Mini Reviews: prison, poetry, dragons and depression

As I mentioned in my recent monthly round-up, I haven’t really felt like writing full reviews for things recently, especially given how much I read last month. I don’t like to leave so many completely undocumented though, and I enjoyed doing the last set of mini-reviews, so here are four more short reviews for some of the books I’ve read recently.

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

Great characters but the plot seemed a bit meh. I felt like there were a few loose ends when I finished reading. Couldn’t tell you what though, as this was a somewhat forgettable read.

Rating: 3 stars

The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

I know a lot of people love this poetry series but I really hated this. It was bland and vapid and… yeah, not a fan.

Rating: 1 star

The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin

This was an illustration middle grade book. It was very characteristic of GRRM’s style, a lot of doom and gloom, but it was beautifully written and I loved the illustrations too.

Rating: 4 stars

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

I don’t want to say this is an easy read because it’s not, it deals with very heavy themes, but it is quick. Short, snappy chapters, and an obvious light at the end of the tunnel, it’s a very raw and honest look at depression.

Rating: 4 star

That’s it for this round of mini-reviews!
Have you read any of these?

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