I’ve decided that I don’t want to do a long review for every book I read, so I’m going to be doing a lot more mini-reviews! (Obviously I will still do long reviews ARCs and some others I read) This is for various reasons:
- Sometimes I go through books really fast- reviewing slows me down. A lot.
- It’s time consuming
- I don’t know what to say and it feels like a lot of blahness and repetition.
- I don’t have to.
The Poison Artist- Jonathan Moore
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was slightly predictable but at the same time it was intriguing and the first murder mystery novel I’ve read in a while. I loved the vibe that the love interest puts off throughout the story. There was one scene about three quarters through that I cringed at so badly I had to put the book down, but that only lasted for thirty seconds because I needed to find out what happened. I’d read something else by Moore or similar for sure.
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories- Marina Keegan
This was a collection I was hesitant to review because short stories are never fully done, and Marina died a couple days after graduation. She didn’t get a say in what went in or anything. In the forward one of her professors shared a list of things Marina thought she could improve upon that she had written. I loved how having the professor talk about her made me feel like I new her as a person rather than just as a writer. I think she would have done well.
Never Always Sometimes- Ali Alsaid
I remember seeing this one all over people’s blogs and eventually I picked it up at my library. However, it wasn’t very good in my opinion. There were inconsistencies sometimes within the same page and I almost put it down, but I powered through and it wasn’t worth it. It was a very good premise, but I wouldn’t recommend it.