Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Books I’d Throw My Gift Card At
Today’s prompt is about getting a gift card and what splurges would come out of it. So glad the prompt did not involve a generic prepaid credit card because nothing bookish would come out of those purchases. So lettuce assume that said gift card is from one of the major book retailer worldwide.
Also caveat: has to be currently available for purchase. Somewhere.
ADULT SF-F, WHY YOU SO EXPENSIVE? FUCK.
(Thankfully I had the opportunity to borrow the ARC from a Shelly @ Read Sleep Repeat — THANKS, FRIEND!)
BUT I DID ENJOY IT SO LALALALA (also holds the highest rated book that I’ve read in 2016 at 4.5/5. Hype.)
ADULT SF-F, WHY YOU SO EXPENSIVE? FUCK. (#2)
(No, but seriously, I really want this. ORPHAN BLACK meets INCEPTION is the comp title and like whoa I need more of both in my life.
As with ARC reading, I sometimes delay hauling the finished copy for reasons of “I can wait until there’s a sale”. And I do need to get a copy for collections purposes…even if this book was only okay.
(Full transparency: received a 3.38/5)
I finished this book last night and even if it’s not good per se, fucking cliffhangers got me all riled up.
But really, for fantasy newbies, it’s not so bad of a book for that kind of audience. It’s literally a mash up of Pokemon meets Warcraft/World of Warcraft meets Full Metal Alchemist meets Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings meets Legend of Korra. At least to me.
For collections sake. The hardcovers are petty difficult to find in solid condition.
On another note, I will probably be pre-ordering the new hardcover edition of A Monster Calls (the movie tie-in edition) because reasons.
I read The False Prince a few months back and quite enjoyed it (heralding a 4/5 from yours truly). The reason why I couldn’t continue is mainly because I didn’t own Book #2 and onward.
If you’re looking for an MG low-fantasy, look no further than this series. The protagonist is far more grey than so many YA heroes. Shade.
It would seem that everyone and their pets have read this graphic novel.
ADULT SF-F, WHY YOU SO EXPENSIVE? FUCK. (#3)
(I heard this book is good but slow though so I don’t know but how often is there a solid and fully fleshed out standalone fantasy nowadays?)
I do already own the trilogy in North American mass market paperback but one does not simply avoid this white and glowing cover UK edition.
I would also settle for the NA Hardcovers though…cause I’m a hardcover snob.
Have I read it? No.
Will I read it soon? Probably not.
Do I own the first two books in hardcover? You bet.
Good problems to have.
Someone make it rain gift cards.