I spotted this tag over on Thrice Read's blog and decided to give it a go. I love these kinds of lists -- they always remind me of amazing books that I've read in the past or remind me of things I want to read. This is the Amazon Top 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list.
Ever since catching a glimpse of City of Brass’s gorgeous cover, I knew I needed it. Something about it caught my eye and I thought, ‘yep, I’m going to love that book’. I ended up with two copies of this book, my own finished copy and a digital ARC, and I’m not even upset -- it turned out to be the sumptuous, gorgeous fantasy novel I hoped it would be.
It’s Friday and I’m wondering where all the warm weather from last week has gone. Is British summer already over? Say it isn’t so! It's pouring rain here, which means it's perfect reading weather at least.
I rarely review books that I DNF (did not finish), however I really wanted to talk about this one. Why? Because I'm so upset that it didn't deliver. Space Opera sounded like the absolute perfect book for me -- it's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Eurovision. I wanted to love this book so badly, but it just didn't work for me.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is the debut novel by Stuart Turton. I had been seeing fabulous reviews for this book all across social media, and was lucky enough to snag a copy via NetGalley. I had heard it pitched as ‘Groundhogs Day’ meets ‘Gosford Park’ and I was immediately sold. Not knowing much else about the book, I dove straight in.
Happy (incredibly warm) Friday! The weather has finally warmed up here in the UK and everyone is uncomfortably warm. My Los Angeles heart is so thrilled to actually see and feel the sun again. Sunny weather is almost as good as chilly rain for reading, so let's see what my week looked like in books.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Children of Blood and Bone -- it has taken the publishing world by storm. With hype surrounding this book literally from the moment it sold, I think it makes sense to be cautious -- most of us have been burned by hype before. However, I’m here to tell you that this book is worth every ounce of hype it has earned and more. It has taken me almost two months to write this review because 1) I just couldn’t quite translate my feelings on this book into real words and 2) I wanted this to be a well-rounded review instead of a gushing one.