First Impression Friday: “Siege and Storm” by Leigh Bardugo

I was shocked to find that Mal survived the ending of Shadow and Bone, but I'm sure that every page I turn in Siege and Storm brings him closer to Alina's eventual downfall. From GoodReads: Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Siege and Storm” by Leigh Bardugo

First Impression Friday: “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo

I accidentally read Six of Crows first, and didn't realize it was actually the second series set in the Grishaverse, so I'm out to right my wrongs. From GoodReads: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo

First Impression Friday: “The Hidden Palace” by Helene Wecker

I've been trying to read this book for like four months, and every time I get it checked out from the library I forget about it so it gets auto-returned and then I have to get back on the waiting list and I finally, finally have some time to just sit down and read it … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Hidden Palace” by Helene Wecker

First Impression Friday: “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman

A few years ago I picked up My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman, and I enjoyed it so much that I tried A Man Called Ove next, but I read the first chapter and had to put the book down, because there was absolutely nothing in the world that … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman

First Impression Friday: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

I have a terrible habit of checking books out from the library and then forgetting about them until I get a Libby notification that they're due back in three days. So here's the next book I'm reading before it's due back (and I can't extend it, because other people have it on hold). From GoodReads: … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

First Impression Friday: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

I'm impatiently waiting for The Last Graduate to release, so I decided to bide my time by reading Naomi Novak's other books. From GoodReads: Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem takes matters into her own … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

First Impression Friday: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix E. Harrow

Why is it that library holds always come in all at once? I've been on the waiting list for the next five FIF posts for almost six months now, and of course they all came in at once. From GoodReads: In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix E. Harrow

First Impression Friday: “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by T.J. Klune

I've been on the waiting list for this book at my local library since February, and it finally came in this past weekend. At this point, much like many of the other books I've been on the waiting list for months for, I've completely forgotten everything about it but remembered I put it on the … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by T.J. Klune

First Impression Friday: “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo

This is another library book that I've been waiting on for a long time. From GoodReads: Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo

First Impression Friday: “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir

I've had this book on my library holds for a long time (before it was even announced), and I recently got to actually read it. And I'm happy to say that, at least two chapters in, I'm not already hating it like I did with Artemis. From GoodReads: Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir