4*

Another two books down. Maybe I’ll read two again in October, maybe I could start a two book trend! Who knows what will happen!? Certainly not me and it’s my life! The world of book reading is beautiful and unknown and I look forward to seeing what lands I discover in my next reads.
TTFN


Thursday, 28 September 2017

August Wrap Up


Late again Molly ! What is wrong with me these days ! I am just not finding the time to write these posts and when I do I am just not in the mood. I thought once uni was over I’d have it all sorted, but I don’t. Turns out I can’t just read books for the rest of my life which would’ve been ideal. All I know is that I want to be with hen pen and what’s wrong if that’s all I want ? I say nothing ! I read two books in August, which is less than anticipated for a summer month but ah well as all is not lost ! I went to Disney with Henry and it was the best holiday ever ! We went on all the rides and had some really lovely food. I cannot wait to go on so many more holidays together ! Anywho, back to the books …



And I Darken – Kiersten White
I actually picked up the sequel before I realised there was one before it. What drew me to it was the cover, oh my god I love it. It’s so striking I think the lady on the front is staring into my soul ! I was like she means business, I have to get it. Obviously it was the sequel so I couldn’t but I ordered this book and it came the next day so yay ! I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting from this book when I started reading it. I had no idea about the history behind this period and I’d only ever heard of Wallachia from the TV show Castlevania. I’m not saying this book is purely historical as it has fantasy elements to it as well, so it’s more of an alternate universe history? Does that make sense? I don’t think it does, but anyways. I’m not usually one to go for a historical piece but I did really enjoy it. The basic premise is that Lada, our main character tries in earnest to impress her father, but he however cannot get over the fact that she is a girl and therefore cares very little about her. Lada and her brother Radu are sent to the Ottoman Empire as a sort of bargaining chip. They are left here and have to navigate the many paths of enemies, friendships and themselves in order to survive. I loved Lada as a character, she truly subverts the whole princess archetype and is totally aggressive and vicious and I love it. The only parts of the book I found less enjoyable were the chapters that solely focussed on Radu. They were fine but I was missing me some Lada ! There was a lull in the middle with the separation of the characters but it picked up nicely at the end, brought everything together and bam ! I want to read more. Simple as. Get me the sequel.
My Book Rating – 4*

Good Me, Bad Me – Ali Land
The only reason I picked this up was because the character is called Annie and that’s my sisters name. I read the back, thought it sounded good so I bought it. It was not really my cup of tea but I still thought it to be alright. Annie is the daughter of a serial killer. For years she watched her mother kill, and the only way to make it stop was to go to the police herself. Under her new name Milly, she tries to start a new life with a foster family, her secrets however are struggling to stay buried. Milly is constantly feeling her mothers presence with the bad thoughts that are in her head. But can she truly start a new life, or she more like her mother than she knows? I thought the story had a great premise and the ending is a real punch in the gut, but I didn’t find it to be particularly thriller-like. Yes the ending was good but I thought you could see it coming and nothing really surprised me. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the writing style. I think it was supposed to be what Milly is thinking/what’s going on in her head, so it’s all a bit like he said she said, which isn’t my personal favourite. I enjoyed reading the flashbacks as you got more into Milly’s childhood and upbringing, and I think that was necessary to read about. I think if you are into your crime books you’ll like it but it’s definitely more psychological than thriller.
My Book Rating – 3*

So that’s two very different books for August. Thinking back on it now maybe more similar than at first they seem. Since this is so late in the month I doubt I’ll read anything else this month, so I’ll have two books to review again and fingers crossed it’ll be up sooner than this one !
TTFN


Saturday, 26 August 2017

July Wrap Up

So here we are basically at the end of August and I still haven't written my July post! Shame on me, but let me tell you what I got up to in July. I went on holiday with my friends, I graduated Uni, I saw my brother and me and Hen played croquet. Lots of fun stuff. I’ve had a super fun August too, but I’ll have to wait to the next post to tell you (which won’t be that long really!). Since I went on holiday I actually managed to read a lot of good books in July, so onto the reviews!



The Method - Shannon Kirk
This was the first book I read on holiday and I was so excited to read it. My mum was actually reading it before me but let me take it on holiday, so kind! The premise of the book is what drew me to it; a 16-year-old girl gets kidnapped in the later stages of her pregnancy; however, they really chose the wrong girl to pick on. This girl was a machine! She refused to back down and was not going to let this be her ending. Throughout the book there is alternating chapters between the girl and a FBI investigator on the case. I found his chapters to be a bit meh to be honest and would always find myself trying to power through them to get back to the main story. What I liked best about our main character was that she turned the kidnap victim trope on its head and she saved herself. Throughout the story we hear about the ‘assets’ she has been collecting from the house she is being kept in; some string, a knitting needle, water and a radio. At the end of the book they are all used together to destroy her enemies and escape! It is a great final showdown and I love it. I also really enjoyed the trial scenes and watching her be totally crazy. Once I had returned from holiday and mum read it, she said that I was like the girl! I mean I’m taking it as a compliment, but it made me laugh when mum said it.
My Book Rating – 4*


The Catcher in the Rye – J.D Salinger
What better place to read a classic than on holiday. In all honesty, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. So, it’s a very short book which is another reason why I decided to take it, and as I’m sure lots of you know the book is centred around Holden Caulfield, who has just been kicked out of yet another school. The book doesn’t really have a plot of sorts and nothing really happens. But nonetheless I enjoyed it. It’s very difficult to give this a proper review, I can’t say anything about the writing style, it’s set over a weekend so there is no character development, and all he does really is walk around New York talking to people. But what I did like about it is that I found it so easy to read, I read it at the beach in one sitting. I actually really liked Holden as a character, he was just an angsty teenager and normally I don’t like that but this time I did. I don’t really think I’d ever want to read it again but I’m glad I read it at least once.
My Book Rating – 4*


The Young Elites – Marie Lu
The only reason I wanted to read this was because I loved the Legend series so much, I cried when it ended! I so wanted to like this just as much but sadly I didn’t. The concept was good but I just didn’t enjoy the final payoff. Our main character Adelina is a survivor of a deadly illness that swept the nation, killing everyone in its path. The survivors are left scarred and rumours are spreading that they were left with more than scars; special abilities making them more powerful than anyone else. They are called the young elites. Sounds amazing right, well sadly I don’t think it lived up to the greatness that I had imagined. I think what annoyed me the most was that the main character kept going on about how she was fed up of being used and pushed about, but honestly I don’t think she lived up to hard and cold persona that was created and I found it slightly disappointing. I also didn’t really like the final showdown, it was full of near misses and close calls and it was just annoying me. Someone just get stabbed please! I can’t say for certain if I’ll carry on reading, I’d like to say yes but it probably won’t be high on my list.
My Book Rating – 3*


The One – John Marrs
This was the final book I read on holiday and it was just crazy. There’s about 5 different points of view, focussing on different couples coming to terms with ‘the one’. This is the general premise; a scientific discovery has found a gene that we share only with one other person. The twists and turns that this story takes are insane, you never know what’s around the corner. Of course, I preferred some story lines to others and sometimes I was skipping ahead as I wanted to know what happened. The ended left me hanging a bit and I was a bit confused but overall I did really enjoy it. I don’t normally read crime thriller books and I think that’s why I liked it so much, it was something different to my usual reads.
My Book Rating – 4*


Nemesis – Brendan Reichs
Another book with a great concept that I just don’t think delivered. I heard about this book months before it came out and I was just so excited. The cover is amazing the premise is great and I was just waiting till I could buy it. The book started off strong, every 2 years on her birthday, Min is killed by a strange man she does not know. Then it went into this strange story of asteroids and aliens and the end of the world and government conspiracies, and I started to dislike it more. Also, don’t get me started on Noah, I found him to be such a wet blanket and so annoying and so woe is me. As the book went on I found it to be similar to the Gone series by Michael Grant and I liked that series much better. It’s such a shame that I didn’t enjoy this fully, I really wanted to. I’m sure I’ll read the next book and hopefully it’ll improve.
My Book Rating – 3*


That basically took me all day to write! And I’ve got to write the one for August in just a couple of days! Luckily, I haven’t read as many books this month so hopefully it’ll be easier to write. I’ll give myself a couple days rest and I’ll be back on writing!

TTFN




Sunday, 16 July 2017

June Wrap Up


So, it’s the middle of July and I still haven’t written this! I’ve really been struggling to write these the past few months and I don’t know why. Especially since this month I went on holiday to Greece and I found out I got a 2:1 in my degree! I had a bad day today but that’s about it. Maybe I find it easier to write when I’m in a rant-y mood. And that is me today. You know, yesterday I watched probably one of the worst films I’ve ever seen! It’s called Life, anyone else heard of it? It’s a sci-fi horror but honestly it was terrible, like they were being so stupid I just couldn’t take it. There’s funny bad films that I don’t mind watching, then there’s bad films that are actually trying to be good films and it’s just awful. I could go into it further but that would be going too far off topic. To the books!
Vivian Versus the Apocalypse – Katie Coyle
I honestly can’t really give you any major plot points of this book but I can tell you that I really didn’t enjoy it. I can’t really describe it properly without spoiling it, so beware spoilers ahead! So basically, it’s about this girl Vivian trying to cope with the end of the world. It’s predominantly a road trip with her bestie Harp and this bloke Peter. They are travelling across America searching for answers of this so-called rapture. Let me tell you that basically nothing happens, at all. Peter gets beat up, they probably kiss, she has an argument or two and she’s an angsty teenager of course. So, picture this; I’m sitting in bed reading away, three quarters of the way through thinking ‘this has surely got to pick up the pace soon?’ and then we find out what actually happened … It was fake! Yes, you read that correctly, it was a farce, her parents made holes in the ceiling and pretended to be raptured! Are you joking me, I actually threw the book, Bradley Cooper Silver Linings style. Then I picked it up to finish because surely that wasn’t it. Unfortunately, it was. I mean lots of people died but by then I was beyond caring, which was a shame as the book had potential and I was excited to read it. I think that’s why I got so annoyed with it, I was expecting it to be good. I don’t really think I told you anything good apart from my rant-y feelings. What I will say is that the cover is great and at the start I liked Vivian she seemed ‘normal’ for lack of better word, she seemed genuine and a shy character. Sadly I did just got super annoyed about how it ended and I don’t think I’ll be reading the next one.
My Book Rating – 2*

Cress – Marissa Meyer
I just checked and I read Scarlet in 2014, so this is quite a big gap between a read and I couldn’t remember anything that happened. I was worried that this would mean that I wouldn’t enjoy it as I’d just be so confused, but have no fear once I started reading the major points were remembered! I think my main gripe with this series is that there’s so many characters, and they all have individual voices in the book which I think is a bit unnecessary. Each new book does focus on that story but the older characters have chapters and its quite back and forth. As these are fairy tale characters, Cress is a retelling of Rapunzel, instead of being trapped in a tower she is trapped in a satellite, hacking into whatever she’s told to. Cinder and the gang find out about Cress and set about a rescue, but of course this does not go to plan and the gang are separated. Whilst this story is going on, Cinder must work to stop the wedding between Prince Kai and Queen Levana.  There’s lots of other subplots typical of the book, romance, kidnap, you know the usual. I did like the book but personally I found it be about 100 pages too long. I do think it dragged a bit, and there were periods where nothing really happened it was just bulk. Saying that, I definitely will be reading to see what happens next. It’s a great and interesting concept and I am looking forward to seeing what happens.
My Book Rating – 3*

Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare
Talk about an excessively long book! This was ginormous! It was a big commitment but I got through it. I adore the Shadowhunter world, but I have to say that the Dark Artifices is probably my least favourite. They are just so long, and that can be off putting to read. Like obviously I will but I have to psych myself up first you know. So, Lord of Shadows, I really need to start taking notes because I’m having a mind blank! It’s basically about Emma and Julian pretending not to love each other when they do, and trying to find a way to break this curse. The curse of the parabatai bond; if you’re in love, it basically drives you mad. I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t like either Emma or Julian, they get on my nerves and the secondary characters are so much better! Mark, Ty, Kit give me more of them! Also, just as a ‘I hate to state to the obvious’ but please, if there’s no body they aren’t dead! It’s just basic common knowledge, but they didn’t think to question that! Gees Louise that’s on you. Oh yeah, there’s those people the Centurions, god I hated them I hope they get their comeuppance in the next book. Anyways, the sub stories of book are much more enjoyable; Kit coming to terms with his heritage, the trip to London, faerie land, family betrayal! See much more interesting. The book ended on a cliff hanger, and I was just like whaaaaaaat! I need answers and I need them now! And now I’ve got to wait like a year till the next one. Sad times. Overall of course I liked the book, I just preferred the secondary story as opposed to the primary one.
My Book Rating – 3*

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
This book has been on my shelf for so long and I’ve been meaning to read it for ages but I’m just hardly ever in the mood for contemporary and honestly, I don’t really like them. What first attracted me to this particular one is that the main character is going to college and that was something I could relate to, and she was shy and introverted and of course she was a fangirl. Its seems to be describing me so of course I wanted to read it. Fangirl is a nice book that follows Cath as she traverses the rocky roads of family, school, love and herself. But that’s it, it’s just nice, there was some conflict but nothing life altering. And that everyone is why I don’t really read contemporary. I want people dying and fighting and murder! But obviously I’m not going to get that. My favourite part of this book were the fanfiction excerpts at the start of each chapter. I enjoyed the journey that Cath went on during the book and I could relate to her and her struggles. When the book was over I felt happy so I guess that’s a good sign. I think next for me would be to read Carry On as that was my favourite part.
My Book Rating – 3*

Finally! I’ve written this post. It took a while but I got there. It’s been a while since I read so many books in one month! And July will be just as long too! I’ve read some good books so far that I’m excited to review. Next time I post I would’ve graduated! That’ll be weird. Well until then…
TTFN

Sunday, 11 June 2017

May Wrap Up

Guys guys guys ! It has finally happened ! I have finished Uni ! My three years are up and that makes me super happy. My final exams were pretty difficult and not really what I wanted but ah well I'm finished and that's all that matters. During my exams I didn't read anything, but I managed to read two books at the start of the month. I'm so excited to see what summer will bring and to just have a super chilled couple of months before I start looking for work and entering the ‘real’ world. Luckily for me I will still have my books for escapism should the ‘real’ world get too real.

Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo
I don't know how it's possible, but this book was better than the first. I adored this book. I feel really bad for this book because I don't really remember what happened, my mind has been preoccupied with the second book I read (you'll see why). But like literally, I loved this book. It was simply incredible. The storylines are amazing, I just get sucked into this world and I don't want to leave ! My main question is, is Leigh herself a master criminal because how does she come up with these ideas ?! I honestly just love this group of outcasts, I wish there was more to read. The ending tied everything up nicely, it just made me super happy. The main arcs to this story are redemption and revenge. After escaping the ice court, Kaz and the gang have been played, Inej has been taken and something is brewing on the streets on Ketterdam. Once again my ladies were on fire ! Inej is simply incredible, what she does to Pekka at the end ! I want to be her. And Nina, finally embracing her changed power. I prefer the new side of her Grisha abilities, it's creepy cool. Also a shoutout must go to Jesper, the character development has been huge and I love it. And coming to terms with the fact that he is a Grisha, and at the end when he's living with Wylan, I just can't take it it's so cute and perfect ! Simply put, this book is amazing, everyone go read it. Even though I want more, I'm not sad it's over because the ending was so perfect.
My Book Rating – 5*

A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas
Oh my god this book. I was hooked from the start. Yes I did have some issues with it, but they are minor in comparison to how much I enjoyed it overall. What I liked least about this book was the end. Now I am all about the endings in books, if a book is amazing but the ending is poo I won't like the book as much and that is just that. This book had been building and building up to this great battle, and it just ended and they went home. I felt like it was a bit anticlimactic. I also don't like how that's the end of their story but there's more books. I'm fine with getting more books, but I just don't think the end of their story was wrapped up as much as I wanted it to be. Enough with that, now onto the things that I loved. I really appreciated Amren more in this book, she had a much greater story arc and I even found her funny. To be honest, I love all the characters in the inner circle, we get to see so much more of them and grow to love them (especially Azriel he so cool). I enjoyed seeing Feyres sisters more in this book. I'm not a big fan of Elain, Nesta is definitely my favourite sister. I do wish she'd done more with her fae power though, I was just waiting and waiting for it to happen but it didn't (sad times for me). This book was mostly politics and meetings and I didn't really care about it that much but I liked being introduced to all these new characters. I absolutely loved the secondary characters in this book that made small appearances, the Bone Carver, the Weaver, the Suriel, whatever that is in the library I can't remember (it was Bryaxis I just looked it up). It just made me so happy reading them in the story again. Also that library scene was a gooden. And finally, Feyre and Rhysand, they are just so great and if anything bad happens to them in the other books I will be fuming. That is all.
My Book Rating – 4*

I loved reading both these books, and thinking about them got me through my exams (that and teen titans of course). I am just so happy that summer is finally here. I can't wait to see what I read !
TTFN






Friday, 12 May 2017

April Wrap Up

Ah man what a month ! Its been a bit of a weird month for me, I feel like its lasted ages. Thinking back I actually did quite a lot. And it was Easter so I had lots of chocolate, and I still have lots of chocolate.

I've been trying to write this post for days, but whenever I look at that blank document I can't seem to form what I want to say. I think with everything that’s going on, my mind is just so crazy hectic my ability to write has become diminished. I still love reading, but forming a coherent thought afterwards is becoming difficult, especially putting that thought onto the page. But here we are 12 days later and I'm finally able to write. I did just watch the Riverdale finale and my adrenaline is rushing from what I just witnessed so maybe that is helping (I can't believe what my eyes just witnessed and I've got to wait till season 2 to get it solved!)

So anyways you know where I was saying I still love reading, I didn’t actually read any books in April … I did manage to sneak in a graphic novel right at the end of the month so all is well. I know, if you don’t manage to read a book in a month it doesn’t mean you love reading any less, I just have a personal target to read a book every month and if it's more then it’s a happy bonus!

Harley Quinn Volume 1: Die Laughing - Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Firstly, the stories in this are super random. The first one was a zombie storyline and another was a punk band story arc. I can't remember if they actually linked, I want to say they did, I know some parts of the stories matched up. I really enjoyed the artwork and even though the stories were weird I liked them. The only problem I had with it was that I just found it a bit meh, like I can't really remember the details of the stories. Which is a shame because I love Harley Quinn. I love her look in this graphic novel. Oh wait! I also loved the little backstory stuff and the tiny postal arc in there. I would carry on reading just because I love the character so much.
My Book Rating - 3*

Since May is my final month at uni it is exam season! Luckily I've already read two books this month and I don't think I'll be reading anymore this month until all my exams are finished. So you'll have to wait and see what I've read!

TTFN