I recently went through a spell of trying to finish at least some of the duologies I’ve been reading and managed to get these three done to very different results in all honesty. I try to keep it spoiler free below but beware of allusions to the ending for Our Dark Duet in particular.
The Language of Thorns
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Illustrated By: Sara Kipin
I was originally torn on whether to even pick this book up or not. It’s a book of six fairy tales set in the Grishaverse, three of which have been published previously. But in the end I’m thrilled that I did and it’s so beautifully illustrated if you’re at all interested in it I’d definitely suggest picking up the hardback version.
Leia Princess of Alderaan
By: Claudia Gray
I read Gray’s book Star Wars: Bloodline and really enjoyed it. Actually, it’s a book that’s grown even more on me whenever I think about Leia coming into the new trilogy. I thought she did a great job of getting into her psyche and I even have some personal fan theories about the book. (Probably aren’t true but you never know.)
That being said I wasn’t sure we needed Leia The Teenage Years but it was getting some great buzz so I picked it up.
Blade Runner 2049
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
A sequel to the first film this was a gorgeous well-acted movie that I would definitely recommend seeing in theaters (just for the visuals alone.) But I’m not going to lie. There were times when I wanted to yell at Ryan Gosling, “Walk faster! Speed it up a little bit!” And also, “Where is Harrison already?”
So I was nominated for this by C.W.A.R at Leave before it’s too late & a million thanks to him! (This happened way back in August and I am truly sorry for how long it’s taken me to respond.) The rules go:
Thank Person who Nominated You
State 11 Random Facts about Yourself
Answer the questions asked from the nominating post
Think up 11 more questions
Odd & True
By: Cat Winters
As I was reading this story about two sisters steeped in mysterious and supernatural family stories I couldn’t help but think, “This is the sister story Caraval should have been.” And this is the sister story anything that claims to be about sisters really should be.
By: Emily Bain Murphy
A family tragedy and World War 2 forces Aila and her younger brother back to her mother’s hometown to live with her childhood friend. But Sterling is not your regular town. Every seven years something has disappeared. Not small somethings either. Stars. Reflections. Dreams. Aila arrives right in time for the next disappearance and begins to wonder about her mother’s connection to the disappearances.
The September Mythical Creatures Owlcrate broke my streak of not purchasing subscription boxes. I thought the box overall was only okay. But what the hell? September’s been a tough month and book mail is always the best mail.
Box spoilers below:
I Hate Fairy Land Vol. 1
Madly Ever After
By: Scottie Young
I’m a sucker for a good portal worlds story and I love Alice in Wonderland. But sometimes you just want a tale that’s twisted and gory and well, odd. Yet still kind of relatable. I mean being sucked into another world would be rather traumatic for most people.