A Court of Mist and Fury (★★★★★) and Wings and Embers by Sarah J. Maas (★★★★☆)
My favorite book of 2016 was an even better re-read! Tackled in preparation for A Court of Wings and Ruin (more on that below), I also used April to finally check out the Nesta/Cassian short story Wings and Embers, which was good but not ACOMAF good. Let’s be honest though, is anything ACOMAF good? [READ FULL REVIEW] [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION]
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (★★★★☆½)
My first book by Nina LaCour, We Are Okay was the perfect story to get me out of my post ACOMAF reading slump. An intimate and honest look at grief, We Are Okay bounces between Marin’s life pre and post-tragedy, and the family who is desperately trying to make her feel whole again. Get your hankies out, because this slice of life contemporary novel will give you all the feels.
Literally by Lucy Keating (★★★☆☆)
Lucy Keating’s sophomore novel may have the exact same premise as Stranger Than Fiction, but trust me, it’s no Stranger Than Fiction. The story revolves around Annabelle, a teenager with a perfect life who realizes she’s trapped inside a novel written by author Lucy Keating. It could work, but it doesn’t. Super contrived and over the top, there’s nothing worse than Lucy Keating writing about how great Lucy Keating is.
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You can check out all my April contributions below!
Welcome to the actually on time April episode of the Spines With Wines live book club! We know, we’re pretty proud of ourselves too.
Spines With Wines is made up of myself (Cassie-la), book blogger/BookTuber Kristin Hackett and illustrator Melissa Kay and involves talking about books while drinking wine. Your pretty standard book club activities.
In this episode, Kristin and I (minus Melissa) discuss the super cute and happy-making Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli.