So if you read my review of The Cruel Prince last year, you may recall that I was not hugely impressed. Fae books don’t often work for me, and while I liked The Cruel Prince more than the other fae books I've read, I thought it was a great, big mess of a book with a great ending. Despite this, I still wanted to read The Wicked King. You guys, I’m so glad I gave this book a chance! If you liked the insane ending of The Cruel Prince, you’re going to love this book because it keeps that same energy going.
Caraval was one of the biggest releases of 2017. It was the book everyone was talking about for months! Fully caught up in the hype surrounding that book, I read Caraval and was actually pretty disappointed -- I even listed it as one of my most disappointing books of 2017. However, I fully acknowledge that the hype was probably the contributing factor to my unenjoyment. When Legendary was released, I was determined to read it early and beat the hype.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Children of Blood and Bone -- it has taken the publishing world by storm. With hype surrounding this book literally from the moment it sold, I think it makes sense to be cautious -- most of us have been burned by hype before. However, I’m here to tell you that this book is worth every ounce of hype it has earned and more. It has taken me almost two months to write this review because 1) I just couldn’t quite translate my feelings on this book into real words and 2) I wanted this to be a well-rounded review instead of a gushing one.
The Cruel Prince was one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2018. Released in January, it has already caused a stir among fans and newcomers to Holly Black’s books. I’ve never read any of her books before, so when The Cruel Prince arrived in my January FairyLoot box, I was intrigued.
I didn’t know much about State of Sorrow going in. Not only did I completely misread the blurb when the book was announced (I thought it was a contemporary book -- don’t ask), I just picked it up on blind faith due to the cover and the author. I enjoyed The Sin Eater’s Daughter and was hoping for more strong, yet quiet heroines and lush language.
I’m so thrilled to be participating in the Now We Rise blog tour! As you have probably heard, Children of Blood and Bone is the new YA fantasy novel that is taking the world by storm. I was lucky enough to read a proof copy of this book, and it’s safe to say I was blown away. As I gather my thoughts to write my review, I thought I’d share this quiz!
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Belles! I’m so thrilled to bring you my review for one of my most highly anticipated reads of 2018. Let’s dive in, shall we?