Hullo and Happy Monday! For today’s It’s Real Monday post, I want to talk about my latest read, Agnes at the End of the World. I know I’ve already written another post about this book, but I can’t help it. I just loved this book so much.
First, I have to say that, while I did love reading it, I am glad to dive into my to-be-read pile once again for something else. But first, I want to share with you all my thoughts on Agnes.
I cried at the end. It was just that beautiful.
Agnes at the End of the World gripped me from the very beginning, when Agnes snuck out from her family’s home to meet with an Outsider to get medicine for her baby brother. From that moment on, I was sucked into the story, and it wouldn’t let me go.
The one thing I loved the most about this book was Agnes’s immense amount of faith. Even when it seemed that the world was ending around her, and that all hope was lost, she held on to her faith in God, her trust that He would see them through. That kind of faith is always inspiring.
Each of the characters held unique traits that set them apart—Agnes was quiet and courageous, Beth was strong and wild, Ezekiel trusting and innocent. Though I did connect with Beth a little, it was Agnes who I identified with the most. Not because of her quiet, peaceful nature, but because of her finding beauty in everything. I like to look at the world that way, and when a character crops up in a novel who shares my love for beauty, it makes me feel warm inside.
Overall, I found this book to be both beautiful, satisfying, and just all-out wonderful. I would recommend this to anyone who loves dystopia, as well as anyone who loves stories of strong faith and courage.
If this description’s got you intrigued, you can pre-order Agnes from your favorite retail site, or you can purchase the book when it comes out on June 9th of this year. Also, just side note, the author, Kelly McWilliams is giving away free stickers and bookmarks to the first 200 people who sign up for her newsletter, so if you’d like some free stuff, and news from an awesome author, go ahead and sign up here!
Now, since it’s the first post-day of the month, I am going to put down my tbr list of the month. Kind of as a challenge to myself to finish reading everything!
- A Girl’s Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate (blog tour coming Wednesday!)
- The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauk
- Foul Is Fair by Hannah Capin
- Crown of Dragons by Nina Walker
- The Masterpiece by Chiemeka Nicely
- Dear Wallflower by Sara Secora
- Cry of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse