Welcome friendlings!

So there’s one thing about working at Booktopia that can be… well, I wouldn’t call it a problem, but it is a challenge! We get advanced reader copies all the time. Sounds pretty blood fantastic right?

I can hear you right now saying ‘Bronwyn, don’t you dare complain about this or I will throw something at you’.

I know, I know. All I was going to say is that sometimes we get multiple at once and it’s legit one of my life’s most difficult decisions to make: which one do I read first? Do I read multiple at once?

Right now I’m reading two books, both happen to be advanced reader copies. Those books are Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman.

I am prioritizing Adeyemi’s book because we are reading it for book club. We chose Children of Blood and Bone because we have all been so.excited.for.it since we first heard about it many months ago. It has an incredible twist for the world fantasy YA. Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and she has brought her culture’s incredibly rich mythology into a fantasy setting. Oh. My. God. I’ll get back to you once I’m done.

Then there’s Obsidio. Now, if you haven’t read Illuminae and Gemina, please, please, I BEG YOU, go now. The Illuminae series hooked me from the very first glance. These books are science-fiction and made up of dossiers, graphics, video surveillance footage, instant message chats, notes, lists… its just incredible! It makes for a very quick and fun read and the stories are so exciting and the characters are hilarious, idiotic, courageous and intelligent.

Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman are both genuineness in their own right. But together? I have no other words except: please go read these books now.

Now that I come to think of it… why am I typing this blog post instead of reading these books?! Farewell!
– Bron

Side note: I’m also listening to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on audio book – the magical (see what I did there?) version narrated by Stephen Fry. I wish his voice would narrate my life.

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