March was a pretty decent month, in comparison to others. We’re still in lockdown here in Scotland, but I started a new job and I’m settling in, which is nice.
It’s also a bonus that it’s so easy to leave everything there and not be worrying about what my next shift will be like- which I realise now is all I did in my old job.
Another highlight of March was that we finally got some answers in the finale of WandaVision, and the first two episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
I won’t say much about either because I don’t want to spoil them for anyone, but I now have a new love for Wanda and Vision as characters, and I am so happy Bucky and Sam are finally get some screen time and the first episode delivered on that by showing us how they’re faring in the new world after the snap.
The sixth Inspector McLean novel was a little different to its predecessors- because halfway through McLean gets moved over to a new cold case unit.
I really liked where the story was heading when it ended, so I have my fingers crossed Book 7 continues with some of those ideas.
This was a recommendation after a readalong I took part in, and for the most part I enjoyed the story.
What kept me from enjoying it completely was all the swearing (which I felt was a bit too frequent, but maybe that’s just me)- though I adored the relationship that developed between Chloe and Red.
Three and a half stars.
Despite this book being way outside my usual reading material, I liked it.
The main character, Kenzie, didn’t have much going for her, so I was indifferent to her for most of the story, but there were plenty of supporting characters to invest in, and I think I might enjoy the rest of the series a little more since there should be less time spent on world-building.
I loved One Of Us Is Lying, so I was excited to start the sequel- and it delivered.
While set in Bayview like its predecessor, One Of Us Is Next revolves around a deadly game of Truth or Dare instead of a murder, and at the same time develops further some of the supporting characters from OOUIL.
Getting to know those characters better made this book even more enjoyable for me, and I’d happily read a whole series set in Bayview since there never seems to be a dull moment.
This was a good book in that it covered a lot of big themes and really got me thinking about them, but what kept from loving it is that I didn’t feel like the main character, Emira, was developed much.
She never seemed to react to much, including during the main event of the story which takes place just a few chapters in, or even at the end when she makes a big decision about her life.
Three and a half stars.
Reading Challenges Update
Out Of your comfort zone challenge
Contemporary – Complete
- Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Sci Fi – Complete
- Sanctuary by Caryn Lix