Oh. My. Gosh!!! How little did I know how much I would love this book! I mean, I really enjoyed When Dimple Met Rishi, so I went into FTwL with some sort of expectations, but it truly blew me out of the water! The audiobook was absolutely perfect!!
Well, I seriously need to stop putting expectations on books because when it doesn’t live up to them, I feel a bit let down. That again is the case with this book. I’m not saying it was wholly bad because it definitely wasn’t, but there are some things that simply didn’t work for me.
A huge thanks to Berkley Books and NetGalley for providing a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
All quotes are taken from the ARC and may change in the finished copy.
I figured it was about time to start this book since Capturing the Devil releases this fall (September, to be exact). While Hunting Prince Dracula sealed my enjoyment of the series, I had high expectations for Escaping from Houdini. Again, I think this was a case where I hyped the book too much in my mind.
Destiny over at Howling Libraries tagged me! Please go check her blog out if you haven’t. She writes wonderful, in-depth reviews and is such a gem in the book blogging community.
I’d just like to say that I’m really bad at responding to blog posts that I’m tagged in. I struggle with it on Instagram, too. I also really suck at tagging people because I feel like I’m bothering them. So that means if you like this tag and want to participate, please feel free to do so. You can link back to me if you’d like it. 🙂
Goodbye, May and hello, June! We’re basically halfway through the year already! 😱
May was a pretty chill month for me in terms of the book-buying and hauls. I had a lot of personal things to take care of in May, so buying books was really just on the back burner. I think that’ll be the same for the rest of the summer, to be honest. I’m not upset about it because some things just take priority over my hobbies. 🙂
Another of my most anticipated reads of 2019 is in the books, and I’m so excited to share my review of it with y’all. I’ve been following this book ever since it was announced, and even highlighted the cover reveal on my blog.
I picked up this ARC from a book festival. A huge thank you to the publisher, Macmillan, for offering these.
Wow, oh wow, was I pleasantly surprised by this gem of a book. I have to admit that I’m not immediately drawn to stories involving Fae, as there’s a 50/50 change I’ll either like it or hate it. But I was waiting for some audiobooks from the library and An Enchantment of Ravens popped up in my head. I’ve heard some people rave about it while others didn’t really like it. I figured I ought to take the plunge myself and it’s safe to say… I really enjoyed it!
Wow, wow, wow, is it that time already? It’s almost June which means the year is half way over. Holy smokes! When did that happen? In terms of new book releases, I feel like the summer is a bit of a slow month. Of course, that isn’t a bad thing but for me, summer is this languorous time of the year where everything sort of just stops…and maybe we breathe for a bit. It’s nice. 🙂 It’ll also be my first time in nearly four years that I haven’t had a summer vacation from work (since I got a new job and all last October).
‘Waiting on’ Wednesday (WoW) is a book blog meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s really easy to participate: all you have to do is feature upcoming books you’re excited about–it doesn’t necessarily have to release the next month. But for my own sanity, I try to feature books month-by-month.
Writing this I feel…old, lol. I don’t quite think I was reading a lot of YA ten years ago; I really just read whatever sounded good. Of course, that’s really how I read today, too. Anyway, today I’ll feature some of my favorite books that were published the last 10 years, but not necessarily ones I read during that year.
This list is probably way longer than you think it is, but stick with me.