Hello! Today I’m trying something a bit different. Basically I have three recently read books I want to talk about but don’t have enough thoughts for a whole review. So I’m combining them all here with mini reviews for each.
Fence Vol. 1 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad (Illustrator), Joana Lafuente (Colorist)
Publication Date: July 31st 2018
I have seen so much love for this graphic novel series since it’s release. As you can probably tell from the cover it’s about fencing. I flew through this first volume and had so much fun! I really love the art style and how it’s used to tell the story. I love the overall plot of this.
It kind of reminds me of The Foxhole Court in some ways. I really want to continue on with this as soon as possible. Literally the only thing stopping me is that I’m a cheap skate. I bought the first four issues which make up the first volume for 80cents each and the prices for the others have since gone up to 2€ so I’m being stingey and waiting for another flash sale. Highly recommend though!
The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons
Publication Date: February 5th 2019
I was approved for an ARC of this from Netgalley and I’m very proud of myself not only for reading it not long after requesting it but also reading it before its publication! *pats self on back*
This follows Brynn who runs cons on unsuspecting rich kids to save for college when she is recruited to attend Vale Hall, a small and private academy for con artists.
I went into this with high hopes and it didn’t disappoint. I found the characters to be interesting and the romance was actually really sweet when at first I thought it was going to feature another mysterious-motorbike driving love interest. I found Brynn to be a pretty good main character, she didn’t annoy me and I liked her background/character arc.
This is the first book in a trilogy, I believe, and it is a good start but there is something missing? I feel like future books could benefit from more action, mystery, scandal! I am however very interested in reading future instalments and I think this could be a great read for fans of this teenage mystery genre.
Marriage of Unconvenience by Chelsea M. Cameron
Publication Date: July 30th 2018
This is super short but also super sweet!
In this story we follow Loren who’s recently lost her job and needs the money left for her inher inheritance. The only catch is that she needs to me married in order to get it. And so when he best friend Cara says she needs money for grad school, they get fake married.
It’s literally like something right out of tumblr and it was great!
I’m not saying this book was amazing written because it wasnt, and it was pretty cheesy in part but I feel like if you go in expecting that then you’ll really enjoy it. The whole time I was waiting for them to realise their true feelings for each other and I really shipped Loren and Cara together.
It also represents a lot of important things; f/f romance, there’s a trans man, a character struggling with their sexuality. It was really great.
If ever you fancy a quick, fluffy and adorable read I highly recommend this book!
So there were some lil mini reviews of three books that have absolutely nothing in common other then the fact that I read them this month.