My January Book Review is here! I’ve decided to start doing book reviews monthly and I’m very happy with this decision! Fret not, not every month will be two science fiction books, nor will every month feature two fiction books! These book reviews will be a mix of everything I read, but always my favourite from what I read that month, as I don’t care much to do negative reviews. If you want to check out December’s book review you can find it here!
Red Rising // Pierce Brown
My intention in January was to spend as little money as possible, and as books seem to be what I spend most of my money on I decided to re-read some of the books I already owned. Red Rising happened to be the book I chose to re-read. I have no idea what I was thinking the first time I read this book but I loved it the second time through. As a long time lover of any science fiction book held in space, this book hit all the checks for me.
This is a fascinating story about a dystopian world where humans are sorted into colours that distinguish their role in society. Featuring class struggles, underground rebel groups, and a war game played by children, this book is not for the faint of heart. I couldn’t put this book down and when I finished it I quickly broke my no spend rule and purchased the second book in the series.
Also, a little side note: if you, like me, are impatient with waiting for the next books to come out then you are in luck, the fourth book (of six) in this series just came out!
Enders Game // Orson Scott Card
You might have already heard about this book, as the book itself is far older than I am and a couple years ago it was made into a big movie. Whether you saw the movie or not I urge you to read this book.
Ender’s Game is about a little boy (Ender) who grows up being groomed and trained to fight in a space war with aliens called “Buggers”. I won’t get too into the plot because you can look at the back of the book and read the synopsis, but honestly, this was one of the best science fiction books I’ve read in a really long time. The effort that the author took to describe all the technical details of this book was much appreciated, as I often find myself unhappy with the thought put into space/time travel plotlines.
The second book in this series is also one I’d recommend, although quite different from the first. The author himself states that this was always the book he wanted to write, and it shows in his writing. I am currently reading the third book in the Ender’s Game series, and after that, there are least 13 other books I can read about the same world, so we’ll see how far I get in the series.
So those are my favourites for this month! What have you been reading?