Hello reader/s! I hope you’re well today! I’ve recently decided to have a weekly post about books that are on my TBR. TBR, if you don’t know is the abbreviation for To Be Read. My goal here is to shed some light on books that I’ve otherwise forgotten about. These books could be books I’ve been meaning to read from the library, or books that have been collecting dust on my shelves at home. My goal though is to say a little about the book and also give a little reasoning of why I want to read them.
The weather is supposed to get up to 27C today! That’ll be the hottest it’s been in a while! I hope I can survive today, because I don’t want to melt in the heat. But thank goodness for air conditioning! Whew!
Today’s post is all about Fantasy! The first book is more of a Dystopian, which does fall under the Fantasy genre. I’m a huge fan of Fantasy; I seem to enjoy Fantasy books way more than any other genre. Anyway – both of these books have been on my TBR for a while now. I know they’ve been on my TBR list (yes, list) for more than a year, but they’ve been on my shelf for I’d say, just about a year, if not more.
The first book I’m talking about in this post is Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis:
I want to read Not a Drop to Drink because not only is it a Post Apocalyptic Dystopian story, but the topic of Not a Drop to Drink is interesting, as well as the synopsis of the book. — I really like the topic of Not a Drop to Drink because I really feel like it’ll be a glimpse into the future. I mean, Global Warming is obviously a thing. People can’t deny it anymore, even though I myself was learning about Global Warming in the freaking fourth grade in 2004. Since then things have only escalated weather wise, and I feel like Not a Drop to Drink is a way to see what our world’s future could very well be like.
I’m mostly interested in this book though, because of the cover. I mean..To guard one of the only drinkable ponds left in the world, if this pond isn’t already the last one, period. The quote on the back of the book is a great reason as to why I bought it, but lets be real here! I was drawn in by the cover, people’s reactions to this book, and the synopsis. The quote that I was talking about is actually a part of the books description. It reads:
“With evocative, spare language, and incredible drama, danger, and romance, Mindy McGinnins depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different from our own.”
I expect with Not a Drop to Drink, to be a fast paced novel, with lots of action, an unsuspected romance, and for the story to draw me in incredibly quickly.
The next book is Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes and Michelle Rowen:
I first initially heard of Falling Kingdoms through the book community on tumblr, aka, booklr. I found that I wasn’t really interested in this book all that much, and then I kept on reading about people’s thoughts and feelings about this book. But like a lot of books in the booklr community, they seem to pop up and disappear very quickly. Falling Kingdoms is a Young Adult Fantasy novel. It’s actually High Fantasy, and I could really use a world different to our own right now!
On the back of my copy, I automatically see that there are at least three different points of view in this first book. But with actually reading the back of the book; which I don’t do often, I find that these point of views aren’t actually POV’s. They’re places in the story! To be honest, there isn’t really anything that you could call a books synopsis on the back of this book. There’s a few sentences about the story, which reads:
‘Witches, if found, are put to death, and Watchers, immortal beings who take the shape of hawks to visit the human world, have been almost entirely forgotten. A vicious power struggle quickly escalates to war, and four young people collide against one another and the rise of elementia, the magic that can topple kingdoms and crown a suler in the same day.
I find this to be incredibly interesting, and a great incentive to read the book. And I have no idea what to expect, honestly! I know that there are four points of view to look forward to, which depending on my mood could either be a good thing, or a bad thing. However, I hope that with the differing views, each will be unique in their own way that I could easily discern who I’m reading from when I do get around to reading Falling Kingdoms.
I hope that there’ll be a feel of revenge to this book. And I hope that there’ll be some romance, but not…over the top kawaii romance. Like, that doesn’t really call for in any High Fantasy novel.
That’s all for this post, folks! Have you read either of these books? If you have, what did you think of them? If you haven’t, do you think you’re ever going to read these books? — Thank you so much for reading!