Hello! Today I thought I would do something a little different by showing you the books I currently have checked out from the library. Let you know why these particular titles interested me and hold myself accountable to read them in a timely fashion.
1. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
I have heard so many good things about this book! If you have kept up with the young adult book community, I’m sure you have heard of this book at least a dozen times. The first in a series, Truly Devious is a mystery/thriller novel set around a Vermont academy, where a mysterious cold case took place decades before. I am looking forward to following the main character around as she navigates the complexities of a new school and the mysterious clues left behind, in an attempt to solve the mystery.
2.Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Of this list, this is the one I am most excited for. I love historical fictions! After reading The Nightingale in January and being blown away, I knew I had to read some similar novels. Between Shades of Gray has been on my TBR pile since I read Salt to the Sea, also by Ruta Sepetys, and loved how she was able to portray the raw emotion of the time period. I have just started reading it and I am already intrigued in the story.
3. Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
I have left this story unfinished for too long. It is about time to read the third and final book of an amazing series. I gave the previous two books five stars because I loved everything about them. I loved both Laia and Elias as characters. While they are as different to each other as the author could possibly make them, they come together in their shared hatred of the Empire. I can’t wait to find out the ending to both of their stories.
4. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
I don’t think this choice should be a surprise to anyone who has read this post up to this point. Haha. After reading The Nightingale, I HAD to read another historical fiction by Kristin Hannah. Why not choose one that is a 2018 Goodreads choice winner? I can’t wait to delve into this story regarding a former POW returning home after the Vietnam War.
5. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
I picked up this novel for the sole reason of seeing how this historical fiction reimagines the original tale of Frankenstein. How does she put her own twists into this classic tale? I am excited to see how she does it and how much it truly adds to the story.