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This book is NOT my typical cup of tea but I've always been drawn to it by the beauty of its cover. When I saw the audiobook was available through #Libby, I jumped on it. It was a blind leap of faith since I actually didn't know much about it. I'm glad I did. Despite definite trigger warnings & parts that are capable of just making you feel uncomfortable... it was SO well written! Also happy for, again, unexpected LGBT rep for #PrideMonth ❤ 4.5🌟
Omg I LOVED this book. I got it in my Owlcrate and was kind of interested by the description but not totally wowed. And the content warning didn‘t exactly scream “you‘ll love this!!” But omg, I‘m so glad I got the excuse to read this. The world was fascinating, and different from what I usually read. And I loved Lei and Wren and Lei‘s family and the writing and GAH THE COVER IS BEAUTIFUL TOO! No complaints, can‘t wait for the sequel :D
Oops!! Almost missed this one!!!
Week 4 check-in for #bookfitnesschallenge
Much better fitness week! Got in almost 19 miles this week. I also finished two more books, Moonology and Girls of Paper and Fire. That brings me to just one book away from my reading goal, read: 7/8 books #bfc
This morning I did a little #AudioGardening. This planter is right next to our front porch and had a hideous and overgrown bush in it. A few weeks ago I dug the bush out and now I've planted things that should suit the space better. Plus, it shows off the solar dragon statue my folks got us for our first anniversary (which is tomorrow)!
Book 3 in Asian readathon-read a book with an intersectional character/author-in this case female-female romance. 3 copies of the same book,I need to give away one at least.Paper girls are concubines of Bull King.Paper Caste will take revenge of what happened during Night War. Story is slow & repetitive at the beginning. Last 30 pages are pure action with some rushed endings. I enjoyed it I'm waiting for the sequel 3.5/3.6⭐️Has violent/rape scenes
I wanted it to be about empowerment for women and instead I felt that it pitted woman against woman. For my full and scathing review check out my goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2605893963?book_show_action=false
It was eh. I'm not too thrilled but I don't think it was terrible. I think the main romance would have functioned and made a much better impression as a friendship rather than romantic love. I think it was just put in there for representative purposes. The culture was interesting, and it was so refreshing to see a character WHO WAS NOT THE CHOSEN ONE!
#girlsofpaperandfire #natashangan #jamespattersonpresents #littlebrown
GIVE ME ALL THE FANTASY BOOKS ABOUT QUEER BAD ASS NON-WESTERN BABES TAKING ON SHITTY ABUSIVE MEN. Ahem, excuse me. I really enjoyed this! Loved the setting, really liked Lei, she felt more believable to me than many YA female protagonists. The romance was lovely & authentic, too. Plus I appreciate that the plot is well drawn & not convoluted (*cough*GildedWolves*cough*). Didn‘t find it slow to start like some did, felt appropriate to me. 4/5 ⭐️
Blank, beige-colored masks have been strapped over the assassins‘ faces, curving creepily over their foreheads and noses to leave only the small lines of their mouths underneath. Another trick of this awful performance. Hide the faces of the people you‘re about to kill, so they don‘t seem human.
[Oof. Never thought of it that way when I‘ve seen images like this. But that makes horrifying, twisted sense, considering execution is itself inhuman.]
It‘s generally impossible for YA fantasy books to “live up to the hype” because the community hypes some of them up SO MUCH and then some people are like “Aw it wasn‘t as good as I thought it would be” and I mean, what *could* be in that situation? But hoping this one at least comes close!
My To-Be-Read pile went from six books down to three! I call that a little victory!
Any recommendations on my next book purchase?
#SpringintoReading #girlsofpaperandfire #thekremlinconspiracy #gravemercy #goodreads #natashangan #joelcrosenberg #robinlafevers
This book was mediocre in my opinion. The characters all felt a little flat and I just never could quite connect with them. It was an easy read and I liked pieces of it, especially the pro LGBT angle. But the world building and plot just felt “meh.” I don‘t think I‘ll be continuing the series.
This was a fantastic book that had me riveted from the very first page! It was beautifully and sensitively written, with complex and interesting characters, wonderful world building and such a good plot. I‘ll definitely be reading the rest of the trilogy when it comes out!
Wow! What refreshingly new YA Fantasy. I really enjoyed the story and characters. There were times where I felt Lei kind of felt lost in the story and the side characters were outshining her by leaps to the point where I didn‘t care what was going on with Lei. But then it would pick back up and I couldn‘t put the book down.
And the ending! I need the second book now.
I‘ve seen this warning in romance books but this is the first time I‘ve seen it in a YA book.
Quite a warning but I‘m diving in!
I'm still here people! 😁📚
33% into this audiobook and currently I think this is everything The Selection should've been( which says a lot since I love the Selection - though I'm aware of it's flaws *cough*girls taken away for royalty *cough*).
This book is dark though, it deals with the topic really realistically. (Girls are being taken to be king's mistresses and MC wants to fight against the system... at least now, I hope it won't change)
It doesn't matter how beautiful the cage is. It's still a prison.
This book started off good but it was just ok. I felt like I couldn't get into any of the characters. I'm not sure if I even liked any of them. I knew going into this book there would be triggers for rape, kidnapping, abuse,etc. So just know that if any of those set off triggers dont read this book.
I got about halfway through this audiobook, but I‘m just too creeped out by the idea of teen girls being kidnapped and made to be sex slaves for this half man/half bull demon thing. That‘s a little too dark for my tastes, so I‘m quitting this one.
Went to B&N to pick up the next manga in my current series and couldn't help but stop by the book haul tables haha. I'm honestly super excited about Girls of Paper and Fire as well as The Magic Misfits. Loved the first Misfits and I've heard good things about paper and fire.
What are your opinions on the books I grabbed?
I appreciated the ways in which this was difficult. I think ya novels have a tendency to gloss over hard subjects w/ moralizing & fairy tale endings when they should embrace the messy world young people live in. I didn‘t find this to be as I‘d expected from the hype (but I think that‘s mostly a personal thing compared with other stuff I‘ve read). I‘ll read the sequel cause I‘m invested in the world, but it works fairly well as a stand-alone.
4/5, LOVED IT but too tired to write much. It's been a physically hard day of migraines. 🥺
Starting a new book I got from Owlcrate. So far I‘m in love with it!! James Patterson presents has hit it out of the park ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #owlcrate