♚ Wednesday’s Headline is a series/feature on my blog where I will share with you my current read and my thoughts and expectations for them! ♚
This Wednesday, I am reading TWO books. Eh oui, sometimes I balance between an eBook and a print book. After a reading slump, I felt I had to catch up on my reading. Take a look!
[Pictures+summaries from Goodreads]
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
I have heard SOOOOO many good things about this book, so obviously my expectations are enormous. I picked it up from my bookshelf (on which it had been resting for quite some time, now) because my friend insisted that I read it, and also A Court of Mist and Fury (that I also have). My expectations? That it will blow me away with an action-packed, intricate storyline, with an epic hero at its center, fighting and charming her way through a mysterious, magical and dangerous land. I’m only 5 pages in the book, though, so maybe my predictions will turn out to be very wrong, hahahah!
2. Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black
“Devil-at-the-crossroads” folklore finds its way to YA via this moody, magical tale
Blue Riley has wrestled with her own demons ever since the loss of her mother to cancer. But when she encounters a beautiful devil at her town crossroads, it’s her runaway sister’s soul she fights to save. The devil steals Blue’s voice—inherited from her musically gifted mother—in exchange for a single shot at finding Cass.
Armed with her mother’s guitar, a knapsack of cherished mementos, and a pair of magical boots, Blue journeys west in search of her sister. When the devil changes the terms of their deal, Blue must reevaluate her understanding of good and evil and open herself to finding family in unexpected places.
In Devil and the Bluebird, Jennifer Mason-Black delivers a heart-wrenching depiction of loss and hope.
I also just started this book. I have never heard of the author before, but the devils-at-the-crossroads gained my interest since I watched Supernatural, hehe. So, I’m expecting a dark tale, with a bit of magic and twisted characters. I’m expecting a poem-like kind of nostalgia and melancholia, something that will make me teary-eyed. Am I asking for too much, though?
Thank you for reading this! What are you guys reading, these days?