Hi guys 🙂
It’s February and I managed to finish all my January books in January (shush- I know I only had two in my January reads…). But, I finished them! And I actually finished all my December books, too. I didn’t realize The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman was going to take so long… I think I may do a Book Chat video on that. What do you think? A Book Chat video would probably be most fun because I’m dying to know what you guys thought about the book… lol I need to get some discussion going here.
Anywhoooo I got a little more courageous and picked more than two books to finish this month 🙂 First off, I went to the library and picked up Grace of Kings by Ken Liu and Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. I’ve started both and they’re very good, and they couldn’t be more different from eachother. Grace of Kings reminds me of Tales of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin for whatever reason. Maybe because it starts off describing the childhood of one of the main characters? You know, come to think of it, the book Deerskin was like that, too, and so was Taylor’s book Strange the Dreamer. It seems to be a very “classic literature” way of opening a story. Honestly, I like it!
Starlight is the second in Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and I’m eating it up. It’s getting super dark and sad and just so angsty, I love it. Taylor’s writing is out of this world, guys. You gotta tell me if you’ve read any of her other books because I need someone that understands my adoration of her writing. It’s unreal.
I also went to the library and got City of Brass by SA Chakraborty and Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. I was trying to find Wildwood Dancing by Marillier, because apparently it’s similar in style to Uprooted by Naomi Novik (I’ve been dying for a similar kind of read recently). Forest isn’t exactly like that yet, but it’s really good- it reminds me of growing up with my group of guy friends who pretty much were my brothers. And the girl in this book has six brothers… it’s just really refreshing and seems to be a take on the whole “seven sons” story. It’s also really classically written like Grace of Kings.
City of Brass is definitely more modern and I picked it up because DAMN THAT COVER. It’s sooo thrilling because the story is actually good, too. I’m a sucker for djinn/Egyptian mythology… which explains why I’m spending so much time playing Assassin’s Creed: Origins, too.
Speaking of video games… help me. I’m sucked into the PS4 and it’s killing my productivity. Monster Hunter World? Assassin’s Creed? Stardew Valley? Why do I choose all the games that literally take over your life?
Lol no, I like to think of playing video games as inspiration. That’s what I tell myself at least!
Keep your eyes out for a new Youtube video this Monday on an actual book review. I’m still deciding which one because I have so many I want to recommend to you guys! If you have any requests, please let me know in the comments!