As a person who loves to talk about books, I spend I great deal of time discussing what I’m reading in the moment, what I just finished, or what I plan on picking up next. Rarely do I just have a chat about recent books that simply caught my eye.
So, that’s what we are going to do here. Let’s have a chat about the last couple books that I added to my general (not owned) TBR because they caught my attention for one reason or another. Pretty simple, right?
Kingdom of the Feared (Kingdom of the Wicked #3) by Kerri Maniscalco – This series has thrown me for a loop. I genuinely disliked the first book in this series. I usually don’t enjoy stories where one of the major plot lines is familial bonds. But, for some reason that is beyond me, I ended up reading the second and, as a massive surprise to me, I loved it! So, here I am, adding the third book to my TBR. May it be as entertaining as book two and may this girl forget her sister existed because boy was that dull.
Forestfall (World at the Lake’s Edge #2) by Lyndall Clipstone – I read the first book of this duology, Lakesedge, last fall while I was feeling ill. It was fabulous YA fantasy escapism in a gothic setting and I ended up really enjoying it. I’m not sure what was left to explore for these characters as it felt like the story had wrapped up nicely but I am sure going to find out! The world Clipstone created was easy to immerse yourself into and just got lost for a few hours.
Defend the Dawn (Defy the Night #2) by Brigid Kemmerer – Ya’ll, I am a mess. My relationship with Kemmerer’s books is a mess. I am on a love/hate rollercoaster with her and I don’t know if I am going up or down. I HATED A Vow so Bold and Deadly. I hated it so much I swore to never read another book from her again. But, I am a massive sucker and ended up reading Defy the Night during a fit of depression and was instantly sucked in. Now, here I am, once again waiting for a sequel of hers to come out. I haven’t even read the synopsis, I’m not sure I even want to know. I’m just going to surprise myself.
I find I enjoy sharing these with you. Just yanking the last couple of books I added to my TBR off, showing them to you, and having a chat. It just feels like a friendly, “Look at what I thought was nifty!” moment between bookish friends. I like that.
Happy reading 🖤