5 Books I Bought Recently – Would I Recommend Them?

Hello and happy Mondays, you guys! I hope you’ve had a good weekend and are ready for the new week ahead of you. πŸ™‚

For today’s post, I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the books I have spend actual money on and whether or not I’d recommend them to you guys – if I’ve read them. I feel like me spending money on something and then recommending it to you guys says a lot. So, let’s just jump right in!

King Of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Of course we’ll start this post of with one of my most anticipated releases of 2019 (it’s easily in the Top 5) which was King Of Scars by my favorite Leigh Bardugo.

Unfortunately, I still don’t really have a rating for this book or know just how I feel about it? I’m so conflicted because it didn’t deliver on all the things I was hoping for. One of the POV storylines just felt really disconnected and like it could’ve been handled better. Plus, the ending. It’s utter bullshit, if you’re asking me. None of our characters deserve that ending.

What I did love though and why I’ll always recommend this book is my main man Nikolai. He’s as awesome and fantastic as you expect him to be. Zoya really grows on you in this book if you’re not aboard the Zoya Train yet and I loved it. Plus, their dynamic was so fun to watch? Zoya is so good at giving back to Nikolai it’s awesome! I need and want more of them. Now.

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Hermann

I’ve only been looking forward to this book for at least half a year now and it’s still about three more weeks until I can get my hands on this copy (I preordered the UK edition with the PINK SPRAYED EDGES) but I am so ready for The Devouring Gray.

There was a sampler that the publisher send out last year and that I was lucky enough to get which was so good already (at just 25 pages) and from what I’ve seen so far? People have really enjoyed/loved the book which basically just leaves me more impatient. xD

If you follow me on Twitter you probably have heard me talk about this book and shove it down people’s throats whenever possible (think back to around April 2017 when I did. not. shut. up. about Ace Of Shades. That’s the level of excited I am! And I ended up loving Ace, plus Amanda and Christine are basically BFFs!

So, can I recommend this book to you guys? From just the sampler, definitely! From what I’ve heard other people say? Also yes. Guess we’ll have to wait until publication to find out what I think and if I’d still recommend it. *cries*

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Originally, I ended up getting The Gilded Wolves via Scribd shortly after the release because I had so much hype for this book and I needed to know what it was all about – obviously. xD

And since I actually ended up loving this book a ton, I figured it was about time to get a physical copy – especially because I wanted to be able to take pictures of it and share my love on Instagram.

Would I recommend this book? 100% yes. If you enjoy a group of misfits working together (stop, don’t compare it to Six Of Crows), a ton of banter, flirting, build in history between characters, sexual tension you can cut with a knife and a diverse cast of characters – this is definitely the book for you.

Plus, like, come and join us while we impatiently await book 2 and the potential for all the feels and pain it is going to bring us all. It’s gonna be glorious.

The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Here’s the thing, I was part of the few people who didn’t absolutely adore The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue when it came out. Sure, I read the book and had a good time doing so, but by the end I was just done with the story.

But when I heard that Mackenzi was releasing a story all about Felicity, I also knew that I needed that book because I did enjoy her as a character a lot. Flash forward a bit and I finally got the book on a great deal and pretty much red it in a single sitting. Did I enjoy this book? HELL YEAH. So much.

I loved all the feminist messages and I loved Felicity as a character even more than before. As soon as I finished reading the book I went back and read through some of my tabbed scenes/quotes and cried a bit at how good and powerful they were. I was an emotional mess, let me tell you.

So yeah, I would absolutely recommend this book – even if you didn’t love the first one as much as everyone else. Felicity and her journey are most definitely worth your time and money!

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

The last book we’re going to talk about for today’s post is actually another Mackenzi Lee book: This Monstrous Thing! As soon as I’d finished Lady’s Guide I had this urge to go back and read her previous work too. I wanted to know if I’d love it as much as Lady’s Guide.

I don’t really have a set opinion on this book yet as I’m currently reading it and I’m just about 70 pages into the story. So, this is once again a book I’ll have to come back to you guys about because I haven’t finished it yet – but I’ll make sure to let you guys know in one of my upcoming Recently Read posts! πŸ™‚

To be honest with you guys, I really, really wish I was able to also mention a certain other book in this post because I keep waiting to just throw my money at the publisher already but the only place I can get the edition I want (aka UK paperback) is the big A or through bookdepository which would take too long to ship. I want my book as close to publication as possible.

I actually went through the trouble of 1) contacting my go-to bookstore to ask when/if they’ll have it in stock and then 2) contacting the people who decide which books my go-to store gets just to find out that I’ll have to wait until MAY to place my order. WHY. Just take my god damn money.

The book I’m talking about? Obviously King Of Fools by Amanda Foody! She’s got an awesome preorder campaign going right now where you’ll get a shortstory about Vianca if you send in your receipt and I need that. But, Amanda being the awesome person she is, she said she’ll work with me if I can order my copy on time. *cries*

Okay, wow. That was quite the tangent! xD But yeah, I just want to support authors with my money when I can and to have to wait so long to do that sucks.

What are some books you guys have bought recently and would you recommend them to others? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments below – I can’t wait to hear from you! πŸ˜€

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11 thoughts on “5 Books I Bought Recently – Would I Recommend Them?

  1. The Devouring Gray is amazing so far ahhh, I am currently reading it and loving it so much, and the pink-spayed edges edition looks so pretty. I hope you’ll love the book as much as I do right now! πŸ˜€ And yes to The Gilded Wolves, I really liked that one, too πŸ™‚

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  2. I overall loved King of Fools, but I’m SO MAD ABOUT THAT ENDING. WHY.

    Ahhhggjhhgfghj I’m SO excited for The Devouring Grey. It looks so good ahhhhh. And I’m partway through The Gilded Wolves right now, and I’m really liking it so far! Not really far enough in to fully form opinions yet, but Think I’m gonna really like this one.

    I’m very curious to hear what you think about This Monstrous Thing… I just HAD to read it since Gentleman’s guide and Lady’s Guide are two of my all time faves, and I was a tiny bit disappointed? I enjoyed it a lot and all, it just wasn’t really anything special?

    My most recent purchase was Once and Future, and I absolutely LOVED it. I ended up binging the entire thing last night…

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    1. Yeah, I’m starting to think I might come down on the ‘slightly disappointed’ side of things with Monstrous Things too as I’m about 40% into it by now (I think) and it’s not what I was hoping for as far as enjoyment is concerned. Let’s hope it ends up being a better reading experience!

      Oh, I’ve seen that one around quite a bit! Though I didn’t know it was out already! But I’m super happy you ended up loving it!

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  3. Aaaaah, I can’t wait for King of Fools!! (Also thank you for reminding me that I absolutely have to preorder it). I got King of Scars when it came out because I love the Grishaverse, but I still haven’t gotten around to reading it πŸ˜‚ Honestly, I’m a bit scared, hearing everyone rant about the ending is freaking me out.

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  4. Eternally crying that I haven’t read The Gilded Wolves yet 😭 You know I’ll read the Lady’s Guide tomorrow though, as you have been praising it so much and Felicity is such a gem! πŸ’• I’m also really curious about The Devouring Gray … plus that cover really is something 😍

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