Weekly Book Reviews: 11/6/21 Part Two

Note: The reviews will be pulled directly from my reviews on Goodreads.

IMPORTANT: I slacked really badly and didn’t write or post any reviews for last week. There will be nine reviews for this week. Rather than put all nine in one blog, I’m going to break them into two blogs and schedule them out thirty minutes apart. I sincerely hope you enjoy reading both.

House of Furies by [Madeleine Roux, Iris Compiet]

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: November 1st

Story: I’ve been wanting to read this book for a very long time. I read the Asylum series by this author and absolutely loved it. I will most likely go back and read that series again many times. I digress. I was so excited to find this book was on sale on a two-for-one credit. I’m getting off-topic again. My apologies. The story was amazing and I can’t wait to get to the rest of the series. If I’m being honest, I can’t say I loved this book as much as I loved the Asylum series, but it’s close.
Characters: The ones that stick out to me most were the main character and her “imaginary friend”. There was also a boy, but he wasn’t referenced enough to get a full opinion. Actually, I didn’t really feel a connection with any of the characters if I’m being completely honest.
Critiques: None
Narration: I really liked the narration of this book. The narrator had a very soothing voice.
Final Thoughts: I really loved this book very much. I didn’t think I would dislike it. I’m very fond of the author’s work. It may not be as good as the previous series I loved, but it’s still great. I’m looking forward to the rest of this series. I’m also looking forward to reading their other books as well.

Heartstopper: Volume 1: A Graphic Novel (Heartstopper #1) by [Alice Oseman]

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: November 4th

Story: My intention was to skim through the book to see if I would like it when I got around to reading it. The next thing I know, an hour has passed and I’m finished with the book. I also found myself shopping for the next volumes in the series. It’s just such a compelling graphic novel. The pictures and the dialogue is very engaging.
Characters: I found that I related to Charles very much. I feel like he is a male me. The dynamic between him and Nick was amazing and intense. I do wish we had seen more of the secondary characters though.
Critiques: Absolutely NONE!
Narration: N/A
Final Thoughts: This is just such a beautiful and wholesome story. I am so glad that I decided to take the leap and get myself a copy. I have a FairyLoot exclusive copy!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: November 4th

Story: I’ve been reading this series for quite a bit of time. I’m buddy reading it with my mother. We have been reading two chapters a day since book one. I’m seriously surprised that we are almost at the end. I have to be honest, I’m not enjoying the end of the series as much as I was the ending. There are parts that seem to slog through. I also feel like there are times that it just gets too heavy and too dark for me.
Characters: We don’t see a lot of characters in this book. They are missing. It’s presumed that they are dead but filled with hope that they are alive somewhere. Kahlan and Richard are both plagued with a curse that makes them not fully dead, but not fully alive either.
Critiques: None
Narration: He’s as amazing as he always is! I really enjoy his narrating.
Final Thoughts: I’m very nervous about continuing the series. I’m going to. For my mother and for the fact that I’m a completionist. Don’t get me wrong. I really enjoy the series very much. It’s just very heavy for me sometimes.

Heartstopper: Volume 2: A Graphic Novel (Heartstopper #2) by [Alice Oseman]

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: November 5th

Story: It took a lot of willpower not to immediately drop everything I was doing and start reading this book when I got it. I still wound up devouring the book the same day I got it. I haven’t started the third volume. Yet. Once I’ve gotten everything done that I need to, I will be reading it. Probably finishing it one sitting and being sad because the fourth volume doesn’t come out until January. I know this much. This series will be what I use to get out of reading funks from here on.
Characters: As I said in my review for volume one, I connect with Charlie so much. I also really love that you get to see more secondary characters in this book. I also feel like we get to know and understand Nick better in this one as well. I definitely understand the struggle he goes through more than anyone.
Critiques: None
Narration: N/A
Final Thoughts: I really love the slow pace of this series so far. I’ve found myself smiling with pure joy and happiness. I just love how wholesome and beautiful it is. I really cant wait to read the rest of the volumes in the series. I also look forward to the multiple times I plan to reread them.

I’d love to see your book reviews!

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