Hello, book addicts!
I hope all is well. Here I have the book tag of the month of which I borrowed from The Heart of a Book Blogger. It’s sweet and simple and perfect for summer. So, let’s dive in!
A New Book You Have Been Waiting To Read
Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout
So, I’ve mentioned this in my YA Summer Booklist, but seriously, I can’t WAIT to read it. Gargoyles and seeing spirits and possibly the end of the world. AWESOME!!!!
A Book That Leaves You Wanting More
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Like, whoa! Always guessing and right as I thought I knew what was going on it turns out that I, like Jon Snow, knew nothing. Bright lights, dazzling smiles, and an unbelievable tale in finding freedom and possibly love. Caraval left me breathless and feeling wild. Though it’s just a game, it can change lives…in the book with the characters I mean.
A Book Where The Romance Is *On Point*
The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
This was a tricky choice because every reader varies on the idea of romance especially because we think about how we view romance for ourselves and find yearnings in different ways. I fall back on this series because you watch the romance, though young, but lasting, unfold and build and strengthen between Claire Danvers and Shane Collins. You experience the hiccups and complications and sweet tender moments on top of the “oh, god, are we dying today?” plots. I find the way that these two have each other’s backs as lovers and partners to be wholesome and just freaking gooey and swoon-y. (Tired of hearing me talk about MV yet? Welp, too bad. It’s a favorite of mine. LOL)
A Book You Were Excited For But Didn’t Live Up To Your Expectations
Roseblood by A. G Howard
I read this on not too long ago. (Review here.) It started out enticing and curious and I Felt like Alice following the white rabbit until I felt like I was hopping around a cuckoo’s nest. The book became so scattered resulting in me losing my interest which was a serious bummer.
A Fantastical Book That Transported You To Another World
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Seriously gorgeous from the story to the world in which it’s told. (Review here.) Magic and war and a desperation to revive a country’s people. Filled with adventure and friendship but also strain, this book is only just the precipice of something so much greater and bolder than I ever expected. I was blown away by its beauty and heartache and determination not to mention the breathtaking magic. Did I say magic because there’s magic in this and not magician tricks either. A magic derived from deep within a culture and its blood.
A Dark Book That Was Light Up With Streaks Of Beauty
Slade House by David Mitchell
So, this is a recent read as well. (Review here.) Maybe I’m psychologically damaged with this choice. LOL. Who knows? But this one was soul-eating dark. Literal soul-kidnapping and then soul-eating and yet, between the conniving and sneaky and sly moves to lure in poor and lonely souls to devour there were sparks of humor and curiosity and tragedy. I found it to be phenomenal and it captured my attention through and through. The visions of the souls were gorgeous and even the monsters had a lining of beauty in their desperation to survive.
A Book Or Series That You Can’t Get Enough Of
The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole
Oddly enough, there aren’t very many of those for me. For those that I’m hopelessly in love with that I reread—also not many of—I am pretty damn satisfied. But, if I have to pick then I’m totally falling back on this series. If you’ve been with me for the last long while then you know I’m obsessed with these books! Sure, they fall on the wayside of dramatic but the story hooked me in so many ways!
I tag the following bloggers:
Now, you don’t have to join in on the summer fun. It’s optional, but I think it’s be awesome! Totally tag me if you do. I’d love to see your answers! And, if there are others who wan to do this then definitely go for it!
More to come soon…
Thoughts? Have a favorite summer book? Let’s chat in the comments below!