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.
So if you’ve seen my Beginner’s Guide to Science Fiction, you’ll know that I love The Martian. It was the book that really got me into reading sci-fi and it holds a very special place in my heart. So when I heard that Andy Weir was coming out with a new book, I was so incredibly excited. My expectations for Artemis were high, and I’m so happy to say that they were surpassed.
So as I’m sure many of you have realised by now, I am a huge fan of Leigh Bardugo. So it came as no surprise that I felt The Language of Thorns was absolute perfection.
The Last Namsara is the YA fantasy debut that everyone needs to be talking about. I'm a little torn on this one because there was so much that I really loved about this book, but I also had some issues.
This is the first book by Gavin Smith that I’ve read, and I’m so happy to say that The Bastard Legion lived up to my hopes and expectations. It has so many things that I absolutely love: a dark and gritty world, cool and complex technology, morally grey characters, and a butt-kicking leading lady. This is a tough one to review because I feel like you should really dive in and discover for yourself, but I’ll do my best.
I had never read anything by Marie Lu before Warcross came out, but I was always interested. When the opportunity to read this book arose, I knew I had to give her a shot. I wasn't sure what to expect and I hadn't read many gaming books.
So I’ve done a video review for Electric Dreams already, but I wanted to get one up here too. I know there has been some good reaction to my Beginner’s Guide to Science Fiction (part one and part two), and Electric Dreams is the perfect book for anyone looking to get started with sci-fi.
I hadn’t read anything by Ryan Graudin before I started reading Invictus, but I had heard great things about her books. Invictus was easily one of the most highly anticipated proofs at YALC – everyone was so eager to get their hands on it. I didn’t get a proof, but I was able to get a digital ARC.
I’m usually not someone who likes memoirs. I often find they they’re incredibly indulgent and not particularly fun to read – see my rant about H is for Hawk. That being said, I’m not sure what drew me to The Outrun. It might have been its gorgeous cover or its setting, but I picked it up for some reason and I’m so glad I did.