Hello reader/s! I hope Monday treated you well? Monday was just another Monday for myself. For today’s post I have two books on my TBR list that I think are similar. Then again I could be totally wrong, and they could be totally different. I think they’re similar because I have an inkling that they both include romance. But like I said, I could be totally wrong.
The two books I have today are A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, and Eve by Anna Carey. I’m looking forward to reading both of these books for different reasons. Also, they both have pretty covers, don’t you think??
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray is a book that I’ve heard so much about. I’ve been recommended this entire series a trillion times. Honestly, I wasn’t really going to read this book. Or, if I did, I would have borrowed the book from the library. Luck was in my favour when I found this book at the used book store I frequent! So I bought it, and as usual, this book has been sitting on my shelves for a little more (if not way more) than a year now.
I expect A Great and Terrible Beauty to be a book about a girl who is unto her own. She doesn’t follow the social norms, and she certainly doesn’t need a /guy/dude/man-person to boss her around. My little inkling with the book is that this is set back, what, 100 or more so years? I don’t particularly enjoy Historical Fiction all that much, unless there’s a supernatural element to the story. Luckily for me though, there’s a supernatural element in this story!! So that should make things interesting.
Eve by Anna Carey has been on my shelf for a long time now. I think it’s been about 2 years? A while ago I had this gift card that I bought myself; it’s this mastercard with pre-loaded money. And since I don’t really have a mastercard under my own name, and when I allow it, I’ll buy these mastercards and buy stuff online!! It’s great, honestly. ANYWAY, back to the book.
I initially heard about Eve through GoodReads. I haven’t seen much of Eve elsewhere, I’m afraid. What drew me to the book was the cover. To me it was so intriguing! Like, why is she running into the fog on a bridge, of all things?? Then I got the synopsis and woah, Eve is a Dystopian novel!
I expect Eve to be a girl who stands for what she believes in. And reading the synopsis for this book, it tells you a lot of what’s going to happen in the duration of this first book. We know that Eve finds something out about her school; the place that she’s called home her whole life, something so terrible that she flees. She run’s away. On the way to searching for a new home, Eve finds Caleb. Caleb slowly wins her trust, and her heart. But then there are soldiers begin to hunt them, and Eve is left with the difficult task of choosing between true love and her life.
Can I just say that I am so tired of the first love equals true love thing? It’s great if it happens to be actual true love, and this Caleb guy wants nothing but the best for her, and vice versa, but honestly? I don’t think he does. Eve was literally in this school all her life. It’s a girls school. Yes, Eve could find and experience love in other things, and other people before hand. Truthfully though? I’m really getting the sense that this book is going to be one of the classic Young Adult tropes.
That’s all for this post! I’m going to keep my expectations low while reading these two books; whenever I get around to it. I’d love to love these books, but I know that there’s a possibility that I won’t. Maybe that’s why I put off reading the books I buy.
Thank you so much for reading!