A few of my recent reads in 140 characters or less.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Smoothly-written sci fi that uses the titular fairy tale as a springboard for something more unique. I especially love the world-building.
When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen
I’m interested to see if the story – a fantasy about wild magic a girl’s death calls up from the sea – can save the book from its cover.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Interesting premise (girl wakes up after accident unscathed, but two friends are dead), messy execution. Also: wtf prologue, icky boyfriend.
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
This book had the opposite problem – beautiful writing, boring story (the title is basically the whole plot). I’m in the minority opinion.
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
My second listen. Everything about this Full Cast production is perfect, and the story remains as incredible as it was when I first read it.