Time for another post where I scream about all the books I tried not to want to read…
which I now want to read. 🤷🏻♀️
It might just be me, but often if I see a book that’s really really hyped, I’ll try pretend it doesn’t exist. If everyone is screaming about it, I like to play cool and pretend I’m not interested.
Inevitably, this ends with me finally giving in and reading the blurb, and then adding it onto my TBR.
So obviously now I’m going to tell you guys all about these books so you, too, can add them to your TBR and we can all be crushed together!
I’ve been hearing about this book and its sequels FOR. AGES. And I studiously ignored them because it was just a book right?? But one day I saw someone screaming about this book one too many times and I got too curious to keep ignoring its existence, so I actually looked it up on Goodreads to check out the blurb.
And guyyys it sounds amazing.
There’s a circus-esque sort of performance/game, and two sisters who really want to go to it. But when they finally run off to do it, one of them gets kidnapped and there’s magic and love and sister relationships!!
Am I sold? Yes I am. I also spotted this book at my local library yesterday and since I didn’t have my library card with me, I had to leave it there. But I will be returning one day soon to borrow and devour.
I’ve got to admit that I’m not sold on this one’s cover. It feels kind of ordinary. Doesn’t inspire me. This made it pretty easy to ignore as photos and rabid fans were going around on bookstagram, buuuut then the sequel — Eclipse the Skies — came out and I actually liked the cover.
So guess what I did.
I read the blurb, and it sounds amazing! All the sci fi vibes. A legendary space outlaw, who no one realises is actually a 17 year old girl.
I am here for this sort of story.
Not to be confused with Ignite the Stars, this one is fantasy! And I hardcore ignored it because from a distance it kind of looked like an adult fantasy book.
A YA girl forever, adult fantasy books terrify me. The Stormlight Archive (Brandon Sanderson) is the closest I’ve gotten, and IT NEARLY KILLED ME. Took me eleven months to finish Oathbringer and I’m not sure I’ll ever quite forgive it. 😂
But with all the recent hype of the latest book, I finally checked it out properly. And you’re probably tired of me saying this ten times in one blog post — but it honestly does sound so cool.
It’s got dragons and dungeons and royals and secrets!! All the perfect fantasy elements.
Finishing off with another fantasy book! In fact, it’s TWO books, because why not? 😍
I honestly have no excuse for why I pretended not to be interested in this book. It’s got vikings and betrayals and all the epicness, but my stubbornness against hype knows no limits.
Until I read the blurb, that is. Then I always fall for it.
Sky in the Deep was a huge thing back when it released, but I was strong. I resisted. I turned up my nose. I ran away screaming.
And then The Girl the Sea Gave Back released just a few weeks ago. My bookstagram has been flooding with it for the last month or so, and I can’t escape.
And worse? Now I don’t even want to escape. I want to devour this story whole, because it’s calling my name and I can’t ignore it anymore!
Someone send help! My TBR is attacking!
You’d think that by now I would’ve learned that I will inevitably fall in love with books, but I still run away covering my ears when I see ANOTHER hyped book. Unless I’m the one hyping it, in which case I’M ALL FOR THAT.
You guys will have to run away from me now instead. Good luck. 😂
Chat with me!! Are any of these on your TBR too? Have you read and enjoyed any super hyped books recently? Do you avoid hyped books too?