My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray
Though this book is extremely long I enjoyed it. As I already know the story of Alexander Hamilton, I liked that it was told from his wife perspective. I found that the story dragged on at certain points of her depression but I very much enjoyed the entire story as a whole.
Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine
As the book starts a new trilogy, I found Arabella to be an interesting character. The idea of colonization on Mars was already interesting but the entire premise was not what I expected. She escaped on a ship and pretended to be a boy to get back to Mars and the majority of the book is about her voyage on the ship and her interactions with the Captain. To be honest I found the mundane ship descriptions boring and I wish that the book would have focused on the not so mundane parts more like the navigator. I also found myself to be extremely confused about Arabella and her random unexpressed feelings for the captain.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
This is by far my most surprising read of May. The civil war plus zombies made me extremely skeptical but the main character is a super winner and I became obsessed with her almost immediately. This fast pace story never stopped moving and I cannot wait for the next book. It addresses the idea of slavery and racism in a way that despite zombies hit home but gave me a story that I could actually keep going with the story.
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
This monster of a book lead me to believe that I was about to get the conclusion of a lifetime. I read through pages of battles and got the opportunity to see the story from the standpoint of Mare, Evageline, Iris, Cal, and MAVEN!!! My excitement with a new voice each chapter left me striving to get to the very climatic scenes I have been waiting for since the major betrayel in Book 1. However, it lost a star for that very reason. I feel like King’s Cage is still her best story and I wish she would have ended this SAGA better.
Circe by Madeline Miller
Cinder by Melissa Meyers
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
The Lost Family by Jenna Blum
The Bird and The Blade by Megan Bannen
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl