No matter how big my TBR pile is, I always get excited when book mail shows up.
What I’m hoping to get to next week: to read
Books read it 2017: 166
Debut authors read in 2017: 39
Every Thursday I’m going to be putting the spotlight on a book series and talking about it. It might be one I’ve read, one I’m reading, or one I haven’t gotten to yet, depending on what I feel like talking about that week. This week’s series and kicking off this feature is:
Snow Like Ashes trilogy by Sara Raasch
All books are released, covers match!
I fell in love with this series from the beginning. It does have a lot of political talk and military strategy over magical development but I enjoyed that it was different. There’s still plenty of magic, world-building, and character development as well.
Favourite character: Meira. She was badass. I’m not usually one to have the main character as my favourite but Meira was just such a great character. She was loyal, fierce, determined, and when she made mistakes, she would own up to them and learn from them.
Favourite book: Frost Like Night. It was the conclusion. It was epic. It was a long book but I finished it in one night because I had to know how it would end and who would survive.
Status: Finished and one my shelf of favourite fantasies.
Author status: Auto-buy!
Next up from Sara Raasch: These Rebel Waves coming July 3rd.
One big month of releases down, one to go. I love October. It’s a great time for creepy reads, fantasy reads, cozy socks, and hot chocolate.
Earthbound – Aprilynne Pike. 3/5 stars. This was good but it didn’t grab me as much as a lot of the books I picked up this month.
Earthquake – Aprilynne Pike. 3/5 stars. See above.
Moxie – Jennifer Mathieu. 4/5 stars. Review. Girl power to the max!
Kat and Meg Conquer the World – Anna Priemaza. Review. 3.5/5 stars. This was cute and I thought it was very relevant to today, especially with the Youtube star aspect.
Otherworld – Jason Segel/Kirsten Miller. 3.5/5 stars. I loved the concept and I think I would have enjoyed it more if Warcross by Marie Lu still wasn’t in my head.
The Afterlife of Holly Chase – Cynthia Hand. 4/5 stars. Review. This was a short read but still fun.
What I Thought Was True – Huntley Fitzpatrick. 3.5/5 stars. I enjoyed this one but it wasn’t my favourite Huntley novel.
Brooding YA Hero – Carrie Ann DiRisio. 3.5/5 stars. Review. So hilarious while also being very true.
The Great Pursuit – Wendy Higgins. 4/5 stars. Review. Books like this are the reason Wendy Higgins is on my auto-buy author list.
The Careful Undressing of Love – Corey Ann Haydu. 3/5 stars. I had a bit of a hard time connecting at first but I enjoyed the story in the end.
Retributions Rails – Erin Bowman. 4/5 stars. Erin Bowman + westerns = do no wrong. Love it.
Fireblood – Elly Blake. 4/5 stars. Review. Just as good, if not more, then the first one.
Release – Patrick Ness. 4/5 stars. Patrick Ness always seems to find a way to get me right in the feels. No matter what.
North of Happy – Adi Alsaid. 3.5/5 stars. It was a little predictable but once I got into it, I liked it.
Nyxia – Scott Reintgen. 4.5/5 stars. Review coming. This might be my choice for surprise of the year. I really wasn’t sure going into it but ended up finishing it in one night.
Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds. 4.5/5 stars. Powerful. Just powerful.
When It’s Real – Erin Watt. 4/5 stars. This was cute and fun. It had some tropes I’m not a huge fan of but it was worth it in the end.
Binge watching Netflix makes me feel like I’m falling behind on my reading even when I’m still reading the same amount.
What I’m hoping to get to this week: to read
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Books read it 2017: 138
Debut authors read in 2017: 34
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