Funny how holidays with my boyfriend’s family always makes me cringe. We mix everything together and it just becomes a ginormous emotional disaster and, at this point, I’m just not sure what causes it but I just know about one day into a visit, I want to leave again. Which is why, ultimately, it becomes much needed relief to hide away for a few minutes and spend some time writing a post. At least there’s the excitement of adding another five books to my TBR.
The synopsis for Here So Far Away by Hadley Dyer isn’t all that great. It speaks to a rather typical and trope-ish theme of “risking everything, including herself” which I swear I’ve read on the backs of a thousand and one books by now. And yet, I’ve still added it to my TBR. I’ve never been massively in love with contemporaries, but I have always appreciated the works of Sarah Dessen. And, though clearly repetitive toward so many other blurbs I’ve read about books of this kind, there’s a very Dessen feel to this one that makes me curious enough to say, yeah, I’d read it.
Ugh, ugh, ugh. I actually don’t want to read Losing Leah by Tiffany King. By far, this is not the kind of book that I would typically want to read. Kidnappings with a strange, almost telepathic implication regarding twins makes me increasingly curious about the book as a whole. Thus, my own personal curiosity about how the story will turn out leaves me with no choice but to add it.
A funny thing about Miles Away From You by A. B. Rutledge is the fact that it’s cover uses a stock photo that has been used for at least two other books, if not more. I remember it being pointed out several months ago when one of them was available for request on NetGalley. As for the story, this one sounds equal parts heartbreaking and wonderful. This book, largely about grief and healing, sounds really wonderful.
The Continent by Keira Drake sounds nothing short of amazing. Touching base on the perils of lacking full understanding of a situation based on inexperience and misinformation, this book centers on a young girl who visits a world plagued with war, basically as a tourist. I honestly couldn’t be more excited about reading this one, so much so that it very well may have just found its way to the top of my TBR.
And She Was by Jessica Verdi initially strikes you as a book that’s about a kid learning they were adopted, run of the mill, and just like all the others. Wonderfully, however, you are quickly proven wrong about this assumption when you learn that the names on the birth certificates are only different because her mother is trans. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book and I truly hope that the novel’s theme is handled well. Hopefully this will truly be a book worth raving about!
And that’s all for this week! Happy reading!