Athenya, our Harry Potter obsessed employee, not only enjoys copious amounts of Dutch Bros but vast amounts of Sci-fi, Dark fantasy, Romance, and of course, historical fiction. As an Enemies to lovers worshipper, she is often found reading and writing elaborate and out-of-character fanfiction. She inspires to be a writer one day, whether it be involving geoeconomics, or Draco Malfoy. You can find her in the YA section of the store, or talking all her co-workers' ears off on why Severus Snape deserved better! So if you see her please tell her that she reminds you of Hermione Granger!
There are millions of little things that make up a single person, good and bad, and this book has shown me exactly that! I have never fallen in love with a book so fast. Beach Read is a story of betrayal, grief, and love that's drenched in satire! The journey of January Andrew’s is one of complications and layers, making Henry's characters feel truly real. Not to mention, “the great” Augustus Everett is extremely witty, angsty, and everything a person like January could ever ask for! If I could insert myself in any romance novel this would be the one for me! Definitely one of my favorites of all time.
Beth Harmon's coming of age journey is not only compelling and suspenseful, but makes you wish for that one special thing that separates you from the rest! Tevis' telling of Harmon leaves you breathless and grasping for more, from her struggle with grief, anxiety, and addiction. What really pulled me into the world Tevis had created was how true and real it felt. Beth is not only an emotionally inspiring powerhouse but an independent, creative, and brilliant girl that a lot more women should read about! This work of fiction not only displays struggle and hardship but also displays the reward that one gets when overcoming and overpowering your past. This is definitely a must read for anyone who loves emotionally suspenseful literature.
Levenseller's world building is an elusively elaborate one! She creates a powerful, cunning, and independent woman with a plan, and there is nothing more beautiful in a plot like that! The Shadows Between Us is a stunning and entrapping novel that will leave you with a new sense of empowerment! Nothing is better than a strong minded woman and a man cloaked in mystery and literal shadow! Levensellers's writing is beautifully complex just like her characters, with the right amount of slowburn and enemies to lovers, this book easily makes it to my top picks of 2020!
The Saying "True North '' has never been more true to me when talking about this series! Leigh Bardugo builds a world shrouded in fantasy, mystery, and suspense with every character and setting! Bardugo tells the intersecting stories of Alina, Mal, and the Darkling so beautifully. It was definitely heartbreaking to reach the end. The Shadow and Bone trilogy will definitely belong on my list of books I love until the end of time! With the correct mixture of enemies to lovers, mutual pining, and a man who can control shadows, this series is definitely a must read!
Another amazing duology by an amazing author. Six of Crows is one of my favorites of all time not only for its beautifully crafted magical heist story but for its equally beautiful characters. Kaz Brekker alone is one of the most mysterious, complicated, but wholehearted characters that I have read. Bardugo really knows how to write her men *wink*. Along with the rest of the crew, Inej, Jesper, Wyla, Nina, and Matthias are a force to be reckoned with, even when those forces are aimed at each other! This story continues in a world after the events of the Shadow and Bone trilogy, with new characters and a new plot. Bardugo does not hold back! Again, I cannot put into words how much I loved this story and its characters! My heart hurts just writing about them!
Neal Shusterman's writing is other-worldly, quite literally! Shusterman builds a world where humanity has overcome everything, so you think. The story of Citra and Rowan is a complicated, layered story of death, rivalry, and friendship. When things seem just as they should be, Shusterman picks up the plot and throws it out the window! This story is definitely one of my favorites, mixing enemies to lovers, morally gray characters, and a lot of plot twists! The characters are immaculately crafted in a way that keeps you immersed in Shusterman’s clever writing. Scythe is a must read for lovers of not only the YA genre but sci-fi and fantasy!
If you loved A Court of Thorns and Roses series, you will definitely fall head over heels for this one! Maas depicts a world that has been scarred by war and in its aftermath, Nesta Archeron has to face her past and find herself! This book is not only suspenseful and romantic, but wildly intoxicating! I truly loved getting to know more in depth both Cassian and Nesta, and their dark and sexy relationship! This book makes the top of my list of the best books of 2020! Maas' writing, like always, is brilliant, along with all her beautifully written characters! THANK YOU SARAH!
Where to begin? Sarah J. Maas really knows how to world-build and it shows! A Court of Thorns and Roses is mindblowing, seductive, and unforgettable! Maas writes Feyre in a way that keeps you entranced from the beginning! This book is the PERFECT mix of surprises, enemies to lovers, magic, and fairies!! I fell in love with not only the strong, independent Feyre, but I also fell in love with the world Maas creates through her bewitching writing! The love this book has inspired in me is beyond words and is very much worth the read! TRUST ME, you won't regret reading this alluring series!