So, I have been absolutely blowing through audiobooks this month and it has everything to do with the fact I’ve been sewing masks for friends and family [and now for my etsy shop]. Normally my intake is pretty high anyways, but this month I hit five in the first two weeks, and now I’m working on a 30hr chonk of a book. I was supposed to be focusing on ARCs this month too. OOPS.
This tag hosted on Taking on a World of Words, and it’s super easy to do. Just answer the three W’s.
The Three W’s are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
THIS IS THE CHONK. I have been putting off reading this book since LoS absolutely shattered me and sent me into a huge reading slump, approx June 2019. I was planning on reading my hardcover copy but at 921 pages, there’s a reason I kept putting it off. So I finally gave in and checked out the audiobook, shrinking my shadowhunter TBR ever slightly. Anyways, I love being back in this world with all these lovable, familiar characters [even if they shatter my heart]. But, it’s actually quite hard to believe that QOAAD is just one book?? Like, SO MUCH STUFF happens. I feel like I have aged. I know I only have 14% left but that’s still like 4 hours, and SO MANY (other) TERRIBLE THINGS COULD GO WRONG.
The Near Witch is a wonderful example of how Victoria Schwab’s writing has only gotten more and more fantastical over time. This book definitely has her vibe about it and the world building was illustrative, if not as detailed as her later works. This book follows around Lexi and her small Purtian-esque town, in the week that follows the appearance of a mysterious stranger, and the disappearances of many town children from their beds.
Frankly in Love has been on my TBR for so long that I have lowkey forgotten what it’s about? I recall, fake dating and Korean-American family stuff? I also remember Tree saying it came across more serious than it’s was billed, re: YA rom-com. [See Tree’s full review here.] After 30hrs of action-y fantasy, I’m excited to pick up something a little more realistic, plus I always love a good contemporary.
Other Audiobooks I Binged:
Happy reading! What are you binging?