I know it’s kind of late for a TBR but I just only finished deciding what I’m going to read… I’ve had problems reading as much as I want lately. April was not a huge reading month for me, even though I got out of a proper reading slump at that moment. As I won’t be working much in May (while still having stuff to do), I really hope to read a little more !! Knowing myself, I did not put the bar too high… Here is my May TBR !
- Nevernight, Jay Kristoff
Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything : to avenge herself on those that shattered her world. But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal. Before she seeks vengeance, she must seek training among the infamous assassins of the Red Church of Itreya. Inside the Church’s halls, Mia must prove herself against the deadliest of opponents and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and daemons at the heart of a murder cult.
The hype I have seen surrounding this book is HUGE. I’m currently reading it, and so far, it’s a little confusing, but I totally get why people love it. The writing style is definitely genius, and it screams Jay Kristoff. I have high expectations for this and I hope not to be disappointed in the end.
2. Dry, Neal and Jarrod Shusterman
The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.
Until the taps run dry.
Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.
This is typically a book I wouldn’t have picked up if I hadn’t seen it coming and going at my local library (I volunteer there and have seen several people getting it and liking it). I’m not someone who reads books marked as “thrillers” but I realised the plot of this one was pretty interesting, even though out of my comfort zone. It’s one of the first book I’m going to read that I haven’t bought and that I am timed to read haha.
3. Finale, Stephanie Garber
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…all games must come to an end.
It’s been two months since the last Caraval concluded, two months since the Fates have been freed from an enchanted deck of cards, two months since Tella has seen Legend, and two months since Legend claimed the empire’s throne as his own. Now, Legend is preparing for his official coronation and Tella is determined to stop it. She believes her own mother, who still remains in an enchanted sleep, is the rightful heir to the throne.
Meanwhile, Scarlett has started a game of her own. She’s challenged Julian and her former fiancé, Count Nicolas d’Arcy, to a competition where the winner will receive her hand in marriage. Finaly, Scarlett feels as if she is in complete control over her life and future. She is unaware that her mother’s past has put her in the greatest danger of all.
Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun―with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win…and those who will lose everything. . .
I am thrilled to receive Finale this month ! I reread Caraval and Legendary last week to be fully up to date when I receive it. I couldn’t resist the hype and got the special box Fairyloot (bookish box subscribtion) offered, and it will include many bookish items related to the Caraval world. I honestly believe I’ll read it in a day ! Way too excited about it !
That’s all for this month ! I have a lot to do with my life, especially with college applications and a trip to Paris that’s coming tomorrow (!!!), so I’m not pressuring myself too much regarding books. It’s still a hobby that’s supposed to bring me joy and I don’t want to force myself to read only to achieve some goal.
If you recognize some books you have read, feel free to let me know what you thought about it !