Short Reviews of 12 Books

Hello my little featherlings! I realized part of why I’ve been avoiding this place in all of the craziness that’s been happening is because of the back log of reviews I have. Normally I enjoy having a backlog, but I have a review that I wanted to do for a book that I read back in April. April!!! That’s so long ago. So to make me feel a little better, I’m going to do them all here in quick what I liked or didn’t like. Because honestly a lot of these were just “meh” and I don’t have enough to say for a full review.

So here we go, I’ll go in order of when I read them!

Ready Player Two: A Novel: Cline, Ernest: 9781524761332: Books

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

1 star

What I liked:

  • I loved Ready Player One, so I was super excited to read this, even if it were just a cash grab. I thought it would be so fun to experience the fun quest that was that book. But uh, I guess I liked getting to revisit the OASIS?

What I didn’t like:

  • Almost everything.
  • This was just a regurgitation of the first book that is hurt.
  • Wade sucked, Samantha sucked, the other characters aren’t even in it
  • Half the quest happened off page, and it felt like there was no urgency because of how removed the characters were
  • Don’t waste your time reading it TBH
Bodies: A Romantic Bloodbath - Kindle edition by Mikheyev, Moses Yuriyvich.  Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Kindle eBooks @

Bodies: A Romantic Bloodbath by Moses Mikheyev

DNF 50% through. This was an ARC I received on NetGalley, and I do thank both NetGalley and Moses Mikheyev for the opportunity to read and review this book.

What I liked:

  • Science was weaved throughout, but wasn’t too full of jargon where I couldn’t understand

What I didn’t like:

  • This felt like a way to be violent just for violence’s sake. It didn’t even further the plot.
  • I read through 2 different people’s stories and did not see them intertwine, and it felt disconnected as if the author didn’t know how to connect them
  • The note at the end where it was said that if you don’t understand the point of the book you’re not smart enough for it left a bad taste in my mouth and I proceeded to DNF it immediately.
The Midnight Library: A Novel: Haig, Matt: 9780525559474: Books

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

DNF @ 40%. Lol, I know. Everyone loves this book, but I just couldn’t do it!

What I liked:

  • The narrator of the audiobook did a great job
  • This felt like a very atmospheric book, and I enjoyed Haig’s writing style

What I didn’t like:

  • This was depressing!
  • I’m not usually a fan of these types of books, and this was no difference
  • I was genuinely so bored. Nothing that was happening was interesting to me, to the point I can’t remember anything that DID happen that I explicitly didn’t like.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: Schwab, V. E.: 9780765387561: Books

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

4 stars

What I liked:

  • Addie’s stubbornness
  • The meaning of a name
  • Lol this isn’t necessarily something I liked, but for some reason I could only picture Henry Golding as Henry. Probably because of the similar names since they were not described similar.
  • The important of leaving your mark
  • The artwork, I have studied a lot of artwork in the time periods she was in, so that was cool
  • The pacing mimicked the way Addie moved through time, which was so amazing to realize

What I didn’t like:

  • I mostly cared about Luc and no one else.
  • This felt invasive into Schwab’s head, and I feel weird saying anything??
  • I wish we could see Addie go to more places, I personally don’t care about how long she spent in France, and then in New York. What about in-between?

Also I know some didn’t like the ending, but I personally can’t see any other way for this to go.

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

3 stars

What I liked:

  • The characters were so interesting
  • A look into the no so glarmorized life of a woman in South Korea
  • A look at beauty standards
  • Cha’s writing is beautiful and so immersive!!

What I didn’t like:

  • Wonna. She felt useless
  • This book felt like it ended in the middle of a thought
  • I needed more to feel like I did something. The characters didn’t really go anywhere, back stories and present trajectories were mentioned briefly but never fully realized
Ibitsu by Haruto Ryo, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®

Ibitsu by Haruto Ryo

3 stars

What I liked:

  • This was a fun look at a urban legend
  • That ending!!!

What I didn’t like:

  • It felt kind of slow, which is not something I normally say about manga
  • It had a weird/uncomfortable scene with the girl and the main guy that I don’t think needed to be in the manga

VIZ | Read a Free Preview of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9

Demon Slayer volume 9-14 by Koyoharu Gotouge

3-4 stars each

I grouped this together, because I’ve been reading 3 at a time in rather quick succession. Also I picked the volume with Muichiro on it because I ADORE him.

What I liked:

  • It’s so fun
  • I love all the characters!!
  • Training arcs are fun
  • I can’t wait to see some of the breathing techniques get animated!!
  • Tanjiro is a sweet boy that should be protected at all costs
  • Nezuko’s power up was both awesome, and surprising
  • I actually laughed OUT LOUD when I read Tanjiro say he must be hallucinating Inosuke on the ceiling
  • The fights and the demons are always top tier

What I didn’t like:

  • Volume 13 felt super slow, like it just felt like we were going through the motions
  • Inosuke and Zenitsu haven’t been in 12-14 as much/at all which makes me sad
  • I still don’t really like Genya?? I get why people do and his backstory is good, but idk I’m just kinda bleh on him still.

And that’s it!! Thank you for reading them all if you made it this far! This is like a weight being lifted off of my shoulders lol. Have you read any of these? Let me know what you think of them.

8 thoughts on “Short Reviews of 12 Books

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  1. How pretentious do you have to be to add a note in your book saying that anyone who didn’t understand its point just isn’t smart enough? 😳🤣 I’m glad you enjoyed Addie LaRue, though! Luc was definitely the coolest character!

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  2. Ugh, as far as I’m concerned, any book that claims readers who don’t like it aren’t “smart enough” is using that as a cowardly ego shield. 😣 No story is universally understood or beloved, and it’s not about intelligence. It’s about unique perspectives that together make the world richer.

    Ok, even just your note about the Inosuke-on-the-ceiling scene had me giggling into my palm! 😂 Ah, I can’t wait for the second season of the anime!

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