Sunday, November 2

My First "DNF" & Other Book News

I had totally planned on doing a review for the book This is Not a Test (by Courtney Summers) this weekend, because it was a zombie apocalypse book—perfect for Halloween right?

Well, I had my first "DNF" since writing this blog. Yep, I Did Not Finish. The book was definitely not my type. I got to page 70ish? Then I skipped to the ending and gave up. It was just...brutal. And not in the way you'd think. I mean, yeah, there was some brutal zombie battles, but the language (so much swearing) and the characters (so much angst)—I couldn't handle it. But hey, if you want a thoroughly realistic look into the zombie apocalypse from the eyes of a suicidal teenager, give it a try.

In other news, I thought I'd still do a post about just that. Other book news! Woo!

Remember how much I love the Throne of Glass series written by Sarah J. Maas? I mean, every single one of her books has received five stars on my blog. I LOVE her books.

Well, imagine my excitement upon discovering her new book, A Court of Thrones of Roses with the cover reveal a couple weeks ago.

Intriguing? I'd say so. Expected publication is May 5, 2015, by Bloomsbury. Here's the official synopsis:

"When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

"As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever."

Sound vaguely familiar? It's a retelling of Beauty & The Beast. But only in a way Maas could tell.

Am I excited? Oh sure. Do I wish she'd actually just finish the remaining Throne of Glass novels so that I could satiate my undying thirst for those books? Yep. I'm a little torn.

In a more technical sort of sense, I do wonder if this book will be catalogued in YA, with the other teen books. Based on the synopsis and her own commentary about the book, I really think it should be part of the newly-popularized "New Adult" collection (books for 18 years of age to mid-twenties or so). But we shall see.

So after this totally random post, thanks for sticking around. We'll be back to regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.

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