I should have reviewed this new one by Victoria Aveyard last week, but it was … a fight to finish it, to say the least. This was just not the book for me – but now you get to watch me lose my mind on camera, I guess?
Wherein we complete 1 of our joint review challenges, start another, and discuss a new diverse middle grade fantasy book with Korean folklore!
Let me be clear: I loved the first book in this series, We Hunt the Flame. I did not, however, find the second book (We Free the Stars) to be a great conclusion. It was fine! But not great. And I am on a streak of series that don’t end as well as I think they should … so I’m cranky.
In which I read two fantasy romance series back to back, both of which had good first books, better second books, and then fell apart in the third one. After The Folk of the Air also disappointed me, am I doomed to read unsatisfying series for a while? Please leave recommendations for good ones in the comments, I’m struggling.
I tried so very, very hard to make this quick, but 32 books do not make for a fast time, even though I’ve already reviewed many of these on the channel. Actually, I was amazed how few I’d even talked about! This has something for everyone who reads as weirdly as me: young adult, fantasy, romance, and nonfiction. You can also skip towards the end to get my top pick so far in each category. Enjoy!
Wherein me and Michaela let you in on their history with fantasy as well as give you some recommendations of favorite fantasy reads for all ages.
SPOILERS AHEAD! This is part series review, part rant, part gush over The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, and The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black. I wanted to love these books SO much, and almost did. And then. And then. Well. Get ready for the rant, folks.
Wherein Michaela and Gretchen review a book they both read on a whim this week.
I honestly thought I wouldn’t have content for today, and then Michaela suggested trying the try a chapter tag. I picked 6 books I really need to get reading, and try the first chapter from each one. I actually had a lot of fun with it, and I hope that you’ll let me know if I end up ranking them correctly!
I have way, way too many feelings about this book. Some of them are SO good. Some of them are … not as good. Overall, this book exceeded my expectations but it also did something that drove me SO crazy I had to add a spoiler bit to the end. Don’t worry, you’ll be warned when that happens!