I read less books than I thought I would over break. This is partially my fault, but I will blame my little brother for draining the battery of the family iPad every day (it’s the only device that has the online library I get books from). The books I did read over break were pretty good, and I got through about two and a half. Over break, I finished Earthseed, began and finished its sequel Farseed, and read That Time I Joined the Circus.
I did like the Seed series; it was a bit confusing at times and was a little hard to follow some parts, but I liked the story and writing style overall. I have a soft spot for science fiction, and I really enjoyed the way this series was done. I will say my favorite book I read over break would have to be Farseed, because it was easier to understand and follow overall. I think I was more invested in the characters after reading the first book, and I was interested to see how their children fared in the second. I’ll have to find the third book to finish it off!
That Time I Joined the Circus, I think, was a little less well put together. I liked the story, but there was definitely some grammar bits that were hard for me to get over. That’s probably just me being me, but that’s how I feel about it. I don’t think I really understood the character, and it was challenging to relate to her. I know it’s hard to relate to people in books simply based on difference of circumstance, but if I’m meant to understand a character’s feelings, I’d like to actually understand them. There’s also a few other bits that I guess just show me what I don’t want to include in my own stories and things that were missing that I want to make sure I have. Again, it had an okay story, but I just didn’t think it was that great.
Overall, I didn’t read any fantastic books, but I read two pretty good ones and that’s okay by me. Sometimes, a girl just has to read something.
Written by: Madeline S.