I really love Stephen King, but I’ve had a huge gap in my reading for years -- I had never read IT. Possibly his most famous novel, IT has been frightening readers for over 30 years. I decided to tackle this weighty book -- my physical copy clocks in at right around 1,400 pages --but decided to go the audiobook route.
Happy Friday! I’m wrapping up my last full week at my current job, working through my huge list of current reads, plotting my triumphant return to YouTube, and preparing to go on holiday. In short, I am so busy and so sleepy. It has certainly been an interesting week for reading, so let’s dive in!
The Electrical Venus jumped out at me because it is historical young adult fiction -- something I don’t think you see very often. On top of that, the book is set in Georgian England, which is even more of a rarity in YA. Although I didn’t know much about it, I decided to give it a shot.
So to get this out of the way: yes, this book is written by the marvelous Krysten Ritter. I really like her as an actress and am a huge fan of Jessica Jones. I will be very honest, I was very curious about this book based on who she is -- I'm not sure it's one I would have picked up on my own in a bookstore. However, while I don’t read a lot of thrillers, it’s a genre I’d love to get into and this seemed like a great fit.
Happy Friday! Today is a particularly special Friday because it’s my birthday. I’ve made it to 30 and still don’t feel like an adult. How?? I suspect that at this point, I’ll never be a proper grown up. I also had three pieces of cake for breakfast and am bouncing off the walls -- that probably doesn’t help. This has been a pretty good week for reading and an amazing week for book post! Let’s dive in.
I had been hearing so much about The Poppy War via social media and knew I had to try for a copy on NetGalley. I began reading my digital ARC, made it a few chapters in, and bought the book. I can confidently say that this is one of the best books I’ve read this year.
Kings of the Wyld is one of those books I’d been hearing about for ages, bought, and then let languish on my bookshelf. So when Bethan from Bethan May Books suggested we buddy read it, I leapt at the opportunity. The rumours are true, friends, this book is just as fantastic as you’ve heard.