Six Crimson Cranes has a whimsical, fairytale-like feel to it, and to me it seemed like it could be directed towards a younger audience than it is now. There were some aspects of the idea and the writing that were executed extremely well and I have to give Lim credits for that, especially for the ending. Overall, it was an enjoyable read, but it didn't give me that "wow" feeling. 3.5 stars in my opinion.
Anticipated releases – September
I am always looking forward to check out what books will be released in the near fututre, so with this post I would like to let you share in my excitement and maybe inform you on what will be coming out. This will be a monthly thing, which I'll always try to post on the last Friday of the month.
Review – In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland
In the Ravenous Dark was promoted as a book with keywords like "queer", "found family", "spooky" and "morbidly funny". These keywords drew me in immediately and I have never seen so much representation in a single book. It is needless to say that I was impressed with this upper-YA fantasy novel and I rated it 4.5 stars.
Review – The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid
Going into a book without expectations and being disappointed by it is a weird feeling, but sadly enough, that is what happened for me with The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid. The characters feel too young, the marketing for it wasn't done it the best way and the main character doesn't behave like someone with her background. Though there were also some interesting aspects, I couldn't give it more than 2 stars. You can read my full thoughts in this spoiler-free review.
Review – Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Nevernight is the first work that I read that was solely written by Jay Kristoff and I was really excited going into it after seeing lots of raving reviews everywhere. Now let me tell you that this book did not disappoint. It got a 4.5 star rating from me. Read on to see my full thoughts in this spoiler-free review.
Review – Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo
One of my all time favorite series. It still gives me everything I want, even after reading it 4 times. An impossible heist, where friends become family, that will always hold a special place in my heart.
Review – The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
A really solid fantasy series that is a great introduction to the genre. This was my first reread of the series and I still enjoy it a lot. I am now even more excited to watch the Netfix adaptation next week.
Review – Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
An interesting magic system with a lot of possibilities, a plot that is intriguing and sets up for lots of revelations to come, and characters who are discovering themselves and the things they are capable of. A great book with a focus on friendship that deserves 3.5 stars from me.
Review – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
This can be an amazing book for some people, but sadly, I am not one of them. It was beautifully written, but the plot and characters felt lacking to me. It left me feeling kind of indifferent about the whole story. It is a low 3 stars for me.
Review – City of Spells by Alexandra Christo
Another book by Alexandra Christo that I found hard to rate. It improved in some aspects from Into the Crooked place, but some aspect were still lacking from which I expected more. I enjoyed it a bit better then the first book, so I'll give it 3.5 stars.