Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Billy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Reader that runs from Friday to Thursday in which bloggers answer a book-related prompt. It’s a great way to provide some insight into yourself and introduce yourself to some great new blogs.
Tomorrow is Leap Year. Name one book being released in 2020 that you would prefer to skip.
Confession: I used to be a huge Sarah J. Maas fan. That changed back in 2016 when I reread Throne of Glass and realized I actually had a lot of problems with it. Ditto for my A Court of Thorns and Roses reread. Maybe I’m just a different reader than I was in 2015. Maybe SJM just isn’t that good a writer. I don’t know! Writing is subjective!
House of Earth and Blood is the start to a new series, SJM’s first adult fantasy (though ACOTAR barely qualifies as YA). It’s got fae, werewolves, and half-angels. I’m intrigued by the summary because I love a good revenge story, but I just don’t think I’ll like the way SJM handles it.
I already don’t like the animalistic way SJM writes her romances, and I’m sure this book will be filled with more of the same. Plus, Celaena was supposed to be a badass antihero and look how that turned out. Ultimately, I just don’t like the way SJM writes.
If you’re excited to read this book, more power to you. I just could not be less interested. This is one 2020 release I’m going to have to pass on.
Although, that cover is gorgeous. 👀
What’s a 2020 release you’re probably going to skip? Tell me about it in the comments!