Hello bookworms, how are you?! These last few months I’ve been binge-listening to The Diviners series by Libba Bray on audio, and I’ve come to easily love these merry band of magical ghost hunters. This series interchanges between 8 main narrators and when there’s such a large cast of characters, I personally need to appoint a real face to every main character otherwise I get so lost.
I’m not going to be humble, the four characters I’ve fan-casted I feel pretty passionately about. Some aren’t conventional (no, I didn’t use Elle Fanning as Evie) but personally that’s what I like about them. I think the only flaw of my list is that these actors aren’t close in age to the characters, but I’m pro-ageing characters up in adaptations, so please don’t hold it against me. Also, there’ll be no spoilers for the series! 😊
Hello bookworms! How are you? Today I’m doing a good ol’ book tag. I was tagged by fellow book bloggers Sahi and Lauren. Thank you both for the tag! 😊 This is the kind of book tag that’s getting me to re-evaluate my 130+ plus tbr, but I liked the way Lauren put it… this is a fantastic problem to have because it means great books are always being published!
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‘If I cannot be better then them, I will become so much worse.’
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
The Cruel Prince was an unsuspectingly beautiful story about our vulnerabilities, and how they don’t have to define or limit us. I found everything about this book surprising, in that it wasn’t at all what I thought it would be, which was a romance driven fantasy. More so, was all the reasons I didn’t anticipate loving it for.
Hello book lovers! How are you? Today I’m coming to you with my top 5 books I’m most looking forward to being published in March. These posts are honestly my favourite to put together and March looks particularly busy as there are some major releases, which has me especially excited!
“But she underestimated me. I played my cards, I laid in wait, I let myself be beaten and manipulated. If she keeps that promise she made to me, I’ll show her the truth I’ve learned on her boat. I don’t just raise monsters. I am one.”
For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the genetically-engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen Santa Elena swoops in on Cas’s first solo mission and snatches her from the bloodstained decks, Cas’s dream of being a full-time trainer seems dead in the water.
There’s no time to mourn. Waiting for her on the pirate ship is an unhatched Reckoner pup. Santa Elena wants to take back the seas with a monster of her own, and she needs a proper trainer to do it. She orders Cas to raise the pup, make sure he imprints on her ship, and, when the time comes, teach him to fight for the pirates. If Cas fails, her blood will be the next to paint the sea.
The Abyss Surrounds Us is a hidden gem in young adult fiction and the glowing reviews didn’t lie about how fantastic it is. This book was fun from page 1 until the end, leaving me with a wanting to pick up the sequel immediately. Seriously, if you like fiction like Jurassic Park, or books like Into the Drowning Deep, you are sleeping on this book, because you’re its target audience.