Full review of Leigh Bardugo’s debut novel Shadow and Bone will be up next week! Until then, enjoy the trailer.
A few months ago I picked up a fabulous book called Quiet by Susan Cain. Dedicated to the trait of introversion (which should not be confused with shyness), Quiet details the power of those who enjoy solitude and flourish well when working autonomously. It also questions why, in modern Western society, quietness, especially in children, is considered maladaptive and something to be hurriedly corrected.
Although I had originally planned to do a full review of this book, I unfortunately do not have the time. Instead, I will leave you with a short blurb, a video, and my urgings to pick up this book, even if you don’t typically read non-fiction (like myself!). It is really enlightening, for both introverts and extroverts.
It is in many ways an important book – so persuasive and timely and heartfelt it should inevitably effect change in schools and offices. It’s also a genius idea to write a book that tells introverts – a vast proportion of the reading public – how awesome and undervalued we are.–John Ronson
I’m thrilled to have a lot of debut authors on my reading list this summer! Aside from the continuing chronicles of the Loriens in The Rise of Nine and the finale of Lauren Kate’s romantic Fallen series, I am indulging in all new faces–and writing styles–these next few months. Here’s a preview of what’s in store:
Talisman of El by Alecia Stone
A journey to the center of the earth
gone horribly awry.
The Rise of Nine by Petticus Lore
The war between alien races the
Loriens and Mogadorians gets serious.
Rapture by Lauren Kate
Luce and Daniel’s tragic love story comes to an end.
I love finales.
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
A girl that can weave time and matter, but will
it be enough to escape life with the Guild?
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
Computer chips wipe humans of their humanity
…except for one glitch.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The monster-filled Shadow Fold threatens to envelop the nation of Ravka. Only Alina has the power to save them. (WARNING! Contains a kick-butt heroine)
I’m also hoping to run a few contests this summer (my ARC pile has been taking over my living room; time to disperse the wealth), so stay tuned! Keep up-to-date by subscribing to LibriCritic or by following me on Twitter. Both links can be found on the right sidebar.
See you all soon!