Hello everyone! Hope you’ve had a great start to December. My Monday was pretty good books-wise, I finished The Queen of Nothing (expect a review soon!), finished The Usborne Fairy Tale Treasury (mini-review below), and also hit up the library for a few great graphic novel finds!
Current Read: Red, White & Royal Blue
What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?
First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius— pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex’s feud with the British Prince Henry. When the tabloids get ahold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations soon sour.
Damage control: a truce between the two rivals. As their fake but photogenic friendship deepens, Alex tumbles into a clandestine affair with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations.
Can love save the world after all?
Current thoughts (2/421): We’re two pages in and dropping mentions of Marquises of Lafayette and Monroe Administrations and I deeply fear my spotty knowledge about US political history is going to affect how much I enjoy this. (I mostly remember the Civil Rights Movement, the Red Scare and the Korean War.) Google has revealed to me that said Marquis is the same Lafayette I remember from AS History – I foresee that Wikipedia and I shall be bosom friends whilst I read this novel!
Mini-review: The Usborne Fairy Tale Treasury
A lovely illustrated compilation of folk tales, some of which I’d not actually heard of before – it’s always nice to discover something new! I didn’t know of ‘The Raven and the Ring’, ‘The Magician’s Horse’, ‘The Bluebird’ and ‘Long, Broad and Sharpsight’. The illustrations themselves deserve a whole star – gorgeous watercolours that give the whole book a dreamy and whimsical feel. The writing is aimed towards children but I enjoyed it too!
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TBR, Library Finds and Upcoming Reviews:
- Skyward, Vol. 2: ‘Here There Be Dragonflies’ by Henderson and Garbett (read my review of Vol. 1 here)
- The Graveyard Book, Vol. 2 by Gaiman and Craig Russell (read my review of Vol. 1 here)
- The Wind in the Wall by Sally Gardner (illust. Rovina Cai)
- Calamity Jack by Shannon and Dean Hale (illust. Nathan Hale)
- Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell (illust. Simini Blocker)