Although I'm used to writing longer reviews, this is definitely going to be a shorter one. For once, I really left writing it too late and.. apart from the bullet points I wrote down, I honestly don't remember all that much about this story? Which does say something, doesn't it?
The thing that intrigued me most about this novel, is the incorporation of music. I love a musical context in stories - although that doesn't always turn out so great, but still - and that's what made me pick this one up!
Seeing the cover of this book, I immediately knew I was going to love it. I just had to love it - there was no way I would have it disappoint me. So, what I'm basically saying is that this book had a whole lot to live up to without me having read the blurb at that point. I couldn't imagine a story with transgender rep being anything but amazing and I was right! Or, at least I was until I'd finished the book and decided to read some own-voice reviews...
I have to admit - I'm seriously late with this review and reading this story. I had some issues with the format - couldn't get the ARC on my Kindle, then it wouldn't open on my computer anymore and.. well.. Let's just say I was so intrigued by the synopsis that I ended up buying a finished copy instead! I couldn't say no to something that sounded like a Cinderella-retelling, but contemporary and with LGBTQIA+ characters. I just couldn't. Was it worth it? Wasn't it? Only one way to find out, folks!
I've mentioned her a couple of times on my blog, and it's time for another one. Chelscey Clayton, author of The Monster of Selkirk-series, is one of the first authors I had a closer connection with. Her book was the first one I won since starting my blog and it claimed a special piece of my heart. Safe to say that when Chelscey recommended Angelfall to me, I had to buy myself a copy! And two months ago now I actually read it as well! The only thing we can do, right now, is hope it's better than the disappointment of Out of the Blue..
I got this eARC through the publisher and was so keen to jump right in. You all know thrillers aren't my usual kind of book to pick up, but.. sometimes I just can't help myself, ha. I guess you could say it's one of those guilty pleasures, in a way? But was it truly a pleasure this time around?
Years ago, I went through this stage of reading anything angel-related. Hush, Hush is the first series that pops into my mind when I think back to that time. Sometimes, you just want to go the nostalgic way and read one of those books again. This time, I got nostalgic by reading the blurb of Out of the Blue in the bookstore. Angels! Yes, please! Give me that nostalgia!