Reading Update: Magical Realism, Spies, and All the Feels

After talking with my friend last week, I’m determined to read these two books:

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson and Scythe by Neal Shusterman. I’ve heard amazing things about both of these books, so they’re definitely at the top of my TBR. I still don’t have a set TBR for this month, but I promised my friend I’d read these two soon. So I will!



Spontaneous | Aaron Starmer

Mini Review: I don’t really know what to make of this book. The beginning was explosive (literally), the writing was compelling, and the MC was confusingly fun and relatable while also being terribly flawed and questionably hopeless as a sympathetic character. This book is strange and fearlessly quirky, but the story loses steam after a few chapters. The ending was enjoyable, though. I found it to be insightful and deeply evocative but I don’t think it was enough to save the book as a whole.

Currently Reading


When the Moon Was Ours | Anna-Marie McLemore

After reading a few rave reviews, and after being convinced by my blogger friend, Beth, I’ve finally decided to pick this book up. I’m only a few pages in, but I already love the writing, the diverse characters, and the dynamic relationships. Magical realism is new to me, but I think I could learn to like it πŸ˜€Books to Read.pngThere are so many books that I want to read this month, but I just won’t have the time to. My next read may be Scythe. However, I currently picked up a book called The Spy by Paulo Coelho.


I haven’t read any reviews on it, but the cover is beautiful and I’m intrigued by espionage. So, it might be my next read, especially because it’s pretty short.

If I don’t read The Spy then I’ll probably pick up Scythe and then I’ll Give You the Sun. If I’m not in the mood for either one of those books, then I’ll probably turn my attention to my ARCs that are archived by next month.

The Dark Intercept | Julia Keller

“The State controls your emotions. What would you pay to feel free?

In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the sixteen-year-old daughter of New Earth’s Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors and provokes emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he’s hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she’s ever known about Danny, her father, and the power of the Intercept.”

Frankie | Shivaun Piozza

“Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend or her aunt who’s tired of giving second chances…When a kid shows up claiming to be Frankie’s half brother, it opens the door to a past she doesn’t want to remember. And when that kid goes missing, the only person willing to help is a boy with stupidly blue eyes … and secrets of his own. Frankie’s search for the truth might change her life, or cost her everything.”

Here are some other books I might turn my attention to this month:


I’ll most likely get around to reading only about 4 or 5 books this month, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see where my mood takes me! I’m excited to read ALL of them πŸ˜€ Which ones do you think I should read this month?

Thanks for stopping by by and I’ll talk to you soon! ❀

Azia Sig

17 thoughts on “Reading Update: Magical Realism, Spies, and All the Feels

  1. YAY! I am so glad you are reading When the Moon Was Ours Azia. It’s one of my favourite books so I really hope you enjoy it. πŸ™‚ You’ll have to let me know when you have finished what you think of it.
    Also I’ve read and loved I’ll Give You the Sun, The Language of Thorns, Warcross and Heir of Fire, so I am not only thrilled to see them on your post but I really hope you love them as well. You have some great books on your to-read list Azia, I hope you manage to get around to them soon because I can’t wait to hear what you think of them all! πŸ˜€
    Happy reading. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Thanks Beth! I’m enjoying it so far! It’s odd, but lovely at the same time πŸ˜€ I hope I manage to get through all those books as well! I’m also reading Scythe right now and I LOVE it. So morbid and unique. Just amazing so far. And I red The Spy. I have feelings, not sure all of them are good though…LOL. Gotta draft up those reviews!
      Thanks, you too! ❀

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      1. That’s all right, and oh that’s great to hear. I’ll be looking forwards to seeing your review.
        Scythe is on my to-read list. One day I’ll get around to it but it likely won’t be soon.
        Ha, yeah, good luck with your review drafts. πŸ˜€

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  2. I’m excited to read so many of these ! When the Moon was Ours, Warcross and the Language of Thorns ! I’ve only read Heir of Fire out of ’em though, so I can’t compare them xD I can’t wait to see what you think of them ! I hope you enjoy them too ❀

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    1. I hope we both enjoy them! ❀ I'm really looking forward to Heir of Fire, though. Crown of Midnight was fire ❀ So I'm expecting the same for the third book πŸ˜€

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  3. Also I’ve understand and loved I’ll grant You the Sun, The speech of Thorns, Warcross and heir of Fire, so I am not only thrilled to visit them on your position but I really Bob Hope you love them as well.

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