My Totally-Didn’t-Happen “TBR”

HELLO STRANGERS! Yes, strangers, because I’ve been gone so shamefully long I may as well be new here. Sigh. Aaaaanyway, I’ll be doing something new today: a totally-didn’t-happen TBR. Yeah, I made it up, so bear with me!

Backstory: I intended back in THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER to do a Fall TBR. I was all excited, had all the books picked out, and…just never got the chance to write it. So then I thought ‘oh, I’ll just do that now!’ but, uh, no, because a) it’s DECEMBER and b) just as I’ve had no time to blog I’ve also had no time to read. Seriously. I’ve been on page 137 of Queen of Shadows since my vacation in AUGUST.

*Cries*

So instead, here is where I compile all those books that my optimistic reader self thought I’d read (until my academics-are-important self took a blow torch to that dream and watched it burn, baby, burn) with the thoughts that I like to imagine I would have reviewed for them and a hefty dose of self-deprecation. It’s a guessing game of hypotheses and sarcasm that I hope you will enjoy.

(PS. goodreads links are in the titles if you want to check anything out!) Continue reading

The Raven Boys

17675462The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is a goddess.

Seriously. I love everything I’ve read by her.

The Raven Boys begins when Blue, the teenage daughter of a family of psychics, sees the spirit of rich boy Gansey on Spirit Road. This means either a) she’ll kill him or b) he’s her true love. Given that Blue is destined to kill her true love by kissing him, I’m inclined to think it’s probably be both. Tragic! The book also follows dearest Dick Gansey III in his quest to follow the supernatural ley lines in Henrietta, Virginia to locate the tomb of a long-dead Welsh king. What follows is a fast-paced and suspenseful adventure complete with reluctant romance, an irresistibly eclectic group of heroes, and a mysterious murder that’s more connected than anyone dares to think… Continue reading