If you know me, you know that I suck at summarizing books. I can tell you if it’s queer and what the characters’ names are, but if you want more than that, I either read the jacket synopsis or give you a rundown of everything I’ve read, spoilers included.
Today I decided to put that skill
(if you can call it that) to use. I picked out twelve books I read this year, one per month, and I’m going to attempt to give an adequate, spoiler-free synopsis in ten words or less.
Timekeeper: A boy with magic and a spirit fall in love.
Heartless: Queen of Hearts before Alice in Wonderland. Pastries and mistakes.
Inkmistress: Blood magic, a bisexual girl, and a vengeful dragon.
Heist Society: Early YA. Contemporary Six of Crows with lower stakes.
Girls Made of Snow and Glass: Loose retelling of Snow White. One has a glass heart.
Ace of Shades: Card games that can kill you. Slytherin-Hufflepuff power couple.
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe: Space thriller! Dead parents. Everything is suspicious.
Courting Darkness: My favorite book™️ of 2018. Medieval France, royalty, kissing, death.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones: Sisters walk into a trunk. Vampirism and mad science ensue.
What If It’s Us: A hot dog tie and queer guys. Pop culture references.
This Mortal Coil: Very bad clouds. Hacking. Eat people’s flesh to save yourself.
The Afterlife of Holly Chase: Dead girl and living boy fall in love. Very festive.
How did I do? If you’ve read these books, was I accurate? If not, did I convince you to? I’d love to know!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a fabulous day/night!
Until next time…