Library Reads: I’m a Library Lover, so these posts are where I document the books I’ve borrowed from libraries. I’ll tell you a little bit about what I expect from the book, or the author’s writings. Whether what I say is a sentence long, or a few sentence’s. From doing these posts, I hope to spread a little of my love for libraries, while also informing you of books that you may or may not have known of!
Here are the books I’ve borrowed from late January to late February.
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
Last Seen Leaving is a YA Contemporary/ Mystery with LGBTQIA themes. First off, I’m really excited to see what the LGBTQIA theme is. I’m also excited about this book since the story revolves around the main character’s (Flynn) girlfriend, January, and how she went missing. Flynn is the last person who has seen January, and all eyes are on him.
Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox
I really like the cover of this book to be honest. And then finding out that Mortal Fire is a Fantasy novel? That’s great! — The feel that I get from reading the synopsis is that Mortal Fire will be one heck of a book. The main character is on vacation when she happens upon a “mysterious and enchanting valley” which is occupied only by children. From there on I’m more and more reminded of Beauty and the Beast, even though Mortal Fire isn’t at all (as I know) a retelling of that story. There’s a little romance, a little magic, and a whole lot of adventure. I can’t wait!
Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner
I don’t know too much about this book, save for that Phantom Limbs is a Realistic Young Adult Contemporary Romance. I know I’ve heard things about Phantom Limb before. I just can’t remember whether or not the people I follow enjoyed.
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
I have NO idea what to expect with Rebel of the Sands. All I really know about this book is that a lot of people enjoyed this book. And I read a recommendation that Scorpio’s would love this book, so here I am, going to try and read Rebel of the Sands since I myself am a Scorpio. — With Rebel of the Sands being a Young Adult Fantasy with some Romance, I’m sure there will be something about this book that I may enjoy.
Black Widow: Red Vengeance (Black Widow, #2) by Margaret Stohl
I read the first book, Black Widow: Forever Red, a little over a year ago now. I didn’t really like the point of view, but I’m willing to give Red Vengeance a try since I want to see what, and where the story evolves into. I don’t know what to expect, but I have a feeling that things aren’t at all what they seem to be.
Linked (Linked, #1) by Imogen Howson
I’ve been wanting to read a Dystopian novel (that I didn’t already have), and I just really love the cover, found the premise of Linked to be interesting. So the main jam about Linked is that the main character has been suffering from terrifying visions, phantom pains, and mysterious bruises that appear out of nowhere, for about the last three years of her life. From there the story seems to spiral out of control–something that I’ve been craving.
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Where the Stars Still Shine has an interesting synopsis. So it turns out that the main character was stolen as a child. And when her mom is finally arrested for kidnapping, Callie (the main character) is whisked away by her real father, into a loving family home. The synopsis goes into saying a little bit how Callie will struggle with this new life of hers, and the fact that she’s surrounding by loving people. At least, that’s what I got from reading the synopsis. I expect that Where the Stars Still Shine will be an interesting one, for sure!
Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
Dreamstrider is such an interesting title for a book, that I couldn’t help but take Dreamstrider off the shelves and read what it was about. Dreamstrider’s main character can slip into the minds of others through, I presume, dreaming. She can don their skin and look through their memories. Though in doing so, Livia will uncover a plot against the Empire that threatens both the dream and waking worlds.– I’m getting a sense that Dreamstrider is more of a book where the main character works her butt off to price that she’s worthy of notice. Which I’m tired of reading about, but I want to try and see if I end up liking this book.
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
I’ve had Ink and Bone on the back-burner of my mind for was seems like all of eternity. I see it casually on tumblr every once in a while and think to myself “Oh yeah! I’ve been meaning to read that.” So here I am, hopefully getting around to reading Ink and Bone, like I’ve been meaning to. I also have no idea what Ink and Bone is actually about, and I’d love love love to keep it that way, since reading the book without knowing what the story is about usually keeps the book more interesting.
Have you read any of these books? Have you gotten any new books recently? I’d love to know!