HELLO FRIENDS! TODAY I’M TALKING A LITTLE ABOUT THE BOOKS I’VE BORROWED RECENTLY FROM THE LIBRARY.
Library Reads: I’m a huge fan of libraries. I tend to visit the library quite often, and I even come across great finds. These Library Reads posts are where I write a tad about the books I’ve borrowed.
In this post I’ll write about what books I borrowed, and what I think of the books before I actually start reading them. Whether what I say is a sentence or a few sentences long, here I catalogue the books I’ve borrowed. — From doing these posts I hope to spread a little love for libraries and the stories they can give us.
Have you borrowed any books lately?
HERE ARE THE BOOKS I BORROWED FROM THE LIBRARY IN APRIL!
Young Adult Books Borrowed
I know I’ve seen Scion of the Fox around in the internet somewhere. I just cannot remember where. Which is just. so frustrating. anyhoo…. Scion of the Fox, I found out, is a YA Fantasy Mystery. And to be honest, I’ve been wanting to read more Fantasy Mysteries — so if you have any recommendations, throw ’em at me.
As per usual to my mystery novel finds, I didn’t, and still haven’t, read the synopsis for Scion of the Fox. I might read the premise before I sit down and read it, but I might just skip doing that and only read the synopsis after I’ve finished my review of the book.
I know I’ve heard of In Search of Us before. And I did express a little interest in the book. I might’ve actually recommended In Search of Us as a purchase recommendation to the library.
What I know about In Search of Us is that this novel is a YA Realistic, Contemporary Fiction novel. That’s about it. I also know that the cover is absolutely freakin’ gorgeous. I love the text and how the confetti looks so real.
So I saw that The Graces was on the shelf at my local library. What drew me into reading about The Graces was the spine, actually. There’s a pentagram on the spine, along with some stars. And then when I saw the cover for The Graces, I was pretty much shocked. I love the paperback cover for this book.
I did look into what The Graces was about. Actually, scratch that. I skim-read the synopsis for The Graces, and then I checked GoodReads on whether or not The Graces was a series, and if it was, I wanted to make sure that The Graces wasn’t a book further along into the series. I’m glad and relieved that The Graces is the first novel. You don’t know how many times I’ve gone home with a book, only to figure out that said book wasn’t the first of its’ series.
What I do know about The Graces is that they might not be human. And because of that people are drawn to them. I also got from the synopsis is that The Graces are actually a people, and they’re extraordinarily beautiful and have well….a lot of grace in what they do.
I could have read that wrong though.
I believe that I’ve only read one of Houck’s works before, so I don’t really know what to expect within Lantern’s Ember.
Yet the synopsis sounds so interesting, and the cover is too pretty to pass up.
I hope that there’ll be quite a bit of intrigue, and plot within Lantern’s Ember—-because I already know that Lantern’s Ember is filled with Fantasy elements. Those of which I am super excited to read about.
What drew me in about Last of Her Name was obviously the cover. It’s so freakin’ gorgeous. I can’t help but check out the synopsis. To my surprise, Last of Her Name reminded me a lot about the Anastasia Disney film. So I’m hoping that Last of Her Name will be similar to Anastasia, but more Sci-Fi/Fantasy themes to the story.
I’ve been wanting to read The Beast Player ever since I first read about it on Netgalley a few-ish months ago. The Beast Player … my imagination has already gone wild, but trying to reel that excitement in is difficult. I can’t help but expect great, action-filled moments. Aside from that, I don’t know what to expect from The Beast Player.
Trying to Re-Read
Daughter of the Burning City is actually going to be a re-read for me. I had planned to review this novel before. in fact I had a drafted review in my nots on my phone. And then my phone freakin’ died on me. So I not only lost my drafted review of Daughter of the Burning City, but I lost about 20 other reviews as well.
It’s been a long time since I last read Daughter of Burning City. Hopefully I’ve forgotten a lot, because I actually remember quite a bit. When I sit down to re-read Daughter of the Burning City, I hope to be re-surprised by a few things.
The Sweet series is a four part series wherein there’s quite a bit mythology and god like characters within the novels. Or maybe it’s angels?? I can’t quite remember. Which means that I’m going to be re-reading and reviewing the Sweet series! Another thing about this series–off-handedly, is that I don’t think I’ve read the fourth book in the Sweet series, so that should be…….interesting.
These are the books that I’ve borrowed. Have you read them? If you have, what did you think?
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