After a mediocre, but promising start to the series with A Darker Shade of Magic), I was nervous about being disappointed by the second book in this wildly popular series. For me, A Darker Shade of Magic was problematic in a number of areas, but particularly the characters. Their lack of development and personality, coupled intense disappointment over Delilah Bard's character, I felt really let down by this incredibly popular series. If you're curious, you can read my review of the first book here.
I was immediately intrigued by Gather the Daughters, and not just because of its gorgeous cover. The synopsis sounds like a creepy, horror-filled, literary dystopia. It gave me the same vibes as The Handmaid's Tale, which I recently read and loved, so I eagerly dove straight in.
I initially avoided Daughter of Smoke and Bone because, well, I really hated the US cover. Shallow? Absolutely. However I recently read Taylor’s newest novel, Strange the Dreamer, and was swept away by her marvellous writing skills. I decided to backtrack and dive into her best known series.
Happy Friday! I’m sadly back from holiday and have readjusted to real life. I did manage to read two books this week, but also bought a whole bunch more. What TBR challenge?
One Minute Recommendations are flash recommendations of books I think you'll love and why! These will all be books that haven't had a full review on this site yet.
This review will contain spoilers. If you haven't read Everything, Everything, you should stay away. Seriously. I went into this book knowing pretty much nothing about it. I knew that it had a nice cover and upcoming film. I also had a basic idea of the plot.
I'm posting this a little later in the day than I usually like -- it has been a busy day! Scottish Fiancé ran his first race, so my big sister and I made signs to taunt/support him (see photo below). It has been a really hot day here in London, so there has been a … Continue reading Instagram Sundays
I took a chance on Moira Fowley-Doyle's Spellbook of the Lost and Found after falling in love with its gorgeous cover on Twitter. I haven't read The Accident Season, her debut novel, so I didn't really know what to expect in terms of style.
Another week is in the books, and it's time for the weekly wrap up! Books I read Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle Lost Boy by Christina Henry Raven Stratagem (DNF) by Yoon Ha Lee This was a great week for reading because both books I finished were wonderful. Spellbook of … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up #11
Conjoined twins! Cults! Dystopian San Francisco! Murder! I took one look and realised that this would be a unique read and just ticks so many boxes for me. I was really impressed by this book -- I ended up really enjoying it and am officially a Laura Lam fan.