This book was a complete cover buy, and I’m sad to say it was a complete disappointment, too. 😦 Reviews for this book is mixed, but I thought I’d give it a try anyway. Alas, I was better off not reading this at all… I loved Johnston’s Exit, Pursued by a Bear which is a contemporary so wow, yes, a fantasy novel? Ahhhhh, so wrong.
Well, this is going to be loads of fun, I just know it! And to choose only 5?! Ahhhhh! Let’s get to it!
I picked this book up on a whim when I saw it in the new YA section at the library. I’ll admit the cover is not exactly what drew me to the book since it’s just a picture of a scowling Leo Tolstoy, author of Anna Karenina (not my favorite classic by far, but you know). It was actually the description of the book on the inside flap.
I pulled this book from my TBR jar (which just grew by 13 books recently, hehe). I devoured this book. I probably say that often, but I don’t know how else to describe how amazing a book is that I finish it within a matter of days, but also don’t want it to end! Ahhhh!
This book also made me realize how much I love Regency fiction, and the fact that it’s YA makes it all the better!
I think I say this often, but I never really know how many books I buy until I stack them all together for a book haul IG pic or to write a post like this. Well, it hasn’t been too bad this month, and I’m really trying to keep the book hauls on the lower number side since my shelves are starting to get way out of hand. But…what’s new there? Haha.
What to Say Next was a pleasant surprise. I haven’t read Buxbaum’s YA debut novel, Tell Me Three Things, but I bought it immediately after reading this book. I picked up What to Say Next at the North Texas Teen Book Festival this past March. I didn’t know much about it. Truthfully, I just picked it up from the booth.
Well, I’m glad I did. So glad.
The Great Library series is one of those weird series where the first book Ink and Bone was just meh. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to pick up the rest of the books. But what did I find myself doing about a year ago on NetGalley?
“Oh, Paper and Fire? What’s this? The 2nd book in the series? I’ll request it!”
Well, I’m so glad I did! Paper and Fire blew me out of the water, so when I specifically requested the third of the five book series, Ash and Quill, I had high expectations. I’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed. 🙂
So thanks to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for giving me a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
I’m not sure I can resist these carnival type books, especially since I loved The Night Circus, and Caraval as such a mass following behind it, haha! But Daughter of the Burning City has a dark spin on it that I look forward to.
This book came on my radar earlier in the year. The hype around it increased tenfold closer to the release of the book, and it recently hit the NYT Best Seller’s list. I actually won a copy in a giveaway, and was so excited to dive into it. Let me just say it did not disappoint!
First off, thank you to Amazon Publishing for sending me a free physical copy in exchange for an honest review! When I first saw this book, I immediately thought, “Wow, it’s so huge! And the cover is gorgeous!” Those initial thoughts haven’t changed, fortunately. 🙂