This month all I had time for was one book, but it was 672 pages, so that counts as two novels, right?
In January, I summarized the Red Queen story, so if you’re interested, I’d definitely have a look. But here’s my quick version once again if you don’t want to click over: The series is set in an US versus THEM world, a place in which you are born either a Silver or a Red. And these colors refer to your blood type. Silvers rule because they have special abilities (see X-Men), but the story centers around a Red (ala Hunger Games), Mare Barrow, who discovers by accident that she has powers like a Silver.
Aveyard does a great job of wrapping everything up, keeping the reader interested, and leading us in the direction we want the story to go without becoming too predicable. Pretty remarkable considering how much she wrote, and if you’re a real diehard fan, there are six additional novellas to keep you happy.
On a personal note, I’ve all but disappeared on social. But maybe I should change that. It’s just hard because I have no energy these days — get ready for work, go to work, come home, and barely make it to 9 pm before passing out. I’m unhappy, but my husband and Mom(s) help me as much as they can. I’m afraid if I go on social, I’ll end up venting, and someone from work will see.
Even on my newsletter, I try to keep the whinging at a minimal to non-existent. What do you think about airing out grievances publically? A no-no? Depends? Sometimes I think we live in an world that loves to overshare, and we learn to receive attention from our misery. Other times, it’s nice to say Helppp!
What do you think? And/or did you read any good books in February?