Hey guys! So I was tagged by the lovely Jenna @J.K. I’m Exploring to do this. I was so excited when I got tagged. This just seemed like so much fun. I feel we all judge books by their cover so why not do it for a tag!
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Okay this is extremely tough because there is so much going on. I’m going to say it has to deal with heaven and the things that happen there once you die. It seems like you meet all these interesting people. It’s a very whimsical story.
The Actual Summary: Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.
After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. However, he soon found that romantic longings did not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death’s apprentice…
Okay so honestly I wasn’t too far off. I did get that it has to do with death so that’s something. This honestly sounds super interesting. Sounds like it would be a fun story.
Okay so this is giving some major spooky house vibes. It also seems like there is a girl or a person in the window looking out. So I think it’s about someone who is trapped in a house who longs to escape. I feel as though there are bad things that happen in this house.
The Actual Summary: Parallel plotlines, one told in text and one in art, inform each other as a young girl unravels the mystery of a ghost next door.
Mary is an orphan at the Thornhill Institute for Children at the very moment that it’s closing down for good. But when a bully goes too far, Mary’s revenge will have a lasting effect on the bully, on Mary, and on Thornhill itself.
Years later, Ella moves to a new town where she has a perfect view of the dilapidated, abandoned Thornhill Institute. Determined to befriend the mysterious, evasive girl she sees there, Ella resolves to unravel Thornhill’s history and uncover its secrets.
Ella’s story is told through striking, bold art; Mary’s is told through diary entries. Each informs the other until the two eventually intersect to reveal the truth behind Thornhill’s shadowy past, once and for all. Strikingly told and masterfully illustrated, Pam Smy bends genres and expectations alike.
So I didn’t really get this one. It did mention a bully and how the bully goes too far so that sounds like something bad. This one is going on my TBR though because it sounds super interesting.
So I’m going to go with this lady has been left in charge to lead a battle. It’s not just your normal battle though. There is magic involved in the battle hence the birds flying around her. Maybe she can control them.
The Actual Summary: Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valente, whose modernized and transformed take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the twentieth century.
Deathless, however, is no dry, historical tome: it lights up like fire as the young Marya Morevna transforms from a clever child of the revolution, to Koschei’s beautiful bride, to his eventual undoing. Along the way there are Stalinist house elves, magical quests, secrecy and bureaucracy, and games of lust and power. All told, Deathless is a collision of magical history and actual history, of revolution and mythology, of love and death, which will bring Russian myth back to life in a stunning new incarnation.
Okay I was 100% wrong. I did not guess any of that. It does sound like there is a lot that happens in this book. I wish I knew about Koschei the Deathless going into this.
*So I just want to point out that even though this book was kinda on my radar earlier this year, I don’t remember anything about it. I thought the cover was cool looking but I can’t recall what it’s about at all.*
So this book gives me major, this story takes place in London vibes or a similar place. I feel how the cover is just full on red it screams murder. Maybe this lady’s husband gets charged for a crime he didn’t commit but he’s not just any man, he’s very rich and powerful.
The Actual Summary: 1833. After young Lord James Ellerby witnesses a near-fatal carriage accident on the outskirts of his estate, he doesn’t think twice about bringing the young woman injured in the wreck to his family’s manor to recuperate. But then she finally regains consciousness only to find that she has no memory of who she is or where she belongs.
Beth, as she takes to calling herself, is an enigma even to herself. She has the rough hands of a servant, but the bearing and apparent education of a lady. Her only clue to her identity is a gruesome recurring nightmare about a hummingbird dripping blood from its steel beak.
With the help of James and his sister, Caroline, Beth slowly begins to unravel the mystery behind her identity and the sinister circumstances that brought her to their door. But the dangerous secrets they discover in doing so could have deadly ramifications reaching the highest tiers of London society.
So I got London right but other than that I was way way way off.
If you weren’t tag but want to do this please feel free to! It was such a fun tag and I really enjoyed it!
So this was a lot of fun! I do have some new books I am interested in adding to my TBR. This is something I would love to do again in the future.
If you have any books you’d like me to judge please leave them down below. I would love to do this again sometime!
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