Hellooo all of my bookish lovelies! I’ve missed you! I just wanted to jump on and talk a little bit about what I’m reading. Usually y’all hear about my current reads after I’ve finished them in a review or a wrap up, but today I’m feeling a “currently reading” update was in order — and maybe I wanted to talk about life a little bit.
Soooo…recently my boyfriend and I broke up, there were a number of reasons and we’re “still friends” (I hate saying that because people say it and most of the time it’s not true). With that being said I’ve been dying for a bit of an escape of the literary variety. Right now I’m reading We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal. This has been one of my most anticipated reads ever since I saw that gorgeous ARC cover. I still enjoy the newer one, buuuut NOW it’s more the content of the book that I’m loving. I love Nasir and Altair. They’re my murder children and Zafira is such a badass character, but she’s still fairly in tune with her emotions and isn’t necessarily afraid to show them (at least so far, I’m only about half way through). The magic system is really interesting and the lore is one of the more unique that I’ve heard recently. I’m honestly devouring it…when I’m at work. It’s my morning “car read.”
The other book I’m reading, or trying to right now, is Only Ashes Remain by Rebecca Shaeffer. This is a sequel to one of my favorite “monster” books of 2018, Not Even Bones. I just wish I wasn’t exhausted most nights when I got home, otherwise I would be devouring that thing. It honestly has nothing to do with the story itself, I love the world Shaeffer created in the first book and the relationship between Nita and Kovit because they’re such…similar, yet different characters. He’s a monster who needs pain to survive and she’s a monster learning not to care about hurting people, especially if it saves her life. Plus their both snarky little monsters, it’s fantastic!
I’m also going to start listening to Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf when I head up to my bestie’s for 4th of July. I’m excited because I know my OTHER bestie loved it and I just want to see what she sees in it haha.
What are you guys reading? What are your thoughts on it so far?