Checking out some book reviews!
Alexandra Sirowy writes about creepy small towns and the secrets that lie beneath the façade of normality. Her latest novel, First we Were IV, is reviewed by Peruse Project. Brittany’s Book Rambles offers up a guest post from Sirowy on the inspirations behind the story, while My Friends are Fiction has a guest post looking at the characters of the book.
I mentioned Nyxia by Scott Reintgen, about a group of youths on a space voyage competing against each other to be part of the lucrative mission waiting for them at their destination as a good option for a TV series adaptation. And that was before I even read it. Mollie Reads decided to read the book before making her opinions known, and she was very impressed. Overflowing Bookshelves offered another positive review, even though she admittedly had some doubts about the concept going into the story.
If you’re looking for something darker with Halloween creeping ever closer, you might want to check out this review from Overflowing Bookshelves, looking at This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis, about a girl who realizes that her twin who died in the womb is trying to take control of her body.
Avid Reader looks at Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts, which I thought was okay, and comes to a similar conclusion as me. Meanwhile, My Thoughts… Literally looks at a book that I am planning to read, The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken. I haven’t loved Bracken’s previous works as much as many others have, but I couldn’t resist this story about a youth who discovers a demon is living inside him. This review is a bit mixed, but overall offers a positive outlook for the book. Jessethereader offers another positive review of the book.
Marie Lu’s Warcross has been getting mostly positive reviews, but you can’t please everyone. Brittany’s Book Rambles explains why she was somewhat disappointed by the story, while Madison’s Library had a far more positive reaction.
Madison’s Library was also impressed with Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski, a book that has a similar concept as Nyxia, following a competition to be part of a space mission, which also made my list of possible book to television options. She also had a positive take on the upcoming Nevermoor – The Trials of Morrigan Claw. This story follows a cursed heroine who is fated to die until she is whisked away to a new world, only to find out that she must pass four trials in order to keep hold of this new lease on life.
Finally A Reader of Fictions offers a glowing review of In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan, the story of a frumpy teen named Elliot who finds a gateway to a magical world. I loved Brennan’s Lynburn Legacy trilogy, but for far this new book has not shown up at a local bookstore or library.