There certainly were a lot of books published in January of this year (and, truthfully, I feel that I will find the same can be said for every month). I’m really enjoying this post series so far, especially as it gives me a bit more time to focus on the books that I’ve added to my list, perhaps deciding which of them will end up being read next! And now, on to part three!
There’s something I have to admit about Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle and it is that I really don’t know if I will like it. I’m a little wary about reading it, but the book has found its way to my TBR largely due to the fact that it has a beautiful cover, has been compared to Sarah Dessen, and references the idea of “pay it forward,” something I’ve always been sort of in love with. I think, ultimately, what it comes down to for me with books is the fact that many of them truly do deserve a chance and I enjoy putting my time forward to experience them. So, even though this book is certainly one that I feel iffy about, I look forward to learning what I think of it.
I think Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner just sounded like something I would read, in general. There’s nothing about the synopsis that stands out to me especially, which I think is more due to the fact that I’ve read both dystopians and novels about aliens in the past and the plot therefore just feels super similar. I think I’d feel more compelled by this book if I had more of an idea about the characters themselves, but I don’t really feel I get that from the short blurb we have. Even so, it definitely sounds worth checking out, at least.
UGH, I’m honestly so mad that I missed this one around the time it came out because Sinless by Sarah Tarkoff sounds so fascinatingly brilliant and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. It’s a theme that, I’m sure, has been done before, but that synopsis has me utterly captivated. A story about a world in which the good retain their natural beauty and the evil quickly become marred with each devilish decision they make, it may seem exceptionally easy to weed out the criminals from the good citizens. But, as is implied and as we all know, good and bad are not so black and white.
Enter yet another book that marks a third in a series I hadn’t known about until now. Beneath the Sugar Sky‘s initial premise just sounds thoroughly captivating and thus has found its way onto my TBR as well as the books that came before it. Children from fantasy worlds are apparently introduced to the real world in this series and at the end of the day, I just really want to see how the author handles this rather intriguing plot point. All judgments to be withheld until I have a chance to see what this is all about. I’m so curious.
A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen. Oh my Godric; gimmie, gimmie, gimmie! Maybe this reaction is a bit premature, but this book just calls to me. I’m already rather in love with the main character and I haven’t even read the first page yet. Put simply, this sounds like a fascinatingly wonderful coming of age story with the wonderful inclusion of a character who has Tourette Syndrome. This is one of those things that ultimately falls into the category of diversity as it does not simply align itself with neurotypical characters. And I deeply appreciate this book for that.
As always, feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments below! Are any of these books on your TBR? Do you think you might add them if they’re not?
Happy reading, everyone!