Since I updated twice the past week, I feel less guilty about posting this now ;) Here's the April edition of my not!BookTube monthly post.Wrap-up (books I read this month)
by Rainbow Rowell. I had a blast reading that novel. I absolutely loved Baz and Simon's relationship and thought it was beautifully and interestingly written. The whole world building was quite well done, actually, and the magic system pretty cute.Trigger Warning
by Neil Gaiman. As I was saying in my last n!BT post, shorts stories aren't my first choice when looking for a book but there are some authors I can't resist and Neil Gaiman is definitely one of them. It was a lot of fun reading about Doctor Who or Sherlock Holmes. And then, there's the American Gods short story that he included and oh, how I love
that universe! Incidentally, I can't wait for his next novel about it and I'm so excited about the tv show coming up. I have high hopes for it - I know it's always smarter not to expect too much so that you don't set yourself up for disappointment, but with Bryan Fuller at the helm, I'm thinking it bodes well for us :)Red Rising
(book 1 in the Red Rising series) by Pierce Brown. Sci fi story set on Mars. I enjoyed that first novel but I'm really impatient to read the next one and see a more grown-up version of Darrow and follow him in his next adventure. The Dream Thieves
(book 2 in the Raven Boys series) by Maggie Stiefvater. This series, you guys, this series. I love it so much
! I love the writing, it's haunting at times, I love the magic involved, I love the characters; they could have been your typical YA stereotypes but they're so much more than that, they're endearing and complex and solid. Oh, and the way they relate to each other is a thing of beauty. This series gives me all the feelings ♥Book haul (books purchased of offered):Golden Son
(book #2 in the Red Rising series) by Pierce Brown. See above. Btw, aren't those covers awesome? I love this edition!Reading (well, you know)
:The Final Empire
(book 1 in the Mistborn series) by Brandon Sanderson. Actually this is the first book of May that I've finished so technically I'm not reading it anymore. Guess I'll wax poetry about this one in my wrap-up next month ;) But I highly recommend it if you're into (high) fantasy, love a good heist story and are looking for a magic that is rather unique.
I finished Final Empire yesterday but I haven't really picked my next book to read, as a matter of fact. I'm not sure what I'm in the mood for:Blue Lily, Lily Blue
(book 3 in the Raven Cycle series) by Maggie Stiefvater because the 4th and final installment, namely The Raven King, has been released last week and I'm dying to read it... except for how I don't like to read the books in a series back-to-back because it's over too quickly and I like to take my time. I mean, once the series is over, it's over. Obviously you can re-read it but you'll never be able to read it for the first time again and. Hmm. Yeah, maybe I'll wait a little longer, after all ;) A Feast for Crows
by GRR Martin. No, I haven't finished the series yet (I mean, read all the books that have been published yet). As I said, I like to take my time when reading a series. Plus, I don't think I could really read them back-to-back, they're a bit too heavy...
Or maybe a John Irving? I haven't read one in quite some time...