October was an incredibly slow reading month (I finished only one teeny – but great! – graphic novel – my review here), and November got off to a sluggish start. However, in the past two weeks I’ve managed to whistle through four books, which I’ll review shortly! Check the list at the bottom for my upcoming reviews. I also went to London for a job interview, which was actually really fun!
Current read: The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) by Holly Black
Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto.
Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the Faerie King, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power as his Queen... Only to be left vulnerable and reeling from his shocking betrayal.
In the finale of the Folk of the Air trilogy, the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie bides her time, determined to reclaim what has been taken from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose life is in peril. Jude must return to the treacherous Faerie Court and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister.
But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing, and Jude becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics. And when a dormant yet terrible curse is released, panic floods the land, forcing Jude to choose between her ambition and her humanity…
Current thoughts: I haven’t actually started this yet (will do tonight!) but I’m really hyped up for it! The cliffhanger at the end of The Wicked King was something cruel… (pun intended!)
Next TBR: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?
When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex is feuding with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get ahold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, photogenic friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through?
Casey McQuiston’s debut novel proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic.
Saying I’m excited for this book is like saying living organisms prefer having water exist. If you know me in any scope as a reader, you might recall me
semi-aggressively exulting about the glorious entity that is ENEMIES-TO-LOVERS. Only my favourite literary trope ever. I can’t wait to read this! I’ve also heard it’s hilarious, brilliantly diverse and unapologetically full of tangible emotion…so – only good things!
- Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
- Hydranos by Constantina Maud
- Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks
- Dread Nation by Justina Ireland