When I read a sequel, one of my biggest concerns is how the authors expand the narrative; I want a sequel with higher stakes and wilder adventures than its predecessor. With The Rule of Many, that is absolutely the case. The world of Ava and Mira Goodwin expanded far beyond the first installment in this series. I got to see their overarching role in the revolution, and the glimpses into different aspects of their society gave me a more well-rounded view of the world they live in.
There's nothing I love more than a rainy day, which is convenient because April in North Carolina is nothing but rain. So grab all the blankets in your house (and I mean every single one), snuggle under your blanket pile, and pick up one of these books for the ultimate atmospheric and slightly moody reading experience.
Hi it's me, back from the dead! The publisher kindly sent me an eARC of Romanov through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This has not influenced my opinion and, as always, this review is spoiler-free.
As I said in my worst books of 2018 post, I didn't read a truly terrible book this year. That's amazing, of course, but it made choosing this list all the more difficult. I read so many different types of good book this year, from queer romances to literary classics to some good old-fashioned trashy … Continue reading Best 8 of 2018 | Annie Reads
Kicking off a quick lil series of reading wrap-ups is the worst books I read in 2018. Here's the thing: I didn't read any bad books this year. I enjoyed a good number of books on this list, but even though I liked reading them in all their trashy YA-ness, I can also objectively recognize … Continue reading Worst 8 of 2018 | Annie Reads
As I mentioned in my fall book recommendations post, I've been rereading (read: reliving every childhood memory and fantasy related to) the Harry Potter series this season. All the time I've spent with the books this year has reminded me why I love one character in particular: Hermione Granger. I think I can speak for … Continue reading Hermione’s Reading List | Annie Recommends
Hi y'all, I'm back from the dead and sharing some of my favorite fall books today!! Autumn is my favorite reading season, and I typically see a huge spike in how many books I read between October and December. It's such an atmospheric, sensory season that I think lends itself nicely to reading new books … Continue reading 5 Cozy Fall Books | Annie Recommends
The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders Published October 1st, 2018 Amazon Publishing Find On // Amazon // Thriftbooks // Goodreads // Ashley and Leslie Saunders I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Goodreads Synopsis: In their world, telling the truth has become the most dangerous … Continue reading What Annie Read // The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders // ARC Review
Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter Published March 27th, 2018 Scholastic Press Find On // Amazon // Thriftbooks // Goodreads // Ally Carter // Goodreads Synopsis: Maddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever. But when your dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president's son, sometimes … Continue reading What Annie Read // Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter
Since we're almost halfway through the year (and my feed is cluttered with mid-year freak-out tags), I thought I'd simplify the purpose of that tag and talk about something I've been pondering lately: what are the best books I've read so far? Answering this question has given me a bit of a headache because it's … Continue reading My Top 5 Books of the Year (So Far)