Well, this month sucked.
I read 1 book and 2 graphic novels.
I only posted one time on this blog, and it was a one line quote.
I am truly sorry.
Anyway, here is what I read this month.
1. Title: Death Note
Author: Tsugumi Ohba
Illustrator: Takeshi Obata
Publication Date: October 10th, 2005
Rating: *** (3 stars)
Goodreads Synopsis: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects – and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal…or his life?
Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note’s powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light’s father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father’s files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn’t know?
Review: I liked this graphic novel, but I also had a lot of problems with it.
I guess we will start with the positives.
1. The story was super interesting. I loved the plot and the story was really good.
2. The illustrations were great. Takeshi Ohba did a fantastic job.
3. It was super short and took me about 30-45 minutes to finish
Now, on to the negatives and the parts I did not like.
1. I did not like Light Yagami. His character was pretentious and for as smart as he was supposed to be, he made some stupid decisions.
So, overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and I would definitely recommend it to people who like graphic novels or comic books.
2. Title: Death Note Volume 2 Confluence
Illustrator: Takeshi Obata
Publication Date: November 1st, 2005
Rating: *** (3 stars)
Review: I checked Death Note Volume 1 and 2 out of the library before I left for a family vacation. I read both of them in the first hour and a half.
Anyway on with the positives:
1. Yeaah, more awesome story plots
2. Super short, took me 30 minutes to read
3. New characters that are added
4. Again, awesome illustrations
1. Yes, there were new characters but I did not really like them. I actually don’t like any of the characters very much.
2. Light Yagami is still super annoying
3. I am guessing things aren’t going to end well but I still have 10 more volumes to read
3. My one and only book this month was…
Title: The Heretic’s Daughter
Author: Kathleen Kent
Publication Date: September 3rd 2008
Rating: ** (2 stars)
Goodreads Synopsis: Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha’s courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.
Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendant of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family’s deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution.
Review: I had to read this book for my AP U.S. History class and I think it was because of this that I did not enjoy this book as much as I probably would have if I had read it for my own enjoyment. I personally am interested in the Salem Witch trials but this book did not not fit well with me. I couldn’t get into it.
I found the whole thing dry and boring, which looking back on it, it should not have been. I mean, the Salem Witch Trials were not boring.
I did like Kathleen Kent’s writing, it was almost poetic, which is really nice in a book like this, it may have been the only reason I got through the book.
I really hate it when reading a book for school wrecks it for me because I have a hard time knowing if I didn’t like the book because I didn’t like it or because I had to pick out every detail and analyze it.
Overall reading month: 2.7 stars (***)
Books read from original TBR: No August TBR
Books added to favorites: None
Posts this month: 1
Pages read this month: 724
Favorite book this month: Death Note Volume 2 Confluence by Tsugumi Ohba
What did you read this month?
Have you read any of the books I read this month? What did you think?