Hello all and happy Tuesday! Which is the new Monday since we all have to go back to work now (boo). Anyway as it’s now summer (unofficially) here’s a cheery list of my first ten reviews.
1. The Hazel Wood
Did I really give this novel five stars? I don’t even remember it now 😂 maybe I was feeling generous as it’s my first ever review.
I got this novel as a proof from YALC and it was ok, with its simple prose and short chapters. Made a quick read between study breaks at uni. Although I remember the blurb was nothing to do with the actual book.
3. The Fandom
I was clearly more generous when I started blogging because this novel was terrible. I still can’t get over how many times I read the words ‘soft Scouse accent’ or ‘pixie grin’. 😳
Even in my generous years I couldn’t give this novel more than two stars. The author was lovely at YALC and I do feel bad but the novel really made no sense.
I am still ridiculously proud of the photo I took for this review. My first ever Bookstagram post as well! And a fab read.
Yessss. The second Austen I ever read but my all time favourite. Don’t ask me why I’m such an Austen fan, it really doesn’t go with the YA fantasy repertoire.
Mixed feelings on this one. On one hand, yas the message is great, on the other the protagonist says women who take STEM subjects are just uber dedicated to the ‘vagenda’, and yeah that makes me cross.
Ah we’re getting into those fab summer reads now. This one was right up there last summer, it was amazing.
9. Ace of Shades
Can I have King of Fools now please?
10. Throne of Glass
Tenth review and possibly my most controversial yet 😬 I was honestly not a fan. I’m reading the second one now and might DNF it, I’m really not into this series, as much as everyone else likes it.
Let’s Compare Notes
There are my first ten reviews! Since I’ve only been a blogger for a year they’re all quite recent actually. Have you read any of these books? What was your first ever review? Got a list of your own? Feel free to drop a link or opinion in the comments section!