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!
The Devouring Gray is a book that has had so much buzz around it over the past year. Although it was one of my most highly anticipated books of the spring, I figured it would be a fun but over hyped book -- I’ve been burned by this before and I try to be cautious and manage my expectations. Much to my delight, I really enjoyed and absolutely devoured (ha) this book. The Devouring Gray was exactly what I needed and very nearly read it in one sitting -- something I haven’t done in ages.
In the blogging community, we talk about books all the time. But sometimes we get caught up in reading and reviewing the same books as everyone else, and great books can slip beneath our radar. I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about a few books I really loved, but I think are underrated in the blogging community.
Horror is a genre that I just don't read very often. I never know where to start, what books I'll like, and what wont scare me half to death. Sawkill Girls caught my eye way back at YALC in July because of its fantastic cover and intriguing premise. Billed as a YA horror novel filled with girl power, I was immediately interested but didn’t really know what to expect. Having finished the book, this is really one that you should try for yourself -- I can see so many readers having dramatically different opinions on it. I’m not sure how helpful my review will be for others -- it’s one of those books that will appeal to one’s personal tastes so strongly.
Happy Friday! It has technically been a short week for me, but I'm still so excited for the weekend. This week was an incredibly exciting one, mainly because Scottish Fiance and I went to the Harry Potter Studios in London! So much wizardy goodness was had and I'm still patiently waiting for my Hogwarts letter (it's 19 years late, but I'm holding out hope). If you guys are interested, I can do a post with all my photos!
The Silent Companions had been sitting quietly on my Kindle for months when Author Sister recommended it. She had purchased the hardcover and absolutely devoured it -- it ticks a lot of boxes for both of us. I decided to pick up her copy to beat back some of the post-holiday fatigue and was floored by this modern gothic novel.
There's Someone Inside Your House was one of my top priorities for YALC. I hadn't read anything by Perkins before, but it looked like the absolute perfect nostalgia trip. Growing up in the 90’s, teen slasher flicks were everywhere. While I was too terrified to actually watch most of them until I was older, they hold a special place in my heart. I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy of this book and was prepared to be scared.