I read this short piece on Book Riot, and immediately felt like I needed to read Kitchen, so I went to see if I could find a copy at the local half price books, and there it was. So, now I’m reading it!
In honor of Kate heading back to Mexico for work, I decided to read a book about Mayan Mythology.
I did this last year and it was so fun that I wanted to do it again…and then life got in the way and I just realized that even though I’ve started reading I haven’t made any posts about it.
So, here’s this year’s Bingo Board. And this challenge is brought to you by Lit Celebrasian. If you haven’t visited their blog, you should. The team there hosts read alongs and twitter chats. They post regular features highlighting new releases by Asian authors.
Like last year, I can almost guarantee that I’ll be finishing my challenge well into the summer. Anyway, if you read this blog, you already know what I’m like.
This is, so far, very promising. Barely a few pages in and Montell has already quoted a linguist and is talking sociolinguistics. I look forward to seeing where this goes!
I got a review copy of this as an ARC from Edelweiss. It is due out at the end of May.
And now new myths to explore.
So, book club is tonight and thankfully what I’m working on right now can be done with a book in the background…because I am no where near finished with it.
THIS BOOK IS TOO CUTE. It is melting my cold, cold heart. Also, it’s gotten Boy with Luv by BTS stuck in my head WHICH IS ALSO TOO CUTE. I like being a cynic, so I kinda of hate both the book and the song right now.
If I have to live in this twee hell full of adorable humans all googly eyed with love, so does everyone else.
The second book in a trilogy is always a difficult one and this one is no different. I felt it was a little uneven. It first felt a little slow in the beginning and then lose it’s momentum in the end. This was also difficult because this book really lays out all the abuse and trauma that Juliette/Ella has been put through by the Reestablishment. So much of her young life had been taken from her and not just from her but Warner and the other children of the World commanders. It’s very heartbreaking everything that she has been through and everything that continued to be done to her, her sister and friends. I really enjoyed the chapters in Kenji’s POV and was sad when they stop halfway through. MORE KENJI. The ending was sweet but also kinda cruel because for a brief moment they all were in peace that we all know will not last long. So it wasn’t t he best book in the series but it was a good set up to what is to come and reminder of all that is at stack from them.
The Noah Shaw/Mara Dyer saga continues.
I have this audiobook courtesy of one of my local libraries. Huzzah! This is the pick for this month’s teen book group at the local Barnes and Noble (that is attended entirely by adults, many of whom are either employees or former employees, so the discussions are excellent). The meeting is next week, so I have to get a wiggle on with this one. (Which is both exciting and annoying because I’m really into Pachinko right now.)
Let’s see what will happen now that Juliette knows who she really is.