SeriesTF2019: March Readathon | Wrap Up

It’s the end of yet another monthly readathon! Regardless of the outcome, it’s always really fun to participate in these things.

I’m actually really glad this readathon happened this week, it was a bit of a difficult week for me but at least I had this to keep me motivated and reading, though sometimes it was also a bit difficult to be excited about it…

I’ve written a bit more about my days in this one, like what I did and what I watched and listened to instead of just what I read. Although I have a lot of free time at the moment, I don’t just read all day so I think it’s silly to just focus on that even if this is a reading wrap up. I might start doing daily wrap ups next month with all my thoughts of the day and the such…(?)

My TBR for this readathon was only 3 books. (I’m trying this new image layout but I’m not sure I like it yet, though…)

  • finish reading Spice and Wolf Light Novel vol. 11: Side Colors II by Isuna Hasekura – 67/192 pages (125 pages left to read) – vol 11/17
  • read Spice and Wolf Light Novel vol. 12 by Isuna Hasekura – 208 pages – vol 12/17

read The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty – 544 pages – Deavabad Trilogy #1

*which I’m actually rereading*

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SeriesTF2019: March Readathon [18th-24th]

The purpose of these readathons to me is to read books from my Series To Finish TBR, but I just haven’t been in the mood for these books lately. (So, I’m planning on reading other books outside my goals this week.) I’m sticking to a short and hopefully feasible tbr this readathon.

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Book Haul! (May 2017)

I bought a total of nine books this month!! I had been planning on buying some books this month for a couple of months now but I didn’t quite plan on so many. Now, my birthday’s coming in the middle of June and my mom’s already promised a bunch of them too, though I’m thinking of waiting until I’ve read a few more of the unread books on my shelves. 

*click on the titles to be redirected to the book’s goodreads page

A Court of Wings & Ruin – Sarah J. Maas [Status: Read]

Probably the book I’ve been looking forward to the most of 2017! It was as amazing as I expected and I can’t wait to share my review and theories about the future of this series!

The Rose & The Dagger – Reneé Ahdieh [Status: Read].

The first book of this duology was one of the best books I’ve read this year and one of my favorites and I love it to death. This one, although not what I expected in many ways, was very exciting and satisfying. 

Kinslayer & Endsinger – Jay Kristoff [Status: TBR]

I’ve been meaning to buy these books since I finished Stormdancer last year in two days. Honestly, one of the more exciting, well-written books I’ve ever read. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first found out about it! Japanese steampunk with mythic creatures & a strong female character!?

 

Traitor To The Throne – Alwyn Hamilton [Status: TBR]

The first book which I reviewed earlier last week was absolutely amazing and I’m really excite to read this next one, though maybe not as excited as I was to the first because from what I heard this one is not as action-packed or filled with magic…Which doesn’t mean it won’t be amazing as well!

Spice & Wolf: Light Novel Vol. 2 – Isuna Hasekura [Status: TBR]

Although I am of course super excited to read this book, it’s not on top of my tbr list at the moment and it’s definitely a book I want to take time to enjoy. I haven’t thought that much about the length of this series, but it’s 18 books! So I’m having a few second thoughts on whether I’m going to buy them all or try to read them online. And I probably won’t be buying the third one this summer….

The Raven King The King’s Men – Nora Sakavic [Status: These Books Killed Me]

These books were hands-down one of the best thing that happened to me. I read them in the first week of May and I still can’t form a proper review and I can only say that I’ve been obsessed with a certain otp lately and I don’t think I’ll ever get over them. 

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Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard [Status: TBR]

Honestly, I bought this book on a whim and I didn’t even want it that much. I was having a shitty day and I wanted to buy a book and the bookstore was lacking other books I wanted so I ended up buying this one. From what I’ve seen, people either love it or hate it….. We’ll see what I think of it. (I’ve never returned a book but I’m seriously considering keeping the receipt so I can exchange for some other book)

Review: Spice and Wolf – Light Novel vol. 1

Spice and Wolf: Light Novel vol. 1 by Isuna Hasekura

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Synopse:

The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft Lawrence is well acquainted. Wandering from town to town with just his horse, cart, and whatever wares have come his way, the peddler has pretty well settled into his routine-that is, until the night Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. Taking the form of a fetching girl with wolf ears and a tail, Holo has wearied of tending to harvests in the countryside and strikes up a bargain with the merchant to lend him the cunning of “Holo the Wisewolf” to increase his profits in exchange for taking her along on his travels. What kind of businessman could turn down such an offer? Lawrence soon learns, though, that having an ancient goddess as a traveling companion can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Will this wolf girl turn out to be too wild to tame?

Read: Jan 11 – 14 2017

Rating:  5 / 5

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January Wrap Up & February TBR

January has come to an end and February is beginning. My schedule is going to be messy and I might not have time to write, read or paint or do anything else other than study and be very tired but I’m still looking forward to this month. (Although I’ve always kind of hated February, to be honest). Anyhow, here are the books I read in January and here are the books I’m planning to read in February: 

January Wrap Up

I didn’t read many books but I love the three that I did read and they were all wonderful. (Reviews coming soon.) 

Spice and Wolf Light Novel vol. 1 by Isuna Hasekura-  5  stars

The Rose Society by Marie Lu – 5  stars 

This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab –  5 stars

 

February TBR

Book Order ! (Nov 20)

Hi, I hope everyone is having a great weekend! This week was a bit hard for me, dealing with a few assignments and other uni stuff so I wasn’t really able to post as much as I wanted.

I ordered some books on the 20th and I wanted to share them with you. It’s my dad’s Christmas gift for me.

 

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

  • Crown of Midnight  (Throne of Glass #2)
  • Heir of Fire  (Throne of Glass #3)
  • Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
  • Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)

(And after I get these I’ll have all of Sarah J. Maas’ books)

Throne of Glass Synopses: 

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

 

Spice and Wolf: Novel Vol 1. by Isuna Hasekura

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Synopse: The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft Lawrence is well acquainted. Wandering from town to town with just his horse, cart, and whatever wares have come his way, the peddler has pretty well settled into his routine-that is, until the night Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. Taking the form of a fetching girl with wolf ears and a tail, Holo has wearied of tending to harvests in the countryside and strikes up a bargain with the merchant to lend him the cunning of “Holo the Wisewolf” to increase his profits in exchange for taking her along on his travels. What kind of businessman could turn down such an offer? Lawrence soon learns, though, that having an ancient goddess as a traveling companion can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Will this wolf girl turn out to be too wild to tame? 

Vicious by V.E.Schwab  (Vicious #1)

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Synopse: Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #1)

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Synopse:  Kell is one of the last travelers–magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city.

There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with one mad King–George III. Red London, where life and magic are revered–and where Kell was raised alongside Rhy Maresh, the roguish heir to a flourishing empire. White London–a place where people fight to control magic and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London. But no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red traveler, ambassador of the Maresh empire, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. .

Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

 

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (Monsters of Verity #1)

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Synopse: There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

I’m sooo excited to read these books. I heard great things about all of them and though I’m already familiar with the plot (and spoilers) of some I’m nevertheless looking forward to reading them.