Though I’m still actively trying to get over my book slump, when I was offered the chance to be part of a blog tour with a strong female character that has an affinity for the moon, I jumped at the…
Oh god, last time I said I was slowly working my way out of a book slump—which was partly true, but instead of reading other books, I ended up consuming way too much fanfiction for the last few months and completely disregarded this blog in the process….oops. Hello? How’s everyone doing these days?
I have SLOWLY but surely been working my way out of a slump (as I’ve mentioned in my last blog post and book review), and while I have declared myself officially out of the aforementioned slump, I knew I had to be careful about which books I would decide to pick up. After all, it’s relatively easy to fall back into it again. But midterms just finished, my internship at Simon & Schuster is almost coming to a close, and I genuinely wanted a good book to pick up.
Right so, if you’ve been a follower of my blog or any of my social media accounts for the last few months, you’d know that I’ve been in the worst reading slump I’ve experienced since I started reading—ever. I could read, honestly I spent most of my reading slump actually reading fanfiction than doing anything else, but I just couldn’t finish a book. Literally, anyone could send me a 200K worded fic and I would be able to get through it in a span of two hours, but send me one book and I’d barely be able to finish it. My Twitter has turned into a full BTS account (I still tweet about books, hah!), and the ARCs I’ve had on my shelves have slowly been gaining dust. So, as I’m typing this now, I’m arranging them out and planning on getting through all of them one by one.
You ever come across those books that just don’t let you sleep at night? Well, this was one of them. House of Salt and Sorrows was a very interesting and creepy read that I didn’t expect to get invested in! I wasn’t aware that it was based on 12 Dancing Princesses until I was reading and found that it was actually a very obvious retelling, and while I don’t really know a lot about the fairy tale, I did watch the Barbie movie when I was six….and this was a loooooooooot darker than that for sure.