I had a lot of fun reading in June! This month I read in spurts--Inferno in a day, It Ends With Us in three--and generally, I was plugging through the new Yanagihara in the meantime. Check out the full slate...
In To Paradise, Yanagihara has invented a newer, subtler way to torture her readers and her characters: loneliness, helplessness, and self-delusion. All afflictions that more easily land close to home than the operatic suffering of A Little Life.
What a tragedy to be finished with this trilogy, and to have finished my first journey through this world.
So many updates. I'm reading 3 books at once. I read an amazing book of POETRY, believe it or not. I cried. A great month!
It's my reading slump era! Come commiserate...
Big drops from Sarah J. Maas and Jennifer Armentrout this month!
No one is talking about the way this novel is carried by its villain. Armentrout's tendency towards repetition is the Achilles heel of the fourth installment of the From Blood and Ash series, taking away from the magic of a fully built-up fantasy world nearing its climax. A contentious scene didn't seem all that important.
Anything for you, Rhysand. A guest reviewer was unimpressed with the newest installment of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City series.
finally read SJM's new Crescent City series, plus a wildly entertaining Dark Academia and more.
In this post, I'll review the delightful first installation of Crescent City and then suggest a (hopefully) helpful structure for talking about Sarah J. Maas amid a very prickly public discourse.