Friday, June 30, 2023

Review: Arch-Conspirator by Veronica Roth

This book is based on a story that I do not know. And yet I had to read it, as I have been a fan of this author since I first started reading. It was such a short book and easy and fast to read. But sadly it was not a book that I liked much. Giving this two stars. It was pretty disappointing, honestly. I wanted it to be much more.

My review of this book is going to be short. I am not sure how to find the words to describe it. I did not like the writing. Felt messy and so it was impossible to care for any of the characters. With how short it was. How it kept showing us several point of views. With Antigone being the main character of this story, I suppose.

I am not sure if I got the point of this story. I just finished reading the summary of how the original play goes. This book was a tiny bit different. But it still had such a bad ending. And I'm not happy about it. I feel like this book could have been pretty amazing. If it had been a long one. If it had changed the ending as well. There was the hint of a romance. And it could have been good. Sigh. I loved it. There was a hint of great sibling relationships. Until the two brothers died. And just the two girls were left behind. This book was honestly way too short and took place during such a short time. And yet, I did enjoy this too. But still. Two stars. Even so, the plot was kind of interesting. I was curious about this future world, how ruined it was, and how few people were left alive.

But we learn too little of it all. Sigh. I so wish this had been a longer book, with way more world building. It felt more like a tease. How rude. Okay, I'm sure there are people who will love this short re-telling. I'm not going to share too much about it. It takes place in the future. The men are in charge. The women are only used to bear children, but not in the normal way. Everyone is stored in an archive after they are dead, to be reborn mixed with others to create a child. It was so weird. Yet interesting to read about. Wanted more.

This book was about Antigone, though. Her parents were dead. She and her siblings were now living with his brother, who was not a really kind man at all. Her brothers suddenly ends up dead. Antigone break the rules to try to save the soul of her twin. She is caught. And that is pretty much the whole story. All of it felt too rushed and I wanted more and I wanted it to be longer so that I could love it. Hmph. There was a boy, her betrothed, that she had ignored for years. He seemed to love her. I so loved their one-page romance.

Okay. I have already written too much about this very short book. There truly isn't much to say about it. I did enjoy it at times. The world was interesting. The characters seemed great. The romance could have been so epic. But it was too short. All of it. Not enough to truly make me care or to make this story great. Sigh. So yes. Arch-Conspirator was a disappointment to me. I wanted it to be so much more. It was still kind of good, but not enough. Still. I'm always going to buy books by Veronica, ha. Do give this one a try.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Waiting on Wednesday #610

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Goodreads Description:

After being magically gifted with incredible luck, a boy discovers this gift just may be a curse when it comes to love, in this YA novel by #1 New York Times -bestselling author Marissa Meyer.

Jude is determined to fly under the radar. He just wants to draw his comics, host regular D&D night with his friends, work at his parents’ vinyl record store, and escape high school as unscathed as possible. That is, until the night he comes across a mysterious twenty-sided dice and finds himself inexplicably gifted with a bout of supernatural good luck.

Suddenly, everything Jude has ever wanted is within reach. His first art submission is accepted to his favorite fanzine. He helps his friend’s song become a finalist in a songwriting competition. And he’s the 100th caller to a local radio contest, winning him a pair of coveted concert tickets, which he uses to ask out the popular girl he’s been crushing on since elementary school. For a few blissful weeks, he feels invincible.

But when he loses the magic dice at a local music festival, his luck takes a turn for the worse. He struggles to reclaim his good fortune while fighting off long-buried feelings for his best friend―who is definitely not the girl he’s supposed to be in love with. Can Jude risk stepping into the spotlight long enough to win the true girl of his dreams? Or is he doomed to be unlucky in love forever?

Format: 368 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: February 13, 2024 by Feiwel & Friends
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

Oh, that cover is lovely :D So pretty. I cannot wait for this book. <3 New Marissa Meyer, eee :D I did not fully love the first book, Instant Karma, but I'm still excited for this companion about her brother :) Sound pretty great and looks so gorgeous. And it is Marissa, so of course I am going to get it and read it, ha :)
What are you waiting for on this lucky Wednesday?

Saturday, June 24, 2023

In My Mailbox #607

This week have gone by so fast. Gosh! We have had summer this past week. Sigh. Around 20c and full sun and it has been so hot and I am loving it the most. Been sitting outside for hours each day, ha. It is just the best. <3 A day of rest tomorrow, then hopefully more sun next week too :) I did manage to read a book earlier this week, though. And I know what I'm reading next as well. One very short book, one long one, haha. Hoping to start the short one very soon :) I got way too much mail this week. Oh. But I am so very much in love with it all, eee. So much amazing. <3 A couple of new posts. I shared my review of The Shadow Sister :) This week I'm waiting on Anna Dressed in Blood :D New cover. Hope you are well. <3

Silver in the Bone. Fairyloot edition :D EEE! It is precious. Bought from a Norwegian seller. It's perfect.
Divine Rivals. Andye told me to read this book. So I had to get it, haha :D It looks and sounds amazing.
The Witcher. Book three tv-show-tie-in :D I had to get this one too, of course. Just for the covers. Oops.
Funko Europe. Oh. Help. I ordered more pop figures. Sobs. I had to. I love them all. A new Geralt too :)
Squishmallows. This cute shark plush had to be mine. Oh. It is just adorable, haha :D I love my plushes.
Pokemon + Animal Crossing. More tin trading card boxes. <3 And a cute Animal Crossing card game :)

Package from America. From my lovely friend, Theresa. <3 EEE! Thank you so much my precious friend. You are the very best :) Gosh. I am so thankful to her for helping me get all of these. Eee. Not pictured, a whole bunch of EOS lip balms that is impossible to get in Norway. <3 So happy. I bought most of these :)
The Ballad of Never After + Chain of Gold + Stellarlune. Barnes & Noble exclusives :D All so aaamazing.
The Art of Theft ARC. Ahh! Got this beauty as a gift from Theresa. <3 And gosh. It is so precious. Love.
Funko Pop Anastasia. Ohhh. I have been wanting this one for so long. So happy to finally have this. <3
Swag. Eee! A few gifts from Theresa. <3 Love the SGE poster. And a bunch of pre-order offers, eee :D Thank you the most for helping me get these. Seasparrow. I'm the Girl. Cursed. Stellarlune. Love it. <3

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Waiting on Wednesday #609

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Goodreads Description:

The beloved haunting romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake, now with an all-new bonus novella!

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

Yet she spares Cas's life.

Format: 416 pages, Paperback
Expected Publication: September 12, 2023 by Tor Teen
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

EEE! I am beyond excited for this new cover :D Ahh! Been so many years since I read this beautiful book. And this new cover looks stuuunning. Sigh. I can't wait to get this paperback. And new story inside! Ahh! Too excited :D Finally going to re-read this duology, ha, when this one comes out this fall. Too excited. <3
What are you waiting for on this bloody Wednesday?

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Review: The Shadow Sister by Lily Meade

This was a book I had to read because of that gorgeous cover. And I was lucky enough to trade for an ARC copy of it. Sounded like such an exciting story too. I was expecting some mystery. A good sister relationship story. I got none of that. Yeah. This one ended up being a two star for me. Pretty disappointed, honestly.

I'm unsure how to write down my thoughts about this book. Will try to keep it short. Though I have a bunch of feelings about this. Sigh. At first I thought the writing was pretty good. But the more I read, the more I realized how very bored I was and how I did not care for anything that happened. So, yeah. It was not very good.

This book is told from the point of view of Casey. She is around sixteen years old, with her older sister Sutton about a year older than her. I think. Probably. The book begins a week after Sutton went missing. They are all trying to find her. Though Casey does not really believe anything bad has happened to her, she kind of think she just ran away to hurt them. I could have liked getting to know Casey. She seemed sweet. She had a best friend whom I liked more. She cared for their dog, which I liked. But Casey was such an awful person towards her sister. And I hated that. I hated it so much. We get to see a few small chapters from the point of view of Sutton, set in the past. And Casey was awful to her. But to her, it was Sutton who was the problem. I did not see that at all. The past chapters were awful. I so did not like them.

I actually liked Sutton. The before version of her, at least. What we got to know about her. She also had a boyfriend, whom I liked. He was barely there in this book. No romance at all. A few side stories, like with the coach, which didn't really matter. Or the cheer squad. I did not care for either. Then there were their parents. And oh, how I did not like them. They were not written very well, to be honest. So boring. I didn't like the way they talked to their children either, it just felt weird. But they were there at least. Somewhat.

One plus side to this book: the black family history. Their dad was black, their mom white. His family had a great and sad history and I liked getting to know more about it. It was also a little messy, sadly, so not that easy to read about. This book has a small mention of magic. Felt rushed and not that magical either. Wish it had been written more about, done better. There was the bracelet they were arguing about. The flashback scene about it, it was not good. It just made me hate Casey more and I disliked that so much.

Anyway. Time to talk about the plot of this book. Sutton has been missing for a week. She suddenly turns up, alive. But with no memory. Though she remembers Casey, at least some part of her. She is different. Casey, of course, treated her so badly for ages after she came back, believing she was faking the whole memory loss. It just made me more angry and sad. Sigh. Sutton deserved better. Hmph. Also, I may have spoiled the entire story for myself, though, by peeking at the ending. As that plot twist isn't known. Oops.

I guess this book was more about the sisters than the actual mystery of what happened to Sutton. Or the other missing black girls. We get to know nothing about them. I feel a little cheated by the summary, to be honest, ha. But yeah. It was about the girls slowly connecting again, after years of not being friends. But, well. I did not like it. I still felt angry towards Casey and how she had treated Sutton. Ugh. And I so wish the mystery had been better. Some small Taylor Swift mentions. But using a different/fake name. Weird.

What I must mention is the ending. It was not good. At all. I'm completely disappointed in it. The villain reveal had been obvious for ages. And it happened way too fast and was over even faster at the end. Then the book just ends, in the middle of the woods. With so many questions still not answered. It was not good and I was not happy about it. Sigh. Of course, I did not really care either, but I still wanted to know some things. Honestly, this whole book was just such a disappointment. It made no sense either.

The Shadow Sister has such a beautiful cover. Which I love. But the book ended up being disappointing to me. I sadly did not like it much. A few parts I hated, how the sisters treated each other for years. I did not like how so many answers were just not there, how boring the mystery and thriller part was. The story was exciting at times, I wanted to know what had happened with Sutton. But we never really got to know. It was way too tame, honestly. I'm sure others will like this one, though. Probably. It simply wasn't for me.

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Saturday, June 17, 2023

In My Mailbox #606

Ohh. This has been one exhausting week. Good, but I am so tired. And so I have not managed to start reading a new book just yet. Aw. Hopefully in the next few days :) Though it will finally be sunny and hot outside, so I will be spending hours outside every day for a few days, which I am so excited about, ha :) Though it makes me all kinds of dead. I hurt all over from sitting outside for a few hours today. Sigh. But I love it too. Anyway. Went on an all day road trip this Monday. It was painful, ha, but such a good trip with my family too :) I got a little bit of lovely mail, eee. Waiting on even more next week, oops. <3 Anyway. I'm exhausted but good. This week I'm waiting on Prince of Thorns & Nightmares :) Hope you are all well. <3

The Forgotten Five: Rebel Undercover. Book three. Oops :D Reading them all one day. Love the cover.
Gallant. I just had to get this new paperback version of this book, as I liked it a whole lot. Pretty colors.
Roar of the Tides. Finally got to buy one of the editions of this book; the paperback :D So excited for it.
Blood & Feathers. At last bought this one too :) Such a huge fan of Beth. <3 Hoping to read it soonish :)
Pokemon. Eee. I had to get some of the new pokemon trading cards, ha :D And big pikachu plush, eee.
Pop figures. The gremlins one is adorable, eee. I love it so. Chani from Dune as well. Had to have her.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Waiting on Wednesday #608

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Goodreads Description:

For fans of Disney Twisted Tales and Serena Valentino's Villains comes the next book of the Disney Prince Young Adult series.

Prince Phillip tells his side of Disney's Sleeping Beauty where once upon a dream was just the beginning...

Prince Phillip’s known from a young age that his destiny has already been decided for him by his father, King Hubert. His job is to smile and wave for the crowd and ride off into the sunset with his predetermined fiancĂ©, Princess Aurora, after her curse is lifted on her sixteenth birthday. But just days before Aurora’s birthday party, Phillip experiences a strange burst of magic, and three fairies tell him that he is part of a prophecy set to defeat Maleficent, the Mistress of All Evil. Suddenly Phillip feels as if he has a choice—maybe magic can be the freedom he has been looking for.

Although, having magic and working with fairies to retrieve powerful ancient artifacts would be much more enjoyable if he didn’t have to deal with her every night, a girl named Briar Rose who appears in his dreams on the other side of a mystical thorn maze. Phillip doesn’t know how he can be so annoyed by a person he can’t even see but having to hear the mysterious maiden’s laughs and jabs at him every time he goes to sleep is worse than any nightmare. But Phillip is starting to realize that Briar Rose isn’t so different from himself, and maybe they can change both of their fates one dream at a time.

Format: 432 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: October 3, 2023 by Disney Press
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

I saw this cover and knew I had to have this book, haha :D I do own the other Princes book by this author, about Eric. I haven't read it yet, oops. But I have it. And I will have this one too. I'm excited about reading them both someday soon :) I think the covers are stunning. Sigh. And this book sounds pretty exciting :D
What are you waiting for on this cursed Wednesday?

Saturday, June 10, 2023

In My Mailbox #605

Ohh. This week have been pretty exhausting for me. But I'm doing okay :) Finally feeling less sick, ha. That cold lasted forever. How rude. This week I only managed to read one book, haha :) But I'm happy with that, as I did read. <3 I know what I'm reading next too, starting it early next week. So happy to be reading again. Sigh. Oh, and finally having a little hot weather. Well. A little sun at least, today, and more heat tomorrow. Wish it would last, though. But no. Not yet, not here. Rude. Anyway. Got a bunch of pop figures this week. Oops. I love them all, ha. <3 No books, but something next week, I think :) I also saw Avatar 2 this week; it was good :) A little long, but I liked it. This week I'm waiting on Rebel Undercover :) And shared my review of The Ruby Code. <3 I hope you are all doing well :) Do you have summer? <3

Hopper and Joyce. AHH! Finally have these two most precious Stranger Things pop figures, eee :D At last. Been wanting them for so long. Sigh. Ended up buying them from Australia. Worth it. Love them so.
Funko Europe. Oh. I had to place a new order this week, oops :) Love that Hades. I, at last, bought that special Stranger Things moment. Huge, but love it. More minis. More doubles. Sigh. Disappointed, ha :)

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Review: The Ruby Code by Jessica Khoury

This was a book I had to read, despite never having played any virtual reality games. Because I have been a fan of Jessica and her books since her first story. This new middle grade sounded awesome. The cover is amazing. I'm happy to say that I enjoyed it a whole lot. But I did not love it, so I am giving this three stars.

It was such a good story, though. And I did adore the main boy, Ash. He was awesome. Ruby was too. The writing was mostly great, except for all the italics under every single word that was to be said differently. It drove me a little insane, haha, and took me a little out of the book. But this story was all kinds of great.

I'm not going to write such a long review for this book. As it was kind of short and easy and fast to read. It is told from two point of views. There is Ash, from our world, but in the future. I so liked getting to know what the world was like at this time. All kinds of ruined, in a way. With most people being obsessed with virtual reality and not caring too much about the actual reality. We don't learn too much about this world, but a little was enough. It was exciting. And we do learn a whole lot about thirteen-year-old Ash. He was such a small and gentle boy, truly. A little broken after his father died. And his mom found a new boyfriend, one who did not treat him well. She did not know this. And Ash was too scared to tell her. That broke my heart. He deserved more.

Although Ash did not have the easiest life, he did try his best to be okay. Being positive with his mother, loving his dog. Trying to be normal with his best friend, Hakeem. That was not going well. And Hakeem did get a bit angry with him. I did not blame him. But they were such great friends and I liked that a lot. I so did not like how his mom's boyfriend treated him. And wanted him to have such an awful end, haha. Kind of happy with how it ended, but not as brutal as I would have liked it. He deserved much worse, ha.

Then there was the other main character of this book. Ruby. I love how we got her point of view too. She was different. Not real. Yet not fully fake either. She starts out as a character in a virtual reality game Ash ends up getting from a guy he saves. But not a normal game character at all. And I so liked getting her view of things. It was a little weird but pretty awesome too. I do not play a lot of games like this, but I do play a little. And I liked the gaming parts of this book. Felt that it was written well and was pretty exciting.

I'm not going to say too much about the plot of this story. Only a little bit. Mostly this is a story about Ash and Ruby working together inside this game trying to figure out why she is different from other NPC in it. Why she can think for herself and what it all means. It was a small adventure and I so liked that. I did not fully love this book, sadly, as I was a little bored at times too. It felt a little too tame, somewhat. Even with the real life villains working on damaging the world. But I wanted even more danger and more adventure.

But despite this, I still liked this book a lot. It was exciting and I so enjoyed reading about Ash and Ruby and their growing friendship. They were pretty cute together. The book was a little too short, though. As I would have loved even more of them and even more of this world as well. Oh, there is a white fluffy cat. Like mine. I so adored it, ha. It had only a small part, but still. The Ruby Code was a great gaming book. With stunning friendships. I'm glad that I read it. Wish I had loved it more, but it was still pretty fantastic.

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Waiting on Wednesday #607

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

REBEL UNDERCOVER (The Forgotten Five #3)

Goodreads Description:

X-Men meets Spy Kids in the third installment of The Forgotten Five middle-grade fantasy/adventure series by the New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds.

Estero City is in an uproar following the exposure of President Fuerte as a supernatural, as well as the surprise announcement by Magdalia Palacio--Seven's mother--that she will oppose Fuerte in the upcoming election. The forgotten five and their allies know the president is corrupt to the core. But no one knows if Magdalia can be trusted.

Meanwhile, Birdie, Seven, Tenner, and Brix are reeling from Cabot's decision to leave the group and join her parents, who are collaborating with Fuerte and his gang of supernatural criminals. Does that make Cabot their enemy, too?

Still, there's work to be done. The Librarian, the five's trusted confidante, has a daring new plan: Lada will go undercover and pretend to work for the president while gathering intelligence for the supernatural resistance. It's a dangerous assignment, setting the group up for a showdown with their most powerful enemy yet--their own criminal parents.

Format: 336 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: June 6, 2023 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

This one came out yesterday :D And it is the third book in a series that I have yet to start. Oops. I think I have every book published by Lisa McMann, haha. <3 I am yeeears behind on reading them, though. But I own them. I am excited about them, haha :) I think this series sounds amazing and I own them all. <3
What are you waiting for on this supernatural Wednesday?

Saturday, June 3, 2023

In My Mailbox #604

Not sure how it happened, but I have suddenly finished reading three books in one week. Ahh. But so happy about it, haha :D Been ages since I have actually wanted to read this much. And I am so excited about it. May need a little break now, though, as I just finished a book that ruined me. Yeah. Need some recovering. And I have written three reviews this week too, sharing links to them all below. Oops. I may be fully exhausted, haha. But good too. Of course, I have also been sick all week, which fully sucks. I got my second cold during the same month. So rude. Finally feeling a little better, but yeah. It has been hard. But I have read a lot. And that just makes me so happy, haha :) Oh, and I have been a little better, did not buy any pop figures this week, lol. Only because they did not release any I wanted yet. Oops. Haha :) But I did get a bunch of books, haha. Gah. New blog posts. I shared my review of The Isles of the Gods. <3 This week I'm waiting on Artifice :D I shared my review of Together We Rot :) And I shared my review of Silver in the Bone, eee. <3 Hope you are all doing well this week :) I'm waiting for some sunny weather.

Blade Breaker. I bought book one, forgot about this sequel. Oops. Now I own them :) Reading one day.
The Ruby Code. I'm so very excited about this new book by Jessica :D Eee. I'm going to love it, I know.
Hell Bent. Finally got to order the uk paperback edition of this book, oops. A little late to get it, though :)
Bridgerton. I had to get both of these, as I have the first tv-show tie-in, haha :) I shall read them one day.
The Witcher. And I had to get these tv-show tie-in books too, oops :) They just look way too pretty. Sigh.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Review: Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken

This book ruined me. I'm still shaking a little. But oh, how badly I loved this story. Giving it five stars, as it was truly perfection. Of course, all kinds of evil and heartbreaking. Especially towards the end, where everything happened at once. Shudders. Yet it was so good and I loved it all to pieces. I must have the sequel now.

Putting all my thoughts into words will not be easy this time. So much was going on in this book and I shall not write about it all. But some things must be shared. If I can manage to. Still feeling a little broken. But still happy that I read this stunning book as the story was incredible. And the writing was fully great too. I loved it.

This book is told from the point of view of Tamsin. She lives in our world, but it is a different one too, with magic for those who have it. Tamsin does not. But her brother does and their guardian did too. And so she has grown up with the magical parts of the world, trying her best to fit in, unable to see what everyone around her does without help. She and her brother, Cabell, have been alone for the past seven years, since their guardian left or disappeared. Life has not been easy for them at all. I loved learning more about it, about them, during this book. Made me love them more and care more for their sibling relationship. Not siblings by blood, but by heart. They are all each other has. I did like learning more of their missing guardian, Nash. He was pretty unique, ha.

Tamsin is fiercely protective of Cabell. And I loved that she was. He has had a curse since he was born and they are trying their best to break it. I loved learning about it, and that is all I will say. It was all kinds of interesting. The beginning of this story was slow, and it took a while before things started happening. But I did not mind, as I liked getting to know Tamsin a little more. And when things started to move faster, so much happened all the time and ahh. It was a book where I needed to pay attention to every detail, ha.

There is so much going on in this book. I shall not mention it all. But a lot of it has to do with legends and magic and hunting for hidden treasure. And trying not to get cursed or killed while doing so. It was a lot of Arthurian legend, which I honestly do not know that much about. Only from a few other books and things I have seen online. But I knew enough and I liked this story a whole bunch. Everything made sense. A bit of fantasy, a bit of real world, a bit of magic and history. All of it awesome. And most of it completely evil.

Tamsin and her brother is in need of money, to be able to continue living. For the past year, since they turned sixteen years old, they have been able to join the guild and hunt for treasures too. It was more complicated than that, but I'm not explaining it, haha. There were different types of magic in this world and it was all interesting to read about and get to know. The newest treasure to hunt for them is a ring, a ring that can break any curse. Tamsin needs it for her brother. But everyone else is looking for it as well.

And so it will not be easy. Especially not when her enemy, Emrys, is hunting for it too, right where she is searching. And oh, how I loved this. Emrys was the very best boy. Sigh. I loved him to pieces. Of course, Tamsin truly hated him, ha. So they had a whole lot of tension. And she was not being very nice about it. Hmph. But they spent so very much time together in this book that she could not help but start to like him a little. And I just loved that beyond words. The romance was way too little. But oh, how badly I wanted it.

Of course, the whole story with Emrys was not easy. And it just kept getting worse. Especially at the end. That killed me. What even. I need to know what happens in book two. Sigh. I just want them together. As they fit together so well. Both broken. Both needing the other. I so loved getting to know him. His scars. His story. His magic. Although it took time to learn more about him. But yeah. I may have loved him too much. Oops. I loved Tamsin too, but I loved Emrys more. So very worried about book two. And nervous.

This book was also filled with other characters. Like Neve, the sorceress. She was all kinds of awesome. And I just loved her. Took a while for Tamsin to warm up to her, as Tamsin pretty much hated everyone. But they ended up having such a great friendship. Sigh. Oh, Tamsin. She was so dark and negative and I just adored her. Of course, I wish she had been a little kinder, haha, but she had her reasons. I loved her so. Kind of loved her brother too. Cabell was difficult to know, but pretty adorable too. The best siblings.

There is so much I should say about this book. And much that I should not say. Most of the book does not take place in our world, but in Avalon. And it is not a very nice place at all. It is cursed and dark and full of creatures that wanted to eat them at all times. It was pretty horrible but so very well written and I loved it. This place had a bunch of great characters too, and oh, how I loved getting to know them. Sigh. My poor heart. I also just loved getting to know Avalon and all the secrets of this place. And what happened there.

Okay. I have written way too much about this book. But I must share a little bit more, haha. I just loved this book so much. But gosh. That ending ruined me. And I am not okay about it. I need the next book. I must know what happens next. With everything. So many dark things happened. So many sad things. So much that I am not sure how it will be okay. There were deaths. It was not pretty. But was beautiful at the same time, because it was so awful and so real and I loved reading about it. But yes. I'm still fully broken.

Silver in the Bone was so very perfect to me. Full of adventure and magic and growing friendships. Full of death and sorrow and heartbreak. And so many twists. Of course, I saw the hidden villain from early on, and I was mostly right about it too, though not fully. And I loved it. I'm still broken about the ending. I still need the second book right away. Hope this is a duology, as I wouldn't handle waiting for two more books to know everything, haha. You must all read this precious book too. It will ruin you. But you will love it too.