One thing that might be surprising is that I read a lot of romance novels. I don’t talk about it here because this is more of a YA book blog. When I saw that Jack Edwards reviewed all the books he read in 2020 in one sentence each, I knew I had to try as well. Because I read a lot of books that I don’t end up reviewing, I thought it’d be a good idea to dedicate a post on my (brief) thoughts for each book I’ve read so far in 2021. However, that post would be insanely long, so I decided to split them up by month. Today, I’ll be reviewing all the books I read in January, and in a few weeks I’ll review February’s books, and so on and so forth.
All of the reviews are spoiler-free!
Icarus and the Sun by Gabriel Picolo
Great art style and lovely story about relationships!
Heartstopper, Volume One by Alice Oseman
Absolutely adorable (and heartbreaking) story, characters, and art style!
Rise of the Red Hand by Olivia Chadha (The Mechanists, #1)
I loved the idea of a steampunk, post-apocalyptic world set in South Asia, but the writing was a little awkward and I didn’t like the characters.
Release by Aly Martinez (The Release, #1)
The story, characters, and plot were all just okay.
Kane by L.A. Casey (Slater Brothers, #3)
Each book in this series has the same kind of romance (quick tempered girl falls in love with hot guy), but it’s still fun to read.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
The writing is very lyrical, but parts of the story felt repetitive.
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (Kingdom of the Wicked, #1)
I thought I was going to like this book about a witch trying to solve her twin’s murder with the aid of a demon prince, but I had a hard time liking the characters.
Enemies by Tijan
I liked this book, I think? (I don’t remember much about it)
Desperate Measures by Katee Robert (Wicked Villains, #1)
I picked this up because it someone recommended it to me on Instagram, but it was a little too smutty and a little too dark for my tastes.
The Brightest Night by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Origin #3)
As much as I love this series and this world, this book was mostly filler.
This was fun! It was nice to talk a little bit about all the books I read (not just YA). I usually don’t read romance books for their plot, which is why I don’t review them on here.
Are there any books that you read but don’t review?
What are some of your favorite books you’ve read so far this year?
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Stay awkward and amazing!