Top ten lists are quite common at the end / start of a year, which is why I decided to share my ten favorite fantasy reads of 2018!
I've been eager to read Nevernight for months but since the wait for Darkdawn is still ages of - even more so now I've read this one - I forced myself to wait. Until I couldn't anymore and now.. you're about to read the consequences.
Every single one of us hates it when people asks us what our favorite book is, who our favorite author is. My first reaction will always be "in what genre?", although even that doesn't really help narrowing things down most of the time. When being asked what authors I discovered? Let's just say it isn't a very easy question to answer either!
I honestly cannot believe I waited this long to read The Upside of Unrequited. It's not like I didn't want to read it, I simply didn't get around to it? Other books kept distracting me and now I'm blaming all those books for keeping me from this precious, little gem. I fell in love, you guys.
Back when I went to YALC in July, this is one of the ARC's I succeeded at picking up. I was so pumped to read it, but.. as usual, it disappeared down the TBR-mountain. That is, until people kept saying and mentioning how they were looking forward to Girls of Paper and Fire and I couldn't not pick it up immediately! So, here's my review - fingers crossed I do this novel justice with it.
Can you imagine my face when I came across this? Cinderella Boy? That equals a Cinderella retelling, but LGBTQIA+? I don't even want to try and describe my reaction but there was screaming involved - and maniacally clicking the request-button. Did it live up to my expectations? Did it blow me away?
I've owned this book for a while, which caused me to forget what it was about. Since Sara Barnard is coming to YALC, I knew I had to read it before then so I decided to pick it up. Suddenly I remembered. Social anxiety, deafness, sign language. I was bound to love this book.