Saturday, 2 May 2015

April Reading Wrap Up

Hey guys! This month ended up being a really good reading month for me. I managed to read 6 books. I contribute this to having two holidays. I had a mini break to Glasgow with my boyfriend and then a week long holiday in Arran with my family. Which left me with a lot of time for reading!



Half Wild by Sally Green - This is the sequel to Half Bad which I read last year and really enjoyed. Its set in a world where there are two types of witches, white(good) and black(bad). The black witches have almost been hunted to extinction by the white witches. The series follows a witch, Nathan, who is half white half black. I don't want to talk too much about this as its the second in a series and I don't want to spoil the first but I really enjoyed it and gave it 4/5 stars.

A Brighter Fear by Kerry Drewery - This is the story of Lina, a teenage girl who is growing up in Baghdad. The book is set in 2003 at the time of the invasion of Iraq. This story was so beautiful, it totally broke my heart. I think you should go into this one without knowing too much about it, that's how I went into this book and it was amazing. If you are a fan of Khaled Hosseini's work then you will love this one! 5/5 stars, totally recommend!

Me and Mr J by Rachel McIntyre* - This is a book about a teenage girl who starts having a relationship with her teacher. I read this book in a day and it was very easy to read though but I don't think it gave off a very good message. The book portrays it as ok right up until the end. At the end there was a letter written to the teacher after they have been found out and separated etc. It felt like a weird little add on at the end and that didn't feel like enough. I gave it 2/5 stars for that reason. The writing was good but not the story.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - OH MY GOD I HATED THIS BOOK. Everyone has gone on and on about how good this book is. The characters are both so awful and unlikable that I just didn't want to bring myself to read more. Bleugh. I think this would make a good movie but I just didn't like the book at all. Will watch the movie and let you guys know if I liked that any more than this! 

The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark - If you've been enjoying my series about my trip to the Isle of Arran then you will really like this book. Its set on the Isle of Arran. An old lady leaves her house to a young mother she saw around her village. The mother now has dementia and its up to her daughter to sort everything out. They'd never spoken and they are unsure as to why she left her the house. This book was really interesting and I enjoyed it. There was an amazing plot twist too! I read this whilst on Arran which really added something to it! 4/5 stars. 

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd* - This is the story of two well off girls whos family own slaves. They oppose slavery and this book is set before the American civil war. Its set in dual perspective from one of the girls and one of the slaves. I found this book to be a bit slow moving in the start but I enjoyed it towards the end. It didn't really blow me away though. I gave it 3/5 stars.

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