November, 2022

November 6th, 2022, 12:20 p.m. - The whole personal-realization thing was a lot weaker than I expected

46. Magic for Liars (Sarah Gailey)
I feel like Gailey could have done so much more with this. I didn't feel invested in the story enough. Maybe this would work better as part of a series, with more character development?

Up next: Hidden Pictures (Jason Rekulak)

November 12th, 2022, 2:24 p.m. - In other news, I love Adrian

47. Hidden Pictures (Jason Rekulak)
I spent weeks on a library waiting list to get this book, and I was worried that after all that, it wouldn't be worth it. Fortunately, it was. Rekulak tells a compelling story with some great twists and a number of Chekhov's gun elements beyond just weapons. I've love to read more from him.

Up next: Hide (Kiersten White)

November 19th, 2022, 2:17 p.m. - No more amusement parks for me, thanks

48. Hide (Kiersten White)
I'm impressed with how much White fit into just 240 pages. I'm also impressed with how well she differentiated all her characters. My only complaint is the unnecessary romance subplot. You people have known each other for five days! Chill!

Up next: Our Missing Hearts (Celeste Ng)

November 26th, 2022, 3:42 p.m. - On a scale from 1 to 10, how possible is it that the circumstances in this book will become real? I'd say at least 8.5

49. Our Missing Hearts (Celeste Ng)
Poets and librarians, suit up – you're going to have to save us.

Up next: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow (Gabrielle Zevin)

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