I was immediately drawn to this book by its amazingly stunning cover. Pair that with an exciting synopsis about monsters and secrets, I was hooked. While The Kraken Sea by E Catherine Tobler certainly delivered on what the synopsis promised, I did feel like the entire story (which was more of a short novella being only 128 pages long) was extremely rushed. The characters, while seemed well developed, but we never really went in-depth with any and the world-building lacked, leaving many questions unanswered.
Dead sick today. Posts this week might be a bit delayed. Why this happens to me?
Since it’s Friday, that means it’s time for Friday 56 and Book Beginnings! I chose to use Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo for the 56, and White Rabbit Society by Brendan Detzner for Book Beginnings!
As we begin wrapping up on the Six of Crows Read-Along podcast, we begin the vote to see what book we should read next. These are the few that were nominated on our goodreads group. Click on each image to read a brief synopsis before voting! Voting closes AUGUST 24th!
Thursday Quotables is a weekly book meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies, showcasing your favourite book quote of the week. This week, I chose a really interesting quote from newly released “The Gentleman” by Forrest Leo that talks about virtuous characters in literature and whether they can be made interesting. Let me know what you think!
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
Excited to join in on my first real book blogger event!