NEVER CONTENDED THINGS BY SARAH PORTER

39863312.jpg“It’s only for people who don’t make sense anywhere else. Like us.”

Spoiler Free Review
Title: Never Contended Things
Author: Sarah Porter
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Faeries
Publication Date: March 19th 2019
Publisher: Tor Teen
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
Star Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Never-Contented Things was supposed to be serving me cruel and deliciously evil fairy-goodness. How can you not interpret that given the cover and blurb that tells me it’s unrelentingly cruel?! Yet, what I actually got was a convoluted story about two incestuous foster siblings, in what read like a poorly plotted episode of Riverdale – severely scarce of faeries.  Continue reading “NEVER CONTENDED THINGS BY SARAH PORTER”

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INDEPENDENT LADIES

If you need to know anything about me, it’s that I love my leading ladies and I’m so excited to share my current favourites with you today ☺️

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OUTRUN THE WIND BY ELIZABETH TAMMI

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“I made it here. I will show them what my name means.”

Spoiler Free Review

Title: Outrun the Wind
Author: Elizabeth Tammi
Series or Standalone: Standalone (for now, according to the author.)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT, Greek Mythology
Publication Date: November 27th 2018
Publisher: Flux
Format: eArc
Source: Netgally
Star Rating: ★★☆☆☆
GOODREADS

Outrun the Wind begin on the premise of a hunt; it is fast paced, intense and is positively exciting. However, it shortly looses this momentum following the first couple of chapters and falls into a sluggish narrative, largely driven by prose and the woes of palace life. After a promising opening scene what follows is a slow paced, unimaginative fantasy novel that is quite frankly boring.

Outrun the Wind is set in a fantasy world inspired by Greek mythology. Told in dual perspective we follow Kahina and Atalanta – a huntress of the goddess Artemis and a lost princess respectively.  Kahina is trying to earn back Artemis’ favour by attempting to complete a dangerous task in the kingdom of Arkadia. It’s here that her fate collides with Atalanta, who is running away from a disastrous quest. As Kahina’s connection with Atalanta deepens she finds herself straying from the rules of being a huntress, by helping her devise a dangerous game to avoid marriage. But when the men responsible for the girls’ dark pasts arrive, the game turns deadly.

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LARGEST BOOKS ON MY TBR

#TomeToppleReadathon is making a resurrection mid-November, so this week I’m looking at the big books on my TBR shelf that I can get too. The only rule being they must be at least 500 pages long!

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MUSE OF NIGHTMARES BY LAINI TAYLOR

38525180Title: Muse of Nightmares
Author: Laini Taylor
Series or Standalone: Series (Book #2)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publication Date: October 2nd 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
Star Rating: ★★★★★
SPOILER FREE

“This is Weep. You can’t expect things to make sense here.”

If I had to describe Muse of Nightmares in two words it would be brilliant… yet brutal.

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BOOKS I’VE REMOVED FROM MY TBR

Welcome to the rare instance where I actually manage to easily curate my weekly T5W list.

Why? Because I actually regularly cull my Goodreads TBR pile to ensure the list stays below 50 or safely around it.

Also, I regularly DNF books. I can tell in whether a book is not for me or it might be a put down for now kind of thing. If it’s the former, well it gets kicked off my TBR!

This is one of those T5W’s that is therapeutic to write. Don’t forget to let me know in the comment section what you really need to remove from your TBR pile.

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PEOPLE LIKE US BY DANA MELE

35356380Title: People Like us
Author: Dana Mele
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller and LGBT
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (Penguin Imprint)
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

 

Upon beginning People Like Us, I would’ve described it as combination of Gossip Girl meets Netflix’s Thirteen Reasons Why. All the while, still remaining unique in it’s own way. However, the latter half of this book took a sluggish turn that severely hampered my enjoyment of this novel.

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