Hello readers! Welcome to the first day of Blogmas! I am hoping to post every other day this month and wrapping up last month is the first step. I only read one book in October, so I thought I should just add it to this post.
I have been so busy lately, so I have not been getting ni a ton of reading. However, here are the few books I read in October and November anyhow.
I received a copy of this book in September and read it at the end of September and the beginning of October. It comes out this month on the 6th.
I just didn’t enjoy Widowmaker. I didn’t like the MC Morgan or the plot holes, and the biggest issue for me is the pacing was really off. I also realized recently it is the 2nd book in a series. I didn’t see this anywhere until today when I added this photo to this post. It now says on Goodreads it’s in a series, but it never said that before.
Daphne follows a few different girls on a basketball team. Daphne is a sort of character like Michael Myers mixed with Bloody Mary. She is your typical slasher villain, but is also a ghost.She kills anyone who thinks about her a lot.
Like every other slasher book I’ve read, I was super excited to read it, but it fell flat. HOWEVER, this one is the best slasher book I’ve read thus far. I think the characters needed more personality to distinct them from one another and more action. This book has plenty of death scenes, and they’re very violent. BUT, I’m missing the part where they try to fight back or run away from the killer. It seemed like the girls would see Daphne and kind of accept their fate.
The School for Good Mothers was about a woman named Frida who leaves her baby at home for a few hours and loses custody of her child as a result. In this dystopian-esque world, people can get their kids taken away for just about any reason. They then go to this school where they can learn to become better parents by raising a robot child.
The main character absolutely did an unforgivable thing with her baby, but many of the characters were not as guilty as her, or were much worse and had committed violent crimes against their kids. I think this was really about societies unrealistic expectations of mothers. This was a great debut for the author and is a great addition to feminist literature. I didn’t see it going where it did, but it did leave me wanting more. The ending was a bit open.
The last book I read follows Yamilet Flores who joins this private Catholic school with her brother. Both of them go to this school because they know it will give them a better education.
The only problem is, Yamilet has a hard time navigating the space as a Latina and a lesbian. And then there is Bo, her crush that is everything she wants to be, including openly out.
I loved this story! I am neither lesbian nor Latina, but I do know what it’s like to hide who you are to please others. To just avoid the conflict of it all. Yamilet went on this whole journey of learning to let other people love her for who she is and not who they want her to be.
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