It’s time for another sampler review!
Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
I actually really enjoyed Eve and Adam, surprisingly enough, but for some reason, I never really came back to it. I recall, at the time I read it, knowing there would be a sequel and feeling vaguely frustrated that I couldn’t read it. I imagine it’s near time I picked it up again since I can’t for the life of me remember most of the story.
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Albin has such a fascinating premise with this book. The thought of time being particularly connected to looms isn’t an incredibly new one, but the way the power exists in this world is. I’m utterly fascinated by the whole concept and feel rather shamed that I haven’t read this one yet.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Eh, I’m probably one of the few who really didn’t care for this book. It probably didn’t help that my favorite character was killed early on and I found both love interests annoying. Even more annoying, though was the fact that the main character ends up falling for the monster of the two. I just don’t understand why authors write books like this. And I’m truly baffled as to how Bardugo’s novel ever gained popularity.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Love all things Cinder and all things Marissa Meyer. I don’t really think I need to go into detail here, this series is so amazing. I will forever adore all of these books on an insanely large level. If you’re curious for more thoughts, feel free to read my review.
All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin
I’ll give Zevin this much, her book is incredibly unique. So much so that, ordinarily, I probably wouldn’t read it but there’s something about the premise that speaks to me. The chocolate and coffee illegal? The daughter of a crime boss? The assistant D.A.’s son is a love interest? Okay, that bit about paper being scarce makes me want to cry…but damn, I’m so interested.
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
I’ll be honest, Aguirre’s Enclave does kind of sound like a cookie cut out of a dystopian. It’s been on my TBR for ages and I just haven’t brought myself to seek out a copy yet. And, I mean, this isn’t something I’m actively avoiding but there really wasn’t enough oomph to get me excited about this one. I know I’ll probably read it one day. I just don’t know when that day will be.
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
I’ve never really been much interested in McBride’s necromancy YA novel. And reading a sample didn’t really change my mind much on this one. It’s just not really my kind of thing.