Shit! Why is the introduction to a post so stupidly hard. I mean all it is really is Hi, I’m about to talk a load of shit. Keep reading! **Thumbs up** But, noo, it can never be that easy, we have Wassupppp? Howdy? Hey? Whaagwan? Alright? And my personal fave How’s it Hanging? but me being the child I am I can’t help but mutter ‘a little to the left’ and proceed to chuckle like a child. I know, judge me. I deserve it.
So I am currently sat feeling like a badass listening to ‘War Pigs’ by Black Sabbath and wanted to do a monthly wrap up that wasn’t quite the same as everyone else’s. I’m still going to tell you all what I have read, and will definitely link the reviews to the books I have read and reviewed BUT I’m going to do it as a ‘Book of the Month’. So, out of all the books I have read this month I’m going to proclaim one BOOK OF THE MONTH!
Say Book of the Month more…
This might not be that original but, and yes I am still claiming this, I’m new 😀 So this bordered on an epiphany for me.
WHAT HAVE I READ THIS MONTH?
This month I stuck to Sci-Fi books after Book Twitter set my TBR roaring with new book recommendations. I would also like to thank, again, everyone who contributed to said Twitter thread and I can confirm I am a huge fan of the genre! Your work is done.
So to this months reads…
Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
My Rating: 3
Not Yet Reviewed – I will. At some point. Promise
I liked this book, it was a quick, fun and an easy read but at the same time didn’t grab me like other books I have read recently, but i’m thinking YA maybe a thing of the past for me. Not all but yanno…tastes change.
Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
My Rating: 3.5
Not Yet Reviewed – I will. At some point.
As with book one I liked this book as something quick and fun, not to deep and really easy to get through. I liked this more than book one because the plot developed more.
Stormblood by Jeremy Szal
My Rating: 4.5
Review Link: Stormblood
I don’t think I stated in my review why this isn’t a five, not sure why, but this didn’t make it to a five simply because I have a preference for moderate world-building where as this is heavy in the world building. Again, not an issue as it is brilliantly done, it is just a preference point. Though, thinking on it, that definitely doesn’t warrant a full star deduction. I’m going to change it. Wooo, Yay Jeremy 4.5 Stars!
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
My Rating: 4
Review Link: Red Rising
What a ride this book was, one I lost sleep over and flew through! Great start to the series. I’m also really jealous of the alternative covers the US have!
Golden Son by Pierce Brown
My Rating: 5
Review Link: Golden Son
As above. This book is my favourite of the trilogy! If you want more details read the review 😉
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
My Rating: 5
Review Link: Morning Star
A fantastic end to an insanely good trilogy.
Ashes of the Sun by Django Wexler
N/A – Still reading
Review: Easier when I have read the book.
My Thoughts (so far):
This is my first book by Django Wexler and I am liking his writing style, his action sequences are brilliantly violent and gory, and i’m expecting good things!
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
N/A – Still Reading
Review: Got to read the book first, yanno.
My Thoughts (so far):
I am REALLY enjoying this book! If I ever find the time this week to read it I will finish it soon! I’m still fairly early on and John, the main character not the author, has just landed at Beta Pyxis III and is training with his new team, but even so I am loving this book! I have laughed, a lot.
Ok, so the bit of the post you actually wanted to read…
As you can see I have read, and are reading, some absolute gems of the Sci-Fi world this month but only one can take ‘Book of the Month’ title!
It has been a tough one, at first I was all about Stormblood, then thought of Golden Son, then back to Stormblood, then back to Golden Son. This went on for a while.
Alas, I settled on…
After much thought Stormblood took the title of BOOK OF THE MONTH and for so many reasons. While Stormblood rated half a star lower than Golden Son I felt it outdid Golden Son because it is the first book of its series, whereas Golden Son was the second book and so I had the love of Red Rising to amp up the love even more. Stormblood was an outstanding start and is a book I am STILL talking about, and STILL thinking about! After releasing that it was an easier decision!
Well, that’s it. Thank you for reading, feel free to comment if you have read and loved/hated any of my reads this month. Also, let me know what your favourite read was this month.