Snapshot Reviews – January 2020

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Hello! Welcome to my new blog series: Snapshot Reviews. In which I give a short review of every book read in the previous month.

In the month of January I read 14 books in total, they will be reviewed in the order they were read, beginning January 3rd through until January 30th.

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Book 1:
Growing Things and Other Stories, by Paul Tremblay
Finished January 3rd 2020, rated 4 stars.

The atmosphere of this anthology is incredible, it was the perfect book to start my year. For a short story collection to really succeed in my opinion there needs to be killer settings. There isn’t a chance for characters to be fleshed out enough to form a deep connection with them, so it is left up to plot and intrigue. This collection DELIVERED, Paul Tremblay nailed the eery atmospheric story in his work. I would recommend this to people that want to try Horror but aren’t fully convinced they’ll enjoy the genre. A great taste test.

 

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Book 2:
Season of the Witch, by Sarah Rees Brennan
Finished January 5th 2020, rated 3 stars.

I am a huge fan of the Netflix series that this book was inspired by, it is set up to be a prequel to the tv series. I loved the characters in this, they felt authentic to their on-screen counterparts. However, the plot for me was quite forgettable. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for more Chilling Adventures content without being too concerned about what the book does as a whole.

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“If the decision you’ve made has brought you closer to humanity, then you’ve done the right thing.”

– Tahereh Mafi, A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Tahereh Mafi’s latest novel was my first read of 2019 and I am so happy I chose this as the book to begin my year with. I’ve never read a Tahereh Mafi book (despite owning some of them) and if I am being honest I picked this up from my local bookstore expecting something light and easy to read, the cover and spine caught my attention and that was all I needed to convince me, but it turned out to be so much more than that.

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