had read two of John Green’s book before picking up this one and I have to say that I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with him. As in, I loved The Fault in Our Stars and hated (passionately) Looking for Alaska. Knowing this, I approached his latest novel, Turtles All the Way Down, with caution.
I’ll be the first to admit it: I bought An Enchantment of Ravens because of its beautiful cover. I don’t think I’m the only one either -- I kept seeing people raving about the book’s cover rather than the story inside. This ended up being a strange one for me -- I initially really struggled to decide if I liked it or not.
I have been a life-long Batman fan. Ever since the days of the animated series, I've loved watching the World's Greatest Detective solve crimes, kick butt, and hang out with Catwoman. I've read a few of the Batman graphic novels, however it's just a format that I don't particularly enjoy. So when it was announced that Marie Lu would be writing a YA Batman novel for the DC Icons series, I was all on board. I read Warcross earlier this year and absolutely loved it, so I was thrilled to dive into Lu's Gotham.
I was so desperate to get my hands on a copy of A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. When I finally spotted it in a UK bookstore, I snatched it off the shelf right away, and I’m so glad I did. While there was a ton of hype surrounding the publication of this book, I felt like it was well-deserved.
Stephen Donaldson is one of the kings of 80’s fantasy, however I had never read any of his books before. When I was presented with an opportunity to read his newest book, The Seventh Decimate, I jumped at the chance.
I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone earlier this year and wasn’t really impressed by it. I had major issues with the main character Karou going from kickass lady to puddle of tepid water as soon as the romance was introduced. While I loved Taylor’s gorgeous writing, I really struggled with the romantic aspects of the book. However, I absolutely loved the friendship between Karou and Zuzana. So when I heard about Night of Cake and Puppets, a companion novella previously published in a digital format, I was intrigued.
I had never read any of E. Lockhart’s other books, although I keep hearing praise for We Were Liars, but Genuine Fraud looked absolutely fascinating. I didn’t really know what to expect.