The Books I DNFโ€™d last month |Mini-Reviews

Hi, guys! I hope youโ€™ve managed to control your Animal Crossing addiction and actually made some progress in your O.W.L.s TBR over this weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€ I still havenโ€™t succumbed to the pressure to buy Switch, so Iโ€™m safe from THAT addiction. But Iโ€™ve been playing a little bit more of Nevernight this weekend and watched TONS of YouTube videosโ€ฆ 

Somehow, I still finished a bunch of books and Iโ€™m feeling very confident that I actually might be able to complete all 12 O.W.L.s prompts. Crazy! I know! 

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Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, #1) by Emily A. Duncan | Feeling disappointed by my most anticipated book of last year!

ยซWicked Saintsยป, the first book in Something Dark and Holy trilogy, was published in April last year. I remember it being one of my most anticipated releases at the time when I first saw it on NetGalley and the fact that it was inspired by Eastern European culture immediately drew my attention. As someone from Eastern Europe, I often find these books very nostalgic to read, as they tend to reference a lot of Slavic folklore or events that I used to study in my history classes. 

Emily A. Duncan said in one of her interviews that Leigh Bardugo was her favorite YA author, and you can easily see by the way the book is written where she drew her inspiration from.  ยซWicked Saintsยป reminded me of the Darkling, Mal and Alina – not the plot of events but the characters and their interactions. 

Maybe every single YA fantasy inspired by Eastern European culture will always remind me of The Grisha trilogy now? 

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