A day late due to revising all day and having lost track of my “usual” posting time, but it’s here and thats all that matters!
The prompt for this week was a bit of a challenge considering I don’t really read a lot of Adult books— so my choices were very limited.
That being said, I happen to have enough books for this prompt that weren’t all adult romances
This week’s prompt: April 27th: Adult Book Love
YA has increasingly become more popular among readers of ALL ages, but let’s take some time to share some adult book love! What are some books geared towards adults that you absolutely love and would recommend?
1. Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey
Hook, Line and Sinker was everything I needed in a romance right now. It’s friends-to-lovers, the Hero falls first, small-town setting, and had the perfect amount of sweet and spicyyyyy. Friends to lovers is a very popular trope when it comes to writing romance, so it is sometimes difficult to appreciate a love story when a lot of the scenes are predictable or overused– especially when the only genre of books you’ve been reading lately is romance. That being said, this book is an exemption simply because it was so well-written. The friends-to-lovers tope is combined with a slow-burn aspect that elevates the gradual change of relationship between the two main characters.
2. Falling by T.J. Newman
One of my recent thriller reads, and it was a good one!
This book was an absolute rollercoaster from start to finish. Right off the bat we are given an intense, gruesome and action-packed opening scene that puts us right int he middle of the horror that is about to ensue. I stand firm in my belief that being in a life-threatening situation is scary anywhere, but imagine being in a life-threatening situation on a plane— one that is 30,000ft off the ground, an enclosed space where there isn’t too many places to run or hide. It’s terrifying. Now, what if I told you that all your unexpected fears about flying on a plane were put altogether and presented to you in the form of this book.
3. f I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
“I would live your life so much better than you, if I had your face”
This novel tells the story of four different women and their perspectives towards South Korea’s beauty standards. This book wasn’t afraid to address sexism and patriarchal suppression, as well as the suffocating beauty standards that society as a whole place on women from a very young age. I would highly recommend giving this book a try if you are interested in the dark side of beauty standards, especially in a modern day setting.
4. The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
Now, I love a second-chance romance. However once you’ve read a large number of books with similar tropes, it does get quite repetitive and predictable. That being said, I really did enjoyed how the romance was played out. Vivienne and Rhys are a really cute couple and I think they balance each other really well. Vivienne is such a fun heroine and has a wicked (no pun intended!) sense of humour that actually had me chuckling aloud at times. Rhys, on the other hand, was an absolute dream. He’s sweet, charming, and not to mention, he is basically a Warlock (that’s an extra brownie point).
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
The mystery revelation itself wasn’t as climactic as I was expecting it to be. Being a avid reader of thriller and mystery books, I was able to guess some of the revelations. However, if you don’t read as much mystery novels I think this might be a great book to try out. There are a number of twists that, to be fair, even I did not see some coming. I really liked that it was not just one straight-forward plot line, but a cobweb of interconnecting storylines that tie in all the mysteries and all the characters together. It also wasn’t as “thrilling” as other thrillers that I’ve read, but that is based on personal reading experience.
What are some of your favourite adult books? Any recommendations?
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