Another month has gone by, so it is time to decide which books you plan on reading this new month if you are like me and enjoy planning everything to the extreme. So this month I’m going to attempt to read four books, not including the ones I have to read for my classes and here are the current ones I’m dying to read.
1. Peter Darling by Austin Chant
Ten years ago, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is. But when he returns to Neverland, everything has changed: the Lost Boys have become men, and the war games they once played are now real and deadly. Even more shocking is the attraction Peter never knew he could feel for his old rival, Captain Hook—and the realization that he no longer knows which of them is the real villain.
I’m actually quite excited to read this one. I haven’t heard much about it (I stumbled across it on goodreads) but for some reason I’m really really excited to get this. The cover is beautiful as well, I would be happy just owning that cover.
2. The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi
A trio of friends from New York City find themselves trapped inside a mechanical board game that they must dismantle in order to save themselves and generations of other children in this action-packed debut that’s a steampunk Jumanji with a Middle Eastern flair.
When twelve-year-old Farah and her two best friends get sucked into a mechanical board game called The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand—a puzzle game akin to a large Rubik’s cube—they know it’s up to them to defeat the game’s diabolical architect in order to save themselves and those who are trapped inside, including her baby brother Ahmed. But first they have to figure out how.
Under the tutelage of a lizard guide named Henrietta Peel and an aeronaut Vijay, the Farah and her friends battle camel spiders, red scorpions, grease monkeys, and sand cats as they prepare to face off with the maniacal Lord Amari, the man behind the machine. Can they defeat Amari at his own game…or will they, like the children who came before them, become cogs in the machine?
This book is a need on everyone’s tbr list! JuMANJI! MIDDLE EASTERN OWNVOICES RePRESENTATION!! WHAT IS NOT TO WANT? WHAt MORE DO WE NEED. Honestly check this book out and show your support to #ownvoices book authors.
3. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
The Goldfinch combines vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher’s calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
Okay so I actually started reading this yesterday and WOW. Donna Tartt. I shall praise your writing forever. The language is so beautifully strung together that it makes reading less of a chore(which some books make it feel like it is) and it’s actually making me take this book slowly. I’m genuinely reading line by line and enjoying every single page. My heart already aches for Theo and I’m sure this book will give me a mess of emotions.
4. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.
To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.
If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.
I’ve heard so many great things about this book, and I am entering fully prepared with tissues ready for Adam to rip my heart out. This year has truly been the year of me reading books that break my heart and tear it into tiny pieces. I shall be emotionless and heartless by the end of 2017.
And that is the end of my April TBR. I will write a review for these lovely books and I have one ready to upload tomorrow so YAY.
Hope you have a great April my fellow book lovers!