A Short Sojourn Back to the Night Court // REVIEW: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author: Sarah J Maas
Publication Date: May 8th 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Part of a Series?: Yes, Book 3.1 of the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series
I Got A Copy Through: Bloomsbury India (THANK YOU!)
Buy Links: Amazon IN || Barnes and Noble || Wordery || Infibeam || Foyles || Waterstones || WHSmith || Books A Million || Chapters Indigo || Google Books
Blurb Description: The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we'd have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I'd now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.
Honestly, I went into this book with no expectations. I heard a lot of NOT SO GREAT things from some VERY trusted people, not to mention my own disappointment at A Court of Wings and Ruin and, well, I didn’t expect much but simply HAD to read it anyway because of my IMMENSE love for book two, A Court of Mist and Fury. (Which was really one of the BEST books ever and I am still not over it)

A Court of Frost and Starlight started off rather… strangely. I’m quite used to this story having been told from Feyre’s point of view and it threw me when we ALSO got Rhysand, Mor, Nesta and Cassian narrating Sarah J Maas’ SMALLEST book to date. What I’m basically trying to say is, I had a little bit of an adjusting period.

Let’s break it down:

1.       If you know me, I’m not a huge fan of novellas or short stories. Whenever I read them, I always feel like the second I get invested, the story is over. POOF. HEART=BROKEN. And so use the word ‘novella,’ and I’m already a little suspicious about the book’s intentions for my heart.
2.       EVEN THEN, Novella or full length novel, an essential element for books (for me) is PLOT. BOOKS HAVE TO HAVE A PLOT, OKAY? A Court of Frost and Starlight was a bridge book between the old series and the spin-off series, it didn’t really have a SOLID PLOT, or any real reason that the events of this book couldn’t have been clubbed into the next one VERY EASILY.

3.       Really, this book was mostly (rather graphic) sex scenes, the “sizable” coffers of the Night Court, a lot of gift exchanging and some ominous foreshadowing for the next book.

4.       MIND YOU, I’M NOT SAYING I DIDN’T LIKE IT, (There was a LOT I LIKED, and I’ll get to that below) BUT I WISH A Court of Frost and Starlight had been MORE by itself, or had just been combined into the NEXT BIG NOVEL.

5.       There were a lot of things I really liked, including:

-          Feyre and Cassian’s drunk decorating (And Azriel trying to clean up their mess)
-          Cassian’s Point of View (WHO KNEW THIS DARK SMOL ILLYRIAN WAS SO PRECIOUS?)
-          The Inner Circle just hanging out and being themselves
-          The ‘everyday’ tasks post war – I actually really appreciated that his book dealt with the day to day tasks of ruling and rebuilding to some extent, because I feel like it’s almost always glossed over in fantasy novels
-          I… like Nesta better? I didn’t think it was possible, but I suddenly do. I’m quite excited to see where the next book takes me.

I guess, all in all, I’d recommend this only to someone who is ALREADY a HUGE fan of the series. It didn’t really have a plot, and was a filler novella, but if you enjoy the antics of the Night Court/ Inner Circle and just want to check in on your favourite characters, this could be this book for you.

I’ll just leave you with: ‘To the stars that wish, and the dreams that are answered.’

Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she's not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.
Have you read any Sarah J Maas books? What do you think of them, and WHO is your favourite character?
Have you read ACOFAS? What did you think of it?
 

A Diverse, Feel Good Book // ARC Review: The Way You Make Me Feel by Maureen Goo

Title: The Way You Make Me Feel
Author: Maureen Goo
Publication Date: May 8th 2018
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux (Macmillan)
Part of a Series?: No, A Standalone
I Got A Copy Through: Macmillan Intl (THANK YOU!)
Buy Links: Amazon US || Barnes and Noble || Wordery || Books A Million || Chapters Indigo || Google Books
Blurb Description: From the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love, a laugh-out-loud story of love, new friendships, and one unique food truck.
Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn't so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind? 
With Maurene Goo's signature warmth and humor, The Way You Make Me Feel is a relatable story of falling in love and finding yourself in the places you’d never thought to look.
THIS BOOK MADE ME LAUGH.

Which is rare. I IMMENSELY enjoy and get HIGHLY invested in a few books too many than is healthy, but I very rarely laugh because of a book.
 
The Way You Make Me Feel, in a nutshell, was an adorable read, filled with GREAT FOOD, diversity and anxiety rep that also made for a wonderful, light summer read and the perfect way to close out my last summer as a student (hello, senior year and my twenties *bursts into tears*)
There were a lot of things I really liked about this book, so let’s break it down:

1.       KOREAN – BRAZILIAN FUSION FOOD: If you read the synopsis, (directs you upwards) you’ll know that our main character spends her summer working in her dad’s Korean-Brazilian fusion food truck and OH MY GOD THE DESCRIPTIONS OF FOOD AND THE DIVERSITY IN THE FOOD WERE ESSENTIALLY THE BEST THING IN THE FOOD.  

2.       ALL THE DIVERSITY: Our main character, Clara Shin is Korean and Brazilian. Her co-worker on the food truck is African American and it all just felt right. It was so well done, and I loved how Maureen Goo portrayed her characters, especially how their skin color and roots were a part of who they were, and they were also so much more.

 
3.       THIS WAS KIND OF HILARIOUS?: I read a sampler before requesting this book, and this book made me laugh in the VERY first scene which contained feminism, prom queens and tampons and I kept laughing after.

4.       IT JUST MADE ME FEEL GOOD: Reading this story made me feel happy. I don’t know if it was Hamlet, the ADORABLE love interest, the fact that it was a summery read and also a love letter to LA and delicious food OR Clara’s personal growth, but I loved it regardless.

The One Thing I Thought Could Have Been Better:

1.       The Lack of Connect/ The Extreme fast pace of everything: When I read The Way You Make Me Feel, I felt disconnected from the story and all the brilliant elements playing out on the paper. I quickly realised it was because I felt like the dialogue was… insubstantial and very fast and there was SO MUCH TELLING AND NOT SHOWING, that I simply didn’t enjoy it as much.

Would I recommend this book? YES. The Way You Make Me Feel was a hilarious, feel-good, summer read with some great character growth, diversity, romance and family. 

Maurene Goo
Maurene Goo grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by floral wallpaper and piles of books. She studied communication at UC San Diego and then later received a Masters in publishing, writing, and literature at Emerson College. Before publishing her first book, Since You Asked, she worked in both textbook and art book publishing. She also has very strong feelings about tacos and houseplants and lives in Los Angeles.
What are some of your favourite diverse reads of the year?
Have you read any of Maureen Goo's books?
What did you think of them?
 

Stacking The Shelves #38 - The One I've Been Procrastinating Because There Are SO many Books!

I've been procrastinating this haul for weeks now, purely because of the SHEER AMOUNT of bookmail I've received over the last few weeks. I left town for a month and a half, and I came home to a mountain of bookmail, plus I received a lot of packages after as well.

If you do want to keep seeing (in real time, because I usually take months between these posts - the last one was in February), do follow me on Instagram, where you can see it all on my stories!

But, without further ado, let's begin!

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted at Tyga's reviews and is all about the book you stacked on your shelves over a week (or three months or so)

FOR REVIEW: 

FROM PENGUIN INDIA:

The people at Penguin Random House India are some of the BEST book fairies in the world, and keep showering me with books! I got all of this in one haul, even though I only asked for the first two, and I'm slowly making my way through the list!

1. The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

2. Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher

3. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

4. Small Spaces by Sarah Epstien

5. Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber

6. The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

7. The Legend of Virinara by Usha Alexander

8. Twelve Nights by Andrew Zurcher



FROM BLOOMSBURY INDIA:

Sneha at Bloomsbury always knows the BEST books to send my way. I've already finished A Court of Frost and Starlight, and my review will be on the Blog tomorrow. (hopefully!)

I'm also very excited for The Pisces and The Weight of A Thousand Feathers!

1.  A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

2.  The Pisces by Melissa Broder

3. The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan

4.  Pretty Vile Girl by Rickie Khosla


FROM PAN MACMILLAN INDIA:


I was so honoured to be one of the bloggers who receives this huge package of SURPRISE bookmail  I Am Thunder, which I will start reading as soon as I'm done with my current read, Veronica Roth's The Fates' Divide as well as to read more than the one Sidney Sheldon I already have.
from Pan Macmillan India. I'm especially excited for

1.  I Am Thunder by Muhamad Khan

2.  My Father Drank My Lover and Other Stories by Ashok Banker

 The Cast by Danielle Steele

 Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steele



FROM MACMILLAN INTERNATIONAL:

Receiving parcels from Macmillan International is what I imagine opening presents on Christmas morning is like (we don't celebrate Christmas here in India, so) but they always contain the best kind of treasure - BOOKS!

I just finished reading The Way You Make Me Feel and I've PLANNED to have a review up my Tuesday, so let's see how that goes;)

1. The Way You Make Me Feel by Maureen Goo

2. Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez

3. As She Fades by Abbi Glines


FROM USBOURNE PUBLISHING:

THESE TWO AUTHORS AND MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE YA Contemporary writers (along with maybe Sarah Dessen) and having these two books on my shelf together just makes me want to drop everything else and dive in. Which I just might. WHO KNOWS IN THIS CRAZY, BOOK FILLED WORLD?

Seriously, you guys, check out Holly Bourne's Spinster Girl series and Maggie Harcourt's Unconventional and you will FALL IN LOVE.

1. Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt

2. Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes by Holly Bourne


FROM ABRAMS AND CHRONICLE INTERNATIONAL:

Abrams and Chronicle publishes by ALL TIME FAVOURITE CONTEMPORARY WITH A

TWIST/ PURPOSE writer, Riley Regdate, whose novels are these complex creatures that will leave you in awe and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ALL (THREE) OF THEM!

I've already finished Final Draft, but I will be reading #3 very soon and I can't wait to meet a high school, fictional Mr. Darcy!

1. The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan


2, Final Draft by Riley Redgate

3. Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt


FROM HMH TEEN:

1. Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd: This book LOOKS STUNNING, and sounds it as well. A fantasy novel, set in Paris with all sorts of magical creatures. I am VERY excited to dive into it. Hopefully by the end of this coming week.

What books have you stacked onto your shelves over the last week
Have you read any of my new books/ are you excited for any of them?
I'd ABSOLUTELY love to hear from you!

Left Me With A Sense of Potential Unfulfilled // ARC Review: Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher

Title: Eve Of Man (Eve of Man Trilogy #1)
Authors: Giovanna and Tom Fletcher
Publication Date: May 31st 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books UK
Part of a Series?: Yes, Book 1 on 3 of the Eve of Man Trilogy
I Got A Copy Through: Penguin India (THANK YOU!)
Buy Links: Amazon IN || Wordery || Foyles || Waterstones || WHSmith || Google Books
Blurb Description: AGAINST ALL ODDS, SHE SURVIVED.THE FIRST GIRL BORN IN FIFTY YEARS.THEY CALLED HER EVE . . .
All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past.
But at sixteen it's time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of humanity is in her hands. She's always accepted her fate.
Until she meets Bram.
Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom.
But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race?
EVE OF MAN is the first in an explosive new trilogy by bestselling authors Giovanna & Tom Fletcher. 
EVE OF MAN, in a nutshell, has:

1)      An interesting Plot (AND I MEAN VERY INTERESTING) *gestures at you to read synopsis above*
2)      Easy to read writing (no superfluous nonsense, YAY)
3)      A lot of filler?

EVE OF MAN left me with:

1)      A sense of something missing, or potential unfulfilled, if you know what I mean

Look, I LOVE dystopian novels. I’ve read so many in the last year alone – This Mortal Coil, in particular, to name my favourite one. I love that everything has changed in the not too distant future, that is very real and scary and Eve of Man seemed like it had the PERFECT plot, but somehow, didn’t live up to it’s potential.

MY THOUGHTS:

1.       Surprisingly, the beginning of this book RAISED my expectations. It was this brilliant start, switching between the highly sheltered, only girl in the world born in fifty years and a boy on the outside, an integral part of the illusion created to keep her safe.

2.       I basically loved that this book was told between both Eve and Bram’s viewpoints as the figured out everything happening behind the curtain with the EPO

3.       While I loved the plot and the WAY the story was told, I feel like there were some unfinished elements and some elements that felt VERY forced:

*SPOILERS*

A)     After Bram left the tower and went with the Freevers, the way they trusted him and ALSO, how he was suddenly their leader was WAY TOO ABRUPT. Absolutely no rebellion EVER would trust someone who used to be on the enemy side just one day ago and it seemed like a little too much to take in.
B)      I felt like a lot of the parts with Eve were filler. Maybe I just didn’t like her enough, but I didn’t really enjoy reading through her na├»ve world view (not her fault) or her tantrums… I just didn’t. I hope she grows in the next two books as a person, and I hope I’ll like her more.
C)      I feel like the conspiracy with the ‘big bad organisation’ was underplayed. The romance between Eve and Bram took the story over, while the actual consequences to repopulating, the science and the ‘evil’ organisation just went away like POOF

*SPOILERS OVER*

4.       At the same time, I will definitely be picking up the next book. While there was a lot I thought COULD have been done so much better, considering the stakes, I do HOPE it will all be better in the second book.


I fast paced, interesting story with a GREAT PLOT, but with execution that could have been improved. I will definitely be reading more in the series. 3.5 Stars. 
Tom  FletcherGiovanna FletcherGiovanna grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario, and spent most of her childhood talking to herself (it seems no one wanted to listen) or reading books.

At thirteen she left Essex behind to attend the full-time Sylvia Young Theatre School, where she met her husband Tom Fletcher. Following SYTS she completed an acting BA (hons) at Rose Bruford – since then she's been acting, chaperoning mini actors and dabbling in a spot of freelance journalism.

Giovanna is a firm believer in the power of magpies and positive energy. To see what makes Giovanna smile, view her blog at www.giovannasworld.com, or her Twitter page @mrsgifletcher

Tom Fletcher is an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and children's author.
What are some of your favourite dystopian novels?
Do you prefer fantasy or dystopian?
Have you read Eve of Man? What did you think of it?
 

The Most REAL Adult Contemporary Novel I've Read // ARC Review: How Do You Like Me Now by Holly Bourne

Title: How Do You Like Me Now?
Author: Holy Bourne
Publication Date: 14th June 2018
Publisher: Hodder and Stroughton
Part of a Series?: No, A Standalone
I Got A Copy Through: Hachette India (THANK YOU!)
Buy Links: Amazon IN || Wordery || Foyles || Waterstones || WHSmith || Chapters Indigo || Google Books
Blurb Description: 'Turning thirty is like playing musical chairs. The music stops, and everyone just marries whoever they happen to be sitting on.' 
Who the f*ck is Tori Bailey?
There's no doubt that Tori is winning the game of life. A straight-talking, bestselling author, she's inspired millions of women around the world with her self-help memoir. And she has the perfect relationship to boot.
But Tori Bailey has been living a lie.
Her long-term boyfriend won't even talk about marriage, but everyone around her is getting engaged and having babies. And when her best friend Dee - her plus one, the only person who understands the madness - falls in love, suddenly Tori's in terrifying danger of being left behind.
When the world tells you to be one thing and turning thirty brings with it a loud ticking clock, it takes courage to walk your own path.
It's time for Tori to practice what she's preached, but the question is: is she brave enough?
The debut adult novel by bestselling author Holly Bourne is a blisteringly funny, honest and moving exploration of love, friendship and navigating the emotional rollercoaster of your thirties.
Two points before I begin my review-rant:

a)      Holly Bourne is one of my ABSOLUTE favourite YA authors, especially after her book What’s A Girl Gotta Do? And when I heard she was releasing a “Must-Read” and “Hilarious” adult debut, it became a MUST read.

b)      I adore romantic comedy novels with a message, and this sounded like a GREAT ONE, regardless of age. Comparing yourself to others, society’s expectations and social media? HOW ABSOLUTELY RELEVANT TO EVERYTHING WE GO THROUGH ON A DAILY BASIS.

And while there were a lot of lovely, on-point messages in this book, a lot of scenes that made me laugh, the main thing that stayed with me about this book, days after I put it down is HOW MUCH THE MAIN CHARACTER WHINED AND COMPLAINED AND BITCHED AND HAD UGLY THOUGHTS and I get it, because we do all of the above on a daily basis, but Tori Bailey, the protagonist was just such a NEGATIVE person about everything and stuck in a relationship that she knew was going nowhere and I honestly didn’t know how to deal.

I guess, even though we shouldn’t compare books, I hoped that How Do You Like Me Now?, just like all of Holly’s other books would be uplifting or have some sort of positive message, and while it got to it in the end, there were still 300+ pages of all the negativity that ended up being a little more than I could handle.

Also, more than anything else, Tori couldn’t find it in herself to be supportive of her BEST FRIEND when she found someone and got pregnant and that really annoyed me because WHAT EVEN?

I guess I just wish that this book was more.

There were still a lot of things I REALLY liked about this book, including:

1)      Tori Bailey’s stark honesty: Even though she was a negative and unsupportive person in general, I did love how absolutely unfiltered and unflinching her thoughts and opinions were.

2)      THE RELEVANCE: How many of us DON’T scroll down social media and then feel bad or that we’re not doing things ‘right’ when we look at other’s accomplishments? I loved that the book dealt with the SHEER PRESSURE these online platforms and the ‘life achievements’ of people you follow there exert on you because IT IS REAL.

3)      YES FOR THE ENDING: Like I mentioned before, the ending of this book was more the Holly Bourne books WITH MESSAGES that I’m used to. I loved how supportive Tori’s parents were and so proud of Tori for finally standing up for herself and doing the right thing.

I guess all in all, this was probably the most REAL adult contemporary I’ve EVER read, but I wish there was more positivity or support from the main character towards anything at all. 3 stars.
Holly BourneHolly started her writing career as a news journalist, where she was nominated for Best Print Journalist of the Year. She then spent six years working as an editor, a relationship advisor, and general ‘agony aunt’ for a youth charity – helping young people with their relationships and mental health. 

Inspired by what she saw, she started writing teen fiction, including the best-selling, award-winning ‘Spinster Club’ series which helps educate teenagers about feminism. When she turned thirty, Holly wrote her first adult novel, 'How Do You Like Me Now?', examining the intensified pressures on women once they hit that landmark.

Alongside her writing, Holly has a keen interest in women’s rights and is an advocate for reducing the stigma of mental health problems. She’s helped create online apps that teach young people about sexual consent, works with Women’s Aid to spread awareness of abusive relationships, and runs Rethink’s mental health book club.
 
What are some of your favourite adult contemporaries?
Have you read any of Holly Bourne's books? What do you think of them?
If you have any interesting adult contemporary recommendations, I would LOVE to hear them!
 

Eloquent Writing In A Harsh World // REVIEW: Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young

Title: Sky In Th Deep
Author: Adrienne Young
Publication Date: April 24th 2018
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Part of a Series?: No, A Standalone
I Got A Copy Through: I bought it!
Buy Links: Amazon US || Barnes and Noble || Wordery || Books A Million || Chapters Indigo ||
Blurb Description: OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield — her brother, fighting with the enemy — the brother she watched die five years ago.
Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.
She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.
SO THIS BOOK WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST HYPED OF 2018 THAT I KNEW I WOULD HAVE TO READ THE MINUTE I HEARD ABOUT. Compared to Vikings and Wonderwoman with that gorgeous dark cover and the promise of a forbidden romance?

HOW ABSOLUTELY BREATH-TAKING DOES THAT SOUND?

And, from all the hype around the internet and the hype I created for myself, I DIDN’T END UP LOVING IT AS MUCH AS I HOPED I WOULD.

Not that I didn’t like it, because I did. The book was powerful in a lot of ways and the romance was enjoyable, but I just felt removed/ didn’t connect with the book as much as I wished I would.
I guess, in a nutshell, I was hoping this book would be a new favourite, but it turned out that it was just one of the many.

THINGS I LIKED:

1.       THE COVER: Yes, hello, please let’s talk about that MARVEL of a cover that caught my eye and ‘Breathe Fire,’ and if that isn’t the COOLEST THING EVER, I don’t know what is.
hasn’t let it go till date. Also, there’s an inscription when you open the dust jacket of the book that says

2.       THE WRITING: Even as a debut author, Adrienne Young had this unique way of storytelling and her writing was poignant as she wrote about a harsh world and, well, I really loved it. I read her book in just three days and I can’t wait for the next one.

3.       THE RIKI: I actually fell in love with certain members of the rival to Eelyn’s clan, the Riki, namely Inge, Fiske and Halvard. I wish we saw more of Runa, Kerling and Gyda and ESPECIALLY Iri, but I did love the Riki.

THINGS I WISH HAD BEEN BETTER: 

1.       IRI: A brother our main character thought was dead because SHE LET HIM GO during war is REALLY ALIVE AND LIVING WITH A RIVAL CLAN? I felt like this was such a brilliant part to the storyline and yet, I saw nothing of Iri and Eelyn reconnecting or even being siblings. All I got in the end was a measly line of about how ‘it would have to be worked on’ and I was honestly QUITE DISAPPOINTED.

2.       REALLY, I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE BUT STILL: Like I said before, there was something that stopped me from FALLING IN LOVE that I can’t name till date. It just didn’t get my fangirl side fangirling or my hopes raised.

Will I read more from Adrienne Young? DEFINITELY.


An enjoyable read with poignant writing in a harsh world + a forbidden romance. I’d definitely recommend it, even though it wasn’t the BEST fantasy I’ve read. 
Adrienne  Young
Adrienne Young is a born and bred Texan turned California girl. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, scouring antique fairs for old books, sipping wine over long dinners, or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings beneath the West Coast sun.

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What are some of your most anticipated 2018 releases?
(Sky In The Deep was one of mine, and I'd love to hear yours!)
Have you read this book? What did you think of it?