I had never read anything by Jay Kristoff before, but I know his books are so beloved by so many readers. I hadn’t gotten around to reading him because I was convinced I wouldn’t enjoy them -- I’m not really sure where that idea came from but it stuck. Shanah from Bionic Bookworm convinced me to read Nevernight and recommended the audiobook version. She was spot on -- Nevernight is a book that begs to be read aloud and was the most fun I’ve had reading in a long time.
I spent a good portion of yesterday convinced it was Wednesday. Where has this week gone? No, seriously. Where? September is absolutely flying by and I cannot believe it! Fortunately, we have books to keep us sane during these crazy months.
Kings of the Wyld was one of my favourite books this year. It is so funny and filled with heart -- it’s the perfect kind of book for me. I knew that it would be a tough act to follow, but when I realised the sequel, Bloody Rose, was coming out I knew I had to read it. Bloody Rose is a very different book from Kings of the Wyld, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all.
Gilded Cage was such an interesting reading experience for me. It started out incredibly slow -- to the point where I considered setting it aside in favour of other book several times -- but had one of the most explosive and exciting endings I’ve ever read. Parts of it were absolutely amazing, while others just didn’t wow me at all.
August is a weird month, isn't it? I felt like it was crawling by at first, then it suddenly flew past and now it's almost September! Where did the time go? No seriously, where did it go? On the bright side, I had a great reading month! I stuck to my book buying ban and only bought one book this month (we're not including pre-orders because those are the rules).
Apparently this has been the Summer of the Novella for me -- I recently read the three books in the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire and The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris. While novellas aren’t something I often read, I really feel like I’ve been missing out on great stories lately. All Systems Red is a book I’ve been hearing amazing things about, so I decided to take a chance.
Becky Chambers is one of my absolute favourite authors and I adore her books. Record of a Spaceborn Few was one of my most highly anticipated books of the year, and I must say that it did not disappoint.