Book Talk, Reviews

November 2019 Reads

Happy December, everyone!

With NaNoWriMo over and Indiecember in full swing, what better time to pause and reflect on all the awesome books we’ve read the past month? And holy lord, I read some amazing stuff!

My two favorite books this month were both glorious to experience. One of them was a book I’ve been meaning to read for a long, long time, and the other was a book I snapped up the moment it was released.


King of Scars, Leigh Bardugo

Once again, a stellar read from Leigh Bardugo! There are some amazing moments, wonderful characters, and breathtaking character arcs within these pages. It’s fantastic to revisit all our old Grishaverse buddies like Nikolai, Zoya, and Nina. The story world is so full of life and beauty.

There were a few times when I found myself thinking that I’d like to have a tighter plot. The first half promises some amazing character moments, but the second half goes in a direction that almost didn’t seem to match. However, the substantial moments from these characters more than make up for the moments where I felt a disconnect. This book got me excited about reading after a reading slump, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone, fan of the Grishaverse or otherwise!


Supernova, Marissa Meyer

What an emotional and explosive ending to the Renegades trilogy! This book is filled to the brim with fun, colorful settings, thrilling fight scenes, heroic villains, and villains heroes; it had me on the edge of my seat to see what happens next. I ended up stealing what little time I could during my work breaks to get my Supernova fix.

Everything is tied together nicely, the conflicts that seemed impossible to resolve are every bit as satisfying and dramatic as I could have hoped for, and this world that Marissa Meyer created is so immersive that I didn’t even realize I’d sat there for literally hours completely enamored with the story. I would absolutely recommend this book!


Here’s to December, and some fantastic Christmastime reads!


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