Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
This weeks theme allows everyone to choose their own genres and create a top 10. I chose a pretty general one, but not as general as it could be!
I chose fantasy! (I know this’ll probably be a common one.)
These books may also have overlapping genres, like paranormal, but as long as fantasy or urban fantasy is a focus, we good.
Let’s do this! It ended up being 11…
(These aren’t in any order of favorites. I recommend all of them!)
Continue reading TTT // Top 10 Books of X Genre – Fantasy Edition!
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Published: April 28th, 2015 by Listening Library
Length: 15 hours & 22 minutes
Narrators: Steve West & Fiona Hardingham
Genres: young adult // dystopian? historical? historical dystopian? // a smidge of fantasy
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If you couldn’t tell by the “length” hint, I listened to my first audiobook, ever! And I came across a book that I had been seeing everywhere, recently, so I thought I’d start my audio journey with An Ember in the Ashes! Though, no one warned me that once it’s over, it’s like you’ve lost a friend (or friends) telling you an awesome story… *draws in the sand, somberly* Like, when I reached the very end and Steve West read out the publisher stuff, I realized how comfortable I got with his voice! One downside, though, is not knowing how things are spelled! The characters are easy to find, considering they should be listed in the blurb, but I don’t know how to spell the town’s name, for example… Continue reading An Ember in the Ashes (AEitA #1) // A Brutal Desert Adventure
Alright, so recently I read a couple of m/m novels by the same author, so I thought I’ll just add them both to one post. The author I speak of is Tj Klune, who looks to be a very popular m/m writer! The 2 books I speak of are The Lightning-Struck Heart and Bear, Otter, and the Kid; the only ones I’ve read by him, but I already have several others on my TBR list that he is releasing soon. They sound intriguing!
These books do contain sexual content, so I caution the young and I caution the people who just aren’t comfortable with full on sex stuff. Though, TLSH really only contains one steamy moment, but perverted humor everywhere else.
So without further ado, the 2 books! Continue reading DOUBLE REVIEW: Tj Klune // The Lightning-Struck Heart & Bear, Otter, and the Kid
I hope you’re having a wonderful year so far (filled with books). I missed out on reading in January and half of February due to being overseas and no access to English YA novels (had some gay novels). That was tough. Once I returned I started looking at all I missed out on, series that I can finally complete, etc. I think I devoured more books in these past 3 months than I ever have in a 3 month span!
So, considering that sometimes I do read more than I can review and/or sometimes I read something that I just don’t have a ton to say about, I thought I could do MINI reviews sometimes. Helps to consolidate things. This MINI review contains 4 books (I think that’ll be the max for every MINI): Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, Hero by Perry Moore, The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, and Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Each image leads to Goodreads details.
Continue reading MINI Reviews #1 // Some LGBT+ YA Novels
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Published: Sept. 29th, 2015 by Henry Holt and Company
Genre: young adult // fantasy > magic
I saw the hype for this book everywhere, even before I got back from Japan. I looked up the synopsis and was really wary about having SIX main characters… I don’t usually get along well with books like that because it’s hard to do it right sometimes (with the possibility it’ll just get confusing as hell). So I recently picked it up and finished it just yesterday; I actually really enjoyed it! I liked that the characters were all distinctive and the heist was fun.
But first, let me share the synopsis with you: Continue reading Six of Crows // A Deadly Heist in the World Of Grisha