This was a pretty busy month but I was still able to find time to read. Let’s start this month’s wrap up!
I started off the month by reading The Song of the Jubilee by Raeden Zen. In this book, humanity is forced to live underground due to a disease called Reassortment, which kills anyone who ventures to the surface. But the life underground isn’t as good as it should be and, when Johann’s father, founder of the Resistance, is captured, he sets out to rescue him, Meanwhile, we also follow Broden, a scientist working to end Reassortment. When I read this book, I wasn’t impressed. It was fun but there was nothing outstanding about it. The concepts and the world-building were interesting but not enough to “save” the book. When I finished it, I decided I would try the sequel but, as I started reading it, I realized that it had the same problems of the first book. I stopped Reading and probably will never pick up the series again.
After that, I read Open Earth by Sarah Mirk. This graphic novel is about a group of the first space-born humans. I really wanted to enjoy it but I couldn’t. The only thing the characters did was bang and the plot was almost nonexistent. I don’t recommend it to anyone.
Next, I read the first volume of Night’s Dominion by Ted Naifeh. This is a graphic novel about a group of thieves planning a temple robbery. It was disappointing. The characters weren’t good and it was hard for me to distinguish them at times. The story was also not that great. Overall, it was a huge let-down. I won’t read the rest of the series.
After that, I read Humans by Matt Haig. It is a heartfelt story about an alien who comes to Earth in order to eliminate all proof of the Riemman equation. In the beginning, the alien doesn’t want anything to do with humanity but, as he gets to know his new family, he starts to change. It was a heartwarming story that completely absorbed me. I hope I’ll get around to reading more of Haig’s works.
Next, I read The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy. When Winnie’s baby, Midas, disappears, her mother group decides to take the matter into their own hands and investigate. The story was completely enthralling and the characters intriguing. There’s not much I can say without spoiling the plot but what I can say is that this book completely surprised me. Every character had a complex backstory which made the book even better. In the beginning, I found it hard to remember all the baby and husband’s names but, as I got used to the characters, I couldn’t put the book down.
Finally, I read The Labyrinth Wall by Emilyann Girdner. In this book, Mahk are created and placed inside a labyrinth, trading obsidian for food. We follow Araina, a young girl who, when she sees a man going through one of the labyrinth’s walls, decides to join forces with Darith to rescue him. They, then, begin a journey back to that Wall in na attempt to escape the Labyrinth. The novel was just mediocre. The story was predictable and the characters weren’t that interesting. I finished the book but just because it was easy and light to read. I have no interest in reading more of the series.
This month started with the review of Saga Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (REVIEW). I love this series. In its essence, it is about a couple fighting to keep their family together but it is so much more than that. If you like Science Fiction and haven’t checked out this graphic novel, you should.
After that, I finally started posting my reviews of the third season of Bookburners (REVIEW). I’ve written numerous times about this series. It is about a group of people working for the Vatican by fighting the supernatural. If you haven’t, you should check it out.
Finally, I posted my May Book Haul (link).
Books added to my TBR
I didn’t add any book to my TBR this month, yay! Fewer books to buy 😉