LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE BY: CELESTE NG

Here we are again! Another book review. I would like to pat myself on the back because I have been doing so good at reading all the books. Although I have also gotten super overwhelmed because I put a butt tonne of holds on books and they are all coming up to be read! Eeeek! Thankfully, I am able to delay them a bit. whew!

A bit about the author first! Celeste was actually raised in the city that is featured in the novel, Shaker Heights. This book is her second novel. Little Fires Everywhere was made into a TV show on Hulu in 2020.

I have not seen the TV show so I really didn’t know what this book was about. From stuff I had heard I thought this book was about something totally different so maybe I was thinking of another book? Anywho on to the review.

a photo of the cover of Little Fires Everywhere on a cell phone

Little fires everywhere is a book about two very different families whose lives get entangled because of their children. As soon as a museum picture is found of one of the mothers, the other is off on a journey to dig up her past and find out who she really is.

I really did enjoy this book, it has been a while since I have read anything that is more fiction and lighthearted. Don’t get me wrong there is some talk of abortion and some other stuff that might be a bit hard for some but such topics are not hard for me.

The only thing that I didn’t enjoy in the book was when it the the sort of mystery was figured out, I did not get that oh damnnnnnn feeling. It was not powerful enough for me, I wanted a bigger mystery. The ending was also a bit underwhelming also. I won’t spoil it for anyone! Don’t worry.

I found that the book was very well written though and was smooth enough to keep me captivated the entire book. I just wanted more. It was still a great book and recommend it for anyone so it gets four stars!

Welp that is it for now look out for more book reviews cause I got those stacking up again. I am trying to incorporate other blog posts in between them though so look out for those also!

Until next time!

ARTEMIS BY: ANDY WEIR

So when I finished Pandemic (my last book review) I wanted to read something else immediately. I have been unsuccessful in finding a free e-book version of Genome (second book to Pandemic), so I needed to find something else to satisfy my reading hunger. I decided to look and see what my local library had to offer. All the “popular books” had ridiculous waiting lists( I am on one that 18 weeks) so I needed to find something not popular that is available now. Que Artemis.

I absolutely LOVED the Martian by Andy Weir so I was definitely hoping for another story like that. And it was similar as in it was in space.🌒

I did like that the main character was a very independent woman and she didn’t have a sexual relationship or the need for one. There was talk of past sexual relationships but nothing that became the reason why she did anything.

This book takes place on the moon in a human colony called Artemis. There is no reference to what year it is so I can’t tell you when this takes place. In the book you have the main character who is a smuggler. She isn’t really on good terms with the one “Police Officer”. I don’t’ think they ever call him the police and that is why it is in quotation marks.

When one of her clients asks her to be apart of a bigger criminal undertaking things don’t go so well (dun dun duuuuuu).

Overall I liked this book ( I was able to finish it). However I didn’t find it as awesome as some of the other books I have read. Would I recommend it to someone? Yeah, it has its twists and turns that I like but there was just something I was missing. I can’t exactly put my finger on what it is though.

All in all a good book! I suggest People try and read it if you like Andy Weir’s books or Space adventures (did I just make up a new genre?).

I have already moved on to my next book, which is completely different from the books I have been recently reading. I am taking a break from the fiction world and moving on to a cultural critique book.

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