2015 Reading Challenge: Books 10-12

On to the last of my blurb reviews!

Book 10 of this year was Blue Lily Lily Blue, the most recent from The Raven Cycle Series by Maggie Stiefvater. Much like the first 2 books, this one failed to grab me. I wasn’t going to seek this book out and only read it because I saw it at the library, which is quickly becoming a running theme on this blog. It was a quick read, despite being a hefty book, and it was entertaining enough, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to anyone. And I still don’t know what Blue Lily Lily Blue is. I was hoping the title would have some greater significance. The one thing I loved about this book was the new villain that emerges in the last hundred pages or so. It was a nice variation from the antagonists of the first two (and a half) books. I like her so much that she’s probably my favorite character.

My next book was The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood, yet another library find. This book features two women who committed a crime as kids and have been separated and given new identities for about twenty-five years. Despite what the title implies, these girls were never really wicked, and more just victims of a situation in which they didn’t have a ton of control. It was okay. Read it if you like narratives where everything spirals out of the main character’s control.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is one of my favorite 2015 books so far. I’m purposely lumping it in with the previous two books because I wouldn’t even know where to start with writing a full review. The atmosphere in this book was just beautiful and so descriptive without feeling bogged down. The description didn’t impede the story because the description was the story. I loved so many thing about this book, from the characters, to the color scheme (I’m not one for bright colors, or any colors at all really), to the love story (I got really invested, guys).

And we’re now up to speed with my books of 2015! I’m currently at 17, so my next 5 books (is it that many?) will all be posted on here with longer reviews of about 500 words. My review of We Were Liars has already been posted.

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