Monday, 30 November 2015

November Reads & Reviews

Cover images via goodreads.com

At the beginning of the month I finished my unplanned "Morgan Matson-a-thon" with Second Chance Summer (2012), the tale of Taylor's summer in Pennsylvannia. Similarly to both Since You've Been Gone and Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, SCS was a really enjoyable contemporary read with lovable characters. If you're interested in finding out a little more about all three of Matson's YA novels hop on over to Blogger's Bookshelf where I recently shared my thoughts.

I actually intended to designate more time this month to catch up on my Netgalley reads but as usual managed to fail pretty miserably. I did however cross the most recent addition off the list, October horror release Monsterland* (Michael Phillip Cash, 2015). The book is all about the opening night of a Jurassic Park-esque attraction housing real-life zombies, werewolves and vampires. With a cinematic feel to the writing and a few sneaky twists and turns along the way I found that I enjoyed reading something a little bit different. 

November was also the month I remembered how terribly I've been failing at my re-reads challenge. Since completing my third re-read of the year (Tim Burton's The Melancholy Death Of Oyster Boy) back in April, I've dipped in and out of a few others but not managed to finish any of them. So, during November I wanted to make a little time to fit one in, and I knew just the book for the job! Despite having only read it for the first time back in May, I was keen to revisit Abigail Haas' YA thriller Dangerous Girls (2013) so that's exactly what I did - more on that soon!

Reviews posted this month: Edward Scissorhands Vol 2: Whole Again*, Kate Leth & Drew Rausch (2015) | Monsterland*, Michael Phillip Cash (2015)
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