It has been hard to escape the hype for Truly Devious, a book that has taken the YA book world by storm, and I was totally taken in by it. I try to not let hype dictate my reading choices -- I so often end up disappointed -- but I was just so curious about this book. I had never read YA crime before, knew that it was the first in a trilogy, and knew that the author is a true crime fan -- that was all. I had one false start with this book because I couldn't get past the main character, however I ended up giving it a try on audiobook and absolutely devoured it.
Hello friends, happy Friday! I, for one, cannot believe we are halfway through the spookiest month of the year. I've read a ton of books this week (I don't know what magical thing happened this week but I'm definitely pleased), and today is the start of the Off the Grid readathon so I should get even more reading done this weekend!
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.
It’s time for one of the most pointless yet enjoyable posts for me -- my monthly TBR! This was meant to go up on the 1st of December, but due to technical difficulties and laziness...well, it didn't. Because of this, there are a couple of books on this TBR that I've already read. You'll have to wait for tomorrow's wrap up to find out what those are!
Blackbird by N. D. Gomes Publisher: HQ Teen Publication date: 16 November 2017 Pages: 287 pages Format: physical proof Rating: 3.75 out of 5 blackbirds I received a proof copy of this book at YALC. This does not influence my opinion. This review is spoiler-free. Blackbird is a proof I picked up at … Continue reading ARC Review: Blackbird by N. D. Gomes
I stumbled upon this on Panic at the Bookstore's fantastic blog, and loved it! I don't know where this originated (if you do go ahead and send me a link so I can credit) and many thanks to Trang and Lashaan @bookidote for the great graphics. A book you found interesting but would like to rewrite I recently read … Continue reading Harry Potter Book Tag
Robert Galbraith's debut novel, The Cuckoo's Calling, received moderate success, selling approximatley 1,500 copies (a respectable number for a debut) and boasting blurbs from the Queen of Crime Val McDermid among others. Of course, when the author's true identity was leaked as none other than J. K. Rowling, sales skyrocketed and Robert Galbraith became a … Continue reading Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling