Welcome to my stop on the Girl King blog tour! This highly anticipated YA fantasy novel hits shelves on 10 January of this year. I was lucky enough to get my paws on an early copy of this book, and while it wasn’t necessarily my cup of tea I think a lot of readers are going to love this debut.
I am not much of a contemporary YA reader, however I fell in love with the trailer for Dumplin’ on Netflix. I watched the film and absolutely adored it, so I naturally decided to read the book that it is based on. For me, this is one of those rare instances of the film adaptation being better than the book!
I’ve been on the hunt for a great thriller ever since finishing up The Girl on the Train back in 2015. I don’t read thrillers to often, but the ones I’ve read lately have felt like a letdown. Enter The Hunting Party, a twisted tale of murder amongst friends in the Scottish highlands. I was hooked on this book from the first page and was completely blown away. It is easily the best thriller I’ve read in ages.
Empire of Sand was one of my most highly anticipated books of 2018. It sounded like it would be the perfect book for me -- it ticks so many of my reader boxes. When I finally got my hands on a copy, however, I found that the reading experience wasn't quite what I had expected.
I had heard so much hype for this incredibly sweet middle grade novel and knew I had to have it. I love books about books so I was bound to fall in love with Pages and Co., but I don't think I could have anticipated how much I'd adore it.
The Library of Fates is a book I hadn't heard much about, but the lovely cover stuck firmly in my mind. When I had the chance to borrow the book from a friend, I snapped up the opportunity. While I enjoyed The Library of Fates, I felt like it didn't quite live up to its potential.
There’s nothing better than an exceptionally cosy and atmospheric novel, and The Way Past Winter is exactly that. I absolutely loved Hargraves' debut novel, The Girl of Ink and Stars, and was so looking forward to reading another middle grade adventure from her, and The Way Past Winter did not disappoint.