Hey Everybody, I hope you’ve been having a good week!
I’ve been reading a lot lately, and decided to give a little update on that… so buckle in for a lot of book talk!
In the past week, I’ve finished reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, King of Scars, Shadow and Bone, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. I plan on writing a book review for Evelyn Hugo, but for the other three books, I’ll just talk about them now, and I’ll explain why I’m not doing in depth reviews about them.
First up, is King of Scars, by Leigh Bardugo. I discussed this in a recent post (which you can click here to check out), but although I enjoyed the book, I soon realized there was a lot of different events and characters mentioned that I didn’t know much about since I hadn’t read the Shadow and Bone trilogy. I rated the book a 4.5 out of 5 stars on Good Reads, but I think I would have liked it a lot more if I wasn’t as confused about references being made through out the book.
This is the main reason why I started reading Shadow and Bone, more for better context about events discussed in King of Scars. I was wary about reading the trilogy at first because I heard so many mixed reviews about it. I also heard that if you had read Six of Crows and liked it, you probably wouldn’t like the Shadow and Bone trilogy. Before reading King of Scars, I figured I would skip it, but after reading it, I changed my mind.
Overall, I did enjoy Shadow and Bone; it was a fast paced story that was interesting to read plot wise, but there were a few things I didn’t like, one of them being Alina. She came across as either very mopey, or just annoying (at least, to me) and her love interest with Mal was pushed in your face so much that I stopped caring. You could also tell from the writing that it was Leigh Bardugo’s first published works, especially after having read the Six of Crows duology and King of Scars. Despite that, I still thought it was a good book, especially for being her first published book, and I rated it a 4 out of 5 stars on Good Reads. As far as how good the whole trilogy is, I just started reading Siege and Storm a couple days ago, so I’ll see how it goes.
After finishing Shadow and Bone, I had the sudden (and very nostaligic filled) urge to re-read the whole Harry Potter series (which I’ve talked about in my last post, click here to check that out), and I just finished Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone (Or Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone). It was fun to re-read and relive my childhood memories associated with the whole franchise. Since it’s a kids book, it was a fast-paced and easy read, which I kind of need right now. I also forgot just how much the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie stayed true to the book itself. There were a couple scenes that were in the book that weren’t in the movie, but I think overall, the movie translated the source material very well.
Now, I am reading Siege and Storm and going to start reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets sometime within the next couple of days. I think I might even watch the first Harry Potter movie, because, why not? Since I’m re-reading the books, why not re-watch the movies as well?
On that note, that’s about all I have for today. I might be doing shorter posts for the foreseeable future, because I’m doing a full forty hours now at my main job, working on revamping my blog’s Instagram, writing here twice a week, trying to go on a twice a week posting schedule on the Medium, as well as doing other writing work. In other words, there’s a lot of writing to be had, and not as much time to do it, but I will make it work! 🤣 I always have and always will be making it work! 🤣👌👍🙌
Thank you for reading, and have a wonderful weekend!
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