Locke & Key vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill
****.5 (4.5 stars)
If you didn’t know I have been buddy reading this series with Jonny we are already 4 books into it but I am slow at getting my reviews written and posted so I am just now sharing my thoughts on the second book. Book one was a 5 star read for me. It had everything I wanted and the story hooked me. This one was lacking a little bit which is why it got a 4.5 star rating instead of a 5. I can’t really say what exactly was lacking but I think it might of had something to do with the lack of action in this one. In this one we got perspectives from people who aren’t in the Locke family which I really enjoyed but at the same time the switch was abrupt and kind of threw me off. As before the illustrations are amazing and depict the story perfectly.
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
**** (4 stars)
I went into this book blind but after reading my first Kasey West book last year I was really excited to finally be reading another one and luckily this one didn’t disappoint. This is a cute quick romance that had some funny moments but at the same time touches on some hard truths. I wasn’t completely satisfied with how things ended though because there were certain characters that got away with things and I didn’t think that was right especially after how harsh people were to another character. Sorry that’s vague but I don’t want to spoil anything.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
***** (5 stars)
I have had 2 books by this author on my shelf for a while and so many people have told me I needed to read his books immediately but I kept putting them off. I am now kicking myself for waiting so long to pick this up because it was amazing. That seems wrong to say especially considering the subject matter. I started this early one morning and ended up finishing it the same day because I couldn’t put it down. It also helped that I was listening to the audiobook of it so I could get through it quicker. This book was brutally honest and heart wrenching. Some characters were likable and some definitely weren’t. I didn’t care much for Amir to begin with but he redeemed himself in the end. I loved Hassan and my heart broke for him. I can’t say everything I want to say because of spoilers so I will just end it with the one word I said right after finishing the book and that was WOW!!!