This month, I thought I’d try something new, an idea taken from my fellow reviewer Beatrice Cosgrove, which is what’s next on my to be read list. As winter sets in, I’m looking forward to spending many cozy days with a good book. And what better way to start than with a book from my bookshelf?
First up is “Red Queen,” book one in the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard. In a world divided by blood, red or silver, the reds being the commoners and the silver being people who possess god-like superpowers, for seventeen-year-old Mare Barrie, a red girl in the poverty-stricken stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she begins to work at the silver palace, she discovers a deadly power of her own. As the silvers try to hide her, they declare her a long-lost princess. Knowing one misstep could lead to her death, she works silently to help bring down the silver regime. I am excited to finally read this book in the coming months. It has been on my shelf for quite some time, but the plot seems interesting, and it has received countless positive reviews, which sets it apart from other books on my shelf.
Next is a classic, “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas, the first in The Hate U Give series. The Hate U Give follows sixteen-year-old Starr Carter, who moves between two worlds, the one of her poor neighborhood and her fancy suburban prep school. The balance between these two worlds ends when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. As the news breaks loose, untrue stories begin to be shared about Khalil and his death, but all everyone wants to know is what happened that night. And the only person alive is Starr. But what she does or does not say could upend her community and endanger her life. While I am ashamed to say I have not read this classic, I greatly look forward to reading it. After reading the expert for this book, it seems like a greatly touching and moving story and one that I will enjoy.
My last book is “The Lock Eater” by Zack Loran Clark. Melanie Gate is a foundling with a peculiar talent for opening locks with the touch of a hand. One night, her orphanage is visited by Traveler, a gearing automaton there on behalf of his magical mistress, who needs an apprentice. When Melanie is selected because of her gift, her life changes in a flash, in more ways than one, one being the Traveler is not who he seems. But then, neither is Melanie Gate. For me, this book is certainly intriguing as I have never heard of a plot this one of a kind, but I am also greatly looking forward to reading it.
Thank you for letting me try something new this month and I hope to be back to book reviews in the near future.