Well the New Year’s reading has not started off with a promising start…but it can only get better from here then right?
I decided to try a historical fiction novel, Confessions of Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey which I received from LibraryThing’s wonderful Early Reviewer’s Program. My mind needed a break from the Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter world I was immersed in for two weeks and for which my heart still misses. (I will post a review of the Infernal Devices Series once school has started back up again : )
This historical fiction story just couldn’t capture my attention. I read about 80 pages before calling it quits, which I DESPISE doing. (However, I guess I do already know how it’s going to end…) There may have been a couple exterior factors affecting why I didn’t enjoy the book like I didn’t realize it was the third book in a trilogy and I was still on a major book hangover from the Infernal Devices trilogy. Nonetheless, I did not feel any sort of connection to the characters and it felt more like I was reading nonfiction than fiction. Perhaps reading the first two books in the series would provide the reader with necessary background information and giver more depth to the characters.
Well on to finishing the Matched series by Ally Condie…let’s see how this goes!
Are there any cool Reading Challenges going on this year? I would really like to do one besides the Goodreads one I participate in every year…. Let me know!