Thursday, October 26, 2017

From the Den: September Edition

From the Den is a feature to showcase the books that I don't post reviews for on the blog, whether I liked them or not. I read so many books that never make it onto The Fox's Hideaway, so I wanted a feature where I could still tell y'all about them. :)

*****

I still have not read been reading much, so it's sad that I only managed 12 in September (and quite a few of those were novella-length). Looks like October's the SAME, which sucks. But I have largely enjoyed what I've read. It just hasn't been a whole lot.

Sabriel

This took me a REALLY long time to finish, mostly because I just wasn't hooked until I was over 100 pages in. Sabriel is kind of the setup book. It takes awhile to find your footing in the story, and there are so many things going on, and information to learn. Plot-lines being woven in that will probably have more significance in the next books. But the world was interesting, and I loved the characters. Sabriel, Touchstone, Mogget. They all had their own distinct personalities, and I thought that as a team, they worked well together. I'm very much looking forward to seeing what happens next in the sequel!
Rating: 3.5 stars


Hamiltome

A must-read for all fans of the sensation that is Hamilton. I LOVED IT SO MUCH. I didn't feel bogged down by unnecessary information (though I don't know much about Broadway or R&B/hip-hop or all these Names, so sometimes that didn't help), and I definitely had to listen to the soundtrack while reading the notes in the margins from Lin-Manuel. I loved learning more about the actors who brought these characters to life, the little historical details that don't make it in the show, all the behind-the-scenes work that transformed Alexander Hamilton's legacy into a rap musical. SO fun and good! I am OBSESSED. #HamilfanForever
Rating: 5 Paw Prints!

 
Never Never series 
Let's just say, I could have skipped this series and been just fine. It started out intriguing and good, and then it just went downhill. I thought the reason behind the two main characters continuously losing their memory was a bit ridiculous? And because these books are so short, you don't really get the time to fall in love with them and their story. So I finished the finale and was just bummed. I wanted MORE from it.
Rating: 3, 3, and 2 respectively


What books did YOU read in September? Have you read any of these yet? If so, what did you think of them? :)