FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:
Randall Silvis’ latest novel is the first of his I have read. I was completely blown away by his writing style as well as the story. The story is horrific, but his prose is like sinking into a warm bath – warm and comforting. Even his most gruesome passages were beautiful. I want to explore all of his books now to see if they are just as well-written and powerful.
Adam Silvera’s novel is equally powerful. Both novels deal with loss, but one is just a little more…adult than the other. Mr. Silvera’s hero is so young, and it shows in every thought he shares and every one of his actions. There is nothing wrong with this, as it makes for a story even us older readers will enjoy. Mr. Silvera reminds readers all too well what it feels like to love and lose that love when you are a teenager.
Emma Flint’s novel is tragic and infuriating as it portrays the double standard that exists for women, especially mothers. It is well worth the hype.
The one caught my eye at BEA, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the chance to finally read it.
Slow progress is progressing. I will finish this. I will.
I have to rethink my entire reading list now that the Tournament of Books shortlist was released. So this is TBD.
So, what are you reading?
I am looking forward to Caraval!
Yes!!! You are going to enjoy it!
My next read was TBD, too. Until I looked at what I had downloaded from Netgalley and realized I have sooo many books I need to read in the next couple of months. Now they are all numbered. All great books (I hope!) but no flexibility, sadly.
I’m the same way. It looks like I will only be able to fit in one or two TOB books before March, and that makes me so sad. Then again, I am really looking forward to the galleys I do have so I guess it is a fair trade.
ps. What about the Pack? Aaron Rodgers was on fire yesterday in their win over the Cowboys. Quite a game. & ending.
I’m trying not to get my hopes up from one game to the next. They are missing so many key players, but they keep managing to pull out wins. I’ll take it!
I’ve heard a lot of the hype about the Emma Flint book — glad you think it’s worth it. Right now I’m reading The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close … a D.C. political kind of novel.
I liked it, not so much for the story itself but for what it shows us about how society perceived women in the 1960s (and still does).
So curious about Caraval! It has so much hype that I hope it lives up!
I tore through it and loved every minute of it. I wasn’t a huge fan of the main character – she had a tendency to be a bit whiny and weak – but there is something about the story itself that kept me glued to the pages.
I have Two Days Gone and am excited to read it. Especially now that you enjoyed it. I really want to read Caraval. It’s getting hyped up pretty big right now. I hope it’s as good as everyone says. Enjoy!
Yay! I can highly recommend both!
I’ve been hearing mixed things about Little Deaths, but definitely have my eye on it.
And I need to take a good look at that TOB shortlist too!
I enjoyed Little Deaths but I enjoyed Two Days Gone even more. The writing was better, and the story was more fluid. Flint’s novel is by no means awful, but there are some holes in it that may frustrate readers.
I love the fact that used the words ‘gruesome’ and ‘beautiful’ to describe the Silvis book. In the same sentence no less. Think I need to try that one.
Ha! I loved it. I was just really taken with Silvis’ writing and hope others are equally impressed!