We’re goin’ old school, baby! Back to the time when YA was saturated with all things paranormal and biblical. I’m talkin’ faeries, vampires, werewolves/shifters, witches, and of course, angels and demons.
This year many of my monthly TBR themes will focus on the time of yore. This month will be angels and demons, seeing that two releases this month feature one or both of those biblical creatures.
This month I will be reading a few companion novels to my favorite series in preparation for the new arrival, then I’ll walk down memory lane with a little trilogy that took me by surprise, and finally I may or may not read, arguably, the biggest release this month (I think you all know which book I’m talking about). If I don’t feel like subjecting myself to more of SJM, I’ll probably read Marie Lu’s new novel.
I’ve actually just finished The Bane Chronicles! Even though I adore Magnus Bane, I do have to admit that this anthology was a slight disappointment in some areas. There were a few short stories that I found really entertaining, but most of them were actually really…boring?
I may post an accumulative review for The Bane Chronicles and for the other two anthologies, but the one I’ll be reviewing in full is Chain of Gold. I’ve been awaiting this one for a while now and I’m just so excited to go back in time to see Will and Tessa again and to experience their children’s stories and adventures! Also, the cover, my GOD ❤️ What a beaut!!
I love this trilogy and I’ve been wanting to reread it for a while now. I’m not a HUGE fan of the third book, but I refuse to read only the first two and not close out the series. So, I’ll be rereading this entire series. It’ll be great to see Penryn and Raffe again 😊 They’ve always been one of my favorite YA couples.
MAYBE? MAYBE NOT?
In January, I read the entire TOG series and it really made me realize that I do not enjoy SJM’s writing. Sometimes the plot and a few characters are enough to keep me engaged. However, I really have to force myself to overlook all the alarming aspects of SJM’s writing in order to get through her books, and honestly, I don’t think I’m recovered enough to read another 700+ book written by her. Even so, I’m really curious…
If I choose not to read (the almost certainly over-hyped) Crescent City, I’ll lean back on my auto-buy author, Marie Lu. I’m not always blown away by her material, but her writing is strong and steady and her characters are as well. So, I don’t think I’ll have to worry about The Kingdom of Back too much…
The last two books will probably just depend on my mood. But I’ll for sure be reading the Shadowhunter series this month and revisiting the Penryn trilogy.
I’m not going to focus on reading a classic this month. If anything, I might slip Animal Farm in there somewhere, but no guarantees.