So I don’t know if I’ve illustrated this comprehensively here before but I.LOVE.BOOKS. Like seriously absolutely love them, the majority of my time is definitely spent reading which has caused the speed at which I read to become ridiculous (this results in spending lotsa money on lotsa books every month.) So since reading is a fairly huge part of my life I’ve decided to make a segment about it on here. I don’t know what format it’ll be in or how I want it to go – I’m thinking a monthly round-up of the books I’ve been reading with quick descriptions and then if anyone wants me to elaborate I can do an in-depth review.
The reason I don’t want to do an in-depth review of each an every book is well for one we’d be here all day I read entirely too many books and two it gives me flashbacks to my Leaving Cert and they’re a nightmare I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. Anyone else remember going through past exam papers in class and having to write reviews within ten minutes and hating life? Yeah? Awesome, glad we can bond over this hatred.
And now, the books..there’s a lot so be prepared. I’ve mainly spent May reading through every book Maggie Stiefvater has ever wrote. She’s definitely one of my favourite authors and I really love her writing style (original right? Told you I hate writing proper book reviews) Check out her goodreads herehere or her website here, she’s also crazy amazing at art and has a fantastic Tumblr, you can find it on her website.
The Raven Cycle;
“Blue Sargent, the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, has been told for as long as she can remember that if she ever kisses her true love, he will die. But she is too practical to believe in things like true love. Her policy is to stay away from the rich boys at the prestigious Aglionby Academy. The boys there — known as Raven Boys — can only mean trouble.”
The Scorpio Races;
“Based on the legends of the eich uisce — the Celtic water horse — The Scorpio Races take place on the tiny, fictional island of Thisby. Each November, water horses emerge from the black ocean and gallop the beach beneath the cliffs of Thisby. And each November, men capture these horses for a thrilling and deadly race.”
Both Sean Kendrick, four time champion, and Kate “Puck” Connolly, newcomer to the races, will ride this year, and both of them have more to gain — or lose — than in any previous year. But only one can win.
The Shiver Trilogy;
“Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human…until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy with a murky past. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human — or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.”
“Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole’s story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole’s darkest secret — his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel’s life. Can this sinner be saved?”
So they’re the books I’ve finished during end of April and throughout May. If you have any recommendations I’d love to hear them!