I can’t quite believe it’s time to plan my February to be read already. January has felt like both the longest and shortest month ever. Without giving too much away before sharing my wrap-up post in the next few days I’ve had a pretty decent reading month so far and I’m hoping to make February even better.
Squire by Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas
*I was given an arc of this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review.*
I’ve really been getting into graphic novels lately and when I was given the opportunity to check out Squire I could not say no. Shoutout to HarperCollins for sending me a copy of Squire.
So I’ve already taken a small look at this graphic novel and I have to say I really like what I’ve seen so far. The art style is unique and the characters seem very interesting. I can’t wait to dive into Squire.
Goodreads synopsis: Aiza has always dreamt of becoming a Knight. It’s the highest military honour in the once-great Bayt-Sajji Empire, and as a member of the subjugated Ornu people, Knighthood is her only path to full citizenship. Ravaged by famine and mounting tensions, Bayt-Sajji finds itself on the brink of war once again, so Aiza can finally enlist in the competitive Squire training program.
It’s not how she imagined it, though. Aiza must navigate new friendships, rivalries, and rigorous training under the unyielding General Hende, all while hiding her Ornu background. As the pressure mounts, Aiza realizes that the “greater good” that Bayt-Sajji’s military promises might not include her, and that the recruits might be in greater danger than she ever imagined.
The Book of Living Secrets by Madeleine Roux
This is another title that was sent to me by HarperCollins so again huge thank you to them.
The premise of this book sounds absolutely amazing, definitely right up my street. I’ve always loved books, tv shows and films that allow its characters to dive into the world of their favourite stories and I’m hoping The Book of Living Secrets will live up to the hype I am building for it in my own head.
My review of this will be posted around mid-February so make sure to keep an eye out for it.
Goodreads synopsis: No matter how different best friends Adelle and Connie are, one thing they’ve always had in common is their love of a little-known gothic romance novel called Moira. So when the girls are tempted by a mysterious stranger to enter the world of the book, they hardly suspect it will work. But suddenly they are in the world of Moira, living among characters they’ve obsessed about for years.
Except…all is not how they remembered it. The world has been turned upside down: The lavish balls and star-crossed love affairs are now interlaced with unspeakable horrors. The girls realize that something dark is lurking behind their foray into fiction—and they will have to rewrite their own arcs if they hope to escape this nightmare with their lives.
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