First 3 months of 2018 Wrap Up + One Sentence Reviews!
Last month, I decided that the whole monthly Wrap Up really isn’t my thing. They get really long and probably also pretty boring. So, I’m going to throw that concept over board and try something new!
From now on, I’m only going to post a Wrap up every 3 months and I’m going to integrate my One Sentence Reviews into it.
I did my one sentence reviews at the end of 2017 and everyone seemed to really like them (You can find part one here and part two here from 2017 if you’re interested). But, because I read 101 books last year, it got a bit long and maybe it’s a better idea to do a One Sentence post every 3 months. If I have written a review about the book, I’ll include a link at the end of the sentence. Not all my reviews have been posted yet, but I’ll try to remember to add the links once I did review them.
I know that one sentence is waaaay too short to form a complete opinion on a book, but it’s so fun and it forces me to brutally honest. And, isn’t that what every book reviewer should be? 😉
So, get ready because here are my one sentence reviews for January, February and March!
The Wren Hunt – Mary Watson: I feared that the ending would be completely predictable and boring, BUT IT WASN’T and it had a great romance. (review)
Secondborn (Secondborn #1) – Amy A. Bartol: I hope this will turn out to be the most disappointing book I read in 2018 because I don’t think I could take it if it get’s worse. (review)
Wicked Charm – Amber Hart: This book made me want to visit a the Devil Swamp, and I hate alligators, wriggling things and dirt, talking about great place descriptions. (review)
Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young: Filled with girl power and action scenes that, for once, aren’t boring! (review)
Eliza and her Monsters – Francesca Zappia: When you lose a day of your life because you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO FINISH THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW, it’s a very good book. (review)
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas: A must read book that is simply amazing and a real eye opener, JUST READ IT ALREADY.
Big Bones – Laura Dockrill: Talking about food only is interesting for so long and this was, most certainly, too long. (review)
Traitor Born (secondborn #2) – Amy A. Bartol: After that terrifyingly bad first book, this book is actually quite decent, sadly the mistakes of the first book can’t all be erased, But I do really want to read the third book now. (review)
The Glass Magician – Charlie N. Holmberg: Flashbacks can only be interesting for so long, 50% of a book, most certainly, too long. (review)
Het Ei van Oom Trotter (English translation: The Egg of Uncle Trotter) – Marc De Bell: A childhood favourite of mine I suddenly really wanted to reread.
Clean Sweep (The Innkeeper Chronicles #1) – Ilona Andrews: This book is simply amazing, if you like fantasy mixed with a little sci-fi and a tiny bit of romance you should read this. (review to come)
This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) – Victoria Schwab: Schwab is the queen of world building, this book really made me think about the fine line between good and evil. (review to come)
Everless (Everless #1) – Sara Holland: I had incredibly high expectations for this but it was just mediocre, not bad, just nothing new. (review)
Zombie Abbey – Lauren Baratz-Logsted: I’m still confused by this book, the genre was weird, the characters were weird, the ending was weird, everything was weird (I’m not saying I didn’t like reading it). (Review)
She, Myself and I – Emma Young: A book that, overall, should have been much more than it turned out to be. (Review)
Sweep In Peace (The Innkeeper Chronicles #2) – Ilona Andrews: This book was even better than the first one, although I missed the love interest. (review to come.)
Phoenix Fire (Phoenix Cycle #) – S.D. Grimm: A book that really surprised me and made me want to read the next one right away. (sadly the next book hasn’t been written yet) (review)
Sole (Hollywood Dirt #1.5) – Alessandra Torre: A sweet little short story that reminded me how much I like Hollywood Dirt.
Lady Mary – Lucy Worsley: Viewing the most famous divorce in history through the eyes of a child was a really great idea and it made for a great book. (Review)
Blood Will Out – Jo Treggiari: A book that had high potential but it got way too disturbing and weird in the second half, not a fan. (review to come)
Unearthed (Unearthed #1) – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: A Frustratingly bad YA sci-fi book that made me question if I should ever again read YA sci-fi. (review to come)
Olympian Challenger (Olympian Challenger #1) – Astrid Arditi: An amazing book that felt a bit like the more mature version of Percy Jackson, although the romance can just leave. (review to come)
Educated – Tara Westover: This amazing book should be a mandatory read for everyone who takes education in Europe or the US for granted. (Review to come)
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians 2) -Rick Riordan: I really should have read these books as a child, they are so perfect!