‘Tis the season for end of year book awards, and the popular book reviews site Goodreads is no exception. Their list of the best of 2015, chosen by readers, was released on Tuesday. Check out the list here and reserve a copy of the winner in your favorite genre today!
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Rating: 4 out of 5
This was such an interesting book! The story is a lush, dreamy, violent, and romantic story based loosely on 1,001 Nights (aka Arabian Nights). A Caliph (king) marries and kills a new young girl each dawn. That is, until Shahrzad volunteers to be his next wife. Hellbent on revenge, she plots to murder Khalid. Surviving dawn after dawn she slowly finds there is more to Khalid than she ever thought.
I found the love story to be quite beautifully told in a star-crossed lover kind of way. The worldbuilding was complex and the reader is only starting to know the cast of characters by the end. The only thing I didn’t care for was the level of drama or that the characters’ reactions were sometimes over the top. With that cliffhanger I can’t wait until the next book comes out! -Reviewed by Kelsey
Reserve Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari | Reserve the audiobook (it’s better, anyway, according to Kelsey!)
Rating: 2 of 5 stars
I really wanted to like this book. The premise is intriguing and a few of the findings were definitely interesting. Continue reading Nonfiction Review: Modern Romance
Check out Publisher’s Weekly Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2015, a very useful preview of coming attractions for Fall and Winter 2015. The list is sweeping, offering picks in the following genres: fiction, mystery/thriller/crime, sci-fi/fantasy/horror, romance/erotica, comic and graphic novels, memoirs, literary criticism/biography, science, religion, history, politics and music.
Why are romances so popular?