If I am being completely honest, this book was a little bit of a disappointment. I would still definitely say that it was overall an enjoyable read, but it didn't stand out to me. When I first read The Devouring Gray last year I loved it, but found it didn't stick with me, and so I had to reread it before reading this book. The Devouring Gray wasn't quite as enjoyable on a second read as I think a lot of my enjoyment was reliant on the mystery and I already knew how it ended. This feeling carried over into my reading experience of The Deck of Omens, but as I said it was still a good and fun read as a whole.
Hi everyone! Today I have something a little different for you! I am currently reading Halcyon by Rio Youers and am really enjoying it so far! This is a new horror/thriller release and this is the perfect time of year to read it! It is creepy and atmospheric and seriously interesting! But I don't have a review for you today, instead I have an extract! This is one of my favourite sections from what I've read so far and I am so excited to be sharing it with you!
This is the first time I haven't given a V. E. Schwab a resounding 5 stars, and I am a little heartbroken! This was still an absolutely amazing read but something about it just didn't quite lie up to my expectations or to Vicious! But the world and characters were all fascinating and there were so many amazing aspects of this book so I am still extremely glad to have read it.
I would like to thank Penguin Doubleday and specifically Thomas Hill for sending me a proof copy of this book, it was so exciting to receive and I loved reading it and am so excited to write this review! This book was marketed as a book for those who enjoyed The Circle and Black Mirror and they were so right, I love both of those and especially The Circle had a huge resemblance to this book!
I picked an ARC of this book up at a charity shop and decided to read it as its release date was coming up and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. This is by far my favourite read of the year so far, and having finished it just a few days ago I am already dying to reread it, and I am sure I will at some point in the future.