I won an Advance Reader Copy of Slay from the Bibliophagist and Page to Page giveaway, which I talked about last month. This was my top choice for the giveaway, so I’m super happy I got it. I read it while I was in vacation in Haiti last month. Remember this is an ARC, so some things may have changed in the final version.
Slay was such a fun read, which is kind of ironic considering how uninterested I was with the Virtual Reality Theme Thursday. Fun fact: these pictures were taken two days before a hurricane.
If you’ve been following this blog over the course of 2019, you know how much I love gushing about The Poet X. It was my first read of the new year and I’m thankful for that. It only made since to continue on with another one of Elizabeth Acevedo’s masterpieces.
This copy of With the Fire on High was purchased at my local bookstore, The Book Cellar, and that’s also where I took these two pictures. It’s a really cute book shop and I’m thinking about going back and taking more pictures. Comment below if you’d be interested in a post on that.
The minute I started this book, I knew I’d made a mistake.
With the Fire on High is the kind of story that requires a devotion of your day. Setting it down leads to a total dissatisfaction until you can pick it up again. I spent several nights with heavy eyelids, telling myself it would only be one more chapter.
With that being said, let’s get into the actual review.