24in48 is in full swing and I’m having so much fun doing ALL THE READING! After being in a book slump for over a month, it’s nice to have this weekend to play catch up on my TBR. Here’s how I did on the books I planned to read last week and a look at the week ahead.
I just barely managed to finish They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera in time for this recap! I enjoyed this one, but I definitely didn’t love it. The story line is really interesting and I love Mateo, but there’s something about Rufus that drives me crazy. This was kind of the deciding factor for whether or not I like Silvera (since I hated More Happy Than Not but loved History is All You Left Me) and I guess the final decision is that I’m just meh about his books.
What a major disappointment The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart by R. Zamora Linmark was! I never fully understood why the story was being told and that’s a huge issue for me. The author did include some important narratives on subjects such as gender identity, peer acceptance, and the class system, but it was all jam-packed into only a few parts instead of being themes carried throughout the book as a whole. You can read my full review of this to see the other issues I had with it.
I’m so excited to say that Color Me In by Natasha Diaz did not disappoint! Diaz’s lyrical writing was incredible and she used the most amazing imagery. I also loved every single character, but especially Nevaeh. There was so much representation and I’m excited for every single person that will be able to see themselves in this book. My full review will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for it!
It’s no secret that I absolutely loved Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, so when I saw that Sara Rees Brennan had wrote a prequel novel, Season of the Witch, I was excited! Call me crazy, but Sabrina Spellman is a character I’d switch places with. I’m a little nervous to read it, because I really hated Brennan’s novel Unspoken, but I have high hopes. I’m on the blog tour for this, so look out for my review and comparisons between the book and show in a couple of weeks!
I haven’t read anything by Brittany Cavallaro or Emily Henry yet, so I’m looking forward to giving both of them a try with Hello Girls. Something I’m a sucker for is some good family drama and it sounds like this one is going to chock of that. Plus, the cover is so striking! It just almost demands that you look at it and find out what’s going on with these two girls. This is another book I’m on the blog tour for so I’ll be bringing you a review soon!
Primarily I read young adult, with a little bit of middle grade thrown in, but oh boy do I love a good adult thriller every now and then. I’ve heard really great things about The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware and for some reason the cover is already making me nervous and anxious about what is going on. I haven’t read a thriller in a while, so hopefully this one won’t disappoint!
What was your favorite book from last week and what are you hoping to read this week? Let me know in the comments!