How is it May already?? April flew by in a blink. I’d like to say I accomplished a lot with isolation going on but that would be a lie. Instead, I got caught up in books and procrastinated my uni work. To add to this, my TBR seems to be growing this week with the Top 5 Sat theme of: Retellings. This meme was created by the lovely Mandy over at Devouring Books.
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales – SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA meets CLUELESS in this boy-meets-boy spin on Grease. I mean… just that description has me already saying YES, YES, YES. Who wouldn’t want to read a boy-meets-boy ‘summer loving’ Grease retelling??
Hunted by Meagan Spooner – Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them. When he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. This book sounds amazing. I love strong female characters and this one seems sure to deliver!
A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer – I wasn’t such a fan of the first book in this series but I ADORED Grey. His prominence in this book has it firmly placed on my TBR.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – With Russian fairy tales and (apparently) beautifully descriptive writing, this story has been high on my TBR for years now. Having just finished an MG fantasy with Russian fairy-tale influence I’m keen to compare the tales to TBATN.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – I’ve read so many good reviews for The Lunar Chronicles over the years and yet I still haven’t read it. Here’s to hoping I give this series a read sometime this year!