Blog Tour & ARC Review: Lost Rider (Coming Home #1) by Harper Sloan

Title: Lost Rider (Coming Home #1)

Author: Harper Sloan

Published: 25 April 2017 | Pocket Books

Date Read: 18 January 2017

Synopsis:

In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?

Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?

Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?

Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!

Harper Sloan and her books has been one of my guilty-pleasure reads for quite aome time now. Whenever I’m craving for something cheesy, angst-y and romance-y read, her books are my go-to. I enjoyed reading (and re-reading) her Corps Security and Hope Town Series and I’m so excited and will not miss reading her new series – Coming Home – with its first novel The Lost Rider.

The Lost Rider follows the story of Maverick and Leighton. These two has sizzling chemistry way back when they were in High school. But circumstances happen….

“Bull riding is one of the two things in my life that bring peace. I was meant to ride just as I was meant to draw air in my lungs to live.”

Maverick’s dream is to become a famous and successful bull rider. After experiencing a very tough and hard childhood He’s dead set to leave town and follow his dreams without being pulled back by his own father. That was ten years ago, now, with the end of his bull riding career and the death of his father he’s back to the town he never thought of setting foot again.

To Maverick, going home doesn’t only mean visiting and seeing his siblings. It also means revisiting the past ghosts and facing again the girl he left but never wanted to.

Leighton has been crushing (big time) on Maverick for a long time now.  Maverick is Quinn – her best friend’s – older brother but that didn’t stop the feelings that blossomed into her for Maverick. Ten years ago, Maverick stomped and broke her heart, but now she’s the epitome of a strong, independent woman. She make’s life for herself and found happiness  in making her mom’s dream come true which is by opening her own pie store – The Pie Hole.

“I might have been the king of rodeo after that, but I did it with a dead heart that no one came close to touching”.

The story was told in alternating POV’s of Maverick and Leighton which I really enjoyed because I get to read and see the story from the perspective of our two main characters. I’m quite hesitant with Maverick at first. He’s so silent and keeps everything to himself. But reading on his POV gives me a clarity on why he left and why he did those things. Things that really did a domino effect on other things that happened on the book. 

On the other hand, Leighton is such an easy character to read about. She wears her heart on her sleeves. She’s thoughtful, loving, kind but strong and stubborn as well. I think there’s no better people ending up than these two.

“It’s hard to forget the pain of the past when the memories still shine bright. He might be long gone, but his shadow will never leave this town.”

The story also transitioned from the past and the present. The flashbacks give us a first-hand feel and idea on what happened between these two way back ten years ago. I find it really interesting that despite their time apart their feelings stay the same. Just like the old saying goes “If its love, its love, right?”

The story flowed smoothly. The angst that is ever present to each and every Harper Sloan books was very low and little on this book. Not only it focuses on the second chance at love of Maverick and Leighton it also focuses on the second-chance relationship between Maverick and his siblings Clay and Quinn. Though they were reunited by an unfortunate event, it was nice seeing them seek and get to know each other again after the longest time they’ve been apart.

A little thing I wanted this book to have is for it to include more dialogues between the characters and other people within the story world. There are a lot more internal monologues, I guess.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading The Lost Rider. I can’t wait to read about Quinn’s story on the next book! If you’re looking for something cheesy and romance-y read with a little angst on the side, pick this one up!

 

Review: Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

Title: Written in the Stars

Author: Aisha Saeed

Published: 03 May 2016 | Speak

Date Read: 14 April 2017

Synopsis:

A heart-wrenching tale of forbidden love

‘A wonderfully complex love story unlike any you’ve read before. Saeed has given a novel that is both entertaining and important.”—Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling author

Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late.

Written in the Stars is a touching and moving story about a Pakistani girl and her conflicts with her parents and their culture.

“You can choose what you want to be when you grow up, the types of shoes you want to buy, how long you want your hair to be. But your husband, that’s different. We choose your husband for you. You understand that, right?”

Nalia is a Pakistani girl living in the USA. Her parents are cool with her going on a normal American High School and even being friends with a girl that is an American. But one thing her parents instilled in Nalia’s mind is they are going to choose who she’s going to marry. However, what Nalia’s parents doesn’t know is that she’s already in a romantic relationship with another Pakistani boy from her school – Saif.

“Getting to know family I’ve never met, exploring a part of the world I’ve never seen-suddenly spending a month in Pakistan doesn’t feel daunting at all.”

After Nalia was caught with Saif on the day of their senior prom, her parents took her and his brother on a month of vacation in their home country Pakistan. This is actually an interesting part of the story as we get to see and picture the local Pakistani life. But then a month was extended for a week then a week then another week…

“My uncle locked me in a barred room. My parents drugged me and forced me into this marriage. I didn’t think anything could get worse, but today, for the first time, I know what it feels like to be completely broken.”

Written in the Stars is a very heavy and heartbreaking story for me. I find myself getting teary-eyed and even shedding a tear or two with everything that happened. I can’t believe how things went thru. To force her to marry someone is something; but to let her marry someone while she’s drugged is so much worse. That is just too drastic! I understand cultural stuff with arranged marriages, but does that really have to happen? Can parents be that cruel? Nalia was given no choice at all.

Nalia is a good narrator. Her story shoots straight to the heart. I really admire her strength after everything that happened. The strength that she has to make it and live each day regardless of the circumstance that she’s currently in. Yes, she could’ve done more to get out of the situation that she’s been into but in the end, she’s just a normal teenager who relies on her parents and relatives for everything – not knowing these people she’s relying into are the one’s who’s going to push her into this unwanted life.

The pacing of the story was fast. The pro to that is I easily finished reading the story. The con is that it seems to skip several details that I’m really interested to know more about especially on the latter part of the story. Plus, the last chapter seems to end abruptly as well. Though there is an epilogue, I didn’t get the chance to really appreciate it because the last chapter left me a bit hanging. It seems that the epilogue was included just to say that the story did have a happy ending.

Another thing is, I would’ve wanted to know more about Saif – aside from him being Nalia’s boyfriend. It would’ve been nice if we could read about his side especially during the time he and Nalia were separated.

As the author said on the notes at the end of the book, though Nalia’s story was fictional, the reality of forced marriage not only in Pakistani culture is very true. I just hoped for a lighter way of telling it.

In all, Written in the Stars is a very compelling, thought provoking and eye opening story that your diverse hearts will surely appreciate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: The End of Our Story by Meg Haston

Title: The End of Our Story

Author: Meg Haston

Published: 04 April 2017 | Harper Teen

Date Read: 13 April 2017

Synopsis:

Meg Haston’s romantic and thrilling new YA novel explores a star-crossed high school relationship in a tale rife with deeply buried secrets and shocking revelations.

Bridge and Wil have been entangled in each other’s lives for years. Under the white-hot Florida sun, they went from kids daring each other to swim past the breakers to teenagers stealing kisses between classes. But when Bridge betrayed Wil during their junior year, she shattered his heart and their relationship along with it.

Then Wil’s family suffers a violent loss, and Bridge rushes back to Wil’s side. As they struggle to heal old wounds and start falling for each other all over again, Bridge and Wil discover just how much has changed in the past year. As the fierce current of tragedy threatens to pull them under, they must learn how to swim on their own—or risk drowning together.

*ARC Kindly provided by Harper Teen thru Edelweiss for review*

It’s been a day since I finished reading this book and still I’m having a hard time grasping for words on how to describe how I felt when I’m reading it and after reading it. I’m having a hard time right now choosing words and thoughts without spoiling anything. I’m happy, surprised, baffled and I don’t know. My thoughts and feels are everywhere. But one thing I’m certain about is I do enjoy reading The End of Our Story.

For some, breaking-up is the end. But for Bridge & Wil, it’s just the beginning.

Bridge & Wil has been best friends since they are young. Best friends whose feelings for each other turned into something more. They are solid: snack-dates, school dances and first kisses. It took them years to get to that point and it all vanished because of a very unwanted situation.

I like Bridge & Wil. Together and/or separately. Bridge is our female lead who’s very easy to read and like. She’s an open book. I like how she appreciates her mom, brother and best friend Leigh. Wil is our male lead with penchant for making boats. They are not perfect. They are your typical teenagers who make mistakes and learns from it.

“Tragedy is a powerful magnetic force. It either draws people in or pushes people away.”

A year after they parted ways, a tragedy hits Wil’s family. Bridge knows for certain that she needs to help Wil. Not knowing that in just 1 year that they are apart a lot  has changed.

Just when I thought the story would focus more on the break-up of our two main characters, I was proven wrong. The story focuses more on the familial and social aspects. What happened with Bridge & Wil was revealed on the early part of the story and after it was revealed, more thought-provoking & stay-in-your-seats scenes begins to happen.

The sudden turn of events got my heart racing so fast wanting the pages to turn faster to get to the end of it. Plus, there are literally a lot of emotional blows over the course of reading this book.

I don’t know the technical term to use but I really love how the story was written. I guess we can call it lyrical or just plain catchy? (please feel free to correct me here) Each word just flows. It took me half-day to finish reading this and it was one of the fastest reading I have done!

I also appreciate the alternating POV’s on each chapter as well as the alternating timeline. Though it may come quite confusing at times but it gives me as a reader a glimpse of the past which makes us understand the current happenings.

“I don’t think you have to understand every little corner of a person to love them, I think you can love them first, and you spend the time you have trying to learn the parts you don’t know.”

In all, The End of Our Story is a powerful and heartbreaking story about life realities, family, choosing who you really are and doing the “right” thing for the sake of you loved ones. The ending left me quite hanging but I guess that is the best way to end it because in that way we have enough space for possibilities on the future of Bridge & Wil.

Bookish Tag: Dreamy Book Covers Tag

Hey Everyone! I’m back for another edition of a Bookish Tag. I know we shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover but most of the time, we still did, right? 😉 This week, I’m doing the Dreamy Book Covers Tag (originally from The Book Raven – post).


The Rules:

1. Thank the lovely person who tagged you, spread the love!

2. Mention Tiana @ The Book Raven as the awesome-sauce creator of this book tag!

3. Use the original tag image in your post. (However, Feel free to add whatever other graphics your heart desires!)

4. At least tag 1 fellow blogger for this tag. Even if your like me sometimes and feel a bit lazy 😉

5. List the rules and have fun!


“No Ideas But in Things” : A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside it.

Wink Poppy Midnight’s cover may seem like a simple mix of colors and random objects but once you’ve read the book, each and every item/object on the cover will have it’s own meaning. I really appreciate the creativeness of the cover. The mixture of colors was also made well.

“Dark and Lovely” : A book cover that is so creepalicious you just want to eat it up.

The May Queen Murders’ cover literally gives me the chills. I can’t even stare at it for more than a second without getting chills. (NOT REALLY KIDDING) I haven’t had the chance to read this book yet but it has on my TBR List for quite sometime. Hopefully I’ll get to pick this up soon and I’ll definitely make sure that I read this on broad daylight.

“Sugary Sweet” A cute cover that is so fluffy you want to give it a hug.

I will always and forever be in love with the cover of Morgan Matson’s Unexpected Everything. I really love the summer vibes that the book cover emits and don’t even get me started on those cutie-patootie dogs! 😍😍

“The Simple Aesthetic”: A book cover that stuns with the most minimalistic of design.

Stolen is a long time favorite of mine and one of the most heartfelt books I’ve read. The cover doesn’t give us much aside from the title, some cracks and a lone butterfly. I love how simple and minimalist it looks.

“Cover Envy”: A book cover you wish you had on your shelves, but don’t yet.

These Classic Puffins books with new designs has been on my “to-buy” list for quite some time but they are so damn pricey here in the Philippines. The cost of one of these books can already buy you 2 or 3 other regular books. That’s pretty pricey, right? But I’m not losing hope a huge sale will come and I’ll finally have one of these on my shelf.

“Traveling Abroad”: A beautiful book cover featuring a country outside of your own.

I loved this series by Stephanie Perkins! I’m from the Philippines and these three books brought me to France and USA!

“The Color Wheel”: A cover that showcases one of your favorite colors.

I didn’t have to think hard about this because aside from being one of my favorite books Their Fractured Light has one of my most cover. I love the color violet and any shades near that so no surprise there that I sooooo loved this cover.

“Switching Gears”: A cover change you absolutely adore.

The Shatter Me Series‘ covers are pretty and very coordinated. From the original cover of Shatter Me on the left to the new cover on the right, the change was really for the better, right?

“Oldie but Goodie”: A favorite cover of your favorite classic.

Aside from the Puffin Classic set I have mentioned above, I love this new edition of Alice In Wonderland as well. The left side with the maroon-ish cover is the book jacket while the one on the right side with the blue cover is how it looks without the book jacket. So pretty, right? right?

“And the Winner is…” Which book cover mentioned above is your favorite?

Wow! I didn’t expect this last question! But above all, I really love these classic puffin books! 💖


Once again, I’m tagging all of you friends to do this tag as well.

Please feel free to leave your answers on the comments below. Or if you ever made your own version, leave your links below. 💜

Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli

Published: 07 April 2015 | Balzer + Bray

Date Read: 13 April 2017

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts and write-ups from my bookish friends gushing about Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda. I’m scared to read it because of the “hype” it is surrounded with especially now that it is being made into a movie. But after several hard teasing and egging, I finally pick this one up and read it and OH MY GOD I’m literally so happy that I finally read it!!

“And you know what? You don’t get to say it’s not a big thing. This is a big fucking thing, okay? This was supposed to be—this is mine. I’m supposed to decide when and where and who knows and how I want to say it.”

Simon Spier – sixteen-year-old, high school junior, Harry Potter fan, Oreo Lover and Gay. But no one knows about that last part. Yet. Simon is a very likeable and charming character. He’s the type of gay that I really wanted to be friends with. He’s fun, smart and have a great sense of humor.  From the very first chapter, we already saw him struggling with the personality he’s trying to hide to his friends and family. But there is a little sunshine on Simon’s life – his email chatting buddy under the pseudonym – Blue.

That is until he finds himself being blackmailed by his classmate Martin. Martin discover Simon’s secret when he accidentally stumbles into Simon’s open email account at the Library Computer Hall. He’s threatening to post the emails on the school Tumblr page if Simon will not agree to fix him with Simon’s close friend Abby.

To say this book made me smile from beginning to end is an understatement. I devoured each page. I feel myself getting more and more excited as the story goes.

I really ate up and love the mystery that is Blue – the smart, grammar nerd who Simon has been chatting with. I don’t have even the littlest idea who Blue is (the reveal was so surprising) and I guess that makes my reading experience more exciting.

Though the only communication they have is thru their email exchanges, Simon and Blue have a lot of cute and adorable moments. I’m living with their email exchanges and salivates over their talk and common love for Oreos. Simon feels that he can be his real self with Blue. He finds himself confiding and telling cute random things to Blue. Their email banters are everything! I always do the “squeee” expression especially when there’s some flirting going on. *wink*wink*

Aside from our two main characters, Simon’s friends and family also played a huge part in the story. I really appreciate the unique characters of Nick, Abby and Lea. I do love Simon’s family – his parents and sisters – and their love for TV Shows and random family games and activities. These people made Simon’s coming out easier than he thought so. I really appreciate the support and the acceptance that they have given him. Without any questions.

“People really are like houses with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it’s a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.”

Another thing I really liked about reading Simon vs The Homo Sapiens agenda is there no unnecessary big drama, unwanted turn of events or whatsoever. It was straight up to the point of the story which is all about Simon, Blue, their family, friends and school.  It is a great LGBT story that offer us a window for the voice of the teens on the same situation as Simon and Blue.

Simon vs The Homo Sapiens deserves all the hype and attention it is getting. A definite must read for everyone. Now that the movie is in the works, I’m so excited to see all the characters I met here really come to life.

ARC REVIEW: Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Title: Hunted

Author: Meagan Spooner

Published: 14 March 2017 | Harper Teen

Date Read: 08 April 2017

Synopsis:

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.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and 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.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

* ARC Kindly provided by Harper Teen thru Edelweiss for review *

Disclaimer: It took me a very very very long time to finish reading Hunted and I’m the one to blame or erm my busy work schedule. As much as I love the whole concept and the story of Hunted I feel bad for not having the chance to immerse myself fully into reading this. Due to my busy schedule, I only get to read a couple of pages and bits and pieces from time to time. But anyway, I finally finished it and I was able to write a review as well so here it goes.

Hunted is a tale as old as time. A retelling of one of my favorite fairytales – Beauty and The Beast. A very intriguing fantasy story about Beauty and the Beast set it the wilderness and snow. The release date of Hunted is very timely for the release of the new movie adaptation and I’m overflowing with love and happiness that is all about Beauty and the Beast.

“The depths of the wood were dangerous, far more deadly than the more commonly hunted perimeters of the wilderness.”

Ever since she’s a little girl, Yeva thrives on freedom and exploring the wilderness. She felt more comfortable being near nature. She seeks more from the daily norm of her life. But something dangerous lurks in the forest and when her father went missing Yeva hunts down the dangerous creature that might have gotten into her father. But what she finds is not quite what she’s expecting. He’s a Beast that supposed to be without a heart not a beast with a penchant for the stories she’s telling and cares for her.

Like Yeva, The Beast wanted freedom. Freedom from the curse that he’s been into. They are both trapped into something unfortunate and they must find a way out of it.

I love Yeva. She’s not an ordinary heroine. She is fierce, brave, selfless and will do anything and everything for her family. I really appreciate the familial bonds presented in the story. Yeva, Lena and Asenka’s loving relationship as sisters and their love for their father. I also love the friendships that has been made along the story.

The beast’s character was greatly written as well. He’s someone that you’ll love to hate especially in the beginning when he’s all rude and impatient with Yeva. But overtime, I can’t help but love him and understand his own story.

“The Firebird made him a being of two natures. You changed him into two beings grappling for a single heart.”

There is a romance part on the story but don’t expect to get something all touchy-feely kind of romance. It was all more focused on the emotional kind of romance where as a reader you’ll just feel that there is a romantic connection between the characters that you are reading.

Magic also played a part in the story. Though the story didn’t have talking coat racks or tea kettle and pot, the story does have magical creatures. The story of the Firebird and the other creatures were creatively written. I got invested with Yeva’s stories – stories that were passed on to her by her father.

On a side note, is it just me or does Beauty and the Beast really do have an aspect of Stockholm Syndrome somewhere? I don’t know why I just realized it now but there’s a case of Stockholm Syndrome, right? What differs from to the other books that I’ve read that do have an aspect of Stockholm Syndorme is that Yeva realizes that she shouldn’t feel something for beast as he’s her captor.

Overall, I enjoyed reading Hunted. The thing that I liked most is the fact that it didn’t stray from the original plot line of Beauty and the Beast. It just changed setting but the plot line is just the same. If you love fantasy stories especially retellings, please do yourselves a huge favor and pick this one up now. You’ll definite love it.

PS. I NEED AN EPILOGUE WITH BEAST AS A HUMAN PLEASE.

Authors on my Auto-Read List

Do you have a certain author in mind that no matter how many books he/she released in a year you MUST read it and own a copy? Do you have an author in mind that no matter how long he/she release a new book you will most definitely wait for it even your hair grew grey waiting?

Well, I think we do have our own favorite authors in mind (and heart) that we may somewhat call our auto-buy or auto-read authors. No matter what genre they are writing – a new stand-alone book, a novella or a new series – you all get so excited and giddy because you love them and their writing.

Below is my own list of some of my auto-read authors…

Colleen Hoover
Books: Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Never Never Series, Confess, November 9, It Ends With Us.

Colleen Hoover made me laugh, cry (legit ugly cry) and learn. Her stories are just out of the norm and feels very personal. I can’t remember reading a book by her that didn’t make me cry. Is there one? Every book she has written hits straight to the heart – touching and remarkable. I immediately feel in love not only with how her stories were written but how approachable her characters are. Will most definitely be on the lookout for her future books.


Emma Chase
Books: Tangled, Twisted, Tamed, Tied, Overruled, Sustained, Appealed, Sidebarred, Royally Screwed, Royally Matched

Emma Chase’s books are my guilty pleasure reads. If I’m in the mood for something light, romance-y and sweet thing to read, her books are on top of my list. I loved the way she’s writing the romance on each of her story and don’t even get me started on the HOT HOT HOT leading guys on each story. Tangled Series made me laugh in each installment, I loved all the legal stuffs and of course the non-stop erm sexual tension between the characters on the Legal Briefs Series and totally enjoyed the whole Royalty within the Royally Series. I can’t wait for her upcoming books and series!


Amie Kaufmann
Books: These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, Their Fractured Light, Illuminae, Gemina

If you’re looking for the best intergalactic-outer space-y kind of story – just look for Amie Kaufmann’s stories and you will not be disappointed. I loved her Star bound Trilogy which she has written together with Meagan Spooner and The Illuminae Series was just AMAZING which she has written together with Jay Kristoff. Her vast imagination of the outer space greatly reflects on the story she’s written. Each book is very detailed, believable, catchy and remarkable!


Leigh Bardugo
Books: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising, Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo is the queen of the Grisha World! The Grisha and Six of Crows Series were just amazingly good. I really enjoy Leigh Bardugo’s creative writing and the worlds she’s building. The setting/world is interistingly uniqueespecially with the whole Russian thing being woven into each of her story. This year, she will be releasing a new book – Wonder Woman: Warbringer and I honestly can’t contain my excitement for this one. 😆


Marissa Meyer
Books: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, Fairest, Stars Above, Heartless

Who among us doesn’t love fairy tales? Marissa Meyer introduced us to the one of a kind retelling of some of our most loved classic fairy tales – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. Her world making, characters – leads and the villains, writing are so on point. There’s definitely no reason for you not to love whatever Marissa Meyer is writing just like I do.

 


Morgan Matson
Books: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Second Chance Summer, Since You’ve Been Gone, The Unexpected Everything

I own every single one of Morgan Matson’s book. I don’t know. It’s a compulsion – I think? I loved every single book she has written. Even the characters from each books. I love how easy, fun and fluffy her books are. I’m a sucker for YA Contemporary stories with cute plots and cute characters.

 

 


You, who are some of your Auto-Read Authors? Please do share them on the comments below. 💜