I don’t usually unhaul books. Usually, I tell myself I’ll eventually get to them, or that I like the cover too much to get rid of it (there is Bookstagram to consider…). However, lately, I’ve been in a bit of cleaning kick, especially when it comes to my bookshelves.
I’ve been trying to read all the unread books on my shelves instead of buying more, and while doing that I’ve realized just how many books I’m not planning on opening. So throughout the year, I’ve been slowly collecting books to donate.
And then you guys voted on an unhaul for today’s post and now here we are.
Not the show – I’ve never seen it – I mean two people loving each other platonically and being supportive. It’s one of my essentials to a perfect story!
I was thinking about this the other day and I realized I don’t have any YA friendships to gush about. The only thing close is the Argo II crew from Heroes of Olympus (which is an excellent series but technically middle-grade).
And what irritates me the most is the fact that I haven’t come across any friendships in YA fantasy books! A lot of fantasy – and even contemporary – books have “friendships” and not friendships. What’s the difference? You ask.
Well, allow me to tell you my basic rules for fictional friendships:
I hope you all are having a good day. I decided to do something light and fun (and debatably controversial) today! I found this book tag atWrite Through The Night, and I really enjoyed reading Joce’s post!
Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight (ACOTAR #3.1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Spoiler Review: To be posted
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself. Read More »
Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them.
Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in this gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart.
To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this—or anything. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?
It’s the last day of the month! Meaning it’s almost time for more new books to be out in the world…and for some unknown reason(*cough* ACOFAS)everyone is really hyped for May.
As per usual,DISCLAIMER: you guys know how I feel about contemporary. This blog is 99% fantasy, dystopian and sci-fi…and therefor so is my list. But if you want to know the contemporaries coming out this month as well then check out thisGoodreads list. So that is the main reason why this list is so short.
This post is up a bit late(but still on a Friday, which is something!)because I usually write my posts Thursday night…and totally did not prepare for how exhausted I’d be after Driver’s ED. Turns out, socializing is hard...and by “socializing” I mean sitting in a class not saying a word trying to figure out how the heck a car works and why nobody sat by you
ANYWAY – that time has come around again! A bunch of bookish companies are looking for reps (representatives)on Instagram! And as someone who has entered a lot of rep searches and has some tips, this post seems appropriate.
I have four sections with hopefully somewhat helpful tips, and of course, I will provide a list of companies that are currently looking for reps.