Somehow, the sequel lived up to the unimaginable standard of its dark academia predecessor.
I am so excited for Kingdom of the Feared and will probably be finished tomorrow. And I really need to get to Transcendant Kingdom because I know I would love it!! Let me know what books you KNOW you'll like but have been sitting on your shelf for... forever.
Babel is the boldest indictment of the evils of English academia I've read to date. That's what I was waiting for, though, through The Secret History, If We Were Villains, The Atlas Six, and even Legendborn: violence.
In my case, this book fell victim to too much hype. Few books have I felt so guaranteed to like; fewer still have lived up to that kind of expectation. While I like each of the elements of this novel in principle, the execution stumbles enough that the concept itself doesn't quite save it. I would still recommend this to genuine young adult readers who love adventure and fantasy.
I'm reading a lot for school this month but hopefully I have time for some fun ones. I'm almost done with Children of Blood and Bone, so get ready for that review...
The Last Magician is a DNF. Maybe I'm just not in a place where I'm not looking to read fantasy, but I think the real reason is it just wasn't offering anything new or interesting. More TBR for this month!
This TBR is still really exciting for me. I really plugged through a lot of the ones on my list last month, so here's hoping this month's are just as gratifying! I'm still reading The Last Magician, because although it hasn't been my cup of tea so far, I feel like if I just make it far enough I'll find something to like.
I am so excited about this new fantasy world from John Gwynne. It is everything comforting and familiar and yet somehow so hard to achieve that we look for in fantasy. And the audiobook performance is stunning.
A quick review for a quick read. With a fantastic, high stakes, fun plot, this book manages to wrap us in the cozy ambiance of Italian art and architecture while also being an adventure worthy of the 2016 film of the same name.
So, I've finally gotten around to reading more books from tiktok and as we know it's always hit or miss. However, these were all a hit!