I've been so excited for this full length novel-in-verse from Nikita Gill. I've read and adored some other verse novels lately, mostly from Elizabeth Acevedo, and so when I heard my favourite poet would be writing one, I knew I had to have it. Rating: 4.5 stars!
I really liked This Lie Will Kill You (and reviewed it last year) and I have a complete soft spot for YA thriller types, especially when there's a murder mystery involved. So I was keen to read this one. I didn't even realise it was so queer until I started it, which was an excellent surprise. Rating: 4 stars!
This one was on my radar forever and as more and more hype came in for it, I got more excited to read it. I don't know how it took me so long to get around to it. Once I picked it up, I literally read this in one sitting - it really was that good, and a lot like watching a movie unfold in front of me. Rating: 5 stars!
I've had people ask about how I keep track of my stats, and with the clear ur shit readathon coming up, I'm probably not the only one wanting to track quite what a challenge that is. I've been using both these documents since the beginning of the year, and I wouldn't be without them now. Both are fairly simple, but can be edited for your needs.
As a self-confessed Christina Henry addict, I obviously ordered this one straight away. But when I got the opportunity to read an eARC, I leapt at it. This was a little different from the others, not a retelling but its own creepy story of witches, woods and murders, and I loved it. Rating: 4 stars!
I'm a sucker for a YA thriller and when I heard that this one was a sapphic murder mystery, I just had to request it. And then a friend hyped this up when they realised I had a review copy, so I bumped it right up my TBR. I'm glad I did, because this was a great, easy marathon read that I couldn't put down until I knew what was going on. Rating: 3.5 stars!
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 👏 not 👏 make 👏 deals 👏 with 👏 devils 👏. Rating: 5 stars!
Welcome to my monthly check in where I look at my review copy TBR pile to hold myself accountable to my personal target of keeping it under 5 review copies at any one time! Scroll through and be sure to tell me what I should read next!
September has disappeared already, and it's time to wrap up my reads. I read 25 books, a total of 8403 pages and my average rating was 3.88 out of 5 stars - not too bad.
I read this book completely blind, having requested it based on: my ridiculous run of 4 or 5 star reads with Pushkin Press, the hype I'd seen on twitter and that gorgeous cover. I'm actually kind of glad I read it with no idea what was happening, because it meant that this book swept me away with its emotive story. Rating: 4 stars!