Reviews

Mini-reviews!

Sometimes I read a book and it’s either not long enough to write a full review, not new enough to write a full review, or I just don’t have time to write all the reviews I would like to write. That’s where mini-reviews come in!

Here are some of the books I’ve been reading this week and some of my thoughts about them, without all the fanfare:

Croquette and Empanada by Ana Oncina

This adorable little gem is a short book of comics following the lives of Croquette and Empanada. These delightful little stuffed foods fall in love and navigate the trappings of a relationship, such as who gets the covers at night and who kills bugs in the apartment. I read this DRC courtesy of Andrews McCeel Publishing and I look forward to seeing it come to print, it’s so cute.

Gemina by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff

I JUST finished this book this morning and WOW! I have yet to remain emotionally stable through either of the Illuminae Files so far, and I’m hoping to squeeze the third one in before June. I can’t believe this author duo managed to top Illuminae, because I was doubtful. They totally did, guys. My mind is still a little blown. I love both the physical and audio copies of this book, so descriptive and motion-packed. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes some YA space action.

Internment by Samira Ahmed

I still can’t decide if this book was refreshing or depressing or wonderful, or most likely it’s all three. This just hit close to home, so accurate to our world now, which is the whole point of it. So I guess it accomplished its task! It felt good to read through a satisfying conclusion to what I wish was as simple of a solution in the real world. But that’s more of a critique of the real world than Internment. For anyone struggling with the emotional climate in America today, check out Internment.

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Technically I’m not finished with this one yet, I’m about halfway through it, but I just have to say…wow. And since I’m reading this for my Mark-up Exchange, I’ve been writing that word next to a lot of moments in this book. I need to diversify. This book is completely and totally insane. I’m enjoying every second of it. What the hell?!

What have you finished this week?

2 thoughts on “Mini-reviews!”

  1. Lordy, Ali, you are a reading trick! I’ve just put Baby Teeth on reserve. I read every night in bed’ falling asleep that way just knocks me out. I mostly read on a little iPhone 6Plus I use just for that. Kindle App… I’ll branch out every once in awhile, but usually come back to political or medical thrillers, mysteries and intrigue, that sort of thing.
    I can’t imagine how your brain works that you can read several books at one time and comprehend what you’re reading! Crazy impressive. I’m so glad to know about your site, kiddo!
    Love and hugs…..

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    1. Haha, aw, thanks Camille! I love reading so my brain just tries to shove in everything at once. I hope you love Baby Teeth! I couldn’t put it down, crazy but riveting. All the love Camille!! Glad you’re here! Thanks so much. โค

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