Title – Dawn of Eden Author – Julie Kagawa Series: Blood of Eden Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
If you follow my blog (maybe), you’ll know that I LOVE Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden series. I gobbled that bad boy up in days and when I finished The Forever Song, I cried because the emotional whirlwind of plague, friendship and general badass-ery was over.
UNTIL I FOUND OUT ABOUT DAWN OF EDEN! (Apparently this was released in 2013 and it’s just popped up in my kindle store. I feel a bit daft for not knowing about it sooner but that’s okay).
It’s not much. Just a little teaser into the world before, into a world that is only beginning to learn the brutality of the Red Lung virus. But it’s enough for me.
Title – A Monster Calls Author – Patrick Ness Series: N/A Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
I am so late to the party with this one. It’s a book that has been sitting on my bookcase for a long time and I’ve just never gotten time to read (especially now with a baby). But in this crazy world I managed to find an afternoon to do my own thing and I picked up this book.
It was beautiful. It was unexpected. It was utterly heart wrenching.
Patrick Ness is a superb author. He was asked to write finish writing this for Siobhan Dowd, an author who sadly died from breast cancer. I don’t know what I expected from this book but I’m glad I read it.
Title – This Cruel Design Author – Emily Suvada Series: This Mortal Coil Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Here we are for the stunning second in the series. I LOVED this book. Definitely strap yourself in for this roller coaster of plot twists and betrayals. You can read my take on book 1 here.
I love a short story, especially one that gives us more insight to a world we have grown to love. Here is the prequel story in This Mortal Coil Series, set before book 1 when the Knockout Kids were still just kids.
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada was a series that took me by storm. Another gem I found while browsing my local Waterstones bookstore, it fit my need for dystopian YA Sci-Fi after Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa left me in a little bit of a slump. After reading Blood of Eden I found I needed two more things in my life; books with vicious plagues and kick-ass women leads.
Next month, I have decided I’m going to to be focusing on fairytale retellings so I’ve picked out a list of books that I hope to get through and review for the month.
That means I know in advance what I’m going to be reading which could either work really well or really badly. I’m hoping it goes well because it would cut some of the work out for me with a small baby on the go, it’s one less thing to think about.
I’m probably being a bit optimistic with this one but my most anticipated read is actually going to be a series.
My most anticipated reads for next month is going to be The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
So I’m getting myself sorted to start reviewing some fairytale retellings in August after having read A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. I honestly thought that was going to be my favourite read for this month but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by another so that one has definitely stolen the spot.
The best book I’ve read this month is The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross.