Books I've Read During Lock Down.
With 2020 throwing life off balance. I have been busy reading - a lot. So far I have read a total of 12 books in lock down and I think I have a problem.
First - The Divergent series by Veronica Roth:
After seeing the movies I wanted to see the difference between those and the movies. Now was the perfect opportunity. Personally found Insurgent the weakest entry into the series because of Tris' whining but it was understandable and yes like any fan of this book series the ending really packed a disappointing punch. Still have yet to read Four but we'll get to that eventually.
Secondly - The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner:
Again, I loved the movies and wanted to compare it. Honestly, The Maze Runner was the weakest entry. Personally I would have preferred to be inside of Thomas' head not be closely behind him and watching him fight, I wanted to know his thoughts and feelings. Pushing this aside, I kept reading and ended up loving this series, the ending of Death Cure was a little weird but it was unexpected. I found The Kill Order absolutely amazing and was constantly on the edge of my seat - some say The Kill Order gives spoilers to the main trilogy, I personally didn't find this the case aside from being as confused as the Main Character.
Third - The Selection by Kiera Cass
After seeing this recommended time and time again on TikTok, I had to give this a go. Sorry TBR pile. I absolutely loved this series and I got through it within a week, which rarely happens, but this book kept me on edge in more ways than one. My goal was to see who the winner is, see how the characters developed and this book delivered. This book would have been perfectly fine as a trilogy, I didn't find The Heir and The Crown necessary but I read them and liked being back in the world of Iléa to see America and Maxon's future.
Currently I am going way out of my comfort zone with reading Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch.
High Fantasy is not my cup of tea. But I wanted to see if that can change by reading Snow Like Ashes. So far I am liking this book, though it is taking me a long time to get through it. I want to know more about the characters and get used to the world, there is a lot of questions so far but I'm sure those will be wrapped up towards the ending or in future books.
What kind of books have you read during lock down?