In April I read:
The Disreputable History of Frankie-Landau Banks by e. lockhart
I loved her Ruby Oliver series, so my expectations were pretty high. There are definitely funny parts, and I loved how Frankie was able to commandeer the group and mastermind all the pranks. But I thought she was a little immature, and I didn't really relate to her crusade against boys only groups. Maybe I just never experienced anything like that?
3/5 Mixed for me.
The Savage Grace by Bree Despain
This is the last book in The Dark Divine trilogy. It definitely is a fitting end to the story, and all the main plot points are wrapped up. There's a little more focus on fighting than I cared for, and occasionally I felt like the story was taking itself too seriously. But there were also a couple parts that made me laugh and I liked that not every single thing ended happily.
3.5/5 Mixed for me.
In May, this little guy joined our family
so these two took up most of my time.
But I did manage to read a couple more books:
Fever by Lauren DeStefano
It had all the world-building issues I had with Wither. There are so many weird things going on in this book, like a prostitution circus. I was hoping there would be more insight into the girls who end up in the "scarlet districts" or why the guys don't try to do anything about their friends/sisters/etc. being kidnapped. But, still no. The characterization is also a little weaker this time around.
On the plus side, though, the writing is amazing. It's so bleak and really makes you feel what the characters are feeling. And I love how well the cover represents different parts of the story.
3/5 Mixed for me.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
I wasn't sure if I'd read this, because Divergent didn't really do it for me. But I'm so glad I did, because I unexpectedly *loved* it. Seriously. It was so good. I liked the characters a lot better this time around - they all got much more complex. They're a bit angsty, but far more interesting. Even some of the "bad" things were enjoyable. (Like the continuity errors. My favorite was Tris' mysteriously disappearing & reappearing gun near the end of the book).
4.5/5 Read This
For June I think I'll try to read three books. (Ohhh!) I hope to finish Destined (the final book in the Wings series), The Last Echo, and The Serpent's Shadow. Lots of series coming to an end this summer.