Worth the Hype??

Over the last year or so there have been a couple books that have been super hyped and popularised on booktok, booktube & bookstagram that I have been influenced enough to pick up and I wanted to share whether or not I think they were worth the hype.

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

I thought this was going to be a lot more fantastical as opposed to academic and I think it the fact that we are mostly in the same setting the whole time that made this a bit tedious to read. Wasn’t worth the hype in my opinion!

The Final Girls Support Group by Grady Hendrix

In the end this was very entertaining and thrilling. I thought it was a pretty quick read and the twists and reveals definitely kept me engaged. I think I was expecting a lot more blood and gore though. I understand why people were hyping it up but was just ok for me!

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

This wasn’t anything spectacular or ground-breaking but I think its more about the way it makes you feel. It’s about growth, acceptance, embracing yourself and coming to terms with your past trauma and moving on. This was a fantastic, quick, wholesome read that I would recommend to everyone! 100% worth the hype!

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Everything about this book had me on the edge of my seat, I in no way was able to predict what was going to happen next and at every turn I was surprised. This book kind of hit a little close to home and feels like it could plausibly happen in this generation so it provokes a lot of conversation about our planet and how we’re affecting it! Another definitely worth the hype it was great!

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Even though this was super hyped I was still surprised with how the story progressed. I was picturing something a little more fluffier but this was anything but. It was a lot darker and tortured than what I expected and I was pleasantly surprised! The structure and prose was beautifully done, the pacing was consistent and the dual timelines kept me invested and eager to find out what was going to happen next. You will either love it or hate it I think!

Anticipated Releases I Haven’t Read

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is books you were highly anticipating but haven’t read yet. I decided to go back to the two most anticipated lists I made for the first and second half of 2021 and here are the 8 books I haven’t had a chance to pick up yet plus 2 from 2020:

Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin

The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik

Well Matched by Jen DeLuca

All of Us are Villains by Christine Lynn Herman & Amanda Foody

Red Tigress by Amelie Wen Zhao

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A. Brown

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

Series I need To Continue Update

Back in January posted about 5 series I wanted to continue in. I wanted to go back and check and see how I’m going and evaluate which books in the coming months I should try and prioritise!

The five series plan to continue or complete in 2022 are:

Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks – Haven’t continued

Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski – Have completed the second book!

Serpent and Dove series by Shelby Mahurin – Completed Blood & Honey and am planning on finishing this series this month!

The Poppy War series by R.F. Kuang – Haven’t continued

Shadow Game Trilogy by Amanda Foody – Completed!

Kindle Unlimited Haul

It’s been a while since I’ve listed any of the books that I have collected with my Kindle Unlimited Subscription! I predominately use KU for more smutty books but every now and then I will find a good fantasy or mystery thriller that has been added!

So these are the five books currently on my TBR from my Kindle:

Death by Laura Thalassa

The Never King by Nikki St. Crowe

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover