5 Quotes from Last 5 Books

These are five of my favourite quotes from the last five books that I have read!!

Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

“People don’t realize that loneliness isn’t just about being alone”

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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

“Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return.”

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Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey

“Serendipity is just as cruel as it is kind.”

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Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo

“I’ll remember what it was like to see a battle between people who don’t fight like people, who are what legends come from.”

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The It Girl by Ruth Ware

“you’re never alone in a room filled with a thousand books.”

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Vicious Spirits Review

Miyoung and Jihoon are picking up the pieces of their broken lives following the deaths of Miyoung’s mother, Yena, and Jihoon’s grandmother. With the support of their friend Somin, and their frenemy, Junu, they might just have a shot at normalcy. But Miyoung is getting sicker and sicker by the day and her friends don’t know how to save her. With few options remaining, Junu has an idea but it might require the ultimate sacrifice and, let’s be honest, Junu isn’t known for his “generosity.”

The characters just didn’t seem to evolve and learn from everything that happened in the first book. It was just this never-ending cycle of each of them trying to protect each other and then getting mad that the other person was doing the protecting. They all read a lot younger than what they actually were and their conversations just didn’t seem believable or realistic to me. These are supposed to be 18-19 year old’s and yet they continue to act like angsty adolescents.

I didn’t like the fact that Somin and Junu fall in ‘love’ so quickly. Usually I don’t mind a hate to love trope but this felt so rushed and juvenile to me. Somin as a character was kind of annoying, she just took on way too much for her to handle and would put everyone else and their feelings above her own. I liked the fact that Junu called her out on this and just told her to chill out

Miyoung and Jihoon didn’t really change at all from the first book either. Even though so many traumatic things have happened to them they just seem to stay the same. I didn’t really understand why Miyoung was still holding on to her mother, from what I can remember from the first book I thought she treated her horribly and isolated her from anyone her age. I understand that it would still be traumatizing to loose the one person you depended on the most but that whole plotline didn’t really make sense to me until the end.

I still quite enjoy the lore and myths surrounding the Dokkaebi and learning all about Junu’s background and how he became one. Also learning about the Sansin and the Reapers were also really interesting to find out about. There just wasn’t enough action to keep me entertained throughout the book. The pacing was up and down and there were periods of time where all the characters were just sitting around waiting and it wasn’t very enjoyable.

⭐️2/5 stars the characters just didn’t do it for me

I’ll Get Around to it Later Book Tag

I seen this tag over on Maggie’s Doodles blog and had to give it a go!

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I don’t read classics so I haven’t been meaning to read any

Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Jade City by Fonda Lee

Near the Bone by Christina Henry

End of Year Book Tag

I did this tag at the end of last year and I felt like this is a fun tag that I’m going to do around this time every year!

Well I’ve just started by reread of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson so that might take me the rest of the year to finish!

I don’t really have seasonal books that I read every year, but since we are going into Summer here in Australia one book I’m planning on reading is It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

I am highly anticipating Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum, Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho & The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

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Jay Kristoff is either a hit or miss author for me, so I’m either going to LOVE or HATE Empire of the Vampire!

No… I did struggle with reading slumps throughout this year so my only plan for 2022 is to fall back in love with reading again!

Cover Buys

I thought I would catch up with last week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt and do books I bought purely because of the covers without knowing too much about what the books were actually about. Hype definitely played a lot into most of these decisions, if a book has been super hyped on booktube or bookstagram and I see the cover in a bookstore I will most likely buy the book straight away.

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