Internment by Samira Ahmed
**** (4 stars)
Thanks to Erin for buddy reading this one with me. This was a hard book to read because sadly even though it’s fiction we see things like this or similar to this happening in the real world today. I didn’t realize when I first started reading it but I could only manage to read 6 chapters before having to put the book down for a while. I teared up a couple times in the end and there were some things that I wasn’t expecting to happen that shocked me. I definitely recommend this book and think it is something that should be read by everyone. We need to do better!!
The Wedding Game by Meghan Quinn
***** (5 stars)
This book was part of Amazon Prime First Reads in February. I picked it thinking it sounded like it could be a fun read and boy was I right. I freaking loved this book. I was laughing so hard while reading it. Honestly I don’t think I have laughed so hard reading a book before. I will say that some things came off a little immature for 30 years olds but despite that I still got a kick out of it. I definitely want to read more by this author.
Journey to Territory M by L.J. Epps
****.5 (4.5 stars)
Last month I read Extinction of All Children which is the first book in this trilogy. I picked up book 2 this month and ended up enjoying it slightly more. This book picks up right where book one ends. Emma and Eric are now in Territory M which is where all the middle class people are. There are still similarities to The Hunger Games but it’s different. I don’t feel like I am reading the same story. The one thing that bugged me a lot was the fact that Emma kept comparing the two territories. Like I get it they had way more than Territory L does. I don’t need you to explain to me how the water faucets are different in each territory. It would have been fine if she only did this a couple times but nope she did it all throughout the book which got really annoying really fast. Actually there was one other thing, the fact that Emma and her brother and sister refer to their parents as Mother and Father. This happened more so in the first book but it did happen in this book as well. I just find it a little weird. This book was a lot more gruesome. There are several deaths including kids plus some gory scenes. The first half of the book was a little slow and mostly consisted of them hiding out and Emma comparing everything to her territory. Once I got to the halfway point things started picking up and I can’t wait to read the next book in April.