Mini Reviews: Subject A36, The BEK Curse, Blaze, Between Shades Of Gray: The Graphic Novel & Twisted Love

Hello bookworms!!

I am so far behind on reviews at the moment that the only way I am going to catch up is if I combine several in one post and do mini reviews on them. I have 20+ books I need to review so I am going to do 4 posts reviewing 5 books in each one to start with and then go from there. Hopefully I will be able to catch up quick enough so that I don’t get to far behind on the books I read in August too. These reviews are going to be short little reviews mostly to save time and also because I have waited so long to write these that I’m guessing I won’t be able to remember everything I wanted to say about them. Anyways let’s get to the first 5 books shall we.

Subject A36

This was a reread for me in anticipation of the release of the second book The Insurgent which you can read my review for here. When I originally read this, I never shared a review for it, so I thought it was about time I did. I loved this book both times I read it. This book was action packed, had great world building and amazing characters (of course some were better than others). There’s a cliffhanger which I typically don’t like unless I am able to read the next book immediately. I wasn’t able to read the next book immediately and I didn’t hate the cliffhanger. The story for book one was wrapped up well enough that the cliffhanger just sets it up perfectly for the next book. If you haven’t read this duology, I highly recommend you do.

My Rating: 5 stars

The BEK Curse

I read this twice this year. The first time I beta read it for the author and the second time I read it after it was officially released for review. This is a short story. I tend to have trouble with short stories because I am usually left feeling like I need more. Overall, this was a great short story but being someone who is not familiar with Black Eyed Kids I wanted more about them. I needed to know what exactly they were after and why they did what they did etc. for me to fully be immersed in the story. Despite that I still loved what was given. It was well done with enough description to scare you (although I don’t scare easily) If you haven’t read this yet I do recommend it.

My Rating: 4 stars


I read this as part of the #KeeperofKing readalong I participate in every month. This book was easy to read which is saying a lot for a King book because his books can be difficult reads with so many pages and so many characters but this one was pretty simple. Not simple in a bad way though. I’m surprised that King made me feel sympathetic for the villain of the story but that is exactly what he did. I felt bad for Blaze because he was dealt a bad hand and ended up being lead down the wrong path by people taking advantage of that. This was a favorite King read but it’s definitely one of the more enjoyable ones.

My Rating: 3.5 stars

Between Shades of Gray Graphic Novel

I had no idea that this story had been adapted into a graphic novel until I randomly came across it at my library one day. Because I had already read the book by Ruta Sepetys this didn’t pack as much of a punch as the original book did, but I did enjoy the graphics and being able to visually see everything added a little something to the story.

My Rating: 4 stars

Twisted Love

This was one of the book picks for the Lost in Romance Book Club that I cohost with Michelle. This is an opposites attract brothers best friend romance and it also has the grumpy sunshine trope. This book gets really dark in the end which I wasn’t expecting at all but I didn’t mind it. You get a lot of twists thrown in and the romance was pretty hot. I definitely look forward to reading the next book in the series.

My Rating: 4 stars


4 thoughts on “Mini Reviews: Subject A36, The BEK Curse, Blaze, Between Shades Of Gray: The Graphic Novel & Twisted Love

  1. Nice reviews, Misty. I am going to see if I can find the graphic novel of Between Shades of Gray. I agree, it would be interesting to see the illustrations and how the illustrator and author interpreted the story.

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