El’s Favourites!

I shout about books I love an awful lot, but I thought here would be a great place to highlight some of my absolute favourites!

REVIEW | You’ll Be the Death of Me | Karen M. McManus

I insta-buy Karen McManus’ books as a matter of course now so when I got my hands on an early review copy of YOU’LL BE THE DEATH OF ME I was so excited. I’ve never seen Ferris Bueller, but that didn’t stop this rocketing up to be my favourite McManus thriller as I read it in one sitting.

Rating: 5 stars.

REVIEW | Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson

Sorcery of Thorns was one of the first eARCs that I read, and the day I finished it I ordered An Enchantment of Ravens because I was enchanted (excuse the pun) with Margaret Rogerson’s writing. Since then, she’s been an insta-buy author for me, and this has just solidified my decision. As much as I love Sorcery of Thorns, Vespertine is definitely my new favourite.

Rating: 5 stars!

REVIEW | The Last Graduate | Naomi Novik | Scholomance #2

When The Last Graduate showed up on my doorstep, I threw out my entire TBR to jump into it as soon as possible. I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest, though I think it’s possible that waiting for the third book might kill me. The Last Graduate picks up exactly where A Deadly Education left off, with barely seconds passing, so I highly recommend rereading as the back-to-back experience is excellent.

Rating: 5 stars!

REVIEW | Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir

The Martian is undeniably one of my favourite books, so I was so hyped for Project Hail Mary. As soon as the audiobook was available, I jumped straight into it, knowing I loved The Martian’s audiobook so much. And Project Hail Mary? It did not disappoint. This is going on the favourite book list for sure.

Rating: 5 stars.

REVIEW | Lore | Alexandra Bracken

I was absolutely heartbroken when I didn’t get an ARC of this one (et tu Hachette) and so as soon as this one released I listened to the entire audiobook in one sitting whilst doing a particularly evil jigsaw. As long as it still counts as one sitting if I had to keep pausing it to pace in and out of the living room to yell about how stressed I was over this incredible Greek mythology based story.

Rating: 5 stars!

REVIEW | Cute Mutants Volume 2: Young, Gifted and Queer | SJ Whitby

I love these superqueeroes, and this is absolutely my favourite discovery of 2020. I adore this series and each book is better than the one before. I reviewed Cute Mutants Vol 1: Mutant Pride on the blog, here, and I’ve got a review of Cute Mutants Vol 3: The Demon Queer Saga coming out soon! These are an insta buy for me, and I recommend them highly.

Rating: 5 stars!

BLOG TOUR REVIEW | Cute Mutants Volume 1: Mutant Pride | SJ Whitby

There’s an outside chance that this might be my perfect book. Sapphics, mutants, a sentient bat and Pillow. If you like funny, nerdy prose and superqueero characters, this is your perfect book too. Not to mention look at that cover, all three volumes (two released and one upcoming) have covers as beautiful as the content.

Rating: 5 stars

REVIEW | The Invisible Life of Addie Larue | V.E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue, release date October 6th 2020, is my first Schwab book and okay, okay. I’m hooked. Definitely need to read more of her books, but first it’s time to talk about this gorgeous book about life, legacy and the many reasons we do πŸ‘ not πŸ‘ make πŸ‘ deals πŸ‘ with πŸ‘ devils πŸ‘.

Rating: 5 stars!

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart (Blog Tour Review)

I honestly have been so hyped for this book for so long that I couldn’t believe it when I made it onto the blog tour! An established f/f relationship, bone magic, travelling islands and a magical creature with personality? Sign me the hell up. I can’t wait to get my physical copy of this book after release date, because I think this might be even better on the reread.

Rating: 4.5 stars

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (Review)

Honestly? I was predisposed to love this book. A magic school that’s out to kill students? A dark witch as a main character with untapped powers of death and destruction? Rivals to awkward not-quite-dating? It has all the things I’d pile into my dream book, written by one of my favourite authors and to top it all off the main character shares my name! This book was made for me.

Rating: 5 stars!

The First Sister by Linden A Lewis (Review)

I was recommended this book by a friend, as it had somehow completely missed my radar, and I’m so glad that they pointed it out to me because I adored this book. So much so that I finished my review copy and bought a hardback a few days later, because I know I’m going to want to hear the rest of First Sister and Lito’s adventures.

Rating: 4.5 stars!


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