Hello boozie readers!
Hope everyone had a fab thanksgiving!!!
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Ok. So. Mama ended up in the ER this week, so I had to cook Thanksgiving dinner for 27 people by myself (that’s mostly a lie, my brother, aunts, and uncles helped a lot). Then I had to take care of her, so… I didn’t get much reading done at all.
What Sam read this week:
What Sam’s currently reading:
- A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer: This is the sequel to A Curse So Dark and Lonely. I didn’t love the first one (check the review here). I am REALLY not enjoying this one. It’s a “and we’re walking… and we’re walking…” book. I’m 2/3 through and I’m only just NOW getting the angst. Kill me now.
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: Linz’s review came out yesterday. I’m not usually a big fan of paranormal/urban fantasy but I’m liking this one a lot. We’re being given just nibbles of information about Alex at a time and I’m dying for the story now.
NO TIME TO TALK I CAN PUT CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS UP NOW
What Linz read:
- Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin: SUPER dark but excellent teen revenge fantasy novel. I don’t think it really needed to be a riff of MacBeth, but if it wasn’t, I’m not sure the voice would work
- The Night Country by Melissa Albert: If you read The Hazel Wood just go ahead and preorder this brilliant sequel
- Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather: NUNS IN SPACE. It’s not super action-y, but I adore this character study-heavy novella and if this is the only installment about this universe I will be pissed.
What Linz is currently reading:
- There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool: technically I haven’t started it yet because laundry and meal planning and Christmas decorations can go up now. I was really psyched to read this fantasy novel about a prophecy about a Prophet who would save or destroy the world, and the five people whose paths may or may not influence the prophecy, but some of the reviewers I trust have NOT been into it.
Happy after Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas/Holidays. Our tv is now showing Hallmark movies and competitive skiing.
What Ginny Read:
- The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory: This book ended up being super cute and I’ve added the two sequels to my tbr. The tension built into the book was due to insecurities on both sides and was handled quite nicely. 4.5/5
- The Last Human by Zack Jordan: I received this book as an ARC from netgalley, and will definitely be writing a review. Basically Sarya is the last human who has been raised by a “widow” and has been hiding as another species. The universe has a government that covers millions of species and even more galaxies. Can’t wait to write the review.
What Ginny is Currently Reading:
- Scrum. Ha, havent touched this
- Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff: Still working on this one. I haven’t had as much time to read as I would have hoped. Mia is still a badass. I really enjoy the cast of characters, and I’m really enjoying a b-plot that’s popped up.
- The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst: Sprites are fucking evil and can be controlled by a small percentage of the population. Daileana is one of those people, though her power is relatively weak, she’s still being trained to become and heir and a possible queen. This world is fascinating and I’m really itching to keep moving on this.
Well I had a fab Thanksgiving break! Stuck around home, attended a couple friendsgiving dinners, and took a mini-trip. Best of all, got some reading in.
What Minda finished:
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – Love love love loved this! I think I was just ready for a quick read/enemies-to-lovers story, but right place, right time and all of that. Story takes place in a magical land outside human-world.
What Minda is reading now:
- The Wicked King by Holly Black – Started this immediately after I finished the first one (see below)! The second in the trilogy takes up exactly where we left off—AND I AM HERE FOR IT.
- Dark Age by Pierce Brown – Just got from the library and seems like a big lift. A Red Rising novel, I assume it picks up where Iron Gold (not my fave) left off. May take a min to remember where exactly that was.
Until next time, we main forever drunkenly yours,
Sam, Ginny, Linz, and Minda