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Mini Reviews: Senlin Ascends and Indivisible

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Hello, friends! I haven’t been much in the mood to write any book reviews this month. My blogging motivation has been on the low end lately. However, I did want to write up a few thoughts on the two books that I finished.

Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft (Book 1 of 4 of The Tower of Babel)

Senlin Ascends is categorized as fantasy (which I agree with), but it also has a little steampunk mixed in there as well. It took me a really long time to get through it. The pacing finally picked up towards the end. I will say that the main character, Senlin, is probably one of my favorite character developments in a book this year. The ending was interesting and made me curious to see where the story goes. If the second book comes up on a kindle deal, then I might continue the series.

Indivisible by Daniel Aleman

I picked up this book to read for a book club. We are having a Hispanic Heritage Month book club at my library, and this was one of the books that I chose to read. Indivisible covers topics of undocumented immigrants, deportation, family separation, and detention centers. It tells the story from the point of view of 16 year old Mateo. I also liked that it explored the topics of friendship and coming of age experiences. Mateo’s experience is very interesting because his parents parents aren’t available to support him through most of the story.

Have you read any of these books? I’d love to hear what you thought!

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