Hello, hello! I hope you’re doing well and not melting when you go outside. It’s gotten stupid hot where I am; so glad summer decided to finally show up, I guess.
Today, I’m going to be reviewing how I did on my reading challenges for July. I, uh, actually skipped June because I started a lot of books that month but didn’t finish enough to warrant a post, oops! Sorry if you noticed, but if not, that works for me. I’m just going to include the two I did finish here.
The Five-Star Favs
A book published by HarperCollins – @MommyMannegren’s 52 Books in 52 Weeks Reading Challenge 2019
Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, published We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia, but there’s honestly so much more to say about it than that. It’s gay, it features Latinx culture and characters, and it’s the better version of The Handmaid’s Tale, imo. [Review]
Back in the saddle again! It’s crazy how fast these months seem to be going by, but I’m going to try not to think about that.
Instead, I’m going to share with you my most anticipated book releases coming in March. I even have books on here this time that aren’t strictly YA. I’m so proud of me.
Perhaps the book I’m most looking forward to out of all of them is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. The hype for it has been insane and apparently also well-deserved.
Zélie Adebola’s world was once full of magic and people who could control flames, harness waves, and even summon souls, but after the magic disappeared, a ruthless king began hunting down maji.
Alongside a rebel princess, Zélie must hide her growing powers and elude her enemies, including the crown prince. Steeped in West African culture and beliefs, Children of Blood and Bone sounds like it hits all the right targets for me. Plus, look at that cover. Absolutely stunning.