Tag Archives: wrap-up

Weekly Reading Recap

14836299-stack-of-books-books-stacked

No matter how big my TBR pile is, I always get excited when book mail shows up.

Currently reading: a thousand nights

Finished reading: reneagdesLives of Desperate GirlsKiss me in new yorkTrust me I'm Trouble

Reviewed: The Nowhere GirlsRules of Rain

What I’m hoping to get to next week: Into the Bright UnknownSpindle to read

Kiss me in new yorkreneagdes to review

Books read it 2017: 166

Debut authors read in 2017: 39

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under book-related, books, reading recap, talking books, TBR books, wrapup, ya books

Series Spotlight: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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 ashesice like firefrost like night

Snow Like Ashes trilogy by Sara Raasch

Review status: All 3! Snow Like Ashes, Ice Like Fire, Frost Like Night

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under book-related, books, favorite book, series recap, Series Spotlight, talking books, TBR books, wrapup, ya books

Weekly Reading Recap

14836299-stack-of-books-books-stacked

I am sick. Hopefully this means for reading time.

Currently reading: Trust me I'm Trouble

Finished reading: Trust Me I'm LyingLove, Life, and the ListRules of RainThe Nowhere Girls

Reviewed: Long Way DownWhen It's Real

What I’m hoping to get to next week: Kiss me in new yorkLives of Desperate Girls to read

The Nowhere GirlsRules of Rain to review

Books read it 2017: 162

Debut authors read in 2017: 37

3 Comments

Filed under book-related, books, favorite book, reading recap, talking books, TBR books, wrapup, ya books

Weekly Reading Recap

14836299-stack-of-books-books-stacked

I feel like this week just flew by. I hope this is a good reading week because I feel the need to lose myself in fictional worlds.

Currently reading: The Nowhere Girls

Finished reading: BurnWhen It's RealThat Inevitable Victorian ThingLong Way Down

Reviewed: NyxiaFireblood

What I’m hoping to get to next week: Rules of RainLove, Life, and the List to read

Long Way DownWhen It's Real to review

Books read it 2017: 158

Debut authors read in 2017: 37

Leave a comment

Filed under book-related, books, favorite book, reading recap, talking books, TBR books, wrapup, ya books

September Wrap-Up/October TBR

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.

September Wrap-Up:

Earthbound 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 Earthquake – Aprilynne Pike. 3/5 stars. See above.

Moxie Moxie – Jennifer Mathieu. 4/5 stars. Review. Girl power to the max!

Kat and Meg 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 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.

Afterlife of Holly Chase The Afterlife of Holly Chase – Cynthia Hand. 4/5 stars. Review. This was a short read but still fun.

What I Thought Was true big 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 Brooding YA Hero – Carrie Ann DiRisio. 3.5/5 stars. Review. So hilarious while also being very true.

Great Pursuit The Great Pursuit – Wendy Higgins. 4/5 stars. Review. Books like this are the reason Wendy Higgins is on my auto-buy author list.

30201161 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.

Retribution Rails Retributions Rails – Erin Bowman. 4/5 stars. Erin Bowman + westerns = do no wrong. Love it.

Fireblood Fireblood – Elly Blake. 4/5 stars. Review. Just as good, if not more, then the first one.

Release 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 big North of Happy – Adi Alsaid. 3.5/5 stars. It was a little predictable but once I got into it, I liked it.

Nyxia 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 Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds. 4.5/5 stars. Powerful. Just powerful.

When It's Real 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.

October TBR:

Rules of RainInto the Bright UnknownThe Nowhere GirlsHere We Are Now

Leave a comment

Filed under book lists, book-related, books, favorite book, reading recap, talking books, TBR books, wrapup, ya books

Weekly Reading Recap

14836299-stack-of-books-books-stacked

So many books came out in September. So many more coming out in October!

Currently reading: Long Way Down

Finished reading: NyxiaNorth of Happy bigReleaseFireblood

Reviewed: Great PursuitBrooding YA Hero

What I’m hoping to get to next week: When It's RealThat Inevitable Victorian Thing to read

FirebloodNyxia to review

Books read it 2017: 154

Debut authors read in 2017: 37

Leave a comment

Filed under book-related, books, favorite book, reading recap, talking books, TBR books, wrapup, ya books

Weekly Reading Recap

14836299-stack-of-books-books-stacked

I feel like all I do lately is read. Must be why I feel so happy.

Currently reading: Fireblood

Finished reading: Retribution Rails30201161Great PursuitBrooding YA Hero

Reviewed: Afterlife of Holly ChaseKat and Meg

What I’m hoping to get to next week: Still deciding

Brooding YA HeroGreat Pursuit to review

Books read it 2017: 150

Debut authors read in 2017: 36

Leave a comment

Filed under book lists, book-related, books, favorite book, reading recap, talking books, TBR books, wrapup, ya books

Weekly Reading Recap

14836299-stack-of-books-books-stacked

Just watched Newsies on Netflix. And loved it!

Currently reading: Brooding YA Hero

Finished reading: What I Thought Was true bigAfterlife of Holly ChaseOtherworldKat and Meg

Reviewed: MoxieInvictus

What I’m hoping to get to next week: Retribution RailsGreat Pursuit to read

Kat and MegAfterlife of Holly Chase to review.

Books read it 2017: 146

Debut authors read in 2017: 35

Leave a comment

Filed under book-related, books, reading recap, talking books, TBR books, wrapup, ya books

Weekly Reading Recap

14836299-stack-of-books-books-stacked

One big September release day done. So many more to go.

Currently reading: Kat and Meg

Finished reading: MoxieearthquakeEarthboundWaterfall

Reviewed: They Both Die At the End

What I’m hoping to get to next week: OtherworldAfterlife of Holly Chase to read

MoxieInvictus to review

Books read it 2017: 142

Debut authors read in 2017: 34

Leave a comment

Filed under book-related, books, favorite book, reading recap, talking books, TBR books, wrapup, ya books

Weekly Reading Recap

14836299-stack-of-books-books-stacked

Binge watching Netflix makes me feel like I’m falling behind on my reading even when I’m still reading the same amount.

Currently reading: Waterfall

Finished reading: TeardropLast Star BurningInvictusThirteen minutes

Reviewed: All the Crooked SaintsGirls Made of Snow and Glass

What I’m hoping to get to this week: Earthboundearthquake to read

Catching up on old reviews from past reads I missed.

Books read it 2017: 138

Debut authors read in 2017: 34

1 Comment

Filed under book-related, books, favorite book, reading recap, talking books, TBR books, wrapup, ya books