I did do Diverseathon but because of reasons as you will see I stopped midway through the readathon.
These are just the non-comics/picture book books I read.
Red Queen Dies
+it is very current in certain aspects about the political climate of future (it is set in 2019)
-the mystery is boring sounding, narration/voice is ugh
Overall the story does not make me want to continue it. This sentiment is very much prevalent in everything I read for diverseathon. No
1st poem: this may be too lyrical for me
further on: I don’t know if I like poetry books and upon further reading most of it feels like an inside joke that I don’t get. I’m not super familiar with the Amistad which is what the poems are about. Again, I just am not invested. No
The Secret of Magic
+more back story into characters than Red Queen Dies (even though as a story Red Queen Dies is more interesting)
This is set during the civil right movement time period so it is kind of dark. The first chapter (spoiler!) ended pretty bad. I’m really at a place that I’m not into just doom and gloom. I just did feel interested after first chapter. No
I really want to see a psychological thriller with a black woman as the main character from the publishing industry in the future.
I was not enjoying the books I picked up for Diverseathon so I hit a reading slump that I hope that I can get out of it in February.
I have read these in the last couple of months or so.
-main character is kinda judgemental (I know many teens are judgemental but I think it is deeper than her being judgemental it is me finding her voice as an issue), average mean love interest
+It is interesting (it has been a while so I do not know what exactly past me thought was interesting)
It is basically a black girl main character filling the space of the average girl who is introduced to fantasy world. The problem comes when I already have an issue with the genre of teen paranormal romance girls. I have a problem with the voice of most y.a. characters in general so yeah.
Jumps around in the first essay in a weird way. I think it is because of the informalness with which she is writing. I want to like it more but it feels like a rehashing of things but not in a fun way. No
Randomly decided to read Allegedly even though I was super afraid I would not like it. It kinda reminds me of Fosters which is a good show.
+the main characters voice is way more fun to be around than a lot of others in y.a.
-fatphobia is present in here
I probably will not finish this book knowing me (my relationship with y.a. and fiction in general) but right now Yes
Questions (don’t actually answer/spoil it)
Did she do it? And why?
Did her mom do it? I think her mom left her alone with the baby and she as a nine year old made a mistake she has blocked out. Or her mom is a psychopath who did it but blamed her daughter. I like the second theory because it is devious and can have a dramatic reveal towards the end.
What is the difference between baby jail and juvie?
Is she related to the child that died? How does she know the child who died? I think the child who died is actually not related to her because I sort of read the back which makes it seem like it is just a baby someone left for her mom and her to babysit.
The true winner of this Try A Chapter Tag is Allegedly since it is the only book I half-way liked. So I am going to read that and hopefully finish a non-fiction book sometime this year.