October 19, 2015

What I've Read Recently

So often, the only books y'all really get to read my thoughts on are those I review. So I wanted to share some of the books I've read for fun and enjoyed since classes started back up about two months ago.


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Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J. Maas continues to surprise me. I was not expecting most of that book, but it was so good. I wasn't a fan of the ship, and I'm pretty sure mine has sunk for good. Dorian is still mine. My heart isn't in five million pieces. It's all good.

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The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
I'm gonna be honest. I'm not sure I would've given this one above three stars, if I hadn't read One Hundred Years of Solitude this past spring. Both fall under the magical realism genre. I didn't like One Hundred Years of Solitude; it was a little too out there for me. But The Weight of Feathers was beautiful and creative and fascinating. I really hope Anna-Marie writes more novels soon.

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A Little in Love by Susan Fletcher
The writing in this one was a bit simple and sparse, but I loved reading Eponine's story. There are a few bits and pieces that will be new to those who have read Hugo's Les Miserables or seen the musical. I appreciated that Fletcher didn't make Cosette the villain, as so many fans do.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
This one got a lot of blogger attention when it released, and I finally decided to give it a try. It was actually really good, better than I expected! I wasn't a fan of all the foul language, but I appreciated how realistic it was and that happy ending.

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Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
All the alternate history. I could've used a few more female characters, but I'm excited this one has a sequel. So grateful Shae sent me her ARC!

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Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
I liked a lot of the elements in this sequel. Raasch expanded the world even more, but I was able to keep pretty much everything straight in my mind. Meira struggles with her magic, which was a good choice to me. The one thing I couldn't get behind was the romance and part of the big plot twist. But it's still a solid sequel.

2 comments:

  1. Oooh great reads! I want to read Ryan Graudin's book so badly, I loved 'The Walled City'. Also Simon Vs. The Homosapien's Agenda looks awesome! I've seen it everywhere but have yet to read it myself :') I don't mind foul language so much so I'm looking forward to it!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

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  2. So, I haven't commented on your blog in forever, but I am about to read Queen of Shadows and I am so scared to read it. I want to read it badly, but I don't want the pain that goes along with it. :(

    ~D. Skye <3

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