We need to start this post off saying that we are SO sorry.
This week marked the first week of school for Jenn and Eden, so they have been a bit busy trying to educated America’s youth.
Because they were so busy (and to be quite honest, very tired) they didn’t get to finish This Savage Song. So instead of doing a discussion post today we decided to give awards to the books we’ve discussed up to this point. You know, kind of like one of those recap episodes that tv shows do sometimes to remind you whats been happening up until this point.
Best world: Six of Crows
TR: We loved this book. We were obsessed with the characters, the world and the story. We couldn’t even figure out a proper category to place it under because there was so much to love about it. Crooked Kingdom can’t come fast enough.
Book with the best lines: A Court of Thorns and Roses
TR: Ok, so maybe the lines aren’t as good as A Court of Mist and Fury, but all we can think about is Lucien’s cheeky responses and Rhys’s candor while everyone is Under the Mountain. This is Maas’s specialty — giving us characters with a lot to say and in ways that make us love them. In turn it makes us love her.
Biggest disappointment: The Glittering Court
TR: Eden and Jenn love Richelle Mead for The Vampire Academy and The Bloodlines series. All they could talk about was how great of a writer she was. But The Glittering Court was nothing near what those series were. It was scattered and rushed and the character’s weren’t very likable. To this day, we’re still incredibly disappointed with this book.
Five star read: The Wrath and The Dawn
TR: There is so much to say about The Wrath and The Dawn. And all of it is positive. I don’t think we had a bad thing to say about it. In the words of Caitlynn, “Not a single damn thing wrong with it.” We couldn’t be more thrilled about Renee Adhieh announcing her new duology about Mulan. It just means more diverse, badass female main characters.
Most mixed reviews: A Study in Charlotte
TR: Eden loved it. Caitlynn liked it. Jenn was underwhelmed. We wish more people would read it so we can see who has the accurate perception of the book. So far it looks like Caitlynn does.
Most anticipated read: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
TR: We all went into this book with low expectations and were pleasantly surprised. It’s Harry Potter in a different light and we loved it. Though, we thought it was a little expected that Harry’s son, Albus, ended up in Slytherin.
Most underrated book: The Darkest Corners
TR: We have seen very few people talk about this book. Kara Thomas nails this true crime-style book. Sure, the writing was a bit boring at times, but overall the story was legit and we really liked it. Plus, it’s totally beyond most of the genres we read.
Guilty pleasure: Lady Midnight
TR: Eden and Jenn love The Infernal Devices and hate The Mortal Instruments. For Caitlynn, this was her first Cassandra Clare novel. All of Thrice Read found themselves glued to this book. Now were just eagerly awaiting the second in the trilogy.
OK! That’s it folks.