Show Us Your Books: Very Mini Reviews

Posted June 11, 2019 by shooting in Book Review / 35 Comments

Show Us Your Books is hosted by Steph and Jana! Come see what everyone is reading.

I’ve read more in the past month, but I’m just going to share some brief thoughts on a few of those books. I’ll have longer reviews for a couple other books soon in case you’re a regular reader of my blog.

I already have a full review for this book, so feel free to check that out, but Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley is fantastic. It’s a debut novel and one that I gave 5 stars to! I can’t wait to read whatever the author comes out with next.

5/5 stars

The Backstagers, Volume 1: Rebels Without Applause

A YA graphic novel, The Backstagers is a fun look at the non-actors who make the stage come to life. Of course, this backstage isn’t straightforward and all sorts of crazy things happen back there (magical things, etc.). I liked this okay, but it wasn’t my most favorite. Nice introduction.

3/5 stars

The Backstagers, Volume 2: The Show Must Go On

I liked this volume more than the first. I feel like the stakes are a bit higher, and you get to know more about the various characters. The MC is in a relationship with another male, and I’m pretty sure another character is transgender but it’s never stated outright (they went from an all-girls school to an all-boys school though).

4/5 stars

Hellhole by Gina Damico

I’m in a YA for Adults book club through my local library and this was our May book. Those that read it all felt about the same. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great. I’ve read the Croak trilogy by this author and I love that series, so I highly recommend checking that out. Hellhole is a fun premise, and it has a lot of humor, which the author excels at. I wouldn’t recommend this over Croak though.

3/5 stars

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And that’s it for me this month! What are you currently reading?

 

35 responses to “Show Us Your Books: Very Mini Reviews

  1. I love mini reviews! I need to do more, so often I read something and if it isn’t an ARC or part of a blog tour I tend to skip over the reviews on my blog. I really need to do more. These books sound fun!

  2. Yes, I remember listening to Hell Hole when it came out, it was weird. Not my favorite. I will look for your review on Deposing Nathan.

  3. The Backstagers looks fun! I love the idea of the backstage crew getting the spotlight and having misadventures πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for all these recommendations! I’m INHALING books right now! I get so much reading done in the summer! Going to look into these. THANK YOU!

  5. I’ve been thinking of trying some graphic novels recently, and The Backstagers sounds interesting, so maybe I’ll give them a try sometime! πŸ™‚

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