Usually, in the summer I’m always in the mood to read contemporary books. But this summer, I’m more focused on getting through those unread books in my library. Which means tons of fantasy. Fantasy galore. All I GOT is fantasy. But there are a couple contemporary reads along with some sci-fi sprinkled here and there.
This month I started off pretty strong. I’ve got two books already done these past few days, and I’m working my way through three more as I type this out!
Right after finishing up To Kill A Kingdom, I was immediately in the mood to read Our Dark Duet. Not sure why I ended up in the mood for it, but I’m glad I did because it was excellent!
I absolutely loved To Kill A Kingdom. It had just the right amount of darkness, romance, and cruelty that I expected from a grimmer version of the original Little Mermaid tale (which is already hella dark). Could it have been even more vicious? Possibly. But I’m really happy with how the story turned out.
As for Our Dark Duet, I’m really hurt by the ending, and I’m gonna need a moment to recover, thanks. What a great duology, though. So much meaning packed into all its characters. The story is so bittersweet that my heart aches. The good kind of ache, though!
The Novice | Taran Matharu
This one is a cool choice for me because I feel as if it’s one of the few YA fantasy novels that is both written by a male author and features a male MC. Women dominate the YA industry, so I think this will be a fresh and exciting read!
Undead Girl Gang | Lily Anderson
This isn’t my usual sort of book but I was looking for any available audio book that might hold my interest and this one popped up. I use audio book mostly for books I know I won’t physically pick up to read, so this was fitting.
I haven’t heard much about it, though that doesn’t say all that much since I haven’t really been in the loop for a while now. The reviews aren’t sparkling, but maybe I’ll be surprised?
City of Lost Souls | Cassandra Clare
Continuing on with my great reread of the TMI series, Daan and I have moved on to the second to last book of this amazing series. I’m so glad I decided to do this with a reading buddy. It makes it so much more fun to be able to chat about what went down! Also, I remember about 0% of this book so far. Feels like my first time!
So that’s what I’m up to right now. I was going to start Iron Gold, but I figured I’d save it for later, when Dark Age is just about to be released. I don’t want to be suspended in anticipation for too long, so I’ll be reading the fourth Red Rising installment about a week or two before the newest one comes out 😀
And that’s all for now! Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time ❤