Well, well. Look who’s here with three pieces of bad news 😂 Me, obviously. Who else is there except the imaginary friend you had who’s stalking you since your childhood biding its time to take revenge because it was woefully neglected ?
Okay moving on to a small update featuring said three pieces of bad news:
😲 I am terribly late on wrapping up
😂 I am currently being torn apart by Gemina
😝 I have somehow gotten myself a hairline fracture in my right hand. It’s not bad, and as long as I can hold a book all is well !
Anyhow, let’s get started !
🐳 Warcross by Marie Lu
My favorite part: Worldbuilding, and characters ! a vivid and colorful world, mixed with fast-paced action and a memorable but unexpected turn of events. Kept me at the edge of my seat.
🎸 The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
my favorite part: Relatability ! Keeps you rooting for the characters, and, if you’re an introvert, terribly relating to the MC. I don’t read much contemporary YA, but if it’s supposed to be like this, I think I’d like to read more books like this !
There’s a lump in my throat. That’s another thing about me. If someone says I’m sad, or asks me what’s wrong, or tells me not to cry, it’s like my body hears: NOW CRY. Like a command, even if I’m not actually sad. But maybe there are always tiny sad pieces inside me, waiting to be recognized and named. Maybe it’s like that for everyone.
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Aw, man this is in tight competition with Warcross on the title of Favorite November Read.
Favorite part: ALL THE GOOD QUOTES. ALL THE PHILOSOPHY. ALL THE WORLDBUILDING. AASFFZNCPANFPW.
” But isn’t absurdity part of being human? We aren’t ageless creatures who watch centuries pass from afar. Our worlds are small, our lives are short, and we can only bleed a little before we fall.”
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
This one plunges me head first into the Shadowhunter universe, and I am SO glad to finally catch up to the 86 KILOS OF HYPE all around it.
My favorite part: Characters. Very character-driven book. The worldbuilding is also a big part, but I mostly got attached to the characters. I’ll be putting up my thoughts along with Azia @ The Uncharted Word, as we did a buddy read of it ! My first in fact 😀 *proud little kid look with puffed chest and all* 😂