I don’t always post reviews for every book I finish because it takes me a considerable amount of time to write just one review. I have been trying to determine the best way to still talk about certain books without writing full-length reviews. The best thing I could come up with is this: mini-reviews. They are WAY shorter than my typical reviews and not quite in-depth, but it allows me to talk about multiple books, especially audiobooks I finish. Here are two short reviews for the audiobooks I finished recently.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
My rating: 5 stars
Mini-review: I enjoyed this book so much more than I thought I would. First, the audiobook is narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda. That was a win in my book. As expected, Lin’s performance was great. As far as the story, I thought this was a beautiful coming of age novel about family, love, friendship, and homosexuality in the Latinx community. I liked the pacing and the prose. Dante and Aristotle were likable and I loved the way Lin-Manuel brought them to life.
The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) by Rick Riordan
My rating: 3 stars
Mini-review: I’m currently reading this series around campus or whenever I’m in the mood for something light and easy. I read this as an audiobook and it took me a while to get into this one. I had to restart the book a couple of times because I kept feeling like I had missed something between The Sea of Monsters and this one. I didn’t. Once it picked up, I was into it and things got interesting towards the end. I liked Apollo’s introduction in this book.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.