Based on the themes, I’m particularly interested in Antisocial by Jillian Blake. When it comes to contemporary books, art and social media tend to intrigue. Sadly, the average rating doesn’t inspire much optimism at 3.5 stars.
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The House of New Beginnings to me, was a comforting book to read. Following the lives of three women at crossroads, this is a book that speaks about hope amidst uncertainty. Naturally, what first caught my eye in the synopsis was Rosa, the sous chef. Now, I found out she’s more of a line cook but ultimately, that deviating detail doesn’t matter all too much. She lives and breathes food and that’s where she finds solace.
Get ready to pour out your savings this month! May tends to be a very active publishing month for young adult fiction. UK YA books are unusually well-represented this week, as are mysteries and thrillers. Of course, the hype for A Court of Wings and Ruins by Sarah J. Maas is reaching its peak this week. On my end, I’ve pre-ordered Release by Patrick Ness and lined up Spellslinger by Sebastian de Castell. I’m also looking forward to Noteworthy by Riley Redgate. I really enjoyed her debut last year.
Before I read A Darker Shade of Magic, I was certain that I would enjoy it. I was also sure I wouldn’t be able to wait two years for the conclusion of the trilogy. So, I did what I tend to do — pre-order the first and second books, then park them on my bookshelf. With the release of A Conjuring of Light this year, it was finally time for me to read A Darker Shade of Magic. The anticipation was well worth it! V.E. Schwab wowed me once again.