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?
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.
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!
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 been telling myself I would film this video for a while now, but something kept coming up and then I straight up forgot. Don’t worry, my feelings about this series are just as fresh as ever! …especially Obsidio…
In which I go over my top five and bottom five reads of this year. Weirdly, each group contains two romance novels, two nonfiction books, and one young adult novel. That was not planned, I swear.
I read another ebook on my TBR! It was … okay. I loved the world building but it fell short with the characterization. Watch on for why!
Did I really do it? Did I really read a YA book PLUS an ARC on time? I really, really did. I’m so proud! This book ripped out all my emotional insides and I give it four stars. Now, back to wallowing in my book hangover.