Happy Monday, bibliophiles!
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do to participate is pick a book from your Goodreads TBR, and explain why you want to read it.
This one’s been on my TBR for a little under a year, and the more I look at the synopsis, the more elements of this novel I find that make me want to read it! Hopefully, I can find it on the Kindle library soon…
Let’s begin, shall we?
GOODREADS MONDAY (4/6/20)–THE WICKER KING by K. Ancrum
When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not.
August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth.
So why do I want to read this?
I need to add this one to the long list of books that give off some serious Legion vibes…
Not only does The Wicker King seem to shed a unique light on mental illness, but it also does so in a creative way. Exploration of realms within a character’s mind is always an interesting plot direction, and there seem to be strong themes of the line between reality and fantasy. Beyond that, this book is shelved as LGBTQ+, and according to the author, Jack is bisexual, and August is questioning his sexuality! Always a win! 💗💜💙
Plus, you can’t deny how gorgeous the cover is…
That’s it for today’s Goodreads Monday! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!