Yes, it’s time for a new TBR Thursday!
In this article – which I want to publish every Thursday – I’ll be highlighting a title from my shelf (or eReader) I haven’t read yet and I’m going to ask you guys what you think about it … Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf?
I was looking for a new book meme article to post every Thursday and this one looked really nice. I love writing interactive articles in which you guys can leave comments and I’m really excited to read your comments about the books I’m going to show you in my TBR Thursday articles!
I decided to pick two books this week, just like last week, because I’m really excited about both of them and wanted to show em to you!! Are you ready?!
The first book I chose to show you guys today is one that’s been on my shelf since it’s release. It’s a book of one of my all-time favorite authors so it’s killing me that I still haven’t read it.. I’m talking about STRANGE THE DREAMER by LAINI TAYLOR.
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
Welcome to Weep.
I’ve been looking forward to this book ever since Laini announced she was writing it and as soon as it was possible, I put in a pre-order – I actually bought two hardcover copies. The UK one and the US one, because I just NEEDED to have both editions, lol. I mean, read the synopsis!! It sounds soooo awesome! It’s been killing me that I still haven’t read it. How I wish I could read even faster than I already do and just pick up a book without my stupid ‘moods’ getting in the way.
Laini’s writing is so original, unique, enthralling and beautiful.. But it’s a writing style that needs your full attention while reading. I love this kind of writing, don’t get me wrong, because that’s what I fell in love with the first time around reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone for example. But when my mind is somewhere in the gutter and I have a hard time focusing on a book, I can’t completely devote myself to reading a book like this, with a complex writing style and story-line.
And aside from the fact these kind of books are a bit tougher to read, I just have to be ‘in the right mood’ to pick up a specific book and so far there’s always something that keeps bugging me, making me unable to start this book and it’s killinggggg me… Do you recognize this? Or can you pick up ANY book at ANY time? I wish I could, seriously, but my mind is chaos most of the time haha and there’s no real logic when it comes to me and picking a new read, sigh..
The next book I want to show you guys is a book I got on it’s release date as well, started reading soon after, read a couple chapters from and still haven’t finished it to this day.. *sobs uncontrollably* I’m talking about NEVERNIGHT by JAY KRISTOFF.
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.
Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?
I’ve previously read Illuminae & Gemina, which Mr. Kristoff co-wrote with Amie Kaufman and I fell in LOVE with both of these authors on the spot. They ended up on my auto-buy list, so of course Nevernight had to be bought, especially after reading the amazing synopsis.
When the book came in, I started reading it soon after. I was amazed by the awesomeness of everything. There are notes in the sidelines and such, which really adds something extra to the reading experience I think. I really love the set-up of this book! And then there’s the really exciting story-ling that hooked me in right from the start. And the writing is just phenomenal! Why haven’t I finished it then? Well.. a major reading slump got me. And Jay’s writing is comparable to Laini when it comes to originality, uniqueness and such and you just feel this is no light read either. So I have to be ‘in the right mood’ for this book as well and there’s always something coming in between.
I really hope I get around to reading these two books, at least before 2018 starts, lol. I’m so so sooo excited for both of them and I’m really bummed out that I haven’t been able to get ‘in the right mood’ to read them. I’m almost 100% positive strange the dreamer is going to be epic, because I can’t imagine Laini failing me. And I’ve already read a couple of chapters from Nevernight so I know that what I’ve read so far was epic already, so I really can’t wait to read the rest of the book as well. Godsgrave is on it’s way as we speak – I bought it from gift cards I received for my birthday – so I can continue with the sequel right after I finish Nevernight.. IF I get around to read and finish it haha, lol.
- Have you read Strange the Dreamer and/or Nevernight? What did you think about them?
- And what do you think about these two authors in general?
They’re bot already all-time favorites of mine, I love their writing so much and they have an incredible ability to put magic on paper, I swear!