Okay. Okay, I didn’t love this book. At a push I’m not entirely sure whether I liked this book or not. It really says something that I came back to review this and I couldn’t remember a thing about what happened. It’s a good thing I’d written out notes after finishing it, or I don’t think I’d have had much to say here. It just wasn’t memorable enough for me to have any strong feelings about this book.
REVIEW | Mindwalker | Kate Dylan
I am absolutely obsessed with this book. I honestly requested it solely because I kept seeing all these neon pictures on my feed and I was intrigued by the cover, but it ended up being an incredible read that I marathoned in one sitting. I listened to the audiobook, but I definitely want to get a physical copy for a reread soon.
REVIEW | All the Wicked Games | Lauren North
I requested this one on a total whim because I liked the cover and I've been really enjoying thrillers this year. I'm really glad that I did because ALL THE WICKED GAMES pushed every single one of my buttons and had me reading in a frenzy to try and finish the story and get answers.
REVIEW | Just Like Home | Sarah Gailey
Horror thrillers with a pretty pink cover. This book was made for me and Andee and I absolutely adored it. Every book I read from Sarah Gailey is better than the one before and I can't wait to see what they come up with next.
REVIEW | Mickey7 | Edward Ashton | Mickey7 #1
I saw someone on Twitter review this and it caught my attention, and I'm really glad it did. I loved reading this unique concept and the audiobook was an excellent experience. Apparently it's also going to be a movie featuring Robert Pattinson and that is absolutely the perfect casting. I can't wait to see his take on the very chaotic Mickey.
REVIEW | The House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
Another day another Riley Sager novel that I desperately wanted to love slightly more than I did. This wasn't bad by any means, but I did find the ending ultimately overwhelming after a fairly intense build-up throughout the first half of the book. I didn't dislike it, but I do feel like I'm still chasing the high of my first Sager book.
REVIEW | Doctor Who: Empire of the Wolf | Jody Houser & Roberta Ingranata
Tal and I have been rewatching Doctor Who for a few weeks now, so when I saw EMPIRE OF THE WOLF pop up on Netgalley I knew I had to request it. As soon as I was approved, I curled up to read it and it's totally rekindled my love for reading Doctor Who content. As I write this, I'm listening to an anthology of short stories (12 Doctors, 12 Stories) and I've added a dozen more to my tbr. Oops.
REVIEW | Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor | Xiran Jay Zhao | Zachary Ying #1
I got two chapters into this book and I knew it was going to be a new favourite. I'm a huge, huge Percy Jackson fan, so I was nervous and excited when I heard this book hyped as Chinese Percy Jackson meets Yugioh. I shouldn't have been nervous, Xiran Jay Zhao writes perfect books and I was wrong to doubt them. ZACHARY YING AND THE DRAGON EMPEROR is my new middle-grade obsession and I need everyone to read this immediately.
REVIEW | Chilling Effect | Valerie Valdes | Chilling Effect #1
I am absolutely obsessed with the cover of this book. It has the perfect vibes, my favourite colours and a tagline that is straight-up irresistible. Unfortunately, CHILLING EFFECT did not live up to my hopes and I was a little disappointed and frustrated that it wasn't quite what I wanted it to be. I was hoping for something like THE LEFT HAND OF DOG or the Becky Chambers series, but that's not what I got.
REVIEW | The Haunting of Aveline Jones | Phil Hickes | Aveline Jones #1
I kept seeing this book on display in Waterstones, and I loved the cover. It has the perfect balance of spooky and fun, and I picked it up while I was on my pre-birthday middle-grade shopping trip. I nearly picked up both, and now I wish I had because THE HAUNTING OF AVELINE JONES is a perfect gothic middle-grade read and I need the sequel stat.