So, we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is: Books Too Good to Review Properly (I have no words!) (Submitted by Dedra @ A Book Wanderer).
Yay for a topic that I don’t think I’ve seen done before and one that I kinda struggled to make a list for! 😂 For the first three books, I was left too speechless to write a review and by the time I composed myself, I was too intimidated to write one because I knew my words could never do the book even a smidge of justice. The other seven I read before I thought to start writing reviews but they were all 5-stars and I can still recall the thrill of discovering the magic and the gutwrenching emotions these books made me feel! I’m hoping to attempt re-reading a few of them at some point but for others, such as A Little Life, I don’t think I could handle anymore! 🙈
My Jade City “review” on Goodreads:
HOLY. FORKING. HELL. 🤯
Epic. This book was EPIC IN EVERY WAY!!!
I’m so glad that I buddy read this with Jess cos 1) it’s defo a book I needed to scream about as I read and 2) I finally stopped putting it off (I’m so mad at myself for not picking it up sooner)!
I was wondering how much this book would smoosh my feelings and LOL, Fonda Lee does not mess around with the smooshing 😂 Feelings were absolutely destroyed and I quite literally finished this book SCREAMING.
Just… absolute wow. Okay, a more coherent review will come after I’ve had time digest all the things but this is definitely one of my top 5 reads of 2021 so far. Also, would 10/10 recommend the audiobook as the narrator does an incredible job voicing all the characters and made this chonkster of a book feel like a MUCH shorter read. Can’t wait to continue on with Jade War 🔥
My Jade War “review” on Goodreads:
Holy mama, what a book!!! I don’t know what to do with myself now that this book is done? Like nothing will measure up? I can’t imagine anything I say would do it justice (and honestly, all the reviews I’ve seen on here have articulated my thoughts better than I could especially right now LOL). Jade War was every bit of a majestic masterpiece as Jade City was. The amount of detail in every aspect of the world-building continues to astound me—I just… Fonda Lee is a beast! 😱 I thought the emotional trauma in book one was bad but OML, I was kidding myself cos by the end of this book I was hyperventilating in fear and anxiety with what was to come—and well, Lee definitely brought the pain 😂😭. I was unhealthily attached to these characters and I don’t even care. No peak for life, baybee!
My The Poppy War “review” on Goodreads 😂
FMFL I CANT EVEN RIGHT NOW! RTC
A Little Life – This put me in a slump for 3 months and I’ve never had that happen before!
The Shadow of the Wind – Became an unexpected all-time favourite. Zafón’s writing is incredible.
Neverwhere – My first Gaiman and I was shook by how much I loved this book!
American Gods – My second Gaiman and I was blown away.
Fall of Giants – The whole Century Trilogy is a truly epic historical saga and I have no words.
Natchez Burning – The mix of terrifyingly dark history + courtroom procedural + family drama was absolutely *chefs kiss!* … and that’s my review 😂
The Heart’s Invisible Furies – Oh, how this gutted me in the best way.
Why is it always so hard to write reviews for the books you love or do you never have trouble writing reviews? If you do struggle, what’s one favourite that you couldn’t find the words for? Have you read (and reviewed!) any of these of these?