Hello and welcome! I’m Emily Croft and I’m here with my first ever spoiler-free book haul, so I hope you enjoy.
I haven’t gotten the time to read a lot this month, but this is what I did get to:
Maximum Ride Marvel comic – James Patterson (book Author), Marguerite Bennett (Comic author), Alex Sanchez (Illustrator)
I had heard some horrible reviews on this book-adaption, but I love Marvel, so I thought Hey – what the heck, right? Might as well. From the first page it lost me. It was not at like the book, and I feel they could have done better for Maximum Ride. Not something I would read twice.
Stars Above – Marissa Meyer
Ironic that I’m following up the disappointing review with an amazing one – but that’s what this was. Stars Above is a collection of short stories set after The Lunar Chronicles, and it kind of explains a lot of what happened to the characters afterward, which I liked. I don’t have a single fault – I would suggest this series to everyone.
Never Never – Brianna R. Shrum
I picked this up at the library because I’m in a huge Peter Pan phase at the moment. This book is about Captain Hook, before and after he came to Neverland – it was just amazing. I feel like Brianna Shrum really got Peter Pan’s character down, so you could actually see it as a retelling. You think you know how it ends, and you do, sort of, but not really. It’s really a twists-and-turns kind of book.
Maximum Ride Manga 9
So another Maximum Ride adaption. I actually like this one – granted Max is a blond (which she ISN’T) but otherwise it was good. One thing I didn’t like – as the Manga adaption goes on, it’s getting less and less like the books. The characters have totally different personalities – especially the main character – Max(imum) Ride. All in all, it was okay.
Twice Upon A Time – Wendy Mass
This was actually a re-read, because I loved this book. There’s three in the series, but I had started with this one (the 3rd. It’s one of those series you don’t need to read in order). It’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and it’s one of the best I’ve read. There’s a lot of backstory in it, which I love, and side characters that add so much depth it’s incredible. Wendy Mass is an amazing author, and I think you would just love her.
So that’s my March book haul; please come back next month for my next one and let me know if you have any books you want me to read\review.