This week is a quiet week for YA publishing. There are a handful of book hitting the shelves this week, mostly under the radar. This is the perfect time to look through all the synopses to see if there’s a gem of a book hidden for you here.
Over the years I’ve come across more than a handful of people who wanted to join bookstagram but didn’t. Why? Lack of props. Whenever I hear this reason, I’m sad because this means one less voice in the bookstagram community. The primary topic of conversation is books. Props are just that — props. Sometimes they’re the focus but most of the time they aren’t. This means that ultimately, props are not required.
Carnivals and circuses have fascinated me since I was young. Even today, I still am taken in by magical atmosphere — the way time stops and visitors are transported into an almost otherworldly realm. This wonderment is something I thought Neil Jordan captured immensely well in his latest novel, Carnivalesque. The setting held a great deal of intrigue and carried a mysterious air. This was especially brought out throughout the eyes of the main character, Andrew, who was a young boy.
February was a much slower reading month compared to January. That was to be expected since I read way more books then than I usually manage. Last month I read 10 books, which still is decent. In fact, while the quantity decreased, the quality increased. My average rating was 3.972 out of 5. That’s a jump of nearly 0.5!
Lots of new books as well as paperback and re-releases to choose from this week! I’ve been looking forward to the release of You’re Welcome, Universe due to the involvement of graffiti. I became particularly fascinated with graffiti during my undergrad days, and have made it my mission to pick up YA novels about it. Sadly, there haven’t been all too many. I also generally love the portrayal of art in fiction, so I can’t wait to pick up Piper Perish.