I’ve never read a movie universe expanding book, whatever you call that, but the author was funny on Twitter and made people mad by including a gay character, so I gave it a go. I liked all the characters and enjoyed the deeper look at the universe that the non main story vignettes gave. On the other hand, after the heroes escaped death for the 37th time I started to expect they would do so on the 38th… and 39th. But it was fun; I’ll probably read more.

Started: 01/06/20

Finished: 01/08/20

Time: 6 hr 5 min

Wilder Girls

It was diverting enough while I was reading it, but when this one was over and settling in my head it just reminded me of a YA Annihilation with less mystery and more friendship. Which is fine, but probably not a comparison that your book is going to come out on top of. It was mostly about the relationships between the main girls, who I liked. I felt like some of the interpersonal development was a little rushed; I would have liked a little more.

Started: 12/25/19

Finished: 01/04/20

Time: 4 hr 43 min