I bought the three of these on a whim the other day because I just really really wanted them and I hadn’t bought any new books in like……2 whole weeks.
So why these?
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: I’ve seen so much about Six of Crows lately and have been very intrigued, but because I am staunch about reading thing in order, it simply would have niggled at me too much if I hadn’t started at the beginning. I know the Grisha Series isn’t necessary to read the Six of Crows series, but it would have just bugged me not to start with it. I’m messy in all areas of life, but when it comes to stories, I’m anal about starting where it starts, ya know? But I am intrigued by this book and am excited to read it! I heard Six of Crows is better, but that just gives me more to look forward to.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: I remember reading the summary for this one a few weeks ago and getting really excited, and I’ve heard great things. It’s about a teenage boy named Simon who’s not so openly gay, and his secret falls into the hands of another boy who decides to use it for blackmail. Sounds like a pretty evil plot, right? I’ve heard this book is really sweet, funny and adorable- and while I love my fair share of heart wrenching books I think I’m really going to enjoy this, and I think it’s the one I’m looking forward to most out of these three.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell: I’m really intrigued by this book. A friend told me that it started out a Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy fanfic that the author turned into her own original story. While I’ve never been a Drarry shipper (I gave it a shot, I truly did), the fact that it started out this way made me really interested in reading it. My friend also told me that in Rowell’s book Fangirl, this is the book the main character literally fangirls over, which doubly intrigued me. A book from the universe of a book?? I know Rowell could have easily had her character fangirl over Harry Potter or the Bronte sisters or something, but I love the fact that she just went and…used her own story, then got it published. Now, I did read Eleanor and Park, which I thought was just okay and which deterred me from reading Fangirl, but Carry On has intrigued me so much I’m more than willing to give it a shot.
Have you read any of these?? Did you like them?? Let me know!