July 6, 2017 by Zoë
I didn’t get tagged for this, but I want to start doing more tags and this one looks fun! If you’re interested, feel free to participate too!
I’m a little behind on this challenge, but I’m not worried because I’m reading so much this summer and I have a ton of books in my to-read pile.
So Monster by Michael Grant hasn’t come out yet, but I managed to get my hands on an ARC and I loved it! Look for my review closer to the release date, but for now know that you should be excited!
From a Certain Point of View comes out at the beginning of October. It’s an anthology of Star Wars short stories told from the point of view of minor characters. Oh, and the author lineup is really exciting. Meg Cabot is writing a Star Wars short story? Yes, please! I need this now.
RoseBlood by A. G. Howard was supposed to be a Phantom of the Opera retelling. I was psyched, especially because of the girl on the cover. Was this a gender-bending retelling?? The book was really bad, though, and also not a retelling. See my review here.
And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst has been on my TBR list for years and I finally got around to it only because it satisfied one of the keywords in the Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge. I wasn’t expecting much, but it was incredibly good. Look for my review coming in August!
So technically I read Roshani Chokshi’s The Star-Touched Queen last year, but it wasn’t until I read Death and Night that I really fell in love with her writing. She got me invested in a romance, which hasn’t happened in a really long time, so she must be good! I’m excited to follow her as she continues to write.
Meh, none? I don’t really do fictional crushes. Although Briar Moss still continues to be my go-to answer for this question. Just because he’s such a playa.
Thinking about questions like this, it becomes clear to me that I’ve outgrown my fandom days. I still love the characters I once did (hello, Rosethorn), but I guess I’m not really adding new obsessions anymore? So I don’t have an answer for this one either.
I can’t remember any of the books I read this year making me cry, but that’s not too surprising. I don’t cry over books frequently.
I mentioned Death and Night by Roshani Chokshi already, but I’m mentioning it again because I was so surprised to be into a romance. It was pretty and really did make me happy.
I think I’ve only watched two adaptations this year: Thirteen Reasons Why and The Martian. Thirteen Reasons Why was…pretty bad, and I haven’t read The Martian, so I can’t really judge the movie. I’m hard to please with book to movie adaptations, though.
I don’t think I’ve bought any books this year. I don’t buy a lot of books, so that’s why.
Ummmm there’s a new His Dark Materials book coming out. Obviously this is something that I’m dying to read before the end of the year. I guess Lyra is a baby in this one, which I’m not too into, but I’m still super excited anyway.