Quincredible Vol 1: Quest To Be The Best by Rodney Barnes

I really enjoyed this comic. It took superhero comics back to their core and set up for a really good series. This comic gave me Misfits meets Ms Marvel vibes but with a diverse set of characters which I really enjoyed. Although there were some areas of the world that I though were lacking it was overall a solid start to a comic series that I would continue with.

“Guilty until proven innocent. I’m familiar with that concept.”

Quincredible follows Quinton (Quin) West. He has been bullied all of his life and never expected more from it. This is set in New Orleans just after Katrina. When a meteor shower begins to give citizens of the city superpower Quin realises, he has the power of invincibility. Whilst struggling to accept his new power he begins to realize that being a superhero is not as easy as it appears on TV.

This is a coming of age comic which was really nice to read about. I enjoyed experiencing Quin’s development not only with his powers but with himself. The social commentary within Quin’s town with everything they are experiencing is really interesting to feel and allows you to see the fine line between good and evil and doing what you think is right. His character is relatable to young people everywhere as not only is he a superhero, but he also has to tidy his room like any other 14-year-old boy. The art style gave off the old comic book vibe but with a modern twist which I really enjoyed. The family aspect and dynamic within this first edition was sweet and cute to see develop as the story goes on and it gives you a good insight into why they are as close as they are which you do not get within a lot of comic books.

The one issue I had with this comic was that the main villain felt a little underdeveloped. We did not see much of him apart from in the last quarter of the book and it did not explain the reasons he was doing what he did. The ending overall just seemed slightly rushed in comparison to the rest of the comic. This could be explained in a later comic but that is why my rating is slightly lower for this one.

Overall, I thought this was a strong start to the series although I am hoping for a little bit more of a backstory in the next few editions. From what I understand this is part of an expansive universe which I would like to look into. I would recommend this to fans of Miles Morales and Ms Marvel as it really gave me them feelings throughout. This ended up being 3.5 stars and I can not wait to see what happens next.

Thank you to Lion Forge and NetGalley for this review copy! All opinions in this are my own!

Accidentally in Love by Belinda Missen Review

This book sounded like the perfect adult romance for me after loving the Flatshare by Beth O’Leary last year however, it just did not hit the mark for me. I do not know if I had too high hopes for it but I ended up not enjoying it which was really disappointing.

“I Love Postcards – It means someone’s thinking enough about me to want to share something with me.”

Accidentally in Love follows Katherine Patterson who has grown seemingly bored of her 9-5 life. After quitting her job surrounded by overbearing males and leaving her boyfriend she decides to move back home to Sheffield. She decides she’s going to finally open the art gallery that she has dreamed of since she was younger, and she has one artist that she has her eye on for the opening. Kit is a local artist, but his stubbornness and lack of communication is not what Katherine is after. But when the two seem to be attracted to more than each other’s work things begin to go wrong.

The book started out pretty strong in the beginning where there was a strong feminist theme with Katherine quitting her job because a male has got the position she is more qualified for the third time. The thing I loved most about this book was the references to Sheffield. I am from that area which was exciting to see within a book as it’s not a usual setting. It was the small details but Missen did such a good job of describing the area. There was a good sense of humour throughout the narration which did have me laughing out loud at some moments. Also the cover is so cute and adorable!

The thing I disliked the most about this was the romance. I just found that the communication between the two characters were lacking and I feel like Kit’s character started to rub me the wrong way. The development between the characters seemed rushed and the ending was so fast I could not quite believe I was reading it. It felt like all the conflict occurred within the last fifty pages which took me by surprise. I think that the romance did have somewhere to go but it just did not quite achieve it. The timeline got a little bit lost.

Overall I planned to love this book but it just fell flat for me. I ended up giving it a two stars for the humour and the location of Sheffield! I feel like if you do enjoy a fast, movie romance then this book is for you but I was hoping for a more of a slow burn romance.

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book for an honest review!

Crave by Tracy Wolff Review

I don’t know how I transported myself back to 2010 with my Twilight vampire phase yet here we are again. When I got confirmed for the arc of Crave by Tracy Wolff, I was skeptical. I haven’t read a vampire novel since I finished the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead and I never thought I would re-enter that part of my life. But here we are.

I ate this book up. Crave was the biggest guilty pleasure book I have ever read. It had your typical clumsy high school girl meets a tall, handsome vampire who she thinks will never be interested in her. Throw in a gorgeous, funny best friend who brings together the love triangle and there you have it. This book.

After Grace’s parents are killed in an accident, she is sent to her uncles boarding school, Katmere Academy, where she immediately notices everything is not quite as it initially seems. As she becomes the only human in a school full of vampires, witches and shape shifters her life is immediately put in danger. Especially since more than one of them are trying to kill her. When Jackson Vega, a mysterious vampire, begins to show a special interest in her Grace must figure out where she belongs in this world full of paranormal creatures.

What I loved the most about this book is how it knew how cliché it sounded yet just went with it. It makes fun of itself which had me laughing on more than one occasion because unlike other cliché vampire books (Twilight) it does not take itself too seriously. It makes references to how she did not want to be the typical boring girl who falls for the dangerous guy or how she is constantly having near death experiences.

Fanart by @whimsicalillustration

The romance kept me wanting more the entire book. Grace and Jackson had a great chemistry that works despite the book only taking place over the space of a week. Even Grace acknowledges this constantly holding her own by saying that she does not want to be one of ‘them’ girls. The back and forward of the two texting each other dad jokes was the most hilarious and romantic part of this relationship. It is easy to tell why Grace falls for Jackson; his use of dad jokes and love of 90’s music makes him a perfect guy.

The only thing that let this book down for me was the world building. I feel like a lot of the characters were there just to support Jackson and Grace’s romance and I would love to see more from the shape-shifters in the second book because I found them so interesting but they were not in this instalment as much as I thought they might be. I feel as though a lot of the information about the creatures; the rules, the backgrounds and the powers were rushed and did not give as much depth as it needed.

I gave this book 3.5 stars purely because of the world building and the cliché moments that just reminded me a little too much of my twilight days, however, I will be getting the next one because this is going to be a series and I could not be more excited. I have also heard that Universal has bought the film rights for this book and I can not wait to see how the movie comes out (and who they’re going to cast as Jaxon Vega!).

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Entangled Teens for letting me read this Arc!

Books I Need to Get to in 2021 Part 2

This is part two to the blog post I put up yesterday telling you about the other ten books I plan on reading in 2021. I don’t really have much else to say so enjoy!

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

This is a debut novel by Chloe Gong that came out in 2020 and I could not be more excited for it. I love retellings, it is a favourite trope of mine especially if they are done well. This book has been receiving so much hype towards the end of the year which makes me so excited to get to this book.

It’s a Romeo and Juliet retelling set in the roaring twenties where a gang leaders’ daughter has been betrayed by the rival gangs’ heir. But when a monster begins killing throughout the city the two heirs must put their issues aside to discover what is destroying their city before it destroys them.

Circe by Madeline Miller

This book was popular a few years back especially on BookTok, so I bought it for my mum for her birthday and then she loved it. She gave it to me, but this is another one that I have never got around too. It is also another book based on Greek mythology which is one of my targets for this year.

Circe is about the daughter of a titan who turns her back on the gods and enters the world of mortals. When Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, she tames wild beasts and meets several of the most famous creatures within Greek mythology. She eventually has to choose between the Gods and the mortals that she has grown to love.

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

This is another book that has become popular more recently. This book has the most gorgeous cover, but I do not know that much about it. I know it surrounds Bolivian politics and is about magic in tapestries. I really want to read this book because of all the amazing reviews I have heard about it.

This follows a girl who is a stand in for a royal but when the prince proposes marriage to the royal, she takes her place. She goes to take revenge for her people who were pushed away by an ancient relic. When the girl takes her place, she finds out the relic is no longer with them and tries to find it in order to regain her people’s lives.

 A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I tried to read this book about two years ago but never fully got into it. After reading This Savage Song earlier this year I now really want to read more of V. E. Schwab’s writing because I loved that book. I know that this is her most popular series and everyone loves it so hopefully I can finally get around to reading it.

This is about a world where four London’s exist; red, white, grey and black. Kell travels between the London’s as an ambassador smuggling pieces of the different worlds that others will never get to see. After he meets Delilah who robs him before saving him, he takes her to another world for an adventure.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This book is BookTubes baby. Everyone and their mum read this a few years ago but for some reason I never got myself a copy. I have however read Daisy Jones and the Six which was one of my favourite books a few years ago. I am also obsessed with old Hollywood and the lives of actresses so this one sounds amazing.

This is about Evelyn Hugo, a glamourous actress who is finally ready to tell all about her scandalous life. When she chooses a journalist that no one has heard about the whole community is confused. Evelyn tells about her making her way to LA before deciding to leave show business as well as all about her husbands. They soon realise their lives are intersected together.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Claire

I have slowly been making my way through Cassandra Claire’s books and this is the next trilogy on my list now. I’ve really been enjoying revisiting these books especially now I am on the books I have not read before. This is the first book in the Dark Artifices trilogy which is set after the events of The Mortal Instruments series.

This picks up five years after the events of City of Heavenly Fire and Emma Carstairs is set on revenge. Alongside her parabati Julian Blackthorn she has got to figure out a demonic plot that is taking over Los Angeles. After a face from the past is returned by the faeries as a peace offering to try and figure out who is killing their kind the everything gets a little more complicated.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Another one of BookTubes babies that I haven’t yet got around to. If anyone is interested in me doing a series reading old popular BookTube books, then let me know in the comments! This was A Clockwork Readers favourite book and I know it is supposed to be amazing. It also has a competition trope as well as an enemy to lovers.

This follows a circus that appears overnight. It is only open to the public at night and it is spectacular. But this is a fierce competition between two of the magicians. However, only one can be the winner but when the two become closer than they should have. Despite this they must continue with the game or the fates will destroy everything.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I cannot believe I have not got to this one yet. This one has been living on my shelf since BookswithChloe recommended it years ago. It was huge on BookTube years ago and is one of the most popular duologies out there. The whole plot of the book sounds amazing and I know I am going to love it when I eventually get to it.

This follows Lazlo Strange who is obsessed with the lost city of Weep. When a group decide to go on an expedition to try and find the city, they choose Lazlo to find it. There is so many unanswered questions but also a mystery to figure out. Who is the woman that keeps appearing in Lazlo’s dreams and why does she seem so real?

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

Another series that has been raved about this year, but I just really want to try and get to the first book. I tried to start reading the e-book this year, but I could not focus on the story due to it being on my phone. I have since picked up the physical book but have not got to it, so I am excited to finally get to this one this year.

This is another one that I am not quite sure what it is about. I know this is about a war-torn county and a girl is studying to try and get into a school. After she aces all her exams much to the surprise of everyone around her. But being at the school is harder than she realises, and she might lose herself in the process.

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Finally, we have Godsgrave which is the second book in the Nevernight trilogy. I read the first book earlier in 2020 and I loved it. It made my top ten books of 2020 and I can see this becoming one of my favourite trilogies. Jay Kristoff’s writing is so unique especially with the use of footnotes which I know a lot of people don’t like but I personally loved this little extra.

This series follows Mia Corvere and her shadow cat Mr Kindly as she trains to become an assassin as revenge. She travels to join a school of assassins where she has to beat the rest of the students in several tasks to become a Blade of the Lady Blessed Murder. But when people start to be murdered within the keep Mia must figure out who is behind them before it is too late.

They are all the books that I want to get to in 2021. I am not sure how many I will end up getting to but hopefully I will get through over half of the books on this list. Next year I am going to look back on this list and write a post about if I got to these books or not, but I hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment if you have read any of these books and please follow if you enjoyed!

Books I Need To Get To In 2021 Part One

Today’s blog post is going to be all about the twenty-one books I need to get to in 2021. This is books that have come out either in 2020 or even before that, that I just have not had the chance to get to yet. These are books that I either just have not got around to or books that I have seen highly recommended and want to read. This list is not in any order it’s just books that I’ve taken note of that I need to read. This post is going to be split in two due to the length this post ended up being too long for one post so here is the first eleven books!

Breathless by Jennifer Niven

One of my favourite books of all time is All the Bright places by Jennifer Niven; I adore this book and I reread it at least once a year. I have also read Jennifer Niven’s other book Holding Up The Universe which I did not love as much but I still enjoyed. Jennifer Niven’s book often contains hard-hitting content that can be triggering for some people, but I find them really interesting and really heart-warming.

Breathless follows a girl named Claude who is focused on her career and falling in love but everything falls apart when her dad announces he is separating from her mum. Claude is whisked away to a small island where she soon meets a local boy. He loves photography and as Claude can see herself falling for him something goes wrong.

Get A Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

This series has been everywhere this last year specifically on BookTube with BookTubers such as BookswithChloe. It is the first book in the Brown Sisters series and I know all the books are supposed to be amazing but my aim for this year is to at least get to this first book.

Get A Life Chloe Brown follows Chloe who has a chronic illness. When she has a near death experience, she decides that she is not going to let her illness dictate her life anymore and she creates a list of things to do. One of these things includes becoming a bad girl but she needs the help of the town bad boy to do so. However, she discovers things are not quite as they seem as she grows to know him.

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

I read the Flatshare by Beth O’Leary in 2020 and I adored it. I know she has a few books out but this is her newest book and the plot sounds so cute! It really reminds me of the plot of The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet mainly because of the switching lives plot. I would like to get to the rest of Beth O’Leary’s books, but I think this is a really good place to start.

The Switch follows a 79-year-old woman who is sick of being older and a girl who is bored of life in her twenties. When the young girl ruins her presentation at work, she takes a two month sabbatical and escapes to her grandmothers house. Her grandmother is newly single and wants to get out of her small town. When the young girl proposes they switch, and she stays in the small town whilst her grandmother moves in to her London flat to look for love.

Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

This book was on so many of my TBR’s last year so I really need to get to this book this year. I have been in a huge vampire mood recently and have been devouring vampire books ridiculously quickly so it will be interesting to jump back into one of the original teenage vampire books and see how it compares to the amazing books I have read recently.

Just in case you did not know Midnight Sun is the new book in the Twilight series that tells Edwards perspective of the first book of the series. It allows us to see a different version of what occurs in the first book but also allows us to see into what other characters are thinking thanks to Edwards power.

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

This book has been receiving so much hype on every single platform these past few months. The hype around it does make me cautious about reading this book but I am planning on picking it up for the New Year Readathon in January so hopefully it will live up to the hype. It contains a lot of tropes that I love in books especially the enemies to lover’s trope so I do not know why I would not love it.

From Blood and Ash follows a princess who is not allowed to be spoken too or touched. When she is assigned a guard and they clash in their views troubles instantly begins. But soon hate turns to love forcing the princess to question everything that she has known.

Lovely War by Julie Berry

This is another book that I have been seeing everywhere at the minute. I have recently got back into my love of Greek myths and I know this contains a perspective from Aphrodite which sounds like a really interesting format to read. This is another book that has received a lot of hype but I am worried that it wont live up to they hype but I am definitely going to try and get to this book this year.

This follows Aphrodite telling a story of love to her husband Hephaestus and her lover Aries during the second world war. It follows two couples as they struggle to make their way through the war in different ways. The book looks for an answer to the question: why are love and war eternally drawn to one another?

Loveless by Alice Oesman

This is another book that was on a lot of TBRs in 2020 and I was supposed to buddy-read it with my best friend, but I ended up not getting round to it. This is another one that is on my January TBR so I will hopefully be getting to it this month.

This follows Georgia an asexual girl who when she moves to university, she is ready to find love. When she gets involved in a Shakespeare play, she may get what she was hoping for. I really want to read more diverse and LGBTQIA+ books during 2021 and I have heard that this one has really great representation throughout.

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

This is another book I bought towards the end of 2020 and this book has a lot of hype surrounding it too. As I said about Loveless I want to read more books with representation and I know this one is supposed to have great trans representation in it as well as Latinx representation.

This follows a trans boy as he attempts to prove himself to his Latinx family. He attempts to resurrect his cousin who has been murdered with the help from his other cousin. However, he ends up resurrecting the high school bad boy who has some unfinished business. As they begin to work together the two realise, they might be getting too close for comfort. 

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Over the past year or so Elizabeth Acevedo has become one of my favourite authors. With the Fire On High is one of my favourite books of all time and Clap When You Land is on my favourite books of 2020 list. However, I haven’t managed to get to her debut novel yet even though I know I am going to love it.

This book is written in the same style as Clap When You Land which is all written in verse. It follows a young girl as she comes to grips with her mother’s religion as well as her growing up. She’s invited to a slam poetry class where she can read her poems out loud without her mother finding out about her secret life and the words she writes.

The Toll by Neal Shusterman

This is the third and final book in The Arc Of A Scythe trilogy which I absolutely adore but I still haven’t managed to get to it yet. I haven’t heard much about this last book despite the first book Scythe being hugely popular a few years ago. I don’t know why I haven’t got to this book yet even though I loved the first two and the second one ended on a huge cliff-hanger.

The Arc of a Scythe series follows a world where no one can die; there is no illness, no old age, no accidents. You can just be brought back to life. The only way you can die is if a Schythe kills you. A Scythe can choose who he kills and when depending on their own reasoning. At the beginning of the first book a Scythe chooses a boy and a girl to have as an apprentice but there can only be one of them that can survive.

The Entire Ember In The Ashes Series by Sabaa Tahir

I read the first book in this series years ago and I loved it. It’s probably one of my favourite first books in a series ever. I then read the second book and loved it just as much. For some reason I bought the third book and just never got around to it and now the fourth book has just come out. Since reading the first book I have forgotten a lot of what happened in the first two books so now I really want to binge the entire series.

This follows Laia who is a slave and Elias who is a soldier. After Laia’s brother is arrested she is forced to join the revolution and disguise herself in order to spy at the Empires military academy. Here she meets Elias a soldier who wants nothing to do with the Empire and the uprising.

So this is the first half of my list of books I need to get to in 2021 and I can not wait to tell you my other ten! Let me know in the comments what books you need to get to this year or which book you are most excited to get to this year. Thank you for reading and please follow down below!

Nick by Michael Farris Smith Review

“Your world is a place unto its own… it is a place of its own truth and its own consequences and it is invisible to all.”

Nick by Michael Farris Smith is a masterpiece in its own right. I love The Great Gatsby; it’s my favourite classics and one of my favourite books. I am always wary of retelling of classics in case they do not portray the character right or get the true essence of the story. However, I have always wondered what Nick Carraway did before arriving in West Egg as it is not said much in the books which is what led me to this one. This book made me love Nick’s unreliable character even more and this story made me love the Great Gatsby more if that was at all possible. It moved me and kept me wanting more the entire way through this novel.

This follows Nick throughout his life starting within the war and his fight in the trenches whilst also showing the horror of war and PTSD. Whilst on a short leave he travels to Paris and meets Ella, an interesting French woman who shows Nick how to love. Whilst flashing back and forward between his time in the trenches and his time with Ella it shows how Nick copes being alone. It goes into his loneliness at home as a child, caring for his mother during her dark periods and his time with Ella. He spends time traveling the world in order to not return to his overbearing family ending up in New Orleans. Here he meets two ex-married people who are having trouble with their own lives after the war.

“And he raised his arms and reached out for the dawn as if to warm his hands on the rising sun”.

Smith brought me straight back to The Great Gatsby with his use of vivid descriptions of the war as well as the places Nick travelled too during his time. His unreliable narration and long, expressive sentences are similar to that of Fitzgerald himself. Through vivid, haunting nightmares of Ella and the bloody, torturous war it felt like I was living this life alongside Nick; feeling his pain and longing. It perfectly displayed how characters do have lives before we join them on their story and how it shapes them into the characters we see.

This book details the love, loss, friendship and heartbreak that outlines a person’s life. I could not put it down and I am looking forward to reading more by Michael Farris Smith in the future.

Thank you to Little Brown and Company and Net Galley for letting me read an advanced copy of this book!

January TBR

So, I have decided to start this year off with a bang and to restart my book blog! I love writing and expressing my love for books but have not been able to fully commit to my book blog, but I have decided 2021 is going to be my year! Throughout January I have decided that I will be posting a blog post every single day! I thought I would start with the most basic post and tell you my TBR for the month of January!

I really love the idea of a book bingo as I’ve been wanting to do one forever. I did do one in my old blog but as that one doesn’t exist anymore this is chance to start fresh in the new year. I have a list of 90 prompts each which equate to a bingo ball. Each month I will choose a random number generator of one to twelve to choose how many balls I will have to spin that month. The number I rolled this month is eight so I will have to choose eight prompts for January. In the next few months if I don’t complete a prompt, I will have to add an extra roll onto next month. Also, if I get a multiple of ten, I will have to roll an extra prompt. So, let’s get on with the rolls…

First Roll – 35: Read an E-Book

So, the first roll I got was thirty-five which equated to the prompt read an e-book. This prompt was kind of perfect as I have several on my Net Galley shelves which I need to get to pretty soon however, I have chosen Nick by Michael Farris Smith. This book comes out on January 5th, so I am a little bit late getting to it, but I am so excited for this book. This book is inspired by The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald which is my favourite classic. I read it during my A-Levels, and this was the only book I read for that class that I actually enjoyed.

This follows the main character Nick before he met Gatsby when he was serving within World War One. After returning home he tries to escape his past by traveling the world trying to find himself through romance as well as alcohol. I can’t wait to see how Smith portrays this character and also to jump back into the world of the dazzling twenties.

Second Roll – 46: Read A Book of a Certain Colour

For my second roll I got forty-six which was to read a book of a certain colour. For this roll I had to go on a random colour generator which chose a kind of baby/light blue colour. I decided the closest I could get to this colour is Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho. I have had this book on so many of last year’s TBR, but I just have not manage to get to this yet.

Vicious Spirits is the sequel to Wicked Fox which I read last year, and I loved it. It focuses on Korean myths of the nine-tailed fox and other Korean mythology. I really enjoy books that are based off mythology and this one did not disappoint. Although this one follows a different set of protagonists, I am really looking forward into learning more about the world and the myths that surround it.  

Third Roll – 26: Read A Book Published In 2015

This is a very random prompt, but a lot of amazing books came out in 2015 and I have decided to choose Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray. Once again, I read the first book in this series, The Diviners, in 2020 and I have been wanting to get to this book ever since. The world, the characters, the mystery; everything about this book is beautiful and I can not wait to get back into it.

Another book on this TBR that is set in the jazz age it follows Evie, a girl that can read peoples secrets just by touching something they own as well as Henry and Ling who can travel through each other’s dreams. Together they form part of the Diviners; humans that have powers unlike others. I just love the dark atmosphere in these books as well as the setting in general, so I am really excited to finally get to this one.

Fourth Roll – 90: Read A Marvel Book

Not only is this prompt a multiple of ten so I have to read another book this month, but it is also the prompt to read a Marvel book. I currently do not have any unread Marvel books on my shelf, so I am going to have to get one. The one I am thinking about getting is the Black Widow book Forever Red which follows Black Widow mentoring a girl that she finds in Russia. I don’t really know anything about this other than that, so I am going to leave it at that.

Fifth Roll – 2: Read A Diverse Book

I have a lot of diverse books on my TBR at the moment but the one I have decided to pick is A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown. This book is inspired by West African folklore and is the first book in a new duology. This book was on my TBR several times towards the end of last year, but I just did not get around to it due to work and University, so I am really excited to hopefully get to this one this month.

I know that this follows a court after the queen is assassinated and our main character is her daughter but I’m not quite sure about much else. I’ve heard such great things about it from other people that I kind of want to go into it blind, but I hope the hype does not ruin it for me.

Sixth Roll – 69: Read a Book with An Animal on The Cover

For this roll I have chosen another book that I have been meaning to get to for a very long time which is Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. She is my favourite author of all time and I have been putting off reading this book for a long time. It’s not her usual works and I have heard mixed reviews about it, but I am really looking forward to getting into this.

I know this is a very dark academia vibe book that’s set in a boarding school. I think it might be a dual timeline that flickers between two murders; one in the present day and one that happened in the past. I know I will love this book as I love a thriller and I have never read anything of Leigh Bardugo’s that I have not enjoyed.

Seventh Roll – 80: Buy A Book!

So, this prompt is both a great prompt and a not so great prompt! I get to treat myself to a book for this one, but it is January and I’m not sure how I’m going to be able to achieve that. It is also another multiple of ten which means another book added to my TBR making the total ten.

The book I am thinking of is a Junji Ito book maybe Tomie I’m not sure yet. I read Uzumaki in 2020 and loved it and I have been wanting to dive back into his books ever since. Junji Ito is a horror manga writer and his works are really twisted and strange but also really fascinating to read! I may change my mind about which book I buy but for the moment it’s this one.

Eighth Roll – 1: Adult Romance

What should have been my final role is adult romance. I have grown to love adult romance over the course of the past year from when I read The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary. For this prompt I have decided to go with Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella. I was meaning to read this last year after I watched the film with Tyler Hoechlin which I thought was hilarious.

This book follows a girl who after getting scared on a plane during some turbulence tells the stranger next to her all her secrets. This turns out to be her boss that was flying in to check on the company. I hope the book is as good as the film, but I hear it could even be better than the film.

Ninth Roll – 32: Alphabet Book

For this book I used a random letter generator to choose a letter which ended up being the letter C. I knew immediately which book I wanted to read for this and that is Crush by Tracy Wolff. I read Crush which is the first book in this series at the end of 2020 and I loved it. I have written a review on it which will be back up on this account sometime in the future.

Crave followed a girl whose parents have recently died so she is sent to live with her Uncle at a boarding school. Its here that she finds out that vampires, witches and dragons are real. It brought me back to my fourteen-year-old twilight phase.

Tenth Roll: 14: Fantasy

My tenth and final roll gave me fantasy. I am so glad I go this as it gave me the opportunity to put Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar. This was one of my most anticipated books for 2020 and I can not wait to get to it. The cover of this book is absolutely stunning, and I have a feeling this is going to be a new favourite.

It follows a girl who is half human and half star but when her father gets ill, she must travel to the celestial court. The only other thing that I know about this book is that it involves a form of competition which is one of my favourite tropes in books.

So, there are my ten book picks for January. I think this is going to be a really good month for reading especially with the amazing books that I have managed to get on to my TBR. I hope you enjoyed this first post of New Year New Blog and I can’t wait to show you everything else I have planned this month.