Hello reader/s! For a while now, I’ve been writing a bi-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. In hopes of reading them sooner than later.
Today’s post has two books that have secrets in (one way or another) set in their respective stories. The first book, is a book in which a secret was revealed to a whole school. The second book contains a family so powerful (and crazy, I’m assuming) that can shut down whole malls just so they can shop.
I haven’t really heard much of this book, but what I have heard from a friend, was that it’s not really a good book in terms of visibility. A lot of people seem to love this book though.
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio is a Young Adult, LGBTQIA+ Contemporary Fiction novel.
I heard of None of the Above, and that said book was about a genderqueer, asexual character. That in itself caused me to be interested in the novel, since at the time I heard about None of the Above, I was working through my sexuality (still am, it’s forever changing).
I’m hoping that None of the Above doesn’t turn into one of those books that people praise and thank their lucky stars for, and have None of the Above turn out to actually be a bottom line basic: “This happened, and then this happened. It ruined my life, but I’m all the better for it.” kind of books. …Though I’m not sure that I’ve read a book like that before.
The second book on today’s post is one that has seemingly been out of my grasp for a while. I’ve both wanted to read this book, and not wanted to read this book.
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall is a Young Adult Mystery, Romance & Contemporary book. The first in its’ trilogy.
I don’t really know what to expect from The Conspiracy of Us. I know that the main character, Avery, is part of a powerful family that can shut down malls when they want to shop, or start a war when they so please. I also know (thanks to the synopsis) that said family is part of a secret society called the Circle, and they believe that Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. … I just want to call BULLSH*T on this already. Like, what?? I know I’m going to have to read the book to find out the secrets (pun unintended) that the synopsis is not telling us!!
The synopsis goes onto saying that Avery is going to have to go on an adventure with two boys (as her guards, I’m presuming) to figure out…something. I’m starting to think that there’s going to be an unnecessary romantic love triangle.
I hope that The Conspiracy of Us won’t have a love triangle. If it doesn’t, then I think I’ll be okay with reading the book. Since this book, for sure, will have action and adventure. I mean, the synopsis pretty much lays out what the book is about.
Have you read either of these books?
If you have, what did you think of them?