Gifted / Today I am bringing you three short reviews for ya books that I’ve read while I was on a blogging vacation (we can call it that from now on).
Two novels I’ll talk about were given to me by the publishers (Killing November and A History of Glitter and Blood) and one I purchased myself (Strange the dreamer).
I hope you enjoy reading my reviews and let me know if you’ve read any of these novels.
Killing November was intense, fast and fun. I pretty much devoured this story, because it is written in such a good style that the reader flies through the pages.
The story follows November who comes to new school where everyone hides their true identity and she doesn’t know who she can trust.
This was a fast paced novel, and it left me confused multiple times while reading. November wasn’t the most likeable character but I liked some side characters very much.
Even though I had much fun while I was reading this, I don’t think that the story will stay with me long after I finished it.
The sequel Hunting November comes out next year, but I am not sure if I’ll read it.
A History of Glitter and Blood
It pains me to say this, but A History of Glitter and Blood is officially the worst book I’ve read this year, and one of the worst novels I’ve read in my entire life. The only reason I didn’t DNF it is because I got it for review way back when it was new, and I already felt guilty for taking so long to read it.
Now this is what I call pure mess. It is an apocalyptic, post-war mix of fantasy and dystopia, with NA characters and side story.
There were a lot of whore shaming that I didn’t like, but the worst part was how messed up in a stupid way these faeries and gnomes were.
They were in war and gnomes (tbh I’m not even sure if they were gnomes in the first place or some other creatures, so don’t quote me on that) ate faeries, but they were still somehow alive. Like, there were faeries with parts missing, or just parts of bodies that were considered as faeries, and everyone slept with everyone, even gnomes with faeries.
The only thing I liked about this book were some photos in the book, and that is it.
I don’t recommend this book to anyone!
Strange the Dreamer
Strange the Dreamer was pure perfection. This book is so hyped, and there’s a good reason for it. I loved everything about this novel, and it is now one of my favourite books of all time.
The world is phenomenal, the characters were so interesting and alive, they were almost real. I loved them all so much, the good ones and especially the bad ones. They were all more dimensional and I appreciate every single one of them.
The writing was beautiful, lyrical but at the same time simple to read. I flew through this book and I can’t wait to read the sequel, Muse of Nightmares.
If you’re into fantasy, you have to read this book, it would be a sin to miss it!