I am back again for the final update post before the VERY END of the Summer TBR Wipeout 2016! If you missed my first two posts, then check out the intro post (to get an idea of what it is and see my books) and my first update post (to see how bad I am at this).
In my last post I had finished All Fall Down by Ally Carter. Well, I am VERY happy to inform you that the review is coming along on this Wednesday.
Next… well, I did tell you how bad I am at this wipeout, correct? I finally finished Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman just the other day.
Royalty. Magic. Love. Betrayal.
It’s in Their Blood.
Alexander, Macedon’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world.
Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while keeping hidden her own mission: kill the queen.
Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince.
And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess, seeks the deadly Spirit Eaters to alter her destiny.
Legacy of Kings is a phenomenal book, but I wish I had had time to just sit down and binge read it. I read this book super choppily. The storyline and characters still made me fall in love with it all.
And guess what?!? I finished a second book just so I could say so in this post. What book? Well, if you checked out my bookstagram or Twitter, you would know it’s The Movie Version (ARC) by Emma Wunsch. (Sorry, that sounded terrible.)
A whip-smart, heart-wrenching debut YA novel about first love, first loss, and filmmaking that will delight fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer Niven
In the movie version of Amelia’s life, the roles have always been clear. Her older brother, Toby: definitely the Star. As popular with the stoners as he is with the cheerleaders, Toby is someone you’d pay ten bucks to watch sweep Battle of the Bands and build a “beach party” in the bathroom. As for Amelia? She’s Toby Anderson’s Younger Sister. She’s perfectly happy to watch Toby’s hijinks from the sidelines, when she’s not engrossed in one of her elaborately themed Netflix movie marathons.
But recently Toby’s been acting in a very non-movie-version way. He’s stopped hanging out with his horde of friends and started obsessively journaling and disappearing for days at a time. Amelia doesn’t know what’s happened to her awesome older brother, or who this strange actor is that’s taken his place. And there’s someone else pulling at her attention: a smart, cute new boyfriend who wants to know the real Amelia—not Toby’s Sidekick. Amelia feels adrift without her star, but to best help Toby—and herself—it might be time to cast a new role: Amelia Anderson, leading lady.
The Movir Version is a fantastic book. Do not judge this book by its cover, because it will surprise you (as it did with me). I feel a little book hungover from it.
I am quickly recovering, however, with Nicola Yoon’s newest book: The Sun Is Also a Star. This book is my first Nicola Yoon, but I have a feeling it won’t be my last.
I picked great books for the wipeout… but I didn’t realize how much life would cut into it!
How far are you into the wipeout challenge? Do you think I can finish all five books before August 14th? What did you think of Legacy of Kings or The Movie Version, if you’ve read it? Let me know in the comments!
Much love, XOXO,
~A Writer Named Charley~