Monday Reads: INTO and AFTER and THESE x2

Another four books this past couple of weeks.

1. INTO THE DIM by Janet B. Taylor. This is pitched as a YA OUTLANDER. I have my issues with Outlander, but those aside, this didn't really feel like Outlander to me. I love time travel stories like crazy, and this book had some great moments. It didn't quite make amazing though. Not really sure why, I just felt it could have been better.

2. THESE VICIOUS MASKS by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas. I loved this book! It was a ton-o-fun historical. The MC was witty/snarky, and there was a love triangle which totally worked. I loved that it's got an element of fantasy as well. Just really lost myself in this book.

3. THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnelly. While I LOVED Donnelly's book REVOLUTION, it took me a bit to get into THESE SHALLOW GRAVES. Maybe I was suffering from book burnout, but around 70 pages, I was hooked. I figured out the main twist long before the end (and I never figure out twists, trust me), but that didn't stop me from being into the characters, the time period, and the gradual unraveling of the mystery. Most especially I loved the love story. I really wondered how the author was going to wrap that up in the end, and while she did, I would've liked a bit more. A solid four star read for me.

4. AFTER YOU by Jojo Moyes. There's something about Moyes' writing that really makes you care about her characters. It didn't really matter to me what they were doing, I just wanted to be reading about them. I know some were disappointed by this follow-up for ME BEFORE YOU, but I wasn't. I felt it stayed true to Louisa's character and her journey. The ending was a little dissatisfying, but definitely not more so than ME BEFORE YOU. I'll definitely read more books by Jojo Moyes.

What did you read this week?