October 2020 Wrap Up

I’m baaacccckkkk with the only post that you seem to get from me nowadays. It’s not that I don’t have reviews written. I do! I’m just terrible at actually typing them up into something that is coherent and then posting them. I need an assistant who’ll take my handwritten sticky note reviews and will put them together for me. That would be nice.

I did really well this month reading wise! So I’m extremely proud of myself. I read a total of 8 books and the majority of them have quickly become new favorites of mine.

Without further ado here are all the books I read in October!

Ninth House (Alex Stern #1)

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: ★★★★

This was such a fun read for October and I’m so glad I read it in the spooky month. I listened to the audiobook and while the beginning was a little slow, it picked up eventually and soon I was falling in love with the characters. I need the second book ASAP.

The Rage of Dragons (The Burning, #1)

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter: ★★★★

This book was so good and I don’t know why more people aren’t talking about it!!! It’s such an intense and amazing fantasy. The second book comes out soon and I can’t wait to dive into it.

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon: ★★★

I really wanted to like this book and I did, just not as much as I had hoped to. I still want to continue with rest of the series and I’m hoping that as I continue reading I’ll like it more!

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September 2020 Wrap Up

Guess who’s back again with the only consistent post they write?? If you guessed me then you’re absolutely right!

Monthly wrap up posts are so easy to write and they don’t take me that long which is why I keep writing them every month even if I don’t post anything in between them.

I am in the middle of writing my review of The Burning God though and I do want to have that out before the book comes out next month. I have about half of it written which is honestly how all my book reviews are right now.

Onto the books I read in the month of September!

The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1)

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott: ★★★

First up is a book from my childhood that I wanted to reread. This was sweet and cute. It brought back a lot of memories of how much I loved to read as a child. I’m definitely going to continue with the series.

Jade War (The Green Bone Saga, #2)

Jade War by Fonda Lee: ★★★★

I love this series so much and I don’t know how I’m going to wait for the last book to come out. There were a lot of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and the last 100 pages of the book were so intense I almost started crying.

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July 2020 Wrap Up

Here I am with another wrap up where I didn’t read as many books as I had hoped. After listening to both the Brown sisters books, I haven’t really been in a mood to continue reading. I need to pick up books physically as I can finish a physical book much faster than I can finish an audiobook.

I did finish four books this month which to me seems like a really good amount.

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson:  ★★★

I’ve had this book on my TBR for ages and I finally thought it was time to read it. I picked up the audiobook from my library and I enjoyed it. It was interesting and I definitely felt like continuing the series.

Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1)

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert: ★★★★

I’ve actually already written my review for this book and you can find it here. I absolutely adored this book and it’s definitely a book I can see myself rereading when I get sad. I need to get myself a physical copy.

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Review: Bloodwitch

Bloodwitch (The Witchlands, #3)

Title: Bloodwitch
Author: Susan Dennard
Publication Date: February 12th 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Ebook
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Fans of Susan Dennard’s Witchlands series have fallen in love with the Bloodwitch Aeduan. And now, finally, comes his story.

High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just faith clings to the side of a cliff. Below, thwarted by a lake, a bloodthirsty horde of raiders await the coming of winter and the frozen path to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets.

The Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop the destruction. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.


If you want to check out my reviews of the first two books you can find them here and here.

This series has quickly become one of my favorite fantasy series of all time. I read the second and third books back to back on my plane ride home from Singapore and I was hooked. I couldn’t sleep because I was too busy reading. This series now holds a special place in my heart as I can fondly think back to the time that I read it.

Characters

There are so many characters in this book and they’re all featured pretty quickly. To save time and space I’m only really going to be talking about my two favorite characters as they’re the ones I care about the most. First is Iseult. Oh how I absolutely adore Iseult. She becomes even more of a badass babe in this book. She’s just so fun to read about and everything she does is amazing. I just love her so much.

Next is Aeduan. Another being I just adore. Aeduan is much prominent in this book, especially considering he is the one the book is titled after. I really enjoyed reading about his solo journey and arc as well as how his journey connected with that of Iseult and other characters. He’s such a nuanced character with many facets that make me just love him so much.

Plot/Writing

There is so much that happens in this book. It’s crazy keeping it all straight but somehow you manage to do it. The way all the storylines intertwine with one another is amazing and every time I made a connection I felt like a damn mastermind putting it all together. I love all the characters but there are some who are my favorite and I tend to pay more attention to them.

Dennard’s writing is impeccable. I love it so much. I normally don’t like multiple POVs, especially when it’s intertwining like in this book but somehow she makes it enjoyable. Her writing style is one that I eagerly look forward to reading.

Overall Thoughts

This series is underrated and deserves more hype. There is a great cast of characters and while it is YA, it feels like an older YA which I really like. I’m very sad that the next book won’t be coming out until Feb 2021 but that gives me time to reread the three books that already exist in the series. Seriously if you’re looking for a sign to start this series. This is it. Start reading now.

June 2020 Wrap Up

This is kind of late because I didn’t realize that it was the end of the month and so I didn’t have this post ready but I’m here now! I have fallen behind on my reading challenge which isn’t ideal but I’m hopeful that I will get back on track soon.

I only read two books this month but they were both really good so I’m counting this month as a reading win.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust:  ★★★★

First up I received an ARC of Girl, Serpent Thorn and I decided to read that in June what with it being Pride month. You can actually read my full review here. I really enjoyed the book and definitely recommend it.

Dark Skies (Dark Shores, #2)

Dark Skies by Danielle L Jensen:  ★★★★

I read the first book in this series Dark Shores a couple months ago and I absolutely loved it. I still haven’t written a review and that’s because I’m lazy piece of shit. However, this series is very underrated. I don’t know why more people aren’t reading it. The first book amazing, this book also amazing. Please read it.

And those were the two books I read in June. Not a great reading month but hopefully July will be better. Spoiler alert. It is. I have read two books already this month. So things are looking up.