The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows. Loved this one! Wil is a fantastic heroine, a queen who goes undercover in order to take back her country. Loved this world, where magic is forbidden because when it's used, it leads to wraith, a physical manifestation of magic that's destroying the world. There's also a masked vigilante, Black Knife, who keeps the citizens safe but also captures magic users. Loved Wil and Black Knife's relationship. Evil cliffhanger!! Definitely recommend.
I Was Here by Gayle Forman. Such a sad book. It's powerful, emotional, raw, hopeful. Even though Cody and Ben's relationship is complicated and somewhat messed up in the way that they meet, it's actually quite perfect and I loved it. This book makes you think. And feel. It's part mystery, part coming-of-age story. Recommend.
Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott. Still love Tella's voice. Fast-paced, full of action, I really enjoyed it. Still have questions that haven't been answered and hated that Tella and Guy have so many issues working as a team. Also not thrilled that a third book is not a sure thing. If the author only has a two-book deal, why doesn't she finish the story in the second book?? Recommend with the caveat that we may only ever get 2/3 of the story.
Posted by: Pam