WWW Wednesday!

WWW wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Everyone can participate in answering the three questions below and posting a link on Sam’s website or just answer the questions on her post, if you don’t have a blog.

the three questions are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m excited to share updates with you guys about my reading rather than just seeing it on Goodreads!


1. WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING

On Midnight Beach

thoughts: I only started this last night so I’m not too far into it yet, but the premise sounds really interesting and I love a good historical fiction novel so hopefully I enjoy this!


2. WHAT I RECENTLY FINISHED

Boy Queen

thoughts: This was amazing. I should have known that I was going to love this book – it’s got everything I love, queer characters, friendship, contemporary setting, and drag queens! Amazing, I loved this so much!


3. WHAT I’M GOING TO READ NEXT

A Ghost in the Throat


What about you guys? Let me know what you’ve been reading lately and what you’ve been loving in the comments below!

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Review | The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

The Falling in Love Montage

by Ciara Smyth

YA Romance, Contemporary, LGBTQ

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Saoirse doesn’t believe in love at first sight or happy endings. If they were real, her mother would still be able to remember her name and not in a care home with early onset dementia. A condition that Saoirse may one day turn out to have inherited. So she’s not looking for a relationship. She doesn’t see the point in igniting any romantic sparks if she’s bound to burn out.

But after a chance encounter at an end-of-term house party, Saoirse is about to break her own rules. For a girl with one blue freckle, an irresistible sense of mischief, and a passion for rom-coms.

Unbothered by Saoirse’s no-relationships rulebook, Ruby proposes a loophole: They don’t need true love to have one summer of fun, complete with every cliché, rom-com montage-worthy date they can dream up—and a binding agreement to end their romance come fall. It would be the perfect plan, if they weren’t forgetting one thing about the Falling in Love Montage: when it’s over, the characters actually fall in love… for real.


Guys, this BOOK. This book. I’m honestly going to be raving about this for the rest of the review because I loved it so much, so if that’s not your thing, you should probably leave now.

The Falling in Love Montage follows the hilarious Saoirse, a teenager from Ireland who’s just finished exams and wants a summer of fun to take away from her problems. Enter Ruby. Together, they plan a summer of the typical scenes you would see in a “falling in love” montage in many rom-coms, with no ties to each other once the summer is over. But as I’m sure you can expect, they don’t realise just how head over heels they end up falling for each other.

This book was AMAZING. Geniunely. I loved the premise, I thought Smyth weaved it through the story in such clever and fun ways, but she also made the book super emotive that I found myself completely attached to many of the characters throughout. I thought Saoirse was so hilarious and authentic and she is definitely one of the best main characters I’ve ever read. I also loved her dad, Ruby and especially Oliver, he was the perfect ingredient to tie the book all together.

Not only was the voice of the novel equally heart-tugging and hilarious, I also thought the pace of the book was perfect. There was never a point where I found myself bored, I was constantly engrossed in the story and how Ruby and Saoirse’s romance would unfold. Also, as an Irish reader I loved this even more because there were so many nods and mentions that I picked up on and I loved seeing that in a book, rather than it being set in the standard UK or US.

I just loved this so much and my only issue with it is that I didn’t pick it up sooner! A wonderfully enchanting romance that will absolutely make your heart swoon! If you haven’t read this one yet, please do!


WWW Wednesday!

WWW wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Everyone can participate in answering the three questions below and posting a link on Sam’s website or just answer the questions on her post, if you don’t have a blog.

the three questions are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m excited to share updates with you guys about my reading rather than just seeing it on Goodreads!


1. WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING

On Earth, We’re Briefly Gorgeous

thoughts: I think this one is going to be a bit slow, not that it’s necessarily a bad thing because I think the story being told is one to really take your time to devour. I am enjoying this so far and the writing is gorgeous.


2. WHAT I RECENTLY FINISHED

Red at the Bone

thoughts: This was a fantastic book. Very sublime and had beautiful, lyrical prose. My only kind of issue with it was the transition between narrators, sometimes I was left confused.


3. WHAT I’M GOING TO READ NEXT

Who I Was With Her


What about you guys? Let me know what you’ve been reading lately and what you’ve been loving in the comments below!

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The Euphoria Book Tag!

Hey everyone!

I’m doing a book tag today and I feel like I haven’t done one in ages! Recently I discovered the TV show Euphoria, and became quickly obsessed, like I’m sure most people did. It’s so brilliant, the visuals and score are stunning, and all the characters are so marvellously crafted, so beautiful and flawed at the same time. They were also all such a real depiction of the modern teenagers, and I feel like each character had something different to give a teenager watching. I feel like so many important themes were covered that there was definitely one character you could relate to.

Because of this, I have been directed to this amazing Euphoria book tag by Bookish Spencer and you can find the fab video here!


Labrinth — name a book in which setting/music plays a large role

Instantly Remix by Non Pratt came to mind. It’s definitely been a good few years since I’ve read this, but I enjoyed it immensely, as I usually do with all of Non Pratt’s books. This whole book takes place at a music festival so both setting and music plays a large role.

Rue Bennett: name a book with a character you empathised with the most

I absolutely empathised with Simone from Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett so much! I loved this book and her story, I thought it was incredibly important but also really heartfelt!

Nate Jacobs: name a book with a morally grey character

The first book that jumped to mind was the recently published The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James! Although I didn’t enjoy this as much as I thought I would, Harriet Stoker is such a memorable character who is so flawed that you can’t help but love her, even if she’s ruthlessly evil.

Jules Vaughn: name a character-driven book with an intense story arc

Definitely Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam! This was such a powerful verse novel and Amal and his intense story arc are definitely the forefront of this novel.

Maddy Perez: name a book in which a character stays true to themselves

I loved Sophia from Kalynn Bayron’s Cinderella is Dead! She was so badass and fought for exactly what she wanted and knew she deserved. Despite her society’s reluctant outlook on a young woman running free, she stayed true to herself.

Cassie Howard: name a book you were surprised you liked

I really adored The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson earlier this year. It was so heartfelt and I was surprised because before this I didn’t usually pick up MG. I think this book definitely opened my eyes to more MG novels that I read later in the year!

Fezco: name a book with a protective character

This took me a while tbh, but I think I’m going to go with Dre from Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo! She was such a supportive and protective character in Yahaira’s life and I absolutely loved this gorgeous, tender sapphic romance!

Kat Hernandez: name a book where a character gains confidence

Juno Dawson’s incredible Meat Market immediately came to mind when I saw this prompt. The main character, Jana Novak, goes through such a journey in this book as she steps into the toxic fashion industry and she gains so much confidence and character over the course of the book.

Lexi Howard: name an underhyped 2020 release

Quite frankly, I think it’s a crime if you haven’t read the incredible Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran. It’s so brilliant and full of a gorgeous sapphic romance, some excellent political intrigue and incredibly crafted characters. A 2020 debut you do not want to miss!!

Chris Mckay: name a book where family plays a large role

Again, a book that came to mind when I heard this prompt was The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. About twin sisters who leave each others lives and slowly find their way back to one another, this book is fantastic and written so gorgeously. I would also highly recommend Bennett’s debut, The Mothers—it blew me away!


I don’t know how many of you watch Euphoria, so if you feel like taking part in this tag then please, feel free!

I’m also going to tag the lovely Alison from Antari Reads and Clarey from Gone Writing!

Hope you enjoyed this post, and let me know if you’ve read any of the books I chose!

2021 Anticipated Releases #1

Hey everyone!

With 2021 closer around the corner than we all think, I’ve decided to start a new little series on The Royal Bookshelf to talk about the books being published next year that I’m really looking forward to! I’ve decided to make it into a series because I’m sure I’ll definitely forget some when writing up this one, haha!


Bookishly Ever After by Lucy Powrie

Ed is excited. He’s just landed his dream job at beautiful independent bookshop, Woolf and Wilde, but he soon discovers being a bookseller is a very different game to being a customer – the hours of shelving books, logging ISBNs and dealing with customers is overwhelming. So Ed does what Ed does best – smiles enthusiastically, fist pumps the air, and pretends that everything is totally under control. He just hadn’t bargained on his new colleague, Hannah, seeing through his façade.

Then Ed discovers that his mum is dating for the first time since splitting up with his dad. He decides to distract himself by being the best bookseller Woolf and Wilde has ever seen, but will it be at the cost of his Paper & Hearts Society friendships?

If Ed can find a way to be himself, he might find making new friends and keeping old ones comes more naturally, and even get to know himself a little better in the process … Can Ed let his guard down for the love of books?


The First Day of my Life by Lisa Williamson

3 best friends.

2 first loves.

1 stolen baby.

Everything is about to change for Frankie, Jojo & Ram…

FIRST DAY OF MY LIFE celebrates best-friendship, first loves, & unexpected surprises.


Afterlove by Tanya Byrne

Ash Persaud is about to become a reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined to see her first love Poppy Morgan again, the only thing that separates them is death.

Car headlights.

The last thing Ash hears is the snap of breaking glass as the windscreen hits her and breaks into a million pieces like stars.

But she made it, she’s still here. Or is she?

This New Year’s Eve, Ash is gets an RSVP from the afterlife she can’t decline: to join a clan of fierce girl reapers who take the souls of the city’s dead to await their fate.

But Ash can’t forget her first love, Poppy, and she will do anything to see her again … even if it means they only get a few more days together. Dead or alive …


Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard

Sometimes you have to leave your life behind to find your place in the world. . .

After five years at secondary school spent bullied and alone, Peyton King starts sixth form college determined that things will be different. Whatever happens, she will make friends at any cost.

When she finds the friends she’s always dreamed of, including an actual boyfriend, she’s happier than she’s ever been.

But when they let her down in the worst way, Peyton is left no better off than when she started. Now Peyton knows the only chance she has of finding happiness is to look for it somewhere else. With nothing but her sketchpad and a backpack, she buys a one-way ticket and gets on a plane. . .

In Destination Anywhere, Sara Barnard explores love, life and friendship in this exquisite tale of the lengths one girl will go to to change her story.


Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare

Cordelia Carstairs seems to have everything she ever wanted. She’s engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she has loved since childhood. She has a new life in London with her best friend Lucie Herondale and James’s charming companions, the Merry Thieves. She is about to be reunited with her beloved father. And she bears the sword Cortana, a legendary hero’s blade.

But the truth is far grimmer. James and Cordelia’s marriage is a lie, arranged to save Cordelia’s reputation. James is in love with the mysterious Grace Blackthorn whose brother, Jesse, died years ago in a terrible accident. Cortana burns Cordelia’s hand when she touches it, while her father has grown bitter and angry. And a serial murderer is targeting the Shadowhunters of London, killing under cover of darkness, then vanishing without a trace.

Together with the Merry Thieves, Cordelia, James, and Lucie must follow the trail of the knife-wielding killer through the city’s most dangerous streets. All the while, each is keeping a shocking secret: Lucie, that she plans to raise Jesse from the dead; Cordelia, that she has sworn a dangerous oath of loyalty to a mysterious power; and James, that he is being drawn further each night into the dark web of his grandfather, the arch-demon Belial. And that he himself may be the killer they seek.


The Yearbook by Holly Bourne

The dramas, the traumas, the rumours – it’s time to expose it all… The Perks of Being a Wallflower meets Mean Girls in this scathingly funny and relatable high-school takedown from the queen of UKYA.

Most likely to…be forgotten
Working on the school newspaper, Paige is used to dealing with fake stories. How popular girl Grace is a such an amazing person (lie). How Laura steals people’s boyfriends (lie). How her own family are so perfect (lie).

Now Grace and friends have picked their “best” high-school moments for Paige to put in the all-important Yearbook. And they’re not just fake. They’re poison.

But Paige has had enough of all the lies in her life. And with the help of Elijah – the only boy who could ever understand her – she’s going to reveal the truth.


Only On The Weekends by Dean Atta

Mack. Karim. Finlay. Mack never thought he’d find love, let alone with two people. Will he make the right choice? And can love last for ever? A must-read queer love story for fans of Sex Education, written in verse by Dean Atta.

Fifteen-year-old Mack is a hopeless romantic – he blames the films he’s grown up watching. He has liked Karim for as long as he can remember, and is ecstatic when Karim becomes his boyfriend – it feels like love.

But when Mack’s dad gets a job on a film in Scotland, Mack has to move, and soon hediscovers how painful love can be. It’s horrible being so far away from Karim, but the worst part is that Karim doesn’t make the effort to visit. Love shouldn’t be only on the weekends.

Then, when Mack meets actor Finlay on a film set, he experiences something powerful, a feeling like love at first sight. How long until he tells Karim – and when will his old life and new life collide?


Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.

Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.

Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different.

When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can’t just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.


Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth

Ever since seventeen-year-old Josie Wright can remember, writing has been her identity, the thing that grounds her when everything else is a garbage fire. So when she wins a contest to write a celebrity profile for Deep Focus magazine, she’s equal parts excited and scared, but also ready. She’s got this.

Aideen has plenty of problems she can’t fix. Her best (and only) friend is pulling away. Her mother’s drinking problem is a constant concern. She’s even running out of outlandish diseases to fake so she can skip PE.

But when Aideen stumbles on her nemesis, overachiever Meabh Kowalski, in the midst of a full-blown meltdown, she sees a problem that—unlike her own disaster of a life—seems refreshingly easy to solve. Meabh is desperate to escape her crushing pile of extracurriculars. Aideen volunteers to help. By pushing Meabh down the stairs.

Problem? Solved. Meabh’s sprained ankle is the perfect excuse to ditch her overwhelming schedule. But when another student learns about their little scheme and brings Aideen another “client” who needs her “help,” it kicks off a semester of traded favors, ill-advised hijinks, and an unexpected chance at love. Fixing other people’s problems won’t fix her own, but it might be the push she needs to start.


Off The Record by Camryn Garrett

Ever since seventeen-year-old Josie Wright can remember, writing has been her identity, the thing that grounds her when everything else is a garbage fire. So when she wins a contest to write a celebrity profile for Deep Focus magazine, she’s equal parts excited and scared, but also ready. She’s got this.

Soon Josie is jetting off on a multi-city tour, rubbing elbows with sparkly celebrities, frenetic handlers, stone-faced producers, and eccentric stylists. She even finds herself catching feelings for the subject of her profile, dazzling young newcomer Marius Canet. Josie’s world is expanding so rapidly, she doesn’t know whether she’s flying or falling. But when a young actress lets her in on a terrible secret, the answer is clear: she’s in over her head.

One woman’s account leads to another and another. Josie wants to expose the man responsible, but she’s reluctant to speak up, unsure if this is her story to tell. What if she lets down the women who have entrusted her with their stories? What if this ends her writing career before it even begins? There are so many reasons not to go ahead, but if Josie doesn’t step up, who will?

From the author of Full Disclosure, this is a moving testament to the #MeToo movement, and all the ways women stand up for each other.


Thanks for reading this, and chat to me below about what books you’re excited for and the ones I should be keeping an eye out for! 2021 is already looking so promising, I can’t wait!

Review | The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising

by Samantha Shannon

YA Fantasy, Dystopian

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The hotly anticipated third book in the bestselling Bone Season series – a ground-breaking, dystopian fantasy of extraordinary imagination

Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London’s criminal population.

But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilising the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it…


I have finally caught up with The Bone Season and I’m so very happy about it!

The Song Rising is the third book in the Bone Season series, so if you haven’t read the first two books I would encourage you to stop reading this! The third instalment amps up the tension even more with the introduction of a technology spreading across Scion London that detects unnaturals in the quickest and easiest way. And for Paige and her pals, well, this ain’t good at all. Together they must work together to try defeat this before it develops into a worldwide phenomenon that puts everyone she knows at risk of capture.

As always, Shannon’s prose is so sharp you could cut yourself. Her characters are definitely her biggest strength. With another instalment of this unique series, she is able to again develop their personalities and build on all of them, not just Paige, and it really shows. I feel like in this book I got to know both Nick and Eliza even better.

For the first half of the book, the pace was a bit slow but as soon as it picked up I was completely hooked. I love how in this book we travelled to places such as Manchester and Edinburgh, you really get to get a better idea of the setting and the worldwide-scope that Shannon has created.

There are many twists and turns in this as usual and Shannon really ups the stakes once again in this instalment. That ending absolutely blew my mind and from the looks of how it’s going to lead into the fourth book, I’m so excited to sink my teeth into The Mask Falling in January (although I would sell my soul for an ARC).

If you’ve not read any of The Bone Season series, you really should! You’re in for quite a treat!


WWW Wednesday!

WWW wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Everyone can participate in answering the three questions below and posting a link on Sam’s website or just answer the questions on her post, if you don’t have a blog.

the three questions are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m excited to share updates with you guys about my reading rather than just seeing it on Goodreads!


1. WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING

The Falling in Love Montage

thoughts: I literally only started this last night so I don’t have many thoughts yet, but I am so excited for this from the hype it’s gotten!


2. WHAT I RECENTLY FINISHED

Dear Martin

thoughts: I really enjoyed this! It was gripping from start to finish and I raced through it in a day! I’m shocked I haven’t read it sooner and will definitely check out more of Nic Stone’s books!


3. WHAT I’M GOING TO READ NEXT

Red At The Bone


What about you guys? Let me know what you’ve been reading lately and what you’ve been loving in the comments below!

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Review | Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Allegedly

by Tiffany D. Jackson

YA Mystery, Contemporary

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Mary B. Addison killed a baby.

Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say.

Mary survived six years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn’t really “home”—no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home.

There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?


Tiffany D Jackson is one of my auto buy authors, for sure. I just love her books so much and her writing style. Surprisingly, however, her debut was the last of her books that I read. I love Grown so much back in September that I literally had to read Allegedly straight away because it had been on my TBR pile for so long!

Allegedly has one of the most hooking premises I’ve heard in a long time. When Mary B. Addison allegedly murders a baby whilst her mother is babysitting, her whole world is forever changed. But the public perceived only one side of the truth, and now Mary is all grown up and adamant to tell the truth of what truly that happened that night.

Well, as always, simply put, another fantastic book from Jackson. I’m surprised it took me so long to finally get around to this, but I’m so glad I did. The story was thrilling from the very first page to the last, and at no point did I find my eyes tore away from the story. She really knows how to take control of the narrative as a writer and completely enchant her readers.

I think my favourite thing about this book was the characters – which, knowing Jackson’s books, I shouldn’t even be surprised. She had such an eclectic and unique cast of characters who I equally rooted for and despised – from Mary herself to Momma to the vicious girls in the group home and even the questionable Ted. All of these characters were developed and fleshed out so well that they really added to the experience of reading this, and they almost made it seem like it was a real story being told in front of my eyes.

As much as I did enjoy this, I have to say I think this might be my least favourite Tiffany D. Jackson book out of the four she’s written. Not that it was bad, but one thing about this that I wasn’t too keen on was the constant twists and turns. Jackson is no stranger to a plot twist, but I felt there was a constant state of distrust from the very first page that maybe took me out of the story a bit and left me a little confused. Very effective way of portraying these certain types of characters, but, I don’t know, I think it sort of left a bitter taste on my tongue.

Saying that though hurts because I think Tiffany D Jackson is a wonderfully talented writer and I can’t wait to devour her entire future bibliography!


Review | The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

The Mime Order

by Samantha Shannon

YA Dystopian, Fantasy

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Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London…

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.

Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.


Going into the second book in this series, I have to admit I was slightly scared. After reading and loving Priory of the Orange Tree earlier this year, I had high hopes for The Bone Season series. I finally got around to the first book in this series last month and not that it disappointed me as such, I still enjoyed it to an extent, but it definitely didn’t amaze me as much as I expected it to. Perhaps it was because it was Shannon’s debut or written many years before the more recent Priory, but I wondered how I was going to feel about the sequel to TBS. To find out how I did, keep on reading.

The Mime Order picks up straight after the ending of The Bone Season, which I loved. Like literally right after. I so appreciated the fact that there was no time jump, I feel like it was a brilliant way to hook us right back into the story of Paige that we already knew so well.

I’m not going to leave you hanging—I absolutely adored this. I mean, adored this. I read this as part of my 24 hour readathon and honestly I feel like I picked the right time to read this book – it is one specifically written to be devoured in the shortest amount of time. The pace is so sublimely brilliant that by the time you look up, you realise you’re halfway through this 500 page novel and you didn’t even notice because you were so entirely engrossed in the story.

And the characters! I mean seriously! They were all so incredibly developed and given so much depth and ahh I just loved them all. Paige! Warden! Nick! Eliza! Even after I closed the pages of the book, I don’t think there was a point where I wasn’t thinking about them! I also don’t think I’ve ever seen such improvement between a first book and a second in a series. And let’s not talk about that literally nobody warned me about that completely explosive ending that had me screaming. So here, dear reader, is yours if you haven’t read it yet. Beware.

Also can we talk about how the event at the end of the book was delivered so marvellously? It had been teased throughout the whole book and it did not disappoint. The way she wrote the scene, the descriptions, the actions was incredible. I have so much respect for Shannon as a writer, and I cannot to see what way she breaks my heart next in The Song Rising. One of the best fantasy writers out there, without a shadow of a doubt. Like seriously. Unbelievable.


WWW Wednesday!

WWW wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Everyone can participate in answering the three questions below and posting a link on Sam’s website or just answer the questions on her post, if you don’t have a blog.

the three questions are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m excited to share updates with you guys about my reading rather than just seeing it on Goodreads!


1. WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING

The Song Rising

thoughts: I think I’m almost halfway through this and really enjoying seeing where this story is heading. I absolutely adore Samantha Shannon’s writing style and ability to craft such vivid characters and setting.


2. WHAT I RECENTLY FINISHED

High Rise Mystery

thoughts: I enjoyed this! It was a MG mystery with two Black protagonists and it made me laugh and kept me hooked the whole way. I’m definitely going to check out more from Sharna Jackson.


3. WHAT I’M GOING TO READ NEXT

Women Don’t Owe You Pretty


What about you guys? Let me know what you’ve been reading lately and what you’ve been loving in the comments below!

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