Wrap-Up: July

My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)Spinning

Spinning SilverStarry Eyes

Novels: 4
Novellas: 0
Graphic novels: 1
Non-fiction: 0
Total: 5
Page count: 2 005

3 Favourite Covers:

  • Spinning Silver
  • My Plain Jane
  • Spinning

3 Favourite Books:

  • Spinning Silver
  • My Plain Jane
  • Starry Eyes

3 Favourite Characters :

  • Miryem (Spinning Silver)
  • Irina (Spinning Silver)
  • Charlotte Brontë (My Plain Jane)

3 Favourite Relationships (Romantic):

  • Charlotte Brontë & Alexander Blackwood (My Plain Jane)
  • Miryem & The Staryk King (Spinning Silver)
  • Zorie & Lennon (Starry Eyes)

3 Favourite Relationships (Platonic):

  • Miryem & her family (Spinning Silver)
  • Jane Eyre & Helen Burns (My Plain Jane)
  • Anne and everyone she meets to be honest (Anne’s House of Dreams)
To Be Brief…

My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2): A Jane Eyre retelling with a few twists (like actual ghosts). While I didn’t love this one quite as much as My Lady Jane, Hand, Ashton and Meadows sure are three funny ladies, and I’m looking very much forward to their next collaboration. 4/5 stars

“Jane pressed a hand to her forehead as if she was suddenly feeling faint. Which didn’t alarm Charlotte, as young women of this time period felt faint regularly. Because corsets.”

Anne’s House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables #5): In honor of Anne with an E season 2 at last blessing our screens with its presence, I decided to finally pick up the next book in the series. Though this was probably my least favourite so far, it was still pretty delightful. 3.75/5 stars

“Our library isn’t very extensive,” said Anne, “but every book in it is a friend.”

Spinning: A graphic novel about the author’s own experiences growing up figure skating and coming out. I liked Walden’s art style, and I think she managed to tell her story in a very nice and powerful way. 3.75/5 stars

“Do what you love and the money will come.”

Spinning Silver: A lovely Eastern European folklore inspired Rumpelstiltskin retelling about three clever ladies navigating their (very difficult) lives using wit and cunning. I love Novik’s writing style and the overall ambiance of her novels, and though this isn’t connected to Uprooted in any way, it managed to give me the same feeling. Highly recommend. 4.75/5 stars

“A robber who steals a knife and cuts himself cannot cry out against the woman who kept it sharp.”

Starry EyesThis was a cute read, but there were definitely some eye-roll inducing cheese and drama. Still, the story was very easy to get caught up in and I pretty much flew through it in one sitting. 3.75/5 stars

“You make it sound easy.”
“No, I think you’re making it harder than it really is,” he says, one side of his mouth tilting.”

 

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