I’ve been hearing buzz about The Deep for a few months now and the amazing concept captured my interest. I’ve never read a book by Rivers Solomon before and admit I am unfamiliar with the song and artists that inspired and helped work on this book, so I didn’t know what to expect. This novella is an absolutely powerful story of memory, pain, history, and surviving in the face of adversity.
I’m not familiar with Luke Arnold’s acting career, however I was still intrigued by his debut novel, The Last Smile in Sunder City. I had heard good things about it and was incredibly curious to try it for myself. I admit I was a little wary going in because the book seemed to have some similarities to The Dresden Files, a series that I very much dislike, however Sunder City proved to be exactly what I wanted from The Dresden Files.
I’m not usually a horror reader -- I’m pretty much frightened of my own shadow -- but a lovely and trusted bookish friend had been telling me about Dark Matter for ages and it caught my interest. I was totally delighted to receive a copy from my Amazon wishlist from my amazing friend Jenn in December! I cracked it open and, for the first time in a long while, was unable to tear myself away. I was completely lost in this chilling ghost story and I loved it.
Happy Friday, everyone! I skipped last week's wrap-up (oops), but am back to catch you up on all the bookish things that have happened this week. Thanks to the Off the Grid readathon, I actually managed to finish a bunch of books and I am feeling confident in my ARC reading!
There is a certain kind of magic that you get from books about books -- regardless of age range or genre, these kinds of stories will always warm my heart. I was absolutely thrilled to get the chance to read The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep before the UK publication date and was totally charmed by this fantastic book!
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe is a book that caught my eye with its gorgeous cover, amazing blurbs (Nicholas Eames!), and fun premise. Despite buying it over a year ago, it sat on my shelf until January (typical) when I picked it up for a buddy read with my friend and fellow BookTuber Amber. Unfortunately, I came away from this book incredibly disappointed! The buddy read is the only thing that kept me from DNFing it early on.
Sometimes I don't have a lot to say about a given book, even if it's one I really love! Enter, the mini review. Take a look at two books I read over Christmas this year and really enjoyed!