Hi! This is my first Goodreads Monday on this blog — something I believe was started by Lauren’s Page Turners. If you’re unfamiliar with what this is, I’m going to talk to you about one book from my endless TBR list and why I want to read it. Simple, right?
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.
Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me.
Which could spell death for us all.
Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I’m wondering if I was brought here intentionally—as the bait.
WHY I WANT TO READ IT: I don’t know if this is technically cheating because it’s only on my TBR list out of circumstance — it isn’t released until April — so the second I can take it off my TBR list, it will be gone. (Cue me scouring the Internet for every ARC giveaway because I’m impatient.) But, I’m saying it counts.
I’ve said this on my Twitter, but vampires are my brand! From Buffy to The Vampire Diaries to The Vampire Academy, it is my life mission to sink my teeth into (*ba dum tsss*) into any and every piece of vampire fiction I can find. Except sparkling ones. On this blog, we like to swoon, but never over disco balls . . . Not even ones that look like Robert Pattinson.
Moving on, the fact it had vampires in was enough for to make me excited — are vampires cool again? I feel there’s a resurgence of them on TV and in books — but then we have the fact it’s set at an academy. Academies are the perfect settings for dark, atmospheric reads and the type of privileged teens that are hiding world-shaking secrets, so they’re one of my favourite settings. They usually hint at a lot of angst too and I’m such a sucker (that one was unintentional, but I’ll take the credit ) for angst.
I can already tell this book is going to evoke SO MANY FEELS from me. The type of feels that I get whenever I rewatch Buffy for the 100th time to torture myself with that scene . . . You know the one.
So, I’m very excited to be picking up Wolff’s debut in the YA genre on the 7th April. Especially because it has a very pretty cover that will make for a very pretty addition to my book shelf, which never hurts on top of a great premise.
• If vampires are your thing, don’t forget to check out these Book Recommendations for The Vampire Diaries Fans.
Let me know what’s on your TBR list in the comments. Or feel free to fan girl over vampires with me, that works too.
read it and weep,
5 replies on “Goodreads Monday #1”
I haven’t read about vampires in so long! I think after my ‘Night World’ and ‘Twilight’ fangirl craze as a teenager I just went off them! I think I might give them a go again, I’d love to a resurgence in vampires if there were new ideas being written about!
I have so many books on my TBR at the moment, but one I’m really excited about is ‘Woven In Moonlight’, it sounds so interesting!
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I read ‘The Beautiful’ last year, which was the first vampire book I spotted in a while — I couldn’t help myself after I finally watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer to see what the hype was about and got interested in vampires again.
I haven’t heard of ‘Woven in Moonlight,’ but I’ll definitely look into it.
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I haven’t heard of ‘The Beautiful’, but I’ll check it out now! I also haven’t watch Buffy even though I’ve had people recommend it to me for years, I always just find something else to watch which has less episodes and seasons so is a little less daunting.
I do love a good vampire story. I think the last vampire book I read was A Discovery of Witches… and there are only a handful. Maybe it’s time to dive back into some fantasy!
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Oh, I’ve heard of that one — I know it got made into a TV series too, so maybe I’ll have to add it to my TBR. I went on such a big fantasy kick last year and I really love it as a genre, but I feel it’s lacking with new releases this year.