Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard – 4 stars
What You Always Wanted by Kristin Rae – 3.5 stars
The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) – 4 stars
Red Queen was one of my favorite reads of 2015, so I was beyond thrilled to receive a Glass Sword ARC from the publisher. Glass Sword picks up right where Red Queen ended, and Mare is in a very dark place after what happened at the end of Red Queen. Throughout the novel, Mare and gang go on a hunt for all the newbloods on Julian’s list. While I did enjoy learning about all the different abilities and seeing them in action, it was hard keeping all the new characters straight. I had previously seen Red Queen as a fantasy with dystopian aspects, but Glass Sword was definitely more dystopian with fantasy aspects. Full review here.
What You Always Wanted is the second novel I’ve read from Bloomsbury’s If Only romance line, and I hope to read the other stories soon. What You Always Wanted was a cute, fun romcom, and I enjoyed that this book was a light, easy read that put a smile on my face while reading it. Full review here.
Do you ever just get in those moods where you just need a cute, silly, and fun story to read? That’s the kind of mood I was in when I read The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) and it was the perfect answer for me. The New Guy is a light, fun, and charming read, and it fits perfectly into the romcom genre. I was surprised by how fun The New Guy was and how much I enjoyed the humor and cute silliness. Full review here.