Hi! Welcome to another weekly reading updates. I say updates but it’s mostly a wrap up because I finished 3 books this week. So without further ado, let’s jump right into it.
Books I’ve Finished.
I read this book on a whim. I have been reading a lot of dark gritty fantasy novels lately and I needed some lightedhearted fun romcom to make me feel happy again. The Unhoneymooners was the perfect book for the occasion. I really enjoy reading a good enemy to lovers romance and Christina Lauren delivered everything I wanted from this boook. I loved Olive and Ethan’s chemistry. They were adorable. Their funny and silly banter always put a smile on my face. Their relationship didn’t feel rushed or forced and it was well paced. Even their misunderstandings were not of their own making. They weren’t directly involved in the situation but somehow got caught up in the middle of someone else’s drama. I thought that it was an understandable problem and Olive handled it like a boss. She was trying to protect her sister the best way she can. It was nice to see a good twin sister relationship in the book. Olive and Ami had a close bond with each other even with their different personalities. There could have easily been a sibling rivalry in the book but I was glad to see a good sisterhood between the two characters. They had their share of conflicts like every other sibling relationship but it didn’t leave a permanent rift between them. I wished the book was a little bit longer so that I could’ve explored all the relationship within the Torres family including Olive’s bond with her cousins. It felt good to read about a tight knit family where everyone is meddling but also supportive of each other.
I have a feeling that this series will be one of my top favorites of 2021. I really loved it. I thought it was a strong debut novel for the author and a new fantasy trilogy. I have so many thoughts on it so I will be doing a full review of this book pretty soon so look out for that in my future posts. ☺
I did it. I finally finished this book. I feel so relieved and sad about it. Relief because I have been reading it extremely slow but I am finally done with it. Sad because the book was depressing and harrowing to read. You already know my journey with this book from my previous weekly updates. I went through so many different stages of emotions while I was reading it. Sometimes I was hopeful because the characters were getting along better despite their harsh circumstances. But for the majority of the book I was horrified because it had a really graphic and realistic depictions of war and death. It never felt gory or disgusting. Abercrombie didn’t write those scenes to make us feel uncomfortable. He was just throwing straight up facts to our faces and left the readers to deal with it on their own. Its such a masterful writing strategy and I feel proud of myself because I could read a book that is so dark without falling apart at difficult scenes. I am even looking forward to the final book of the first law trilogy because the ending left a huge emotional impact on me. I want to see these characters that I have grown attached to reach their destination wherever it might be. It sounds really corny but that’s how I genuinely feel. This series has quickly become one of my favorites this year and I want to read more from this author.
So that’s a wrap for my very late weekly reading update. Let me know your thoughts in the comments down below. Until then..