I haven’t done a wrap-up post for months mainly because I haven’t been reading as much as I should be. But during August and September I actually managed to finish more than one book so I guess we’ll treat this as a wrap-up post for both August and September. IDK guys, just go with it.
I read a total of five books in the last two months and I am rather proud of myself, so here it goes.
My fandom heart is geeking out to the max. So many feels bruh. A tiny part of me was afraid it would be cheesy AF; I’m all for novels surprising me. So far it has been a nice easy read. Looks like this might get me out of this stupid slump. I’ve got my eyes on A Darker Shade of Magic next but ACOWAR has got me like 😒😪😭… Book hangover’s suck.
I swear this book was a love letter to my fandom soul. I know the premise might seem over done – I mean, Cinderella retelling? There are so many and some of them are not very good, but Geekerella was written so well. Ella was easy to relate to because she is basically us, a fangirl and blogger who just wants her favorite fandom’s reboot to be done without her beloved show being butchered. Ashley Poston is a master at modernizing this age old tale while also nodding to fandom culture. She even brushes on the “fake geek girl” issue that we’ve all experienced on some level. It is an easy read and may just lead to shedding a tear or two. I’ll be posting a more detailed review soon.
Morgan was kind enough to send me a copy of Magic With Skin On and OMG, I am thoroughly in love with her poetry. I think I may have read this book a couple of times by now and I am constantly stalking Morgan’s Instagram for little snip-bits of poetry. Her poetry is empowering and hits me right in the feels. This has got to be one of my favorite quotes from Magic With Skin On:
Detailed review to follow soon.
I’m halfway through #thewinnerscrime and shit just got real. 😱⚔️ Kestrel has made the top 5 list when it comes to heroines. It is refreshing to read an authentic female INTJ character. . . . #openbookfestival starts tomorrow. Cape Townian bibliophiles, let me know if you’ll be there. I’ll be at the YA Writing panel on Thursday and the New Worlds panel on Friday.
I was super surprised by how much I loved The Winner’s Curse. Honestly, I didn’t expect to enjoy it just basing my judgement on the cover. Don’t get me wrong, the covers are beautiful but it never struck me as something I would read. But after Ayesha and a couple of other friends insisted that it was good, I decided to pick it up and was blown away by Kestrel. You can read my review here. I’ll be posting my review of The Winners Crime sometime during this month.
You know you’ve found your soul sister when you can literally sit across from each other and read, only to speak in order to fangirl together when something super epic happens in the respective books you’re reading, and still consider it as spending quality time together. ☺️ @twacy01 ❤️ A Darker Shade of Magic is proving to be quite an engrossing read. 😍🙌🏼 And I think I’ve successfully turned Tracy into a Maas fan. 😬 It has been a fruitful #secondsunday indeed.
I finished this a couple of weeks ago and found myself trying to figure out why the hell I’ve never picked up this trilogy before. This universe is epic, there are four parallel universes and each universe has one thing in common, London. Kell is one of the last people with the ability to travel between these worlds. Kell, together with a thief named Lila Bard manages to get entangled in a plan to bring banished magic back into the worlds. It is a must read. I am currently reading A Gathering of Shadows and I am pretty confident that this trilogy will become one of my favorites.