Hello readers! I hope you all are well and had lovely week. My week had been good. We went for my brother’s wedding shopping. I loved his sherwani. We also went for fitting of my clothes. Now that it feels wedding is nearing I seriously want to go back back to my pre-pregnancy body. Why that feeling always comes back with such short time!?
I read 2 books last week. I buddy read a book for the first time with Toni and I really enjoyed discussing Six of Crows so much that we decided to read second book together, we will be starting today and then will watch the S&B season as well.
Last Week I Read
Curses by Lish McBride
This was fun and entertaining retelling of Beauty and Beast. I enjoyed all characters, family dynamic was fantastic and loved the sense of competition between suitors, Tevin’s growing feelings for Merit and adventure after the climax. World wasn’t much here, it was more character driven than plot driven but what little info was there about world I really enjoyed it.
Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
I’m kicking myself for not reading this earlier. It was brilliant, mind-blowing and fantastic YA fantasy. definitely best book in Grishaverse so far. I could see why readers loved this book even more than Shadow and Bone. Action and adventure was non-stop and still author managed to give so much detail on all characters and also world outside Ravka. I definitely feel money well spent on this collector’s edition. Review will be up later this week.
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Welcome to the world of the Grisha.
Kaz Brekker and his crew of deadly outcasts have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives.
Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties.
A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets – a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.
Double crossing Kaz! definitely not wise thing. I can’t wait to start this. I don’t want to take break after that thrilling experience of Six of Crows and I’m dying to know what Kaz has planned and how they were going to execute it. Me and Toni are starting this today.
Next I’ll be Reading
Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune
Under the Whispering Door is a contemporary fantasy with TJ Klune’s signature “quirk and charm” (PW) about a ghost who refuses to cross over and the ferryman he falls in love with.
When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead.
Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takes him to a small village. On the outskirts, off the path through the woods, tucked between mountains, is a particular tea shop, run by a man named Hugo. Hugo is the tea shop’s owner to locals and the ferryman to souls who need to cross over.
But Wallace isn’t ready to abandon the life he barely lived. With Hugo’s help he finally starts to learn about all the things he missed in life.
When the Manager, a curious and powerful being, arrives at the tea shop and gives Wallace one week to cross over, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in seven days.
By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this absorbing tale of grief and hope is told with TJ Klune’s signature warmth, humor, and extraordinary empathy.
Reaper, ferryman and a week to live in afterlife.. I didn’t need more to want to read this and I was thrilled when I was approved for NetGalley widget. There is still time with release date but I wanted to read this early.
Links I enjoyed
Book [Review] Recipe: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden @ THE LILY CAFE
The Most Anticipated Diverse Book Releases of September 2021 @ Bookish Brews
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