Happy Friday! I feel like my life is getting back to normal (see my April wrap-up post for more) and I'm finally reading again. This week has been a good one -- I read a bunch of books and am off to see Detective Pikachu after work.
I loved Geekerella back in 2017, so I was thrilled to see that it was getting a companion novel. Although I’m not a huge fan of contemporary YA books, Poston's convention romances are such fun reads and love letters to geek culture.
A confession: I'm terrible at keeping up with my NetGalley books. I can be super excited to read something, but ultimately I'm more tempted by physical books than eBooks. Despite this, I have some amazing stuff just waiting for me on my Kindle. I pulled a couple of titles here to not only show off the books I have, but to encourage me to pick them up.
I make no secret of the fact that Emma Newman is one of my favourite authors. I absolutely loved the first two books in her Planetfall series, Planetfall and After Atlas, so I had faith in the fact that I’d also love Before Mars. Each Planetfall book is a little different, and Before Mars is no exception with its gripping psychological thriller plot. I ended up absolutely adoring this book and falling back in love with the sci-fi genre, which I have been neglecting for a long time.
It feels like an absolute age since I've been here, despite a couple posts sprinkled here and there throughout the month. Things have been so crazy lately between starting a new job, adjusting to a whole new commute, going through a terrible reading/blogging/BookTube slump, and generally planning and plotting other projects. Also, life. That gets in the way sometimes, doesn't it? I don't know if anyone noticed I was gone, but hey, I'm here now!
I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately and needed something totally different to help claw my way out -- enter My So-Called Bollywood Life, a debut novel I learned about at an showcase event held by the publisher earlier this year. I don’t have a huge amount of experience with Bollywood films, although I absolutely love the four or five that I have seen (and am obsessed with the soundtracks of some I haven't seen), but I was incredibly curious to pick up this because it sounded so amazing. It turns out the My So-Called Bollywood Life was exactly what I needed to rediscover the joys of reading.
Welcome to my stop of the Crown of Feathers blog tour! This gripping YA fantasy novel about queens, phoenix riders, and sisters has just come out in the UK and I'm here to give you a sneak peek at the very first chapter. Read on to get a taste!