November was not the greatest reading month for me, for some reason I just couldn’t get into any of the books on my TBR for the month, so this months post is probably going to be short. Anyway, these are reviews for the two books I managed to finish.
This is a book I bought after a lovely member of staff in Waterstones recommended it to me and I’m really glad I finally got around to reading it. It’s a really deep and thought-provoking book which I enjoyed but I did have some issues with it. My main problem with the novel was the writing style, which I didn’t think matched the subject matter, it wasn’t ‘gritty’ enough for the words to really make an impact or make me feel much for the characters. It was also clearly inspired by A Handmaids Tale, right down to the public shaming aspect but it wasn’t as hard-hitting which I’m putting down to the fact that things get resolved too easily. It’s a great book for making you think and a really interesting subject but overall it was a pretty average read.
Overall I think it was a good read, it was paced fairly well and I read it quickly but I felt as though it fell a bit flat. I would recommend it for someone who wants to read a YA dystopian that actually feels ‘real’. It’s not the strongest writing style so if you’re reading this because you loved Scythe you may be disappointed. I feel as though I’ve been fairly negative, I did enjoy it and read it quickly, but I’m not sure it was an impressive as it could have been. If you want to see a longer review on this book I posted one a few weeks ago, viewable here.
As I said, not the best reading month at all, although I’m really enjoying the book I’m reading right now, so hopefully this month will be better! What have you read recently? Amy x