My January reading didn’t go as well as I hoped it would. The flu hit our house pretty hard and recovering took a lot more time than I expected it to. I got over it pretty quickly (which I swear is thanks to the fire cider), but the girls had a fever for almost a week and they are still dealing with
The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston: 5/5 I really enjoyed reading this book and I found Xanthe to be an authentic and likable protagonist. Parts of it were a bit slow for me, but I think that was because I was eager to solve the mystery and find out the fate of Alice. I’m excited to hear that this is a series and that we will get to return to Xanthe’s world. The scenes with Samuel were some of my favorites, so I’m hoping to see him return in future books, but I could also understand if adventures take her elsewhere.
Glow by Aubrey Hadley: 2/5 I have some mixed feelings about this book. I was excited after reading the synopsis and the first hundred pages or so, but then the story fell flat for me. I was looking forward to reading about the Maasai Mara Sleeping Syndrom and how a seventeen-year-old girl locked in quarantine investigates the conspiracy surrounding it, and I never got that story. None of the characters caught my interest and the over explaining of the alien worlds left me bored. I wanted to like this book because there were some really interest concepts involved, but the plot lacked the urgency and suspense to keep me hooked and the characters were forgettable.
Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee: 4/5 I really enjoyed reading this book and have caught myself quoting it a few times. It was fun looking up the different places and objects mentioned as I read through the book. I found some of the examples in the middle of the book to be repetitive, but overall it was a well researched and uplifting read.
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