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.
I’ve been curious about Victoria Schwab’s new middle grade tale because it's such a departure from her adult fantasy novels. As you all may know, I’m not a huge fan of her adult books but really like her as a person. City of Ghosts sounded promising because it contains so many things I love -- ghosts, Edinburgh, and cats. I dove in a little skeptical, but ended up really enjoying this little tale.
The Diviners is a book that has been on my radar for absolute ages. It was brought to my attention again thanks to the book blogging community, and I’m so glad I picked it up. It is a difficult one to rate, though. I really loved it -- seriously, it has been one of my most enjoyable reading experiences I’ve had in a long time -- but I don’t think it’s a perfect book. In fact, I feel like there’s a lot of room for improvement.