The Wicked King by Holly Black – a sequel to The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air series). LOVED IT. Full of drama and action. I couldn’t put this book down since I’ve started it, read it in a few sittings. I don’t want to talk much about it , because some of you probably still haven’t read the first book, but if you’re looking for a strong YA Faerie series – highly recommend it. My heart was broken twice, in both endings of the books. 😭❤️The third one better not be this cruel!
The Dazzling Heights (Pavojingas Ilgesys) by Katherine Mcgee – a sequel to The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor series). Liked this one better than the first book. I’m not very much into futuristic elements of the series, but I like the drama – rich teenagers, social exclusion, love and family problems. It has this Gossip Girl vibe, I think. I will definitely be reading the third book!
The Chemist (Chemikė) by Stephanie Meyer. I was a fan of the author’s other books – Twilight series and the Host, so I will not lie – I expected The Chemist to be so much better. I was hoping for a breath taking thriller about an ex-agent, who runs from her former employers, which try to kill her because of some dark secrets she might know, but all I’ve got was a cheap romance, which made me roll my eyes so many times I could not count. Sorry, but… Kind of wasted my time with this book. 😒
The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson. The first book of a duology. I believe, it’s not even published yet. I’ve got this book in a Fairyloot (ya fantasy subscription box). I think it should be published in July. You can pre-order it on bookdepository.com if you want. I could say it was my spring guilty-pleasure kind of book. 🙂 YA fantasy about a girl who is forced to marry a prince of the enemy kingdom (but maybe this enemy-prince is not that bad after all?:)). The book is full of secrets and magic (like magical elemental crows), but I couldn’t say the story is very unique. It has many usual YA fantasy elements and it hasn’t surprised me much, so don’t expect anything original. I still enjoyed it very much tho.
Selfų Slėnis by Monika Budinaitė (only in lithuanian). About a fake life on social networks that some people create – posting fabulous photos, acting perfect and so on. I didn’t like it. I think the author was very radical and drastic about it, the book characters were extreme examples of faking their lives on social media, but being incredibly unhappy in real life. I get the point the author wanted to show us, but it was a bit too harsh, I think.
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. The first book in a sci-fi series Skyward. About a girl named Spensa who always dreamed about being a warrior pilot who fights aliens that are constantly attacking their planet. She really wants to defend her poor planet, where remnants of human race is basically trapped in order to survive, but when she finally gets into flight school, things get very very strange. Spensa starts noticing weird details about the aliens they’re fighting and the government seems to be hiding things from their people as well. Trust me when I say, there are A LOT OF mystery happening. OMG! I’m not a fan of sci-fi usually, but this book was so so good. Well written and intriguing. If you’re looking for a good sci-fi alien book – try this one! ❤️