I was so excited to read this book. The plot and the cover sounded amazing! While I wasn’t wholly disappointed, this book wasn’t as thrilling or captivating as I thought it would be. I thought about giving it 2.5 stars but the ending bumped it up half a star.
Ah, I feel so honored to be able to have an ARC! It’s described as The Hunger Games meets Red Queen, and OMG, how can you not?!
Thanks to Netgalley.com and Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing for giving me a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review! I seriously loved it!
I skipped the usual Top Ten Tuesday to do a “Waiting on Wednesday” post, hosting by Breaking the Spine, where you spotlight a book/series you’re eagerly waiting on. (That, and I wasn’t enthused about the TTT topic which was Halloween-related. I don’t read mysteries or thrillers or “spooky” reads so it felt weird to try to come up with something. XD) Continue reading
Ah! Finally time to write about another lovely and wonderful author meet!
If you haven’t been keeping up, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to meet Sabaa Tahir, Sarah J. Maas, and Leigh Bardugo all within a three week timespan last month. I wrote about all those experience and now I’ll conclude with Leigh. It’s sad but amazing at the same time because these three authors were within a 2 hour vicinity and how can you not?!
Heavens me, it’s over, it’s finally over. I don’t think I could have read another page which is saying a lot because I read the entire book! There were so many times I wanted to DNF but I plucked up the courage to pushed through. Reluctantly. So reluctantly.
I’m sad that I didn’t like this book. It sounds freakin’ awesome! I mean, Victorian England and fantasy? What’s not to like? Those are my two favorite things…ever. Seriously.
I don’t think I’ve ever given serious thought to what I’d name my imaginary future children or anything other future dogs I may cuddle with… So this is kind of a hard one for me! I may not even come up with ten but that’s all the fun, right?!
Oh my stars, guys, where do I even begin?
I fell in love with Six of Crows when I read it back in July. Yes, I waited a bit to read it but I’d heard nothing but amazing things. It was a hyped book and it was brilliant. Unlike any book I’ve read before, taking me back into the familiar world I left in the Grisha trilogy.
Crooked Kingdom was one of my most anticipated books for September. Knowing Six of Crows was only a duology was hard to swallow but Bardugo’s writing matured greatly from the Grisha trilogy and I was pleased see that.
But this review isn’t about the Grisha trilogy or Six of Crows, it’s about Crooked Kingdom and the fact that I cried. Seriously. Not many books make me cry but this one did.
How have I not heard of this until now? Have I been living under a rock? Seems so! I picked up this from my local library and while it sat around for a few weeks before I finally picked it up, I’m glad to have read it!
This volume contains issues 1-5 of Rat Queens.
Technically, this is supposed to be “books I read because someone outside of the book community recommended it to me.” Truthfully, I don’t know a lot of people I read so no one’s really recommending series to me… I picked up so many books due to starting a bookstagram a little over a year ago. Without that community, I wouldn’t have picked up half of the books I currently love.
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I am super delayed in writing this post since it’s been nearly 3 weeks since I saw her but here I am! 🙂
I’ve been a fan of SJM since I read Throne of Glass some time last year. While I wasn’t overly excited about A Court of Thorns and Roses, I’ve been told I need to hold on and read A Court of Mist and Fury before I judge that series so… I’ll do that…eventually. 😛
I traveled to Watermark Books in Wichita, KS to see Sarah for her Empire of Storms tour. It’s a cute, local, independent bookstore in the city with a cute little café attached to it.