As you may already know, I had quite the weekend of reading this past weekend so I thought I would quickly share a few mini reviews of some of the things that I read! Here are a few mini reviews just for you! Stay tuned, there are plenty more to come!
The Girls by Emma Cline
I mean…I liked the story, but what was that ending? This one had potential, but it didn’t really go anywhere. What was the point of telling this story in two time frames? I loved the chapters that took place in the 60s, when Evie was a young girl getting caught up in a cult, but what was the point of having her present day perspective? It felt unneeded to me and it felt as though it served no real purpose.
You can definitely tell that this story was HEAVILY inspired by Charles Manson and his followers, so much so that I kind of felt like I had already heard this story before…because I had. What was unique about The Girls was that it followed the perspective of a young girl who was a part of the cult but managed to get out before all hell broke loose.
If this story is going to have a present tense perspective of Evie as a now middle-aged woman, I would have like to see more of how her life has been since her escape. Literally, we don’t really know how her life is developed until a short paragraph at the end of the novel.
Overall, it just felt like something was missing here. Just an average book for me…
Dreamin’ Sun Vol.1 & 2 by Ichigo Takano
Vol.1 – Ahh! I’m so happy to be reading more from Ichigo Takano! Orange is probably one of my favourite manga of all time! When @BooksAtDawn told me about this series, I knew I had to pick it up! i really didn’t even know it existed!!! It was so cute and, of course, very beautiful to look at and read! I can’t wait to pick up all of the other available volumes and continue reading!
Vol.2 – Gah! This volume was so frustrating…but like…in a good way?! Feelings are flying around all over the place and everyone keeps missing their opportunities haha! I’m loving this series so far! I need the next volumes now please.
The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service by Eiji Otsuka
This was just so weird…but I absolutely loved it? I’ll be honest, I first picked this one up because the cover is really intriguing and well designed in my opinion and it also helped that it was on sale via comixology! I didn’t really know what to expect going into it as I didn’t really do any research on it before picking it up. I ended up absolutely loving it! It was strange and obscure which made it the perfect read for me! I can’t wait to pick up the next volumes!
Thank you for reading!