Room by Emma Donoghue. This was a really horrible book, its about a woman and her kid that are being held captive. But its told from the kid’s perspective so he really doesn’t understand what is going and that sort of makes it easier to read. Though I admit I was really frustrated at some points because the kid didn’t understand the ‘real’ world.
Europe In Autumn by Dave Hutchinson. This is one of the books nominated for the Arthur C Clarke award this year and I was surprised by the lack of sci-fi in it considering it has been nominated for a sci-fi award. It was still good but it was more a spy novel rather than science fiction.
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach. This was almost like a YA version of Deep Impact. We have a bunch of kids who need to decide if they are going to do what is expected of them or if they are going to do something with their lives in the six weeks they have left.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. This is one of those books where it was so bad its almost good. Its basically Twilight with zombies. It actually started off really good but it almost felt like the author just gave up at the end. Though I have to say even though the book is bad, at least it isn’t as bad as the movie trailer. The trailer was so bad it pained me to watch it. I can’t imagine what the movie is like.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Part One, Part Two). There really isn’t anything that makes this book special. Its just a very well done fantasy. Though the length is slightly annoying. Its 1000+ pages and only the first book in a 10 part sequel.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. So this book has a reference to Star Trek: Voyager in it and I know I’m going to sound really nerdy right now but I would have given it 5 stars just for that reference and the fact that it explains an important part of the book. But this book also has an amazing post apocalyptic story. Like really really good. Like seriously you guys if you only read one book in May make it this one.
Books I Reviewed In April
April also marked the completion of my 52 book challenge (if you’re counting thats 8 months early). Yeah I have no idea how that happened. I blame all the review copies I’ve been sent. But I guess now I have to do the 150 book challenge. Is that even a thing?