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Another month of brand new books is HERE! And, of course, I’m TBRing every single one of them…
While I honestly relate to and agree with a lot of the criticisms about this book I’m also not honestly able to say I didn’t like it. I guess whatever spell Moreno-Garcia has on me is there for the long haul (Not that I’m complaining?) because I’ll probably buy every book she ever writes.
Based on Edith Wharton’s short story, Ethan Frome, in which a visitor to the town of Starkfield, Massachusetts describes the titled character’s daily life as well as his being somewhat of a “fixture” of the town, The Smash Up seeks to modernize and build off its predecessor by imagining Ethan as actually being the narrator in his story, while- one could argue – not actually being the main character anymore.
Controversial Opinion: Shakespeare’s The Tempest is just not that great of a story. And admittedly I went into this book with pretty low expectations simply because the original version just doesn’t have that much to work with. Boy oh BOY was this thing a surprise. Cohoe took one of Shakespeare’s more lackluster comedies and turned it on it’s head. Can we do this for all of Shakespeare’s works now, please?
So glad I chose to go the audio route with this book! The narration flows beautifully and is an absolute delight to listen to. Maarleveld’s repertoire of voices is absolutely awe inspiring.
Truth be told, my biggest motivator for finishing this book is that it was my Taurus pick for the month of June and I am nothing if not a completionist!
I was excited to finally be getting to this one as it was the Cancer pick on my new release book rec list for the month March. Not that it matters that much, but I stand by my designation that this is a total book for Cancers. It’s actually a bit ridiculous how much of a water sign book this is. 🌊🐟
New month! New Books! And this girl is stoked for all of em! Any of these already on your TBR? Real talk: I add every single one of my zodiac recs to my own lists. OOPS! : P Its actually getting a bit out of hand…
This book is described as a mystery and even as a thriller. I would, however, classify We Run The Tides as contemporary fiction the likes of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and Trust Exercise by Susan Choi. It is a story of teenagers that is written as much for adults to enjoy and relate to as for their younger counterparts. And, admittedly, that is my absolute favorite genre of fiction.