Hello, Dragonflies, and Happy Holidays!
I hope you all had an amazing holiday season, and that you took the time to relax this week. It's been a hectic year, hasn't it?
So I've been absent for a while, and may be for a while again. Uni can be rough at times!
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1. A Lady's Guide the Petticoats and Piracy
I had no idea what to expect getting into this book - I didn't read A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and virtue, but had heard that they could be read separately, so I went straight into Lady's Guide. I really enjoyed reading it! The story was fun and beautifully crafted, I loved the combination of pirates and the timeframe it was presented in, the girl power in STEM in parallel to the love of pretty things. It's not incompatible! I enjoyed reading and learning about the characters and their pasts, as well! I got this book in the YA Chronicles box, check the side banner for a discount code you can use for your next box!
2. Beyond the Clouds 2
This is the second book in a manga series that is published in French for some odd reason. My brother got it for me for Christmas, and I must say, I read it in a day! I love the world that Beyond the Clouds has been set in - imagine a mix of steampunk and fantasy, with a hint of mythology. It's everything I love wrapped up into a visual form! The art style is absolutely fantastic, I would so love a poster of it up in my room! I can't say much about the story without giving anything away, but if you read French, I highly recommend this series!
3. The Shock of the Fall
This was actually one of the first books I reviewed on my blog - I believe I gave it 5 stars. Well, my opinion stayed solid! This book hits you in the feels over and over again. It's so raw and real and everything that I think every young adult should read, if just to see that some situations are difficult to understand unless you are directly involved. I cried and laughed and read it in a day!
4. I am the Messenger
If you guys have been following my blog or instagram for a while (@justanotherbookishblog), you'll know that this is one of my favourite books. I recently re-read it, and it still is! Like the movie Amelie, it really gives you the idea that it is easy to care for others - whether it's helping by picking up an ice cream cone for someone who could use it, or to scare someone into being a better person. Care comes in many forms. The ending of this book shook me to my core, as I haven't read it that way before (again, for spoiler avoidance, I won't say what it was!).
5. Throne of Glass
I also re-read all of the Throne of Glass series up to Empire of Storms! I have reviews for all of them except for EoS as this was my first time reading it! And holy stars it was incredible! It was a little slow for me at parts, but I truly loved it! The whole fight scene on the boat marked me, and the ending is cruel in every way! I have yet to have started the last book (I think imma skip Tower of Dawn, I don't like Chaol), but I hopefully will soon!
I think that's all I've read recently! Again I know these reviews are short, but I wanted to write them up and give them an 'official' rating anyway :) I need to get back to studying - It's a little bit difficult to do so, as we have family over from now until the day before my exams, so I need to take every moment I can to study.
Miss you guys <3