Everyone’s favorite post! My year in review. This year we had some wonderful, and not so much, YA come into the world, and these are a few of the best (in my opinion ;)).
Review coming soon! Lady Rogue was a book I picked up randomly, and quickly became on of my favorite YA historic fiction novels. The story was fascinating, witty, and original. Plus a bit of magic thrown in. I have never truly connected with Bennet’s work, and was suprised by how much I adored this!
“My favorite character was Darlington who wasn’t even in the book, yet somehow he seemed to…carry away my heart… IDK y’all.”
This book wasn’t the heartstopper I was expecting, but I was here for Darlington, and can’t wait to see more of him and Bardugo in the next installment!http://maddie.tv/2019/11/review-ninth-house/
Review coming soon! This fascinating YA fantasy used Korean folklore to create one of the most intruging urban fantasy novels I have ever read. I cannot wait for the rest of this series!
Favorite Old Read
“Oh boy, was this for me. Okay, yes, I may be the most predictable person ever. “Maddie liking a pirate AND mermaid book? Who would’ve thought.” I get it. But, seriously. “http://maddie.tv/2019/11/review-to-kill-a-kingdom/
“She changed her storytelling and her writing quite a bit to fit with the epic fantasy story she was beautifully telling, and although it didn’t hit me the way An Enchantment of Ravens did, I still quite absolutly adored it, and I loved the world and the characters she created.”maddie.tv/2019/12/review-sorcery-of-thorns
“I left this book feeling emotional, fulfilled, and just downright sad. This world is a fantastic one, and Black’s talent and storytelling is one that doesn’t come around often. To say that Cardan and his tale have wormed their way into my heart would be a gross understatement.
In fact, it is my beloved drunk mess of a prince who said it best:
‘By you, I am forever undone.'”maddie.tv/2019/12/review-queen-of-nothing
Somehow, somehow, I have still NOT read King of Scars. I know. But let’s just assume that my darling Nikolai is the winner of all awards, as it should be. What a great year in YA, y’all! Can’t wait to see what 2020 brings us.
Have a safe and wonderful new year! Be kind to one another!