Tuesday, June 30, 2020

We Have the Cover of Last Night at the Telegraph Club!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo! I love the style!

We Have the Cover of Every Single Lie!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Every Single Lie by Rachel Vincent!

Teaser Tuesday #481, June 30th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, page 19.

"But it had just been the wind. For the first time, it occurred to me that the impending tornado might not be a joke."

Well, that sounds a little bit terrifying! Must read more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, June 29, 2020

24 Hour Reading Challenge Update 7 and Wrap Up

I read my last book, Ruler of Beasts! I didn't quite read as much as I would have liked, but I did read most of these novellas, so only a few more left!

My Reading Journey:

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 3:23 PM
Pages Read: 384

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 5:05 PM
Pages Read: 152

The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 6:24 PM
Pages Read: 100

The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 7:27 PM
Pages Read: 100

Heart of Tin by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 8:43 PM
Pages Read: 93

The Straw King by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 10:16 PM
Pages Read: 116

Ruler of Beasts by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 11:19 PM
Pages Read: 84

Goals: 6-8
Read: 7
Pages Read: 1029

24 Hour Reading Challenge Update 6

I read my next book, The Straw King, and I'm going to be reading Ruler of Beasts next!

My Reading Journey:

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 3:23 PM
Pages Read: 384

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 5:05 PM
Pages Read: 152

The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 6:24 PM
Pages Read: 100

The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 7:27 PM
Pages Read: 100

Heart of Tin by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 8:43 PM
Pages Read: 93

The Straw King by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 10:16 PM
Pages Read: 116

Ruler of Beasts by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Currently On: Page 0 of 84

Goals: 6-8
Read: 6
Pages Read: 945

We Have the Cover of Night Rebel #3!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Wicked All Night by Jeaniene Frost! And it looks fantastic!

24 Hour Reading Challenge Update 5

I read my next book, Heart of Tin, and I'm going to be reading The Straw King next!

My Reading Journey:

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 3:23 PM
Pages Read: 384

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 5:05 PM
Pages Read: 152

The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 6:24 PM
Pages Read: 100

The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 7:27 PM
Pages Read: 100

Heart of Tin by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 8:43 PM
Pages Read: 93

The Straw King by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Currently On: Page 0 of 116

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Currently On: Page 0 of 452

Goals: 6-8
Read: 5
Pages Read: 829

24 Hour Reading Challenge Update 4

I read my next book, The Wizard Returns, and I'm going to be reading Heart of Tin next!

My Reading Journey:

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 3:23 PM
Pages Read: 384

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 5:05 PM
Pages Read: 152

The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 6:24 PM
Pages Read: 100

The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 7:27 PM
Pages Read: 100

Heart of Tin by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Currently On: Page 0 of 93

Goals: 6-8
Read: 4
Pages Read: 736

24 Hour Reading Challenge Update 3

I read my next book, The Witch Must Burn, and I'm going to be reading The Wizard Returns next!

My Reading Journey:

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 3:23 PM
Pages Read: 384

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 5:05 PM
Pages Read: 152

The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 6:24 PM
Pages Read: 100

The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Currently On: Page 0 of 100

Goals: 6-8
Read: 3
Pages Read: 636

24 Hour Reading Challenge Update 2

I read my next book, No Place Like Oz, and I'm going to be reading The Witch Must Burn next! Yeah, I should have a lot of updates back to back. My only hope is that I finish Dorothy Must Die today, so I have to get through the novellas first!

My Reading Journey:

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 3:23 PM
Pages Read: 384

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 5:05 PM
Pages Read: 152

The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Currently On: Page 0 of 100

Goals: 6-8
Read: 2
Pages Read: 536

24 Hour Reading Challenge Update 1

I read my first book, Summer Knight, and I'm going to be reading No Place Like Oz next!

My Reading Journey:

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 3:23 PM
Pages Read: 384

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige
Started On: June 29th
Currently On: Page 0 of 152

Goals: 6-8
Read: 1
Pages Read: 384

Make Your Myth-Taker Readathon 2020 Update 22

So I read my next book of this readathon, and it was Summer Knight, which is for Magical Battle. I'll be reading Dorothy Must Die next! 

My Reading Journey:

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Prompt Fulfilled: Friend Pick
Started On: June 10th
Finished On: June 10th, 6:00 AM
Pages Read: 464

The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 8:21 PM
Pages Read: 371

Here, There, Everywhere by Julia Durango and Tyler Terrones
Prompt Fulfilled: Secret
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 10:23 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones
Prompt Fulfilled: Quick Read
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 153

Death of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Prompt Fulfilled: Highest Rated
Started On: June 5th
Finished On: June 5th, 8:04 PM
Pages Read: 511

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Water
Started On: June 8th
Finished On: June 8th, 11:20 AM
Pages Read: 344

Without a Trace by Amanda Stevens
Prompt Fulfilled: Outside Comfort Zone
Started On: June 8th
Finished On: June 8th, 7:58 PM
Pages Read: 256

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: Occult Themes
Started On: June 12th
Finished On: June 12th, 8:58 PM
Pages Read: 356

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Prompt Fulfilled: Anticipated Read
Started On: June 15th
Finished On: June 15th, 8:35 PM
Pages Read: 540

Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken
Prompt Fulfilled: Fun Book
Started On: June 16th
Finished On: June 16th, 10:28 PM
Pages Read: 352

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari
Prompt Fulfilled: Royal Colours
Started On: June 18th
Finished On: June 18th, 12:00 PM
Pages Read: 269

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Prompt Fulfilled: Banned Book
Started On: June 18th
Finished On: June 18th, 4:58 PM
Pages Read: 221

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
Prompt Fulfilled: Favourite Author
Started On: June 19th
Finished On: June 19th, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 488

Shadows & Surrender by Deborah Wilde
Prompt Fulfilled: Continue the Series
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 22nd, 11:41 AM
Pages Read: 342

Spindle by E.K. Johnson
Prompt Fulfilled: Foiled Cover
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 22nd, 8:56 PM
Pages Read: 355

Perdition by Ann Aguirre
Prompt Fulfilled: Queen Main Character
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 23rd, 1:13 AM
Pages Read: 352

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in a Cold Place
Started On: June 23rd
Finished On: June 23rd, 6:28 PM
Pages Read: 291

The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair
Prompt Fulfilled: Outsourced Book
Started On: June 23rd
Finished On: June 23rd, 11:32 PM
Pages Read: 480

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Over 500 Pages
Started On: June 24th
Finished On: June 24th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 632

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Prompt Fulfilled: Cover Has a Weapon
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 11:58 PM 
Pages Read: 392

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Training/Fighting
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 4:32
Pages Read: 464

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Prompt Fulfilled: Magical Battle
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 3:23 PM
Pages Read: 384

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring an Animal
Started On: June 29th
Currently On: Page 0 of 452

Prompts Left: Steal a Book, Featuring Woodland, Myth-Take Book, Featuring a Journey, Bargain, Disliked Book, Highest Rated, Reread a Favourite, Big Cast of Characters, Read a Host Favourite, Heard Great Things, Underhyped, Book About Books, Performance Elements, Non-Human Main, Randomize TBR, Featuring Fae, Go Into a Book Blind, 5 Star Prediction, Inspired by History, Overhyped Book
Read: 22
Pages Read: 8231

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #473, June 29th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #472
Teaser Tuesday #480
WWW Wednesday #480
WOW #476
Will the Time Come #473
Third Sentence Thursday #463
Random Reads #449
First Lines Friday #476
Book Blogger Hop #142
The Reward Challenge Update #458
Wheel of TBR #5
How Well I Stuck to It #310
Wrote that Review Update #307

Week 26 Reviews:
Death & Desire
Shadows & Surrender
The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers
Spindle
Perdition
The One Memory of Flora Banks
The Beckoning Shadow
Elantris
The Hope of Elantris
An Abundance of Katherines
Artemis
Defy the Fates

Make Your Myth-Taker Readathon 2020:
Update 14
Update 15
Update 16
Update 17
Update 18
Update 19
Update 20
Update 21

24 Hour Reading Challenge:
Update 1
Update 2
Update 3
Update 4
Update 5
Update 6 and Wrap Up
June 3rd Sign Up

Magical Readathon 2020 Visit Hogesmeade:
Update 1
Update 2
Update 3
Update 4
Update 5
Update 6
Update 7
Update 8
Update 9
Update 10 and Wrap Up

Tours:
Gilded Serpent: Cover Reveal

Random:
We Have the Cover of The Black Jewels #11!!!!
We Have the Cover of The Iron Fey: Evenfall #1!!!!
We Have the Cover of Heart of Thorns #3!!!!
We Have the Cover of Bone Grace #2!!!!
We Have the Title of The Harbinger #3!!!!
We Have the Title of A Court of Thorns and Roses #4!!!!
We Have the Cover of Truly Devious #4!!!!
We Have the Cover of The Initial Insult #1!!!!
We Have the Cover of With You All the Way!!!!
We Have the Cover of Infinity Cycle #2!!!!
We Have the Cover of Unchosen!!!!
We Have the Cover of This Will Be Funny Someday!!!!
We Have the Cover of Muse #1!!!!
We Have the Cover of The Theft of Sunlight #1!!!!
We Have the Cover of Dark Star #3!!!!
We Have the Cover of Kingdom of Souls #2!!!!
We Have the Cover of This Golden Flame!!!!
We Have the Cover of Dragonfly Girl!!!!
We Have the Cover of The Bright & the Pale!!!!
We Have the Cover of Pride and Premeditation!!!!
We Have the Cover of Sing Me Forgotten!!!!
We Have the Cover of Witches Steeped in Gold #1!!!!
We Have the Cover of These Feathered Flames #1!!!!
To Be Continued Readathon 2.0 Sign Up
Page-a-Thon July 2020 Sign Up

OK, so I got 73 posts in 7 days, I read a decent amount of books, but also Harper Teen came out with early 2021 covers, which lead to a lot of posts! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read whatever is left from the two readathons I'm doing!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Magical Readathon 2020 Visit Hogesmeade Update 10 and Wrap Up

So I read my final book of the Visit Hogesmeade Readalong, and it was Etiquette & Espionage, which is for Dervish and Banges. Yeah, I made it! I wasn't sure when I started today, or really since I read Elantris, because I forgot when this started, and started late, but I made it, so I'm happy I read all of the books!

My Reading Journey:

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: The Marauder's Map
Started On: June 24th
Finished On: June 24th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 632

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Prompt Fulfilled: Zonko's Joke Shop
Started On: June 25th
Finished On: June 25th, 10:14 PM
Pages Read: 215

Artemis by Andy Weir
Prompt Fulfilled: Owl Post
Started On: June 26th
Finished On: June 26th, 7:24 PM
Pages Read: 322

Defy the Fates by Claudia Gray
Prompt Fulfilled: Three Broomsticks Inn
Started On: June 26th
Finished On: June 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 470

Saving Red by Sonya Sones
Prompt Fulfilled: Hog's Head Inn
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 448

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Prompt Fulfilled: Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 392

The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer
Prompt Fulfilled: Honeydukes
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 11:23 AM
Pages Read: 384

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Prompt Fulfilled: Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 4:32
Pages Read: 464

Cut Off by Adrianne Finlay
Prompt Fulfilled: Shrieking Shack
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 7:53 PM
Pages Read: 384

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Prompt Fulfilled: Dervish and Banges
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 11:19 PM
Pages Read: 307

Prompts Left: None!
Read: 10
Pages Read: 4018

Magical Readathon 2020 Visit Hogesmeade Update 9

So I read my next book of the Visit Hogesmeade Readalong, and it was Cut Off, which is for Shrieking Shack. I'll be reading Etiquette & Espionage next! Well, it's looking more likely that I'll finish this today! But I must keep reading!

My Reading Journey:

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: The Marauder's Map
Started On: June 24th
Finished On: June 24th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 632

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Prompt Fulfilled: Zonko's Joke Shop
Started On: June 25th
Finished On: June 25th, 10:14 PM
Pages Read: 215

Artemis by Andy Weir
Prompt Fulfilled: Owl Post
Started On: June 26th
Finished On: June 26th, 7:24 PM
Pages Read: 322

Defy the Fates by Claudia Gray
Prompt Fulfilled: Three Broomsticks Inn
Started On: June 26th
Finished On: June 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 470

Saving Red by Sonya Sones
Prompt Fulfilled: Hog's Head Inn
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 448

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Prompt Fulfilled: Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 392

The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer
Prompt Fulfilled: Honeydukes
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 11:23 AM
Pages Read: 384

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Prompt Fulfilled: Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 4:32
Pages Read: 464

Cut Off by Adrianne Finlay
Prompt Fulfilled: Shrieking Shack
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 7:53 PM
Pages Read: 384

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Prompt Fulfilled: Dervish and Banges
Started On: June 28th
Currently On: Page 0 of 307

Prompts Left: None!
Read: 9
Pages Read: 3711

Magical Readathon 2020 Visit Hogesmeade Update 8

So I read my next book of the Visit Hogesmeade Readalong, and it was Dread Nation, which is for Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop. I'll be reading Cut Off next! Oh, I'm not sure if I'm going to get Etiquette & Espionage in today. Hopefully, maybe in the wee hours of the morning!

My Reading Journey:

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: The Marauder's Map
Started On: June 24th
Finished On: June 24th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 632

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Prompt Fulfilled: Zonko's Joke Shop
Started On: June 25th
Finished On: June 25th, 10:14 PM
Pages Read: 215

Artemis by Andy Weir
Prompt Fulfilled: Owl Post
Started On: June 26th
Finished On: June 26th, 7:24 PM
Pages Read: 322

Defy the Fates by Claudia Gray
Prompt Fulfilled: Three Broomsticks Inn
Started On: June 26th
Finished On: June 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 470

Saving Red by Sonya Sones
Prompt Fulfilled: Hog's Head Inn
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 448

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Prompt Fulfilled: Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 392

The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer
Prompt Fulfilled: Honeydukes
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 11:23 AM
Pages Read: 384

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Prompt Fulfilled: Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 4:32
Pages Read: 464

Cut Off by Adrianne Finlay
Prompt Fulfilled: Shrieking Shack
Started On: June 28th
Currently On: Page 0 of 384

Prompts Left: Dervish and Banges
Read: 8
Pages Read: 3327

Make Your Myth-Taker Readathon 2020 Update 21

So I read my next book of this readathon, and it was Dread Nation, which is for Featuring Training/Fighting. I'll be reading Summer Knight next!

My Reading Journey:

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Prompt Fulfilled: Friend Pick
Started On: June 10th
Finished On: June 10th, 6:00 AM
Pages Read: 464

The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 8:21 PM
Pages Read: 371

Here, There, Everywhere by Julia Durango and Tyler Terrones
Prompt Fulfilled: Secret
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 10:23 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones
Prompt Fulfilled: Quick Read
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 153

Death of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Prompt Fulfilled: Highest Rated
Started On: June 5th
Finished On: June 5th, 8:04 PM
Pages Read: 511

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Water
Started On: June 8th
Finished On: June 8th, 11:20 AM
Pages Read: 344

Without a Trace by Amanda Stevens
Prompt Fulfilled: Outside Comfort Zone
Started On: June 8th
Finished On: June 8th, 7:58 PM
Pages Read: 256

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: Occult Themes
Started On: June 12th
Finished On: June 12th, 8:58 PM
Pages Read: 356

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Prompt Fulfilled: Anticipated Read
Started On: June 15th
Finished On: June 15th, 8:35 PM
Pages Read: 540

Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken
Prompt Fulfilled: Fun Book
Started On: June 16th
Finished On: June 16th, 10:28 PM
Pages Read: 352

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari
Prompt Fulfilled: Royal Colours
Started On: June 18th
Finished On: June 18th, 12:00 PM
Pages Read: 269

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Prompt Fulfilled: Banned Book
Started On: June 18th
Finished On: June 18th, 4:58 PM
Pages Read: 221

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
Prompt Fulfilled: Favourite Author
Started On: June 19th
Finished On: June 19th, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 488

Shadows & Surrender by Deborah Wilde
Prompt Fulfilled: Continue the Series
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 22nd, 11:41 AM
Pages Read: 342

Spindle by E.K. Johnson
Prompt Fulfilled: Foiled Cover
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 22nd, 8:56 PM
Pages Read: 355

Perdition by Ann Aguirre
Prompt Fulfilled: Queen Main Character
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 23rd, 1:13 AM
Pages Read: 352

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in a Cold Place
Started On: June 23rd
Finished On: June 23rd, 6:28 PM
Pages Read: 291

The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair
Prompt Fulfilled: Outsourced Book
Started On: June 23rd
Finished On: June 23rd, 11:32 PM
Pages Read: 480

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Over 500 Pages
Started On: June 24th
Finished On: June 24th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 632

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Prompt Fulfilled: Cover Has a Weapon
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 392

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Training/Fighting
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 4:32
Pages Read: 464

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Prompt Fulfilled: Magical Battle
Started On: June 29th
Currently On: Page 0 of 384

Prompts Left: Steal a Book, Featuring Woodland, Myth-Take Book, Featuring a Journey, Bargain, Disliked Book, Highest Rated, Reread a Favourite, Big Cast of Characters, Read a Host Favourite, Heard Great Things, Underhyped, Book About Books, Performance Elements, Non-Human Main, Randomize TBR, Featuring an Animal, Featuring Fae, Go Into a Book Blind, 5 Star Prediction, Inspired by History, Overhyped Book
Read: 21
Pages Read: 7847

Magical Readathon 2020 Visit Hogesmeade Update 7

So I read my next book of the Visit Hogesmeade Readalong, and it was The Speed of Falling Objects, which is for Honeydukes. I'll be reading Dread Nation next!

My Reading Journey:

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: The Marauder's Map
Started On: June 24th
Finished On: June 24th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 632

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Prompt Fulfilled: Zonko's Joke Shop
Started On: June 25th
Finished On: June 25th, 10:14 PM
Pages Read: 215

Artemis by Andy Weir
Prompt Fulfilled: Owl Post
Started On: June 26th
Finished On: June 26th, 7:24 PM
Pages Read: 322

Defy the Fates by Claudia Gray
Prompt Fulfilled: Three Broomsticks Inn
Started On: June 26th
Finished On: June 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 470

Saving Red by Sonya Sones
Prompt Fulfilled: Hog's Head Inn
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 448

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Prompt Fulfilled: Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 392

The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer
Prompt Fulfilled: Honeydukes
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 11:23 AM
Pages Read: 384

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Prompt Fulfilled: Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop
Started On: June 28th
Currently On: Page 0 of 464

Prompts Left: Shrieking Shack, Dervish and Banges
Read: 7
Pages Read: 2863

Wrote that Review Update #307, June 28th

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My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Death & Desire and Shadows & Surrender, The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers and Spindle, Perdition, The One Memory of Flora Banks, The Beckoning Shadow, Elantris and The Hope of Elantris, An Abundance of Katherines, Artemis, Defy the Fates, so I have 9 of 9 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #310, June 28th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Update 27:
Nothing Planned!

Just a free week, to read whatever books I have left in my readathons!

Week 26:
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, Artemis by Andy Weir, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo, Dark Song by Christine Feehan, Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger, Season of the Wolf by Maria Vale

vs.

Death & Desire by Deborah Wilde, Shadows & Surrender by Deborah Wilde, The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers by E.K. Johnston, Spindle by E.K. Johnston, Perdition by Ann Aguirre,
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr, The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair, Elantris by Brandon Sanderson, The Hope of Elantris by Brandon Sanderson, An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, Artemis by Andy Weir, Defy the Fates by Claudia Gray

Well, I only read 2 of what I planned, but I read 8 that I didn't plan. So that works out, and hopefully I'll read those other books shortly! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Wheel of TBR #5, June 28th

I saw Codie's Book Corner doing the Wheel of TBR, and I thought that sounded like a great way to pick what to read from your TBR. So thanks to her! I'll only do 3 spins, because I'm doing this every week, and so it won't make up my total TBR of the week, but it'll be a start!

Rules:
1. On the first week of the month, I'll do 12 spins, for books that I'll have all month to read. For each week for the rest of the month, I'll do 3 spins each week to read each week though I do have the rest of the month to read them. Once a prompt is used, I'll randomly choose one from the list, keeping track of how often a colour comes up. If colour comes up 4 or more times in a month, I'll do another spin once it comes up 4 times.
2. If I don't read a book that week or at least start it in that month, then at the end of the month, if I have more than 2 unread books, I'll unhaul at least one book.

Yeah, I read all 3 of last week's TBR! And of previous books, I did finish Death & Desire. So I have a bunch to carry over. I just overextended myself, but I'm going to read them in July.

Prompts Used This Week:
Blind, Number, Jax Pick, Reread, Goodreads Update Feed, Ugly Cover, Hype, New Author, Wild Card, A-Z Author, DAC Book, Sat on Shelves.

Blind-Yellow-We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal-I picked a few books, put them in a blanket, shook them up, closed my eyes, and reached out, and this is the one I picked.

Number-Cyan-3, 414-Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson-This is the book that came up, no choice in the matter.

Jax Pick-Rose-Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton-I picked 3 books, put treats on them, and this is the book that he picked.

Reread-2nd Yellow-Origin by Jessica Khoury-I read this book as an ARC, so I'm glad to reread it, because I haven't read the rest of the series!

Goodreads Update Feed-Violet-Twin Daggers by MarcyKate Connolly-This book was reviewed by someone I'm Goodreads Friends with, and I just got an ARC of it to read, so yeah to put it on the pile!

Ugly Cover-Spring Green-The Summer Set by Aimee Agresti-This cover isn't ugly to me, really, but it's a bit plain and not too, too interesting to look at.

Hype-Azure-Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi-Yeah, a lot of people raved about this book, but I just never got around to it. I just recently picked up a copy though! (And this is the book that almost was Dobby's pick, but he didn't find the treat, so I'm glad to add it to the pile!)

New Author-Orange-Red Sister by Mark Lawrence-I haven't read any of this author's books, and I can't wait to read this book!

Wild Card-2nd Cyan-The Antidote by Shelley Sackier-I read the synopsis of this book once. But that was when it was an ARC, so it's been a year plus, I don't remember what this book is about. Can't wait to dive in and learn about it!

A-Z Author-Magenta-R-Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons-Well, one of these author's last names starts with R!

DAC Book-2nd Magenta-Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer-This book is coming out shortly, and it's the first book by Rebecca Coffindaffer!

Sat on Shelves-Red-Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone-I got this book as an ARC, and it came out in July 2017, so almost 3 years. So it's good that I'm going to be picking it up!

Colour Totals:
Red: 1
Orange: 1
Yellow: 2
Chartreuse: 0
Green: 0
Spring Green: 1
Cyan: 2
Azure: 1
Blue: 0
Violet: 1
Magneta: 2
Rose: 1

Prompts for Next Week:
Treat Yo' Shelf-Red
Colour-Orange
Meme Read-Yellow
Multi-World Title-Chartreuse
End the Series-Green
Blurbed-Spring Green
Dobby Pick-Cyan
Beautiful Cover-Azure
Retelling-Blue
Ebook-Violet
ARC-NetGalley-Magenta
Travel-Rose

So those are some of the books I'm going to try to read this week. What about you guys? Happy reading!

The Reward Challenge Update #458, June 28th

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Death & Desire which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, Shadows & Surrender which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book, The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, Spindle which counts 4 times as a End of Series 2020 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book, Perdition which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, The One Memory of Flora Banks which counts twice as a SAC 2020 Book, The Beckoning Shadow which counts 4 times as a DAC Book, Edelweiss Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, Elantris which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, The Hope of Elantris which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, An Abundance of Katherines which counts twice as a SAC 2020 Book, Artemis which counts 3 times as a SAC 2020 Book and a Sophomore Challenge Book, Defy the Fates which counts 4 times as a End of Series 2020 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book.

So I have 32 counts which translates to $16 this week! I'll use it to buy books!

Magical Readathon 2020 Visit Hogesmeade Update 6

So I read my next book of the Visit Hogesmeade Readalong, and it was Flame in the Mist, which is for Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop. I'll be reading The Speed of Falling Objects next!

My Reading Journey:

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: The Marauder's Map
Started On: June 24th
Finished On: June 24th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 632

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Prompt Fulfilled: Zonko's Joke Shop
Started On: June 25th
Finished On: June 25th, 10:14 PM
Pages Read: 215

Artemis by Andy Weir
Prompt Fulfilled: Owl Post
Started On: June 26th
Finished On: June 26th, 7:24 PM
Pages Read: 322

Defy the Fates by Claudia Gray
Prompt Fulfilled: Three Broomsticks Inn
Started On: June 26th
Finished On: June 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 470

Saving Red by Sonya Sones
Prompt Fulfilled: Hog's Head Inn
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 448

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Prompt Fulfilled: Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 392

The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer
Prompt Fulfilled: Honeydukes
Started On: June 28th
Currently On: Page 0 of 384

Prompts Left: ,Shrieking Shack, Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop, Dervish and Banges
Read: 6
Pages Read: 2479

Make Your Myth-Taker Readathon 2020 Update 20

So I read my next book of this readathon, and it was Flame in the Mist, which is for Cover Has a Weapon. I'll be reading Dread Nation next! I was looking at what I have to read, and having the Visit Hogsmeade Readathon, well. I started on the 10th, I read books that counted on 2 days, so I'm going 8 days into July. Yeah. I won't count them in the list with page counts, but just for me, because I want to read all these books! I am going to focus on ones that count multiple times-I just have 1 book that covers the 2nd prompt for all 4 characters in a section, and then all the books that could crossover and change paths. And then the individual books. There's just so many to read!

My Reading Journey:

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Prompt Fulfilled: Friend Pick
Started On: June 10th
Finished On: June 10th, 6:00 AM
Pages Read: 464

The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 8:21 PM
Pages Read: 371

Here, There, Everywhere by Julia Durango and Tyler Terrones
Prompt Fulfilled: Secret
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 10:23 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones
Prompt Fulfilled: Quick Read
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 153

Death of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Prompt Fulfilled: Highest Rated
Started On: June 5th
Finished On: June 5th, 8:04 PM
Pages Read: 511

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Water
Started On: June 8th
Finished On: June 8th, 11:20 AM
Pages Read: 344

Without a Trace by Amanda Stevens
Prompt Fulfilled: Outside Comfort Zone
Started On: June 8th
Finished On: June 8th, 7:58 PM
Pages Read: 256

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: Occult Themes
Started On: June 12th
Finished On: June 12th, 8:58 PM
Pages Read: 356

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Prompt Fulfilled: Anticipated Read
Started On: June 15th
Finished On: June 15th, 8:35 PM
Pages Read: 540

Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken
Prompt Fulfilled: Fun Book
Started On: June 16th
Finished On: June 16th, 10:28 PM
Pages Read: 352

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari
Prompt Fulfilled: Royal Colours
Started On: June 18th
Finished On: June 18th, 12:00 PM
Pages Read: 269

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Prompt Fulfilled: Banned Book
Started On: June 18th
Finished On: June 18th, 4:58 PM
Pages Read: 221

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
Prompt Fulfilled: Favourite Author
Started On: June 19th
Finished On: June 19th, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 488

Shadows & Surrender by Deborah Wilde
Prompt Fulfilled: Continue the Series
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 22nd, 11:41 AM
Pages Read: 342

Spindle by E.K. Johnson
Prompt Fulfilled: Foiled Cover
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 22nd, 8:56 PM
Pages Read: 355

Perdition by Ann Aguirre
Prompt Fulfilled: Queen Main Character
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 23rd, 1:13 AM
Pages Read: 352

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in a Cold Place
Started On: June 23rd
Finished On: June 23rd, 6:28 PM
Pages Read: 291

The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair
Prompt Fulfilled: Outsourced Book
Started On: June 23rd
Finished On: June 23rd, 11:32 PM
Pages Read: 480

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Over 500 Pages
Started On: June 24th
Finished On: June 24th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 632

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Prompt Fulfilled: Cover Has a Weapon
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 392

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Training/Fighting
Started On: June 28th
Currently On: Page 0 of 464

Prompts Left: Steal a Book, Featuring Woodland, Myth-Take Book, Featuring a Journey, Bargain, Disliked Book, Highest Rated, Reread a Favourite, Big Cast of Characters, Read a Host Favourite, Heard Great Things, Underhyped, Book About Books, Performance Elements, Non-Human Main, Randomize TBR, Featuring an Animal, Magical Battle, Featuring Fae, Go Into a Book Blind, 5 Star Prediction, Inspired by History, Overhyped Book
Read: 20
Pages Read: 7383

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Magical Readathon 2020 Visit Hogesmeade Update 5

So I read my next book of the Visit Hogesmeade Readalong, and it was Saving Red, which is for Hog's Head Inn. I'll be reading Dorothy Must Die next!

My Reading Journey:

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: The Marauder's Map
Started On: June 24th
Finished On: June 24th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 632

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Prompt Fulfilled: Zonko's Joke Shop
Started On: June 24th
Finished On: June 24th, 10:14 PM
Pages Read: 215

Artemis by Andy Weir
Prompt Fulfilled: Owl Post
Started On: June 25th
Finished On: June 25th, 7:24 PM
Pages Read: 322

Defy the Fates by Claudia Gray
Prompt Fulfilled: Three Broomsticks Inn
Started On: June 26th
Finished On: June 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 470

Saving Red by Sonya Sones
Prompt Fulfilled: Hog's Head Inn
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 448

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Prompt Fulfilled: Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop
Started On: June 27th
Currently On: Page 0 of 452

Prompts Left: Honeydukes, Shrieking Shack, Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop, Dervish and Banges
Read: 5
Pages Read: 2087

Page-a-Thon July 2020 Sign Up

So I'm signing up for the Page-a-Thon taking place during the month of July. Check out the Google Form here!

There's no prompts, but some books that fit the seasonal bonus criteria get more points. So whatever I read, is counted, so that's going to be a lot of posts for this! Can't wait! What about you guys? Happy reading!

To Be Continued Readathon 2.0 Sign Up

So I'm signing up for the To Be Continued Readathon, round 2.0. Check out their twitter here! It's all month July, so I should be able to read all of these books!

These are the books I'm planning to read to fulfill the prompts:

Top of the TBR Pile: Havoc by Ann Aguirre
New Kid: Truel1fe3 by Jay Kristoff
The Road is Long: Dark Song by Christine Feehan
Wildcard: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
I Like Them, Another!: Depends on what I've last read, could be a sequel of one of these
Procrastination: Blood Red Road by Moria Young
Right Back Where We Started From: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
Boss Level: Breakout by Ann Aguirre

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Week 26 Review: Defy the Fates

From Goodreads:
Hunted and desperate.

Abel only has one mission left that matters: save the life of Noemi Vidal. To do that, he not only has to escape the Genesis authorities, he also must face the one person in the galaxy who still has the means to destroy him. Burton Mansfield's consciousness lives on, desperate for a home, and Abel's own body is his last bargaining chip. 

Alone in the universe.

Brought back from the brink of death, Noemi Vidal finds Abel has not only saved her life, but he's made her into something else, something more. Not quite mech, yet not quite human any longer, Noemi must find her place in a universe where she is utterly unique, all while trying to create a world where anyone--even a mech--can be free.

The final battle between Earth and the colony planets is here, and there's no lengths to which Earth won't go to preserve its domination over all humanity. But together, the universe's most advanced mech and its first human-mech hybrid might have the power to change the galaxy for good.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book. I've really enjoyed this series, and I couldn't wait to see how it ended! And the ending of World, yeah, I was just itching to see how that would all play out! And it was just so interesting to read!

I didn't know how much time would be spent in saving Noemi and making her a hybrid human mech. I guess with the synopsis, you can guess that it's not quite long, since it mentions her dealing with it all, and given she can't do that until it was done to her, well, that means that it wasn't too long at all.

After that, well, there's still the war to deal with, and yeah, I was a little bit anxious, because while they have a plan, I was pretty sure that they didn't have the details. I mean, Abel comments on it, that a offensive weapon that doesn't kill? In a war? Yeah, that's suspicious, even if they didn't think that.

That ending was really great, I had a blast reading it! There was so much going on, they utilized what they'd learned over the course of this series! And while that ending wasn't exactly what the characters would want for their happy ending, well, the future is bound to hold it, and I'm happy for them!

This was a really great read, I loved it, and I can't wait to read more by Claudia Gray!

Author: Claudia Grey
Series: Constellation #3
Read: June 26th, 2020
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a End of Series 2020 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: April 2nd 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 26 Review: Artemis

The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon.

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first. 

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book! I really enjoyed The Martian, and I was looking forward to this one. It is a pretty short read, but I had a bit of trouble getting into it at first, because knowing a character was making poor decisions is one of my buttons, but then the action picked up and I got over it, so that was good!

Jazz was a really interesting character. She was really smart, but she held a menial job. So she turned to smuggling on the side. She has great potential, but she doesn't want to use it, to really have it. But she does want to be rich. Which causes her to make some pretty poor decisions.

I really enjoyed the second half of this book, she had made the wrong decisions, and now she was making some right ones, and dealing with the fallout of the past ones. I enjoyed watching her learn to trust and rely on others, and deal with her issues.

Also, I really enjoyed the little interludes, of Jazz as a child emailing with a child on earth, and as they grew up, we got to see how Jazz got to this point, see her history, and why her situation is as it is when this book starts, as well as the state of her relationships.

Most of the things that we learned in this book were science based, what with being on the Moon and all. But there were also some economic lessons in this book, mainly in the end, when the mayor explains the future of Artemis. So that was interesting to read!

I really enjoyed this book, it was another sci fi adventure book and I had a great time reading it!

Author: Andy Weir
Read: June 26th, 2020
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Loved his first book, and it's a SAC 2020 Book and a Sophomore Challenge Book!
Publisher: Crown
Published: November 14th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 26 Review: An Abundance of Katherines

From Goodreads:
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy–loving best friend riding shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this book. Contemporaries aren't really my thing, because there's just not quite enough going on in them. Compare the length of this review to my previous review of Elantris. That one is an extreme, but it was really easy to write that review vs. this one, and that's mainly because there wasn't as much going on to enjoy to read, and to say about. They're linked in my mind. Yeah. Anyways.

Colin was a child prodigy but he hasn't quite made the leap to becoming a genius. His need to feel special, well, everyone wants that. But for him, he has that potential, but most child prodigies don't end up becoming geniuses. So he has that to deal with.

And then he comes up with the Theorem, of how long a relationship can last, and watching him interact with his friends, and with Lindsey's input to add more variables, it was pretty interesting to read, and his Eureka moment was pretty interesting, as well!

I really enjoyed how this story was told, we had the present, and then we had various points along his romantic history with the various Katherines. I really enjoyed the end, when Colin told Lindsey the story of all 19. Well, technically Katherine 1 the Great was also K-19, but still. That was a great culmination of the the coaching Lindsey was giving on how to tell a good story, and plus, I wanted to know that full story!

This was a enjoyable story, and I enjoyed going on this adventure with Colin and the gang!

Author: John Green
Read: June 25th, 2020
Source: Own
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2020 Book!
Publisher: Speak
Published: September 21st 2006
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 26 Reviews: Elantris, The Hope of Elantris


From Goodreads:
Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by the mysterious transforming power of the Shaod. Ten years ago, without warning, the magic failed. Elantrians became wizened, leper-like, powerless creatures, and Elantris itself dark, filthy, and crumbling.

Arelon's new capital, Kae, crouches in the shadow of Elantris. Princess Sarene of Teod arrives for a marriage of state with Crown Prince Raoden, hoping -- based on their correspondence -- to also find love. She finds instead that Raoden has died and she is considered his widow. Both Teod and Arelon are under threat as the last remaining holdouts against the imperial ambitions of the ruthless religious fanatics of Fjordell. So Sarene decides to use her new status to counter the machinations of Hrathen, a Fjordell high priest who has come to Kae to convert Arelon and claim it for his emperor and his god.

But neither Sarene nor Hrathen suspect the truth about Prince Raoden. Stricken by the same curse that ruined Elantris, Raoden was secretly exiled by his father to the dark city. His struggle to help the wretches trapped there begins a series of events that will bring hope to Arelon, and perhaps reveal the secret of Elantris itself.

A rare epic fantasy that doesn't recycle the classics and that is a complete and satisfying story in one volume, Elantris is fleet and fun, full of surprises and characters to care about. It's also the wonderful debut of a welcome new star in the constellation of fantasy.

From Goodreads:
The following is a short story I wrote in the Elantris world back in January of 2006. At that point, Elantris had only been out in stores for about seven or eight months, but I actually hadn't written anything new on the story or world since 2000, when I'd finished the first draft of the original book. This story was originally posted for sale on Amazon.com; once the contract with them ran out, I posted it on my website.

There were always a few holes in the manuscript where I decided not to include viewpoints or sections of explanation in the name of streamlining, particularly at the end. In the back of my mind, I knew what happened. This story talks about one of those holes; it is meant to be read after you've finished the novel and takes place during the events of the climax. In the annotation, I've written a further explanation of why I wrote this piece. Some of you may find it interesting to read this ahead of time; I put it in the annotation, however, as I know others would rather enjoy the story without bias beforehand, then read my thoughts afterward.

Either way, if you haven't read the novel Elantris, this contains major spoilers. Might I suggest reading the book first? This story won't work at all for you if you haven't.

As always, thanks for reading! 

My Review:
Yes, wow, I really enjoyed reading these stories! This is the first book that Goodreads and Brandon Sandersons 2019 State of the Author says is in the Cosmere world. I honestly can't wait to dive in and learn how all of the worlds are connected, because of the synopsis and what I've heard of the Mistborn series, there's a different magic system, so I can't want to see how they're all connected!

Reading these were so freaking great, this world of Elantris, where people were once transformed basically into gods, with so much power, and then 10 years ago, it fell, well, I just couldn't put it down! And that we were going between 3 POV's, Raoden who is taken by the Shaod, Sarene who was going to marry Raoden to ally their countries, and Hrathen who wants to convert Arelon and Teol to his religion. I really enjoyed seeing all the sides, though it was hard reading Hrathen's perspective, because he was Sarene and Raoden's enemy.

I loved Sarene and Raoden, and their interactions. They balance each other very well, they're both really great politicians, but she's doesn't fit the mold of a high born woman, and he's easy to get along with. And given that she doesn't know who he is, since she thinks he's dead, but he knows who she is, well, yeah, there was a lot of friction there!

Also, her political sparring with Hrathen was interesting to watch, and I really enjoyed watching her best him, though not so much the other way around. And both did happen, because they were both really political people. They had conflicting religions (which stemmed from the same main source, but from two different students of the teacher) and yeah, I really enjoyed the clash!

Just wanted to add that I'm slowly reading the Annotations that Brandon Sanderson has on his website (here's the introductory one.) And in chapter 2, he says that Sarene is the least favourite main character. She's my most favourite, then Raoden, then Hrathen. Maybe because I could see myself in her, that she doesn't fit, but also because I admired her for what I don't have, the keen political mind, she's well learned and has a biting tongue when need be. I loved having her perspective!

While this was going on, the whole thing Raoden was dealing with was bringing hope to the people of Elantris, and figuring out what caused the fall, and how to fix it. It was just so fascinating, and yeah, I read this book in one day, barely, while also working an 8 hour shift (I started at 6, so there was time to read, because I finished just before midnight.) Yeah. That's how much I couldn't put down this book!

The Hope of Elantris, it was really great to read, telling us where Ashe was during the big battle. The fact that it's name fits with the different parts of the book Elantris, that was really great. And yeah, seeing the adventure that Ashe had, protecting the kids and the one who was protecting them, that was really great!

There's three questions I have, and I hope it's answered in a sequel, since there are going to be 2 more books in this series, though not for years off right now. And that's what went down with the fall. Like, what caused the Chasm? Because it caused a lot of damage outside of the gaping hole in the country. I'm wondering if it was caused by nefarious means...

And the 2nd is, the Seons. It was said that Elantris and the Aon's made them. But they didn't find out how in the end. And in chapter 12's annotation, Brandon Sanderson talks about how that's going to be a focus in book 2. I can't wait to explore that!

The 3rd is how this world of the Cosmere is linked, and I can't wait to find out! I really enjoyed reading these, they were both so excellent, and I can't wait to read more of this world!

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: Elantris #1, 1.5, The Cosmere
Read: June 24th, 25th, 2020
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Books!
Publisher: Tor Books
Published: May 1st 2005, January 2006

Elantris:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









The Hope of Elantris:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 26 Review: The Beckoning Shadow

From Goodreads:
The Magicians meets Fight Club in this heart-stopping contemporary fantasy stand-alone about a teen girl with special powers who seeks redemption through a dangerous tournament that guarantees the winner a chance to undo the past. Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and The Young Elites, and written by debut author Katharyn Blair.

Vesper Montgomery can summon your worst fear and turn it into a reality-but she's learned the hard way that it's an addictive and dangerous power. One wrong move and you could hurt someone you love.

But when she earns a spot in the Tournament of the Unraveling, where competitors battle it out for a chance to rewrite the past, Vesper finally has a shot to reverse the mistakes that have changed her forever. She turns to Sam Hardy, a former MMA fighter who's also carrying a tragedy he desperately wants to undo. However, helping heal Sam's heart will mean breaking her own, and the competition forces her to master her powers-powers she has been terrified of since they destroyed her life.

My Review:
This book was so fantastic to read! I really enjoyed this world of the Baselines and the Oddities, the history and the threats faced. And Vesper, who has a power that scares her, that she had an incident that hurt her family, and now she hides away from the world and herself. She was complicated, and I loved reading her story!

The whole Tournament, watching Vesper learn to fight, learn to use her abilities, was really great to read! I really enjoyed her interactions with Sam, but also Sapphira and Aldrick, and the team teaching her to fight. I really enjoyed watching her left them in, to not be so alone and afraid of herself!

Watching Vesper be so conflicted about betraying Sam, it was so entertaining to read! After all, they both had their reasons for wanting the unraveling-to take back what her powers did, to no longer be an oddity, and to bring his ex-girlfriend back to life. Well, things grew more complicated, as they investigated what actually happened, when she died. So that was really great!

Yeah that this is a series. After all, the Wardens are still alive and kicking, still posing a threat. And while Vesper is a good spot right now, well, she did go through a lot, and might have some future troubles besides the Wardens.

Really enjoyed this book, and I'm excited to read more!

Author: Katharyn Blair
Series: The Beckoning Shadow #1
Read: June 23rd, 2020
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a DAC Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: July 2nd 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 25 Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks

From Goodreads:
It's not a lie if you can't remember the truth.

Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora's brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend's boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora's fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life. 

With little more than the words "be brave" inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to Svalbard, Norway—the land of the midnight sun—determined to find Drake. But from the moment she arrives in the Arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must "be brave" if she is ever to learn the truth about herself, and to make it safely home.

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading this book. Flora is an unreliable narrator because of her memory. We see her do the same thing a few times, like getting the jam from her neighbor. And the thing about the lie in the synopsis, my question was, what was the lie about? Well, we found out!

This book is told in two parts. The first, she's home in England, and she's home along, conversing with a guy with whom she had a kiss-and that she remembered it. The second half is her traveling to Svalbard, trying to find him. It was really great to read!

Flora,  because, of her memory problems, is pretty resilient. She faces so many obstacles that everybody else doesn't face, and she gets through them. I really enjoyed her strength and her courage, because going to a foreign country by yourself takes a lot of bravery!

Throughout the book, Flora asks to go to a local amusement park. Like, constantly. And then it turns out there's a reason for it, and it's all a big mess of everything there. And when we learn the truth of what happened, well, things make sense, and I can't wait for Flora to move forward!

This was a really great book, it was a bit slow and confusing, but I enjoyed it!

Author: Emily Barr
Read: June 23rd, 2020
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2020 Book!
Publisher: Philomel Books
Published: January 12th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 26 Review: Perdition

From Goodreads:
WELCOME TO HELL

The prison ship Perdition, a floating city where the Conglomerate's most dangerous criminals are confined for life, orbits endlessly around a barren asteroid.

Life inside is even more bleak. Hailed as the Dread Queen, inmate Dresdemona "Dred" Devos controls one of Perdition's six territories, bordered on both sides by would-be kings eager to challenge her claim. Keeping them at bay requires constant vigilance, as well as a steady influx of new recruits to replace the fallen. Survival is a constant battle, and death is the only escape.

Of the newest convicts, only one is worth Dred's attention. The mercenary Jael, with his deadly gaze and attitude, may be the most dangerous criminal onboard. His combat skill could give her the edge she needs, if he doesn't betray her first. Unfortunately, that's what he does best. Winning Jael's allegiance will be a challenge, but failure could be worse than death…

My Review:
Wow, I just loved reading this book! I kinda wish that I'd read the previous series first, but I didn't know that they were connected until a little while in, and honestly, I don't have time to read those 6 books first, since I read this book as a Readalong, and I'm not going to fit all the books that I want to read, in this month. So I don't really have time to add more books in there.

This book was bloody, gory, dark and just absolutely amazing to read! After all, they're in a prison ship with no chance of leaving alive, and there's not a lot of supplies. And there's gangs with various methods of ruling, some easier to deal with than others. But everyone there, has been convicted on violent, horrible crimes. There's only one person who we know to be innocent, and it's neither of the main characters. Well, technically, Jael wasn't convicted, he was just thrown in there. But he's a unique situation, and he was a mercenary, so he's no stranger to deal and violence.

I really couldn't put this down! There was a bunch of politics, within Queensland, and between the different gangs-and a lot of that was fighting. A bit was the alliance that Dred made, but yeah, a good chunk of this book is fighting. And yeah, they're in a different place when the book ends, and I can't wait to see where they go from here! Because man, it's so fantastic!

The relationship between Dred and Jael, I loved reading about it! He's a newcomer, and she's been the ruler for really only a short period of time, but her gang, because of her leadership (and the advisors that she has) is the best place to be. I loved their interactions, their misunderstandings, and how they worked things out! I can't to read more about them!

I really enjoyed reading this book, and I can't wait to read more of this series, and see how it all ends!

Author: Ann Aguirre
Series: The Dred Chronicles #1
Read: June 23rd, 2020
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her reading, it filled a prompt in Make Your Myth-Taker, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book!
Publisher: Ace
Published: August 27th 2013
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars