Does anyone remember when Friday Reads was a big thing on twitter and then moved to Youtube when we were able to do video responses? I feel like Friday Reads has died down quite a bit in the last several years so I figured I’d make one! Here’s what I’ve been reading the last week or so….
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth – that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart. (SNYOPSIS FROM BOOK ONE!)
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa is the 3rd book in the Iron Fey Saga. This is a reread for me. I was in the mood to reread the whole series, which I’m so glad I did because it helped me out of a reading slump! The characters are spectacular and hilarious. I love every single one. If you want a magical book, I highly recommend checking these books out!
Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does…
As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black is a little bit of a let down for me. I don’t know if I’m not in the mood to read it or if it’s not my cup of tea. I mean, it’s good but it’s not great, in my opinion. I’m not sold on the characters. I think they’re kind of bland. However, I think the writing is gorgeous but the layout of the paragraphs and the story just seems choppy.