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Boss Book Reviews: May's Highlights

In which I report on my favorite reviews of the month.
To be on the safe side, make sure you catch these reviews!

Favorites of My Own Reviews

In three words: Smart, funny, real

"...told with simple writing that packs so much punch—Serle is the painter who does extraordinary things with the smallest, thinnest brush."

Click here to read my review of When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle.

In three words: Scenic, descriptive, and vivid

"...is bitterness, despair, tentative sweetness, profound prose, richness, and full of invention. Each memory, hardship, and emotion are well-written gifts laid in every page."

Click here to read my review of Fire by Kristin Cashore

In three words: My dream book

"Leigh Bardugo is the map that leads us to the treasure trove, as each word is spun gold, each place are brilliant gems, but king among them is the diamond and perfect, dazzling shards are scattered to live in each character."

Click here to read my review of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

In three words: Delicious, intoxicating, and deep

"I. COULDN’T. GET. ENOUGH. Noah is the boy who does one night stands, not long term relationships, zero kinds of attachments. And Echo is sure that no one will ever love her, not with the ghastly signs of mutilation running up and down her arms. Both of them yearn to be loved, unconsciously waiting for this dazzling opportunity to be with someone, when given the chance, who will finally put them first. My heart turned over in my chest with each hungry look, heavenly kiss, beautifully insightful conversation."

Click here to read my review of Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.

In three words: Perfect perk job

"I haven’t gotten around to creating my long and very telling FMCs, or female main characters, Favorites List, but best believe Chloe has secured a shimmering spot on the higher end of that list."

Click here to read my review of Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell.

Boss Reviews from Other Blogger Peeps

Supernatural Snark on Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Bunbury in the Stacks on Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Saz101 on Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me on Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Tales of the Inner Book Fantatic on Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

Eleusinian Mysteries on Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Realm of Fiction on Shadow and Bone/Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo

Once Upon a Prologue on Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Makeshift Bookmark on Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

Good Books and Good Wine on When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

Small Review on Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Got something specific in mind? Dare I believe I might NOT have covered something you wish to know? If so, let me know down in the comments section. Don't be shy!


Jen (Makeshift Bookmark) said...

GIRL, thanks so much for featuring one of my reviews on here :) And I love your face.

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

I was about to mention how excited I was that Shadow & Bone (also one of MY dream books!) was being released, and then I saw you featured my review for it. Double excitement!! =D 

Heidi said...

BAM I made the boss reviews list!  Now watch me strut...you rock my socks off.

Candace's Book Blog said...

Oh awesome idea for a recap! You did read/review some good ones! Shadow & Bone is my dream book too! And actually Fire was my dream book as well.

Sarah (saz101) said...

I'm sorry, but I have to add two more words to When You Were Mine: DEVASTATING AND HEARTBREAKING O___O

Aaaah, I LIKE this round-up, Asher! More! I'm going to demand you do this monthly... and then find out you do already, but still :P

Thanks for the mention! Eep! I swear, I think that's my favorite review that I've ever written ^__^

Asher Knight said...

 I can't TELL you how badly I wanted to read Something Like Normal once I was done with that review. Then, Anna posted her review a couple days later and MADE IT WORSE.

I SO love your face, and I'm wondering when you're coming back to us all, because I NEED YOU, Jen. Your humor in your reviews is the BEST.

Asher Knight said...

Because we are so superfly, Sam, and our tastes run along the same lines, and I LOVED YOUR REVIEW. It made me feel all fangirly and super gushy by the time I was done. It was so exciting and spot-on, you know? <3

Asher Knight said...

 BAM BAM you SO DID. Like, I want to marry that review. I'm pretty sure that at the time I hadn't read the book yet, so YOU CAN GUESS WHAT IT DID TO ME and what kind of power you actually hold on me, Heidi, with you magic review skilz :D

Asher Knight said...

 YAY, I'm so glad you think so! I've been DYING to do something like this, and I recently discontinued one of my longer features with this sort of thing included. So I'm breaking up different parts of that feature into smaller scale ones to make them separate but to still feature them. Make sense?

And I LOVE FEATURING REVIEWS. Some of them are so beautifully written that more people than normal should read them ;D

Asher Knight said...

 YES. IT WAS ALL THOSE THINGS. It was just such a perfect book for me, which is why I was so happy to see you loved it too! <3

And no need for your demands, Sarah, because I'm happy to say that I will be doing these every month. Oh, wait, YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT! :-D

THAT'S ONE OF MY FAVES OF YOUR REVIEWS. I swear, I saw the book in a whole new light. But one of my favorite parts of that book is the writing. Gosh, we can't even get into how breathtaking it is, but in that moment, reading your review, I felt like you matched Laini in describing her book and what it meant to you <333

Molli said...

Asher! Thank you SO MUCH for the shout-out, girl! That means a lot to me. :)

Asher Knight said...

 Hehe, YOU'RE SO WELCOME. I absolutely loved your review and it made me wish I had some money to pick up a copy ASAP. I don't see how the book can go wrong to me. But, you ROCK, Molli <3