Reading Update: A Torch Against the Night

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The only regret I have is waiting so long to read this book. I read the preceding book, An Ember in the Ashes, back in August and fell in love with this world. It was a happy coincidence that I finished that days before A Torch Against the Night was released. But other books seemed to take precedence, so it’s only now that I am finally getting around to reading it!

So far, I’m really liking the sequel. I love how it begins right where An Ember left off, and from there, it’s constantly fast-paced. The stakes are higher than the first, but I don’t want to say anything that will spoil it. I love the characters, and the readers get to see the story from Helene’s point of view, which adds to the textuality and flavor of the book and its world.

I’m only halfway through, but I’m dying to see how Laia and Elias’s relationship develops. Without spoiling anything, I will say that their relationship is much closer in this book and their circumstances force them to work and grow together. However, events may be detrimental to that growth. I don’t know where it’s headed, but I’m personally loving hearing it from both of their perspectives.

If you haven’t read An Ember in the Ashes, I encourage you to do so because it’s a brilliant book that builds such a vast and detailed world. Then, you can read A Torch Against the Night, and talk with me about it!

If you have read either or both books, let me know your thoughts and feelings! I’d love to discuss with you guys in the comments below!


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August Wrap-Up!

August turned out to be a really good reading month for me. I read a total of 8 books. This is a miraculous number for me since I recently suffered a terrible reading slump. I’m super content with this number, as well as the quality of the books that I read. There were only 2 low-rated books from the month of August, which is pretty darn awesome!

Below is a list of the 8 books I read in the month of August (in order of date read), along with a brief synopsis and review of each book.

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Cinder, by Marissa Meyer

Cinder is a fairytale retelling of Cinderella with a sci-fi twist. The story is set in futuristic New Beijing (China) and follows Cinder, a cyborg in a world where that is not socially acceptable. After a chance meeting with a prince, Cinder finds herself caught up in a whole mess of royal/political intrigue.

I really enjoyed this story. I found it to be both fun and captivating. The world Meyer creates is so complex and interesting that it sucks you in so quickly. I love the budding relationship between Cinder and Prince Kai and all of the obstacles they face. Immediately after finishing this I desperately needed to read Scarlet. And I did.

3.5 stars

Goodreads

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Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet is a continuation of The Lunar Chronicles, and it follows Scarlet in futuristic France. Scarlet’s grandmother has been missing for weeks, and Scarlet is determined to find out where she disappeared to and why. Unsure of how to go about doing so, Scarlet meets Wolf, who offers to help her in her quest. However, Wolf may not be who he seems, and as a result Scarlet discovers horrifying truths about the world around her and what happened to her grandmother.

Again, such a fun and exciting read. I love how Meyer interweaves the two stories of Cinder and Scarlet. This book added even more world-building to the initial world of Cinder.  We’re also introduced to more awesome characters. I absolutely love Cinder and Scarlet, along with Kai and Wolf. But my absolute favorite character of this series is Captain Thorne.

3.5 stars

Goodreads

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The Bassoon King, by Rainn Wilson

If you are not yet aware, Rainn Wilson is an actor, most famous for his role as Dwight Schrute in The Office (U.S.). I love Dwight, so that was the main reason I purchased this book. I was not at all prepared for how hilarious, insightful, and resonant this book truly is. In The Bassoon King, Wilson regales the tales of his childhood through to his adult life, discussing the main events of those years that shaped him into the person and the actor that he is today. Unlike most celebrity memoirs, this book is so much more than a window into his life. Wilson offers up the personal truths he came to conclude through his life experiences, and gives advice to those seeking careers in the creative world. He also discusses the importance of discussion when it comes to taboo topics, such as religion and spirituality. Highly recommend this book! (Also, watch The Office).

5 stars

Goodreads

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Cress, by Marissa Meyer

This is third installment in The Lunar Chronicles and follows Cress, a lunar shell and a hostage to the Queen’s right hand. She’s locked away in a satellite in space with the sole job of spying on Earth and Prince Kai by hacking their systems. However, Cress is secretly an Earthen sympathizer who has been secretly helping hide Cinder and her gang. The group attempts to rescue Cress, spurring a domino-effect of chaos.

This book was so crazy action-packed and intense. And again, I absolutely LOVED Captain Carswell Thorne. I NEED Winter.

4 stars

Goodreads

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling

I don’t think this needs a synopsis at all, so I’ll just say that this book was funny, heartbreaking, and amazing. Definitely one of my favorites. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to actually pick this book up, but I’m so glad I finally did. After finishing this book, I nearly cried hysterically. You know why.

5 stars

Goodreads

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Obsidian & Onyx, by Jennifer L. Armentrout

These are books 1 & 2 in the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. The story centers around a girl named Katy who moves to a small town in West Virginia with her single mom. Everything seems normal aside from her neighbors being extremely odd. It turns out this oddity is due to the fact that her neighbors are aliens.

I was very skeptical going into this series. I’ve heard reviews from complete opposite sides of the spectrum; I’ve heard people who absolutely love this book and its characters, and I’ve heard people who absolutely hated this book. Unfortunately, I agree mostly with the latter group of people. I found the story to be addicting, but the quality of the writing could definitely be improved. There were several instances where the humor seemed too forced, so the “jokes” ended up being pretty cringe-worthy. The romance was extremely cringe-worthy. It seemed that Armentrout tried to create too much drama between them, causing the main character to appear unreasonably fickle and sort of pathetic. I will give credit to Armentrout for weaving an interesting plot as far as the aliens and their Earthen enemy. I’m debating whether I will pick up the other books or not.

1 star

Goodreads: Obsidian

Goodreads: Onyx

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An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes  is about a girl named Laia, whose family is murdered by the Martial Empire soldiers. All but one: her brother. In an attempt to rescue her brother, Laia acts as a spy for the rebellion and volunteers to be a slave to the evil Commandant.There she meets Elias, the most promising soldier at Blackcliff Martial Academy, and the least loyal.

In one sentence, this book was AMAZING. I was curious to see if I would like this book as much as other people do, and I was pleased to discover that I freaking loved this book. I was completely hooked to the story, and every chapter ended in a fantastic way that made you want to keep reading. There’s so much in this book that is so good. There are great characters, great world-building, great plot, and an amazing writing style. This story is told from dual perspectives (Laia and Elias), so if you’re not a fan of that, beware. But even if you aren’t a fan of dual perspective, this book is so amazing that it is definitely worth a try.

5 stars

Goodreads


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Book Review: Red Rising, by Pierce Brown

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I’ve been slacking so much on posting this. Laziness at its finest. Despite that though, I am actually so excited to review this book because this book was amazing!

Red Rising, by Pierce Brown is so underrated. Compared to other books/series, this is one that I thought would definitely have more hype than it currently does, especially since the sequel, The Golden Son, just came out earlier this year. In reality, it deserves it.

The story focuses on Darrow, a member of the Reds, which is the lowest color class in the Society. At the very top are the Golds. I thought the synopsis on the back of the book put it perfectly without spoiling anything:

“His wife taken. His people enslaved. Driven by longing for justice and the memory of lost love, Darrow will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if he must become on of them to do so. For the first time, Red will rise.”

When I first read the back, it reminded me so much of Russell Crowe’s monologue in the film, Gladiator, so I was instantly so intrigued by this book. I also heard a couple shout outs to this book on BookTube from Tashapolis and Katytastic (both great booktubers), but that was it! I finally got around to reading for myself, and holy moly was it good. Some people thought it was slow in the beginning, but it seemed to be really nicely paced throughout the whole book to me. Of course there’s some world building in the beginning, and even in the middle when the world really opens up more than you thought it would, but I thought it was done in a brilliant way that didn’t slow it down at all.

If you haven’t read it, I really suggest you pick this book up. It’s so good with everything from love, family, friendships, oppressive governments, likeable characters, humor, violence, war, and a lot of other elements that touch on the human condition.

Read this book, you will not be disappointed. I gave it a rare 5/5 STARS!

Now leave because the rest of this review WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS!

For those of you who have read it, feel free to stay; I need someone to vent to about this book!

Ok, ok, so I was definitely expecting Eo to commit suicide for the cause. I knew she was going to do it pretty much from the get-go. She acted super shady, especially when she was talking to Darrow in the nature dome and lecturing him about how he needs to take a stand for his people. When she mentioned the second gift, and then was like “oh, nevermind. Maybe some other time.” Like I knew she was up to something. And then Pierce goes on to describe the way she was kissing him at the scaffold when Darrow thought they were just getting whipped and didn’t know Eo was going to kill herself:

“It’s like a dream when Eo tells me she loves me. Her hand lingers on mine. But there’s something strange to her eyes. They should only whip her, yet her words are final. A nightmare is coming to my heart. I can feel it like a nail dragged along the bones of my spine as she murmurs an epigram in my ear. ‘Break the chains, my love.'”

BAM. Now we know for sure Eo is killing herself to be a martyr for the cause. Although, I am really pissed we never find out what Eo’s last words were. Yet another incentive to read The Golden Son.

Ok, when Darrow kills himself, but not really, and then gets put through all those horrible changes with Mickey, all I can say is: damn. That sounds so extensive and so painful. Like, we know he has to go through some type of disguise in order to infiltrate the Golds, but I didn’t think they’d have to RIP OUT HIS EYEBALLS! wtf. I was gagging because I can’t handle anything about eyeballs being operated on or injured, omg ew. But the great thing about this scene is that we’re not bogged down by the transition. Usually with scenes like these, the story sort of slows to transition to the next action-packed part of the story, but not in Red Rising. Pierce paces it so well so that we see it as Darrow experiences it. And since he was unconscious for most of it, he recounts the experience to us, as the experience was recounted to him by Mickey, Harmony, and Dancer.

One scene I loved was when Darrow led the attack on House Minerva, and they totally pulled a trojan horse with the Howler’s hiding in the bellies of horse corpses. So gross, but so awesome!

Another fantastic thing about this book is that the characters are so likable. Even the characters you’re supposed to hate, like the Gold kids he’s in the competition with. I loved his friendship with Cassius, and the tension that forms between them, and even with you as the reader, after Darrow kills Cassius’s brother, Julian. And don’t get me started on Pax and Sevro. They were so loyal to Darrow through the whole competition (until Pax freaking sacrificed himself for Darrow!*sob*), and I damn near cried while reading Darrow and Roque’s reunion scene. Let’s just relive that for a moment:

“A thin boy I hardly recognize delivers it to me. But when he grabs me in a skeletal embrace, a hug so hard it hurts, I know who he is.

A silent sob echoes in my chest.

He is quiet as he hugs me. Then his body shudders like Pax’s did as he met death. Except these shudders come from joy, not pain.

Roque lives.”

Now onto one of my favorite parts about this book, the romance between Darrow and Mustang. I loved, loved, LOVED their relationship. I thought Pierce did such a brilliant job of introducing their relationship and developing it in a way that feels natural and believable. There is no instant love between them. In fact, they start out as enemies. She was the primus of a rival house until their house fell. However, when she fled after all of the people of her house were enslaved, Darrow found her, but didn’t give her away when his house members were trying to kill her (that sounds super complicated when I type it out lol). That was the moment she trusted him. Then, when Cassius stabs Darrow in an attempt to kill him, Mustang finds him and nurses him back to help. That was when Darrow developed a trust for her. And I loved how the whole romance started off as them trying to survive together, and there would only be little hints of deeper feelings developing. I think the moment Darrow really knew he was falling for her started when Mustang sang Eo’s song, and revealed that her leading strategy was Eo’s dream. They sleep together under blankets to try to keep warm, and become partners in battle when they have to face enemies. I was freaking out at the end when he realized Mustang was the Jackal’s sister and thought she betrayed him. But then she shows up with her brother tied up and proves that she’s loyal to Darrow. I totally thought she had betrayed him.

The only thing that I was slightly disappointed with was that some scenes felt rushed. Like the scene when Proctor Apollo sends the bear to chase after Darrow and kill him. It only lasted like half of a page, and I felt that that was a moment that could’ve had a little bit more time spent on it to really terrify the reader into the same panic that Darrow must have felt at the time.

I think I’ve ranted A LOT about this book now. I really loved it and gave it a FIVE STAR rating on Goodreads, which is something I rarely do. Amazing, amazing book. I cannot wait to get my hands on The Golden Son!

Book News: New Releases that Need to be Added to My TBR Immediately

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2015 has been a huge year for book releases! The transition between summer and fall of this year has seen several book releases. So many new books are coming out that have caught my attention. Here are some new releases that I’m itching to get my hands on!

Coming at #1:

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Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell (October 6th, 2015)

Rainbow Rowell is the author who wrote the two very famous young adult contemporary novels, Eleanor and Park and Fangirl. These two novels are extremely loved by readers all around the world. In addition to these young adult novels, Rowell has also written two adult novels: Landline and Attachments. As you can see, Rainbow Rowell doesn’t stick to just one genre of fiction, and now she’s venturing even further from her norms with Carry On. This new release is actually a spin-off of her previous young adult novel, Fangirl. It is the fantasy story that her Fangirl character, Cath, was writing fanfiction about. Carry On centers around Simon Snow and his roommate, Baz, and their experiences at magic school.

This story contains parallels to the beloved Harry Potter, as well as various tropes, such as “the chosen one” trope. In addition, it also contains LGBTQ aspects, showing Rowell’s versatality as a writer and reflecting current events. I’m so excited to get this book and read it!

#2:

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Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, by Stephanie Meyer (October 6, 2015)

So, we all know that Twilight has so much stigma attached to it. A lot of people discredit this saga because of “bad literature quality” and “sexism” and what not. I can see where these people are coming from and why they don’t like the books, but I have to admit: I am a Twihard. I first read Twilight in middle school, and I fell in love. This greatly enhanced my love for reading, and I wouldn’t be the avid reader that I am today without it. These books, as well as the movies, bring back so much nostalgia and so many good memories that I can’t discount it as one of the most significant books in my life, and some of my favorite books ever.

I first heard that Stephanie Meyer “pulled a Beyonce” and released this fifth Twilight book in honor of its 10th anniversary from Christine’s BookTube channel (polandbananasBOOKS). Her reaction video is so hilarious, and Stephanie Meyer even told her that her reaction video was the best she had seen and summarized the plot the best, so I would recommend watching her video. When I first found out that the book was not more about Bella and Edward’s life together, I was a little disappointed. However, the plot of Life and Death sounds so interesting, so I’m still really intrigued and excited to read this book.

The plot is pretty much the exact same as Twilight, but the gender roles of Bella and Edward have switched. So, pretty much it’s what Twilight would have been like if the human was the boy and the vampire was the girl. (I think this was Stephanie Meyer’s way of shutting up the feminists of the world who hated her books LOL).

#3:

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The Golden Son, by Pierce Brown (January 6, 2015)

As you can see, this book was NOT released this fall. It was a while ago, but it’s still within 2015, so HA.

I just finished Red Rising, by Pierce Brown (AKA “the hottest YA author in the world”), which is book one of the Red Rising Trilogy, and The Golden Son is the sequel. I am in the process of writing a book review for Red Rising, but let me just tell you that I absolutely freaking loved this book. The fact that there is a sequel available makes me so giddy because I need to know what happens next. I’m not going to write a synopsis for The Golden Son here because I don’t want to spoil anyone if they haven’t read the first book, but I HIGHLY recommend that you go and read Red Rising because this book was absolutely amazing. If you want the synopsis for Red Rising, I will leave a Goodreads link to that here. If you have read the first one and want to know more about The Golden Son, I will leave the link here.

#4:

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here, by Patrick Ness (October 6th, 2015)

I have never read a book by Patrick Ness, but I’ve heard so many great things about this. I’ve been hearing about this constantly, and was really fascinated by the route he took with the plot of this new release. The story plays with that previously mentioned “chosen one” trope. However, instead of focusing on the “chosen one” character, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is more centered around the other people who are just trying to live their lives. I love how the synopsis put it:

“What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.”

And lastly, #5:

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Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (October 20, 2015)

This book JUST came out, and has been talked about all over BookTube. I know that this book is very aesthetically pleasing with non-traditional word formatting and cool physical concepts with the book. I’m not really sure what it’s about plot-wise. I know that it’s sci-fi, and it’s set in the future when there’s a war over one planet. There are main protagonists, Kady and Ezra, who are forced to work together to escape the enemy.

There’s a much better synopsis on Goodreads, so I’ll link that here. But this is a book that looks really cool, sounds really cool, and has really good reviews all over BookTube and Goodreads.

So, these are some of  my most-wanted newly released books of 2015.

What are some new releases that you’re really excited to read? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you guys, and if any of these books are on your TBR lists too!

Early Morning Cliffhangers! – Nightmares of an Insomniac

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Ok, I have to take a quick second to rant about Red Rising. I still haven’t finished the book (I have about 70 pages left!), but OH MY GOD is it good.

I suffer from insomnia. It’s off and on depending on what’s going on in my life. Tonight just happens to be a bad night. It is 5:58 am, and I still haven’t slept. Keep in mind: I have class in the morning! After trying desperately for literally HOURS to fall asleep, I decided I might as well use the time to get some pages read in Red Rising.

As the hours left for me to potentially sleep dwindled away, I decided I would finally really try to sleep once I finished the chapter I was reading. TO MY HORROR, THE CHAPTER I WAS READING ENDED ON THE BIGGEST CLIFFHANGER, AND NOW I’M LEFT INTERNALLY SCREAMING “WTF” REPEATEDLY.

Pierce Brown why must your book be so good. I can’t read the next chapter because it’s around 20 pages long, and I really need to sleep; but how the hell am I supposed to sleep after reading what I just read?!?!?!??!?!?!?!

Ok, mid-read rant over.

Stay tuned for my book review on Red Rising, by Pierce Brown coming later this week!

Happy Reading!

My October TBR (To-Be-Read) !!

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I have been suffering a massive reading slump that started at the beginning of the summer. I briefly recovered for a few books before falling right back into said massive slump. That being said, I’m hoping to FULLY recover and dive into some books within this upcoming month of October.

Here are some of my October TBR picks:

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  1. The Name of the Star, by Maureen Johnson

This is the book that I’m currently reading right now. It’s been taking me quite a while due to the slump, as well as school starting, but I am finally making progress in it!

The book is about a girl, Rory Deveaux, from Louisiana who transfers to a boarding school in London. It sounds like a typical Young Adult contemporary novel. However, when she arrives, London is experiencing serial murders that seem to be a mimick of the Jack the Ripper murders. There are no leads and no witnesses, until Rory spots the main suspect. The only problem is she is the only one who can see him.

So there’s definitely some paranormal aspects to this YA novel. I’m only about a quarter of the way into it, so we’ll see how it is!

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2. Drums of Autumn, by Diana Gabaldon

I am a die-hard, 100% lover of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. If you haven’t picked this up yet, or even seen the show on Starz, well, then I am very sorry. This series is filled with factual history, action, romance, violence and brutality, wit, charm, magical realism… anything you could possibly want in a book, it’s in there. It’s so amazing, and the show is so good; I can’t possibly wait for the second season to come out next year!

I have been taking a really long time to get through this series. I first read Outlander while I was vacationing in Hawaii in the summer of 2014. This was before the show premiered that fall. In my defense, these books are extremely lengthy. Each book after the first installment are over 1,000 pages each, and they are really packed with historical information, so I found that I needed a mental break after each one.

Drums of Autumn is the fourth installment in this (so far) eight book series. I don’t want to give too much of the synopsis away because it would be a definite spoiler for those unfamiliar with the series, so I’ll give a broad synopsis of what Outlander is all about:

Claire Randall is a former combat nurse from WWII, and the year is 1945. She and her husband, Frank, have been apart and head off to Inverness, Scotland for a sort of second honeymoon to reconnect with each other. While there, Claire happens upon a stone circle called, Craigh Na Dun. She falls through the stone circle and finds herself in Scotland in the year 1743. Scotland is torn by war with each other and the British. She finds herself in circumstances that bring her alongside Scottish highlander, warrior, and gentleman, James Fraser. She is torn on whether to stay in 1743, or try to find her way back to Frank in 1945.

The series is fantastic, and I highly recommend it!

*WARNING: The Outlander series is an adult series and has very mature content. DO NOT READ if you are NOT comfortable with mature topics, such as sex, violence, and rape.

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3. The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran

I consider Kahlil Gibran to be one of favorite writers ever. The first book that I read by Gibran was The Beloved: Reflections on the Path of the Heart, actual tears formed in my eyes due to the pure beauty and brilliance of his writing. I would categorize Gibran’s work as prose poetry depicting his philosophical insight on life, love, and the soul. His words are so calming, which is perfect for this month because I am going through so much stress; it’d be nice to find some solace in Gibran’s words.

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4. Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas

To be honest, I have absolutely no idea what this book is about. I know it’s a high fantasy young adult novel, but that’s about it. However, I’ve heard so many good things about this series via Booktube and Bookstagram and felt compelled to give it a try.

The synopsis on the back of the book says:

“In a world without magic, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the vicious king who rules from his throne of glass but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she will be released from prison to serve as the King’s Champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. And a princess from a faraway land will befriend her. But something evil dwells in the castle – and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival – and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.”

We’ll see how this one goes!

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5. Red Rising, by Pierce Brown

This another book that I don’t really know much about, but have heard so many great things in the Booktube and Bookstagram communities, so I decided to pick it up. The synopsis given on the back is super vague and says:

“His wife taken. His people enslaved. Driven by a longing for justice and the memory of lost love, Darrow will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if he must become one of them to do so. For the first time, Red will rise.”

So, my attention was definitely piqued by this description, and I was so happy that they kept it vague and didn’t give too much away like so many synopses do. It does sound like a fantasy/dystopian novel, and I believe it may be classified as Young Adult, although I’ve heard that it does read as an Adult novel as well. Regardless, this is one I’m really looking forward to!

And lastly…

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6. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

This book is so famous, I probably don’t even have to say anything about it, but I will anyway.

I’d be lying if I said Lana Del Rey didn’t inspire me to read this novel. The singer (one of my all-time favorites) seems to have a fixation with the story and incorporates many of its themes, lines, and even its title within the lyrics of many of her songs. In addition to LDR, being an English major, it’s somewhat of a sin that I haven’t read this famous novel yet.

Lolita is told through the perspective of Humbert Humbert, a man who has a pedophilic, obsessive love for pre-adolescent and “nymphet,” Dolores Haze. The back of the book describes it as “a meditation on love – love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.”

I have seen the 1997 film adaption by director, Adrian Lyne, and really enjoyed the story and the controversial subject matter. Why the hell not read the book, right?

Well, there you have it. It’s a pretty ambitious TBR list for someone trying desperately to get out of a reading slump, but goals are good!!

(Now that I think of it, I should’ve added some Halloween-themed books!)

Leave a comment and let me know: What’s on your TBR for the month of October?

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Welcome to My World of Books!

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This is just a greeting. I have been waiting until the school term was over to devote myself to this blog. As an avid reader, I would love to share my world of books with everyone else! This is a blog that is not only book recommendations, but also book reviews. I read books from all over the genre spectrum. Whether a book is good or bad, I will be leaving reviews of them here!

Happy Reading!