⬂↘⬊ Rebel ⬋↙⬃
When I heard Marie Lu was diving back into the world of Legend, I couldn’t have been more excited! Legend was in that first group of YA books I read in middle school and has a special place in my heart. I remember participating in a reading challenge at school, and I got the first book for free from my librarian. At that point, I hadn’t heard of it, but he told me it was blowing up in the YA community. I’m so glad I took his recommendation because I binged the rest of the series. After I get Rebel, I might be due for a Legend reread. I can’t wait!
⬂↘⬊ The End and Other Beginnings ⬋↙⬃
by Veronica Roth
Other OG in the house this month. Although to be fair, Veronica Roth was the OG that got me into reading and ultimately blogging about books. Divergent was a book from the reading gods in middle school, and I can’t thank her enough for fostering my love of reading. It’s difficult to pick up one of her books because it’s been so long since I’ve read one; I’m a little afraid of being disappointed. I am hoping to get a copy of this new collection of short stories, as well as the Carve the Mark series, so I can be up to date on my VRoth reading.
⬂↘⬊ The Beautiful ⬋↙⬃
by Renée Ahdieh
The owner of the bookstore where I work recently returned from a conference with a crate full of ARCs, and The Beautiful just happened to be one of them! I picked this one out knowing it would be perfect for Halloween, because of the historical New Orleans background and the abundance of vampires. When I read the synopsis, it reminded me so much of parts of The Infernal Devices where vampires are involved. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book set in New Orleans, so this one should be fun to dive into towards the end of the month.
⬂↘⬊ Ninth House ⬋↙⬃
by Leigh Bardugo
I am SOOO excited about this book. It has been hyped up to no end, but I’m ready for it. If you have read my blog at all, you know I love reading books that reflect where I am in my life. Seeing Alex going into Yale as a freshman is perfect for me since I’m a freshman at the Unversity of Alabama this year. Also, this book takes being a college freshman and turns it on its head. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m getting some serious Three Dark Crowns vibes, and I’m here for it. (It could just be the black cover with the snake but whatever.)
⬂↘⬊ Overall ⬋↙⬃
Your witchy reader,
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.