I make no secret of the fact that I was hugely let down by Scythe, one of the major YA releases of 2018. I loved the world and society, the concept of the Scythedom, and the secondary characters Faraday and Currie. However, I absolutely could not stand our protagonists Citra and Rowan. They are so boring, so flat, so wildly uninteresting and their romance is about as exciting as watching paint dry. However my friend encouraged me to take a chance on Thunderhead, the second book in the trilogy, because Citra and Rowan continue to be separated after the events of the first book. And wow, I really owe her for telling me this because I really enjoyed Thunderhead, contrary to all my expectations!
It's one of the last weekly wrap-ups of 2019! My, how time flies! Between Christmas celebrations, seeing friends, and trying to wrap up at work before the holidays, I've been pretty busy and distracted. Therefore I haven't finished any new books this week, but I'm in the middle of a bunch of them!
There were few books more highly anticipated in the YA fantasy genre than The Queen of Nothing. The concluding book in Holly Black’s highly successful Folk of the Air trilogy, every fan of the series has been desperate to get their hands on Queen of Nothing to find out how Jude's story ends. I thought the first book in the series was a huge mess and the second book was absolutely fantastic, so I was very curious to see what I'd think of the concluding novel. I didn't love Queen of Nothing, but thought it was a satisfying conclusion to the series.
November has come to a close and now no one has any excuse to make fun of me for my aggressive Christmas cheer -- hooray! I fell off the blogging wagon a little toward the end of the month, but my reading has been strong and I'm slowly but surely catching up on reviews. Check out everything I read and hauled in the month of November!
I hadn’t read much YA crime, however Truly Devious got me interested in the genre and I devoured a ton of it in October. One of the books I read during this binge was One of Us is Lying, one of the most popular books in this genre. Having heard so many mixed opinions on it, I was super curious to see what the story was. One of Us is Lying is a delightfully twisted tale that reads like The Breakfast Club, but with more murder.
Happy Friday! I've had a spectacular week, due in part to the fact that I have a week off from work. I've used this time to really catch up on my reading and it has paid off in a big way! Check out my bookish update for this past week below.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Sky Weaver! The concluding book in the Iskari trilogy is the best one so far, and I'm super excited to share a review below! If you're interested in seeing my thoughts on the other books in the series, you can check out my review of The Last Namsara and The Caged Queen.