On a peaceful Saturday morning, after opening my eyes around 7 am and wishing to just fall asleep again (we all know that once you are awake, you are awake for good!), my first thought was: “Let me catch up on some booktube action from this week!”
And so I cuddled up with my tablet under a warm cosy duvet and started watching my favourite bookstagrammers. When video by MercysBookishMusings caught my attention! She was talking about something exciting that took place on the very same day! COSY READING NIGHT on February 11th! You can already imagine my excitement.
It was the perfect reading challenge to discover at the perfect time! I wasn’t going for any specific goals, all I wanted was to sit comfortably in my bedroom, surrounded by blankets, fluffy pajamas and some very relaxing candles. Turn on my fairy lights and read as much as I could.
So technically I didn’t participate in the challenge, as I spend all afternoon reading (cheating quite a bit here) but IT FELT ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
I had some snacks, fruits and juices. My feet were all warmed up by my sheep slippers,. There were tons of pillows, warm blankets and candles all over my room – while outside was the nastiest weather ever.
Taking this time off was incredible and just made me want to relive this experience every Saturday for the rest of my life!
I decided to pick a short book that I knew for sure I’d finish in one sitting (To boost my reading experience even more and feel utmostly productive) – «A Monster Calls» by Patrick Ness.
The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.
But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…
This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.
It wants the truth.
If you ever pick up this book, be warned! It will break your heart into million pieces, like it did to mine.
This is a hard one to review. It’s never easy of course, but sometimes after you’re done reading, you have tons of thoughts and ideas to share with everyone who dares appear in front of you, but sometimes, even though you loved the book, there is just nothing you want to point out.
«A Monster Calls» was one of those books with “quite” reaction from me.
- Yes, I loved it.
- Yes, it was very sad.
- No, there is nothing I didn’t like or would like to change.
But after finishing, I just wanted to sit still for a bit, let the last tears drop onto my lap and take some deep breathes. This was not something I experience very often, but thanks to Patrick Ness’s vivid writing, it wasn’t something I could have avoided.
Also, this would be a perfect time to watch the movie adaptation of this incredible story. Make sure to check this TRAILER out! *shivering*
Have you read this book before? Or maybe you’ve already watched the movie? Let me know in the comments down below how it made you feel!