So, I read books in July, yet, between work and a job presentation, July was a very busy month for me, and I did not write posts as I should have. However, I wanted to take the time to share a few books that I especially enjoyed.
Awesome July Reads
August 1, 2014 by sinistmer
The Goblin Emperor (Katherine Addison): In this fantasy tale, half-goblin Maia takes the throne. Last in line and hopelessly unprepared, Maia must navigate the dangers of court and come into his own as a ruler. I loved Maia as a character, and the setting was impressive. Atkinson paints a vivid picture of the court and culture, and I was deeply drawn into the world. My one complaint was the names-I kept mixing people up. Overall though,it is a wonderful read for fans of fantasy.
The Girl With All the Gifts (M.R. Carey)--Every day, Melanie is strapped into a wheelchair at gunpoint before being wheeled out of her cell into a classroom with the other children. There, she eagerly learns from Ms. Justineau before returning to her cell. This is every-day for her, but when this routine is shattered, Melanie must draw upon her incredible reserves to save this new world This story of an extraordinary girl is an awesome take on the apocalypse; I liked that Carey chose to emphasize the new directions for the world, rather than exclusively focusing on the harsher aspects.
I Kill Giants (Joe Kelly and JM Ken Nimura)–Fifth grader Beatrice kills giants. As she prepares for the coming battle, she has to confront problems in her life before they overwhelm her. I loved this amazing graphic novel; Numura’s black and white drawings are dynamic (I love Beatrice’s character design! And the fight scenes!), and the story rushes to its epic twist and conclusion. The tie-in of mythological figures and personal struggles appeals as well. If you’re a reader of graphic novels, do not miss this one!
That’s all, folks! I’m looking forward to awesome reads in August.