Good morning bookworms!
Today’s Yesterday’s Top 5 Tuesday post was ‘A, B, C, D, E’, and I am so disappointed that my scheduler didn’t post that I am correcting this now! Also, I’m sure it’s still Tuesday somewhere in the world!!
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OK, A is for Abandon by Meg Cabot. If you haven’t read this, it’s a YA urban fantasy Greek mythology retelling. The Greek myth is that of Hades and Persephone, and I absolutely loved this story. It’s not one I talk about much because I’m not entirely sure that if I reread it now it would stand up to much scrutiny, but this series is part of what drew me into YA fiction.
B is for Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu. I really enjoyed this dark and twisted, non-canon, coming-of-age, Bruce Wayne story. It’s definitely my favourite of the DC Icons series (to date, I am yet to read Superman: Daybreaker). I’m still kicking myself for not having read anything else by Lu, but I will get there!! Also, can someone please give Madeleine her own spin-off story?!
C is for A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. I’ve been thinking about this one lately because Bloomsbury just emailed me last week about A Heart So Fierce and Broken (I’m getting an early copy and I think my neighbours heard me screaming), AND Bloomsbury just agreed to make this a trilogy instead of a duology. Plus I’m currently reading Call It What You Want and I think Kemmerer has just become a new fave author.
D is for Darkfall by Isobelle Carmody. This is (like Obernewtyn) probably one of my earliest forays into YA fiction (before YA was a thing) and I am in love with the characters Glynn and Ember. I think I’ve reread this one about six times, and the sequel Darksong. We are STILL waiting on the final book of the Legendsong trilogy (Darkbane), despite Darkfall being published in 1997 (yes, this book is older than some of you guys). But you can rest assured that as soon as it does come out, I’ll be rereading this series again.
E is for Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi. Seriously, this book is going to end up on my Top 10 for the year. I just know it.Penny and Sam’s introvertedness speaks to my soul and I am in love with the concept of them. (Also, Sam sounds like all my old boyfriends: tattoos, too thin, dark hair slightly too long, unable to speak about his feelings. *sigh*)