Saturday, October 31, 2020

Page-a-Thon Update 64 and Wrap Up

So I read my final book for Page-a-Thon, Lightning Game! I'm pleased with this, I read a good deal of great books, so I had a really great month! 

My Reading Journey:

Three Charms for Murder by Honor Raconteur
Started On: October 1st
Finished On: October 1st, 12:58 PM
Pages Read: 250

Tamiko and the Two Janitors by Forthright
Started On: October 1st
Finished On: October 1st, 7:57 PM
Pages Read: 490

Mikoto and the Reaver Village by Forthright
Started On: October 1st
Finished On: October 1st, 11:42 PM
Pages Read: 502

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 2nd
Finished On: October 2nd, 10:49 PM
Pages Read:1258

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 3rd
Finished On: October 3rd, 11:46 PM
Pages Read: 383

Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 4th
Finished On: October 4th, 11:30 AM
Pages Read: 40

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Started On: October 4th
Finished On: October 4th, 5:21 PM
Pages Read: 471

These Divided Shores by Sara Raasch
Started On: October 4th
Finished On: October 4th, 10:51 PM
Pages Read: 576

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Started On: October 5th
Finished On: October 5th, 8:26 PM
Pages Read: 336

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Started On: October 5th
Finished On: October 5th, 11:42 PM
Pages Read: 432

It Was Always You by Brenna Aubrey
Started On: October 6th
Finished On: October 6th, 9:01 PM
Pages Read: 70

For the Taking by Brenna Aubrey
Started On: October 6th
Finished On: October 6th, 10:25 PM
Pages Read: 363

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Started On: October 7th
Finished On: October 7th, 11:40 AM
Pages Read: 336

Sideswiped by Kim Harrison
Started On: October 7th
Finished On: October 7th, 7:44 PM
Pages Read: 91

The Drafter by Kim Harrison
Started On: October 7th
Finished On: October 7th, 11:01 PM
Pages Read: 480

Waylaid by Kim Harrison
Started On: October 7th
Finished On: October 7th, 11:53 PM
Pages Read: 112

Freeze Warning by Suzan Krinard
Started On: October 8th
Finished On: October 8th, 8:34 AM
Pages Read: 32

Mist by Suzan Krinard
Started On: October 8th
Finished On: October 8th, 8:35 PM
Pages Read: 356

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
Started On: October 9th
Finished On: October 9th, 9:27 PM
Pages Read: 416

Defending Elysium by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 10th
Finished On: October 10th, 9:38 AM
Pages Read: 43

Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 11th
Finished On: October 11th, 3:09 PM
Pages Read: 89

Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price
Started On: October 11th
Finished On: October 11th, 6:30 PM
Pages Read: 368

The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas
Started On: October 11th
Finished On: October 11th, 8:41 PM
Pages Read: 304

Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas
Started On: October 11th
Finished On: October 11th, 11:57 PM
Pages Read: 368

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Started On: October 12th
Finished On: October 12th, 2:25 PM
Pages Read: 352

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 12th
Finished On: October October 12th, 11:03 PM
Pages Read: 1310

Sixth of the Dusk by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 12th
Finished On: October 12th, 11:57 PM
Pages Read: 96

Unrestricted Access by James Rollins
Started On: October 13th
Finished On: October 13th, 10:08 PM
Pages Read: 416

Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Started On: October 14th
Finished On: October 14th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 336

A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong
Started On: October 15th
Finished On: October 15th, 5:48 PM
Pages Read: 378

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
Started On: October 15th
Finished On: October 15th, 10:15 PM
Pages Read: 374

Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
Started On: October 16th
Finished On: October 16th, 7:39 PM
Pages Read: 464

Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol
Started On: October 16th
Finished On: October 16th, 11:05 PM
Pages Read: 297

Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson 
Started On: October 17th
Finished On: October 17th, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 445

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson 
Started On: October 18th
Finished On: October 18th, 2:59 PM
Pages Read: 514

Secret History by Brandon Sanderson 
Started On: October 18th
Finished On: October 18th, 4:04 PM
Pages Read: 160

White Sand, Volume 1 by Brandon Sanderson 
Started On: October 18th
Finished On: October 18th, 4:48 PM
Pages Read: 160

Fortuna by Kristyn Merbeth
Started On: October 18th
Finished On: October 18th, 11:06 PM
Pages Read: 560

The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen
Started On: October 19th
Finished On: October 19th, 5:37 PM
Pages Read: 331

Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland
Started On: October 19th
Finished On: October 19th, 9:05 PM
Pages Read: 392

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
Started On: October 20th
Finished On: October 20th, 3:52 
Pages Read: 352

The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill
Started On: October 20th
Finished On: October 20th, 9:00 PM 
Pages Read: 368

Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards
Started On: October 21st
Finished On: October 21st, 12:32 PM
Pages Read: 320

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
Started On: October 21st
Finished On: October 21st, 10:34 PM
Pages Read: 482

Horrid by Katrina Leno
Started On: October 22nd
Finished On: October 22nd, 3:53 PM 
Pages Read: 336

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons
Started On: October 22nd
Finished On: October 22nd, 8:58 PM
Pages Read: 432

I Was a Teenage Bigfoot by Jim Butcher
Started On: October 22nd
Finished On: October 22nd, 9:28 PM
Pages Read: 20

Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
Started On: October 23rd
Finished On: October 23rd, 7:10 PM
Pages Read: 517

The Veil by Chloe Neill
Started On: October 23rd
Finished On: October 23rd, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 326

The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole
Started On: October 24th
Finished On: October 24th, 54 AM
Pages Read: 320

Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
Started On: October 24th
Finished On: October 24th, 3:15 PM
Pages Read: 400

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Started On: October 24th
Finished On: October 25th, 12:11 AM
Pages Read: 496

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
Started On: October 25th
Finished On: October 25th, 3:41 AM
Pages Read: 416

In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund
Started On: October 25th
Finished On: October 25th, 11:06 PM
Pages Read: 304

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Started On: October 26th
Finished On: October 26th, 9:37 PM
Pages Read: 469

Take Me With You by Tara Altebrando 
Started On: October 27th
Finished On: October 27th, 7:36 PM
Pages Read: 384

Revenge & Rapture by Deborah Wilde
Started On: October 27th
Finished On: October 27th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 338

Something Borrowed by Jim Butcher
Started On: October 28th
Finished On: October 28th, 9:56 AM 
Pages Read: 24

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
Started On: October 28th
Finished On: October 28th, 3:37 PM
Pages Read: 489

Bending the Paw by Diane Kelly
Started On: October 28th
Finished On: October 28th, 10:45 PM
Pages Read: 320

Lightbringer by Claire Legrand
Started On: October 29th
Finished On: October 29th, 9:36 PM
Pages Read: 594

Daughter of the Serpentine by E.E. Knight
Started On: October 30th
Finished On: October 30th, 10:37 PM
Pages Read: 512

Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano
Started On: October 31st
Finished On: October 31st, 6:16 PM
Pages Read: 480

Lightning Game by Christine Feehan
Started On: October 31st
Finished On: October 31st, 11:40 PM
Pages Read: 432

Books Read: 64
Pages Read: 24467

Becca's BookoplAthon Update 49 and Wrap Up

So I read my final book for Becca's BookoplAthon, Roll as You Go edition, and it was Lightning Game! Yeah, I finished this month, and I read 49 books for the rolls! 

My Reading Journey:

Three Charms for Murder by Honor Raconteur
Prompt Fulfilled: Small Book
Started On: October 1st
Finished On: October 1st, 12:58 PM
Pages Read: 250

Mikoto and the Reaver Village by Forthright
Prompt Fulfilled: Chance Card
Started On: October 1st
Finished On: October 1st, 11:42 PM
Pages Read: 502

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Poll Pick
Started On: October 2nd
Finished On: October 2nd, 10:49 PM
Pages Read: 1258

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Adult
Started On: October 3rd
Finished On: October 3rd, 11:46 PM
Pages Read: 383

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Prompt Fulfilled: Water on the Cover
Started On: October 4th
Finished On: October 4th, 5:21 PM
Pages Read: 471

These Divided Shores by Sara Raasch
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction
Started On: October 4th
Finished On: October 4th, 10:51 PM
Pages Read: 576

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Prompt Fulfilled: Friend Pick
Started On: October 5th
Finished On: October 5th, 8:26 PM
Pages Read: 336

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Prompt Fulfilled: TBR Vet
Started On: October 5th
Finished On: October 5th, 11:42 PM
Pages Read: 432

For the Taking by Brenna Aubrey
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: October 6th
Finished On: October 6th, 10:25 PM
Pages Read: 363

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Prompt Fulfilled: Ebook or Audiobook
Started On: October 7th
Finished On: October 7th, 11:40 AM
Pages Read: 336

The Drafter by Kim Harrison
Prompt Fulfilled: Adult
Started On: October 7th
Finished On: October 7th, 11:01 PM
Pages Read: 480

Mist by Suzan Krinard
Prompt Fulfilled: Chance Card
Started On: October 8th
Finished On: October 8th, 8:35 PM
Pages Read: 356

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
Prompt Fulfilled: Community Shelf
Started On: October 9th
Finished On: October 9th, 9:27 PM
Pages Read: 416

Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature on the Cover
Started On: October 11th
Finished On: October 11th, 6:30 PM
Pages Read: 368

Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas
Prompt Fulfilled: Chance Card
Started On: October 11th
Finished On: October 11th, 11:57 PM
Pages Read: 368

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Prompt Fulfilled: POC Rep
Started On: October 12th
Finished On: October 12th, 2:25 PM
Pages Read: 352

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Sequel
Started On: October 12th
Finished On: October 12th, 11:03 PM
Pages Read: 1310

Unrestricted Access by James Rollins
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction
Started On: October 13th
Finished On: October 13th, 10:08 PM
Pages Read: 416

A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong
Prompt Fulfilled: Community Shelf
Started On: October 15th
Finished On: October 15th, 5:48 PM
Pages Read: 378

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
Prompt Fulfilled: Go! Randomize Your TBR
Started On: October 15th
Finished On: October 15th, 10:15 PM
Pages Read: 374

Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: October 16th
Finished On: October 16th, 7:39 PM
Pages Read: 464

Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol
Prompt Fulfilled: Ebook or Audiobook
Started On: October 16th
Finished On: October 16th, 11:05 PM
Pages Read: 297

Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson 
Prompt Fulfilled: Adult
Started On: October 17th
Finished On: October 17th, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 445

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson 
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature on the Cover
Started On: October 18th
Finished On: October 18th, 2:59 PM
Pages Read: 514

Fortuna by Kristyn Merbeth
Prompt Fulfilled; Set in the Future
Started On: October 18th
Finished On: October 18th, 11:06 PM
Pages Read: 560

The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen
Prompt Fulfilled: Most Recent Purchase 
Started On: October 19th
Finished On: October 19th, 5:37 PM
Pages Read: 331

Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland
Prompt Fulfilled: Foiled Cover
Started On: October 19th
Finished On: October 19th, 9:05 PM
Pages Read: 392

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
Prompt Fulfilled: Adult
Started On: October 20th
Finished On: October 20th, 3:52 PM
Pages Read: 352

The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill
Prompt Fulfilled: Water on the Cover
Started On: October 20th
Finished On: October 20th, 9:00 PM
Pages Read: 368

Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in the Present
Started On: October 21st
Finished On: October 21st, 12:32 PM
Pages Read: 320

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
Prompt Fulfilled: Community Shelf
Started On: October 21st
Finished On: October 21st, 10:34 PM
Pages Read: 482

Horrid by Katrina Leno
Prompt Fulfilled: TBR Game
Started On: October 22nd
Finished On: October 22nd, 3:53 PM
Pages Read: 336

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons
Prompt Fulfilled: Young Adult
Started On: October 22nd
Finished On: October 22nd, 8:58 PM
Pages Read: 432

Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
Prompt Fulfilled: Sequel
Started On: October 23rd
Finished On: October 23rd, 7:10 PM
Pages Read: 517

The Veil by Chloe Neill
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction 
Started On: October 23rd
Finished On: October 23rd, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 326

The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole
Prompt Fulfilled: Lowest Rated
Started On: October 24th
Finished On: October 24th, 9:54 AM
Pages Read: 320

Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
Prompt Fulfilled: Foiled Cover
Started On: October 24th
Finished On: October 24th, 3:15 PM
Pages Read: 400

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Prompt Fulfilled: Poll Pick
Started On: October 24th
Finished On: October 25th, 12:11 AM
Pages Read: 496

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Young Adult
Started On: October 25th
Finished On: October 25th, 3:41 AM
Pages Read: 416

In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund
Prompt Fulfilled: First in a Series
Started On: October 25th
Finished On: October 25th, 11:06 PM
Pages Read: 304

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Prompt Fulfilled: Fire on the Cover
Started On: October 26th
Finished On: October 26th, 9:37 PM
Pages Read: 469

Take Me With You by Tara Altebrando 
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in the Present
Started On: October 27th
Finished On: October 27th, 7:36 PM
Pages Read: 384

Revenge & Rapture by Deborah Wilde
Prompt Fulfilled: Highest Rated
Started On: October 27th
Finished On: October 27th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 338

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: October 28th
Finished On: October 28th, 3:37 PM
Pages Read: 489

Bending the Paw by Diane Kelly
Prompt Fulfilled: Ebook or Audiobook
Started On: October 28th
Finished On: October 28th, 10:45 PM
Pages Read: 320

Lightbringer by Claire Legrand
Prompt Fulfilled: Young Adult
Started On: October 29th
Finished On: October 29th, 9:36 PM
Pages Read: 594

Daughter of the Serpentine by E.E. Knight
Prompt Fulfilled: Water on the Cover
Started On: October 30th
Finished On: October 30th, 10:37 PM
Pages Read: 512

Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature on the Cover
Started On: October 31st
Finished On: October 31st, 6:16 PM
Pages Read: 480

Lightning Game by Christine Feehan
Prompt Fulfilled: Friend Pick
Started On: October 31st
Finished On: October 31st, 11:40 PM
Pages Read: 432

Books Read: 49
Pages Read: 21512

What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Page-a-Thon Update 63

So I read my next book for Page-a-Thon, Seasons of the Storm, and I'll be reading Lightning Game next! 

My Reading Journey:

Three Charms for Murder by Honor Raconteur
Started On: October 1st
Finished On: October 1st, 12:58 PM
Pages Read: 250

Tamiko and the Two Janitors by Forthright
Started On: October 1st
Finished On: October 1st, 7:57 PM
Pages Read: 490

Mikoto and the Reaver Village by Forthright
Started On: October 1st
Finished On: October 1st, 11:42 PM
Pages Read: 502

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 2nd
Finished On: October 2nd, 10:49 PM
Pages Read:1258

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 3rd
Finished On: October 3rd, 11:46 PM
Pages Read: 383

Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 4th
Finished On: October 4th, 11:30 AM
Pages Read: 40

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Started On: October 4th
Finished On: October 4th, 5:21 PM
Pages Read: 471

These Divided Shores by Sara Raasch
Started On: October 4th
Finished On: October 4th, 10:51 PM
Pages Read: 576

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Started On: October 5th
Finished On: October 5th, 8:26 PM
Pages Read: 336

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Started On: October 5th
Finished On: October 5th, 11:42 PM
Pages Read: 432

It Was Always You by Brenna Aubrey
Started On: October 6th
Finished On: October 6th, 9:01 PM
Pages Read: 70

For the Taking by Brenna Aubrey
Started On: October 6th
Finished On: October 6th, 10:25 PM
Pages Read: 363

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Started On: October 7th
Finished On: October 7th, 11:40 AM
Pages Read: 336

Sideswiped by Kim Harrison
Started On: October 7th
Finished On: October 7th, 7:44 PM
Pages Read: 91

The Drafter by Kim Harrison
Started On: October 7th
Finished On: October 7th, 11:01 PM
Pages Read: 480

Waylaid by Kim Harrison
Started On: October 7th
Finished On: October 7th, 11:53 PM
Pages Read: 112

Freeze Warning by Suzan Krinard
Started On: October 8th
Finished On: October 8th, 8:34 AM
Pages Read: 32

Mist by Suzan Krinard
Started On: October 8th
Finished On: October 8th, 8:35 PM
Pages Read: 356

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
Started On: October 9th
Finished On: October 9th, 9:27 PM
Pages Read: 416

Defending Elysium by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 10th
Finished On: October 10th, 9:38 AM
Pages Read: 43

Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 11th
Finished On: October 11th, 3:09 PM
Pages Read: 89

Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price
Started On: October 11th
Finished On: October 11th, 6:30 PM
Pages Read: 368

The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas
Started On: October 11th
Finished On: October 11th, 8:41 PM
Pages Read: 304

Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas
Started On: October 11th
Finished On: October 11th, 11:57 PM
Pages Read: 368

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Started On: October 12th
Finished On: October 12th, 2:25 PM
Pages Read: 352

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 12th
Finished On: October October 12th, 11:03 PM
Pages Read: 1310

Sixth of the Dusk by Brandon Sanderson
Started On: October 12th
Finished On: October 12th, 11:57 PM
Pages Read: 96

Unrestricted Access by James Rollins
Started On: October 13th
Finished On: October 13th, 10:08 PM
Pages Read: 416

Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Started On: October 14th
Finished On: October 14th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 336

A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong
Started On: October 15th
Finished On: October 15th, 5:48 PM
Pages Read: 378

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
Started On: October 15th
Finished On: October 15th, 10:15 PM
Pages Read: 374

Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
Started On: October 16th
Finished On: October 16th, 7:39 PM
Pages Read: 464

Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol
Started On: October 16th
Finished On: October 16th, 11:05 PM
Pages Read: 297

Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson 
Started On: October 17th
Finished On: October 17th, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 445

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson 
Started On: October 18th
Finished On: October 18th, 2:59 PM
Pages Read: 514

Secret History by Brandon Sanderson 
Started On: October 18th
Finished On: October 18th, 4:04 PM
Pages Read: 160

White Sand, Volume 1 by Brandon Sanderson 
Started On: October 18th
Finished On: October 18th, 4:48 PM
Pages Read: 160

Fortuna by Kristyn Merbeth
Started On: October 18th
Finished On: October 18th, 11:06 PM
Pages Read: 560

The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen
Started On: October 19th
Finished On: October 19th, 5:37 PM
Pages Read: 331

Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland
Started On: October 19th
Finished On: October 19th, 9:05 PM
Pages Read: 392

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
Started On: October 20th
Finished On: October 20th, 3:52 
Pages Read: 352

The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill
Started On: October 20th
Finished On: October 20th, 9:00 PM 
Pages Read: 368

Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards
Started On: October 21st
Finished On: October 21st, 12:32 PM
Pages Read: 320

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
Started On: October 21st
Finished On: October 21st, 10:34 PM
Pages Read: 482

Horrid by Katrina Leno
Started On: October 22nd
Finished On: October 22nd, 3:53 PM 
Pages Read: 336

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons
Started On: October 22nd
Finished On: October 22nd, 8:58 PM
Pages Read: 432

I Was a Teenage Bigfoot by Jim Butcher
Started On: October 22nd
Finished On: October 22nd, 9:28 PM
Pages Read: 20

Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
Started On: October 23rd
Finished On: October 23rd, 7:10 PM
Pages Read: 517

The Veil by Chloe Neill
Started On: October 23rd
Finished On: October 23rd, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 326

The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole
Started On: October 24th
Finished On: October 24th, 54 AM
Pages Read: 320

Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
Started On: October 24th
Finished On: October 24th, 3:15 PM
Pages Read: 400

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Started On: October 24th
Finished On: October 25th, 12:11 AM
Pages Read: 496

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
Started On: October 25th
Finished On: October 25th, 3:41 AM
Pages Read: 416

In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund
Started On: October 25th
Finished On: October 25th, 11:06 PM
Pages Read: 304

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Started On: October 26th
Finished On: October 26th, 9:37 PM
Pages Read: 469

Take Me With You by Tara Altebrando 
Started On: October 27th
Finished On: October 27th, 7:36 PM
Pages Read: 384

Revenge & Rapture by Deborah Wilde
Started On: October 27th
Finished On: October 27th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 338

Something Borrowed by Jim Butcher
Started On: October 28th
Finished On: October 28th, 9:56 AM 
Pages Read: 24

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
Started On: October 28th
Finished On: October 28th, 3:37 PM
Pages Read: 489

Bending the Paw by Diane Kelly
Started On: October 28th
Finished On: October 28th, 10:45 PM
Pages Read: 320

Lightbringer by Claire Legrand
Started On: October 29th
Finished On: October 29th, 9:36 PM
Pages Read: 594

Daughter of the Serpentine by E.E. Knight
Started On: October 30th
Finished On: October 30th, 10:37 PM
Pages Read: 512

Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano
Started On: October 31st
Finished On: October 31st, 6:16 PM
Pages Read: 480

Lightning Game by Christine Feehan
Started On: October 31st
Currently On: Page 0 of 432

Books Read: 63
Pages Read: 24035

Becca's BookoplAthon Update 48

So I read my next book for Becca's BookoplAthon, Roll as You Go edition, and it was Seasons of the Storm and I'll be reading Lightning Game next!

My Reading Journey:

Three Charms for Murder by Honor Raconteur
Prompt Fulfilled: Small Book
Started On: October 1st
Finished On: October 1st, 12:58 PM
Pages Read: 250

Mikoto and the Reaver Village by Forthright
Prompt Fulfilled: Chance Card
Started On: October 1st
Finished On: October 1st, 11:42 PM
Pages Read: 502

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Poll Pick
Started On: October 2nd
Finished On: October 2nd, 10:49 PM
Pages Read: 1258

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Adult
Started On: October 3rd
Finished On: October 3rd, 11:46 PM
Pages Read: 383

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Prompt Fulfilled: Water on the Cover
Started On: October 4th
Finished On: October 4th, 5:21 PM
Pages Read: 471

These Divided Shores by Sara Raasch
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction
Started On: October 4th
Finished On: October 4th, 10:51 PM
Pages Read: 576

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Prompt Fulfilled: Friend Pick
Started On: October 5th
Finished On: October 5th, 8:26 PM
Pages Read: 336

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Prompt Fulfilled: TBR Vet
Started On: October 5th
Finished On: October 5th, 11:42 PM
Pages Read: 432

For the Taking by Brenna Aubrey
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: October 6th
Finished On: October 6th, 10:25 PM
Pages Read: 363

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Prompt Fulfilled: Ebook or Audiobook
Started On: October 7th
Finished On: October 7th, 11:40 AM
Pages Read: 336

The Drafter by Kim Harrison
Prompt Fulfilled: Adult
Started On: October 7th
Finished On: October 7th, 11:01 PM
Pages Read: 480

Mist by Suzan Krinard
Prompt Fulfilled: Chance Card
Started On: October 8th
Finished On: October 8th, 8:35 PM
Pages Read: 356

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
Prompt Fulfilled: Community Shelf
Started On: October 9th
Finished On: October 9th, 9:27 PM
Pages Read: 416

Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature on the Cover
Started On: October 11th
Finished On: October 11th, 6:30 PM
Pages Read: 368

Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas
Prompt Fulfilled: Chance Card
Started On: October 11th
Finished On: October 11th, 11:57 PM
Pages Read: 368

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Prompt Fulfilled: POC Rep
Started On: October 12th
Finished On: October 12th, 2:25 PM
Pages Read: 352

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Sequel
Started On: October 12th
Finished On: October 12th, 11:03 PM
Pages Read: 1310

Unrestricted Access by James Rollins
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction
Started On: October 13th
Finished On: October 13th, 10:08 PM
Pages Read: 416

A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong
Prompt Fulfilled: Community Shelf
Started On: October 15th
Finished On: October 15th, 5:48 PM
Pages Read: 378

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
Prompt Fulfilled: Go! Randomize Your TBR
Started On: October 15th
Finished On: October 15th, 10:15 PM
Pages Read: 374

Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: October 16th
Finished On: October 16th, 7:39 PM
Pages Read: 464

Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol
Prompt Fulfilled: Ebook or Audiobook
Started On: October 16th
Finished On: October 16th, 11:05 PM
Pages Read: 297

Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson 
Prompt Fulfilled: Adult
Started On: October 17th
Finished On: October 17th, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 445

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson 
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature on the Cover
Started On: October 18th
Finished On: October 18th, 2:59 PM
Pages Read: 514

Fortuna by Kristyn Merbeth
Prompt Fulfilled; Set in the Future
Started On: October 18th
Finished On: October 18th, 11:06 PM
Pages Read: 560

The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen
Prompt Fulfilled: Most Recent Purchase 
Started On: October 19th
Finished On: October 19th, 5:37 PM
Pages Read: 331

Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland
Prompt Fulfilled: Foiled Cover
Started On: October 19th
Finished On: October 19th, 9:05 PM
Pages Read: 392

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
Prompt Fulfilled: Adult
Started On: October 20th
Finished On: October 20th, 3:52 PM
Pages Read: 352

The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill
Prompt Fulfilled: Water on the Cover
Started On: October 20th
Finished On: October 20th, 9:00 PM
Pages Read: 368

Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in the Present
Started On: October 21st
Finished On: October 21st, 12:32 PM
Pages Read: 320

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
Prompt Fulfilled: Community Shelf
Started On: October 21st
Finished On: October 21st, 10:34 PM
Pages Read: 482

Horrid by Katrina Leno
Prompt Fulfilled: TBR Game
Started On: October 22nd
Finished On: October 22nd, 3:53 PM
Pages Read: 336

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons
Prompt Fulfilled: Young Adult
Started On: October 22nd
Finished On: October 22nd, 8:58 PM
Pages Read: 432

Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
Prompt Fulfilled: Sequel
Started On: October 23rd
Finished On: October 23rd, 7:10 PM
Pages Read: 517

The Veil by Chloe Neill
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction 
Started On: October 23rd
Finished On: October 23rd, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 326

The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole
Prompt Fulfilled: Lowest Rated
Started On: October 24th
Finished On: October 24th, 9:54 AM
Pages Read: 320

Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
Prompt Fulfilled: Foiled Cover
Started On: October 24th
Finished On: October 24th, 3:15 PM
Pages Read: 400

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Prompt Fulfilled: Poll Pick
Started On: October 24th
Finished On: October 25th, 12:11 AM
Pages Read: 496

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Young Adult
Started On: October 25th
Finished On: October 25th, 3:41 AM
Pages Read: 416

In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund
Prompt Fulfilled: First in a Series
Started On: October 25th
Finished On: October 25th, 11:06 PM
Pages Read: 304

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Prompt Fulfilled: Fire on the Cover
Started On: October 26th
Finished On: October 26th, 9:37 PM
Pages Read: 469

Take Me With You by Tara Altebrando 
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in the Present
Started On: October 27th
Finished On: October 27th, 7:36 PM
Pages Read: 384

Revenge & Rapture by Deborah Wilde
Prompt Fulfilled: Highest Rated
Started On: October 27th
Finished On: October 27th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 338

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: October 28th
Finished On: October 28th, 3:37 PM
Pages Read: 489

Bending the Paw by Diane Kelly
Prompt Fulfilled: Ebook or Audiobook
Started On: October 28th
Finished On: October 28th, 10:45 PM
Pages Read: 320

Lightbringer by Claire Legrand
Prompt Fulfilled: Young Adult
Started On: October 29th
Finished On: October 29th, 9:36 PM
Pages Read: 594

Daughter of the Serpentine by E.E. Knight
Prompt Fulfilled: Water on the Cover
Started On: October 30th
Finished On: October 30th, 10:37 PM
Pages Read: 512

Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature on the Cover
Started On: October 31st
Finished On: October 31st, 6:16 PM
Pages Read: 480

Books Read: 48
Pages Read: 21080

What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Week 44 Review: Daughter of the Serpentine

From Goodreads:
As a young dragoneer moves through the ranks of the prestigious Serpentine Academy, her challenges grow greater and her time grows short to draw out a series of deadly threats, in this thrilling coming-of-age fantasy novel.

Sixteen-year-old Ileth is now an Apprentice Dragoneer, with all of the benefits and pitfalls that her elevation in rank entails. But her advancement becomes less certain after a she's attacked by an unknown enemy, and Ileth begins to suspect that someone deadly may be hiding within the walls of the academy.

Outside of the walls there is a different challenge. The Rari Pirates are strangling the Vale Republic. What they lack in dragon firepower, they make up for in the brutality of their ever-expanding raids, making hostages or slaves of the Republic's citizens. Surrounded by enemies, Ileth will need to learn what kind of dragoneer she wants to be. And as she makes decisions about her future, Ileth will have the chance to uncover the secrets of her past. Both will irrevocably change the course of her life. 

My Review:
Wow, yeah, this book was so fantastic! It was still as dense as the first book, there still were very few, very long chapters, and it was still another great story! But now that we know this world, well, it was much easier for me to read, and just a bit quicker, too.

Ileth compares her problems to a hydra, that she keeps having to cut off heads and such. And that was pretty apt, because right away she has two tasks-to get a sash, and complete the commission she was given, to find a problem in town, and deliver a solution. And this is just first first part of the book! But it's a seed for what happens in the next two parts, and I really enjoyed watching it grow! 

There was a minor plotline going on with Ileth and the injury she received when she did the tailer initiation. I enjoyed how it played out, it was minor, but it played a part in how things went down, and that was really great to read! 

Ileth faces a lot of personal challenges in this book. Her parentage is a big question from the first book, and in this one, we got answers, and threads to follow to find more. But it came at a cost, and that's on top of campaign that got launched and what she saw and what happened there. So there's a lot going on for Ileth in this book. And I can't wait to see where it goes from here! 

I loved reading this book, it was really fantastic, and I need a 3rd book! 

Author: E.E. Knight 
Series: Dragoneer Academy #2
Read: October 30th, 2020
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Loved the first book and I had to continue the series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Expected Publication: November 17th 2020
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: Lightbringer

From Goodreads:
Queen Rielle, pushed away from everything she loves, turns to Corien and his promises of glory. Meanwhile, whispers from the empirium slowly drive her mad, urging her to open the Gate. Separated from Audric and Ludivine, she embraces the role of Blood Queen and her place by Corien's side, determined to become the monster the world believes her to be.

In the future, Eliana arrives in the Empire's capital as a broken shell of herself. Betrayed and abandoned, she fights to keep her power at bay—and away from Corien, who will stop at nothing to travel back in time to Rielle, even if that means destroying her daughter.

But when the mysterious Prophet reveals themselves at last, everything changes, giving Rielle and Eliana a second chance for salvation—or the destruction their world has been dreading.

The incredible conclusion to the trilogy that started with the instant New York Times bestsellers Furyborn and Kingsbane!

In this epic finale to the Empirium Trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claire Legrand, two queens, separated by a thousand years must face their ultimate destinies.

My Review:
Wow, this book was so fantastic! I've really enjoyed this trilogy, and I had a great time reading this book! I was a little apprehensive, because both Rielle and Eliana are is really bad situations when Kingsbane ended. But I had to see how they would get out of them!  

I think in this book we had the most perspectives. We started with Rielle and Eliana in the first book, we got a few more in the next, and this one, well, we had some side, but important characters, and I really enjoyed how the story came together! 

Rielle hasn't been my favourite character, and she is the Blood Queen, there's a darkness in her. But the way Corien manipulates her, it's hard to blame her for what she does, and that she does break away is really fantastic, and if not, things could've been so much worse. It was still heartbreaking, but I'm glad that she did! 

Oh, man, that ending! That was just killer, that climax, as well as the following chapters. It was bittersweet, because time travel does have a cost. As well as what Rielle had to do. But the things that she mentioned right before, well, makes me wonder if we're going to get a spin off book or series? 

This was a really great read, and I need to read that 2.5 book! And more by Claire Legrand! 

Author: Claire Legrand
Series: Empirium #3
Read: October 29th, 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: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: October 13th 2020

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars


Week 44 Review: Bending the Paw

Make way for the long paw of the law as police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit investigate a baffling new mystery in Bending the Paw, by Diane Kelly.

A MURDER WITHOUT A BODY IS LIKE A DOG WITHOUT A BONE

A bloodbath is a shocking new challenge for Megan and Brigit when Detective Audrey Jackson calls them to the scene of what could only be a brutal murder. But the one thing the nightmarish scene is missing is a victim. The frantic homeowner's husband is gone, seemingly without a trace—and so is the money he was holding. Has a vicious killer committed what might just be the perfect crime?

Meanwhile, it's hailing cats and dogs all over Fort Worth, and roofing contractors have descended on the city in droves. With plenty of damage and continuing storms, work delays are building up like so much runoff, but Megan is suspicious that one roofer may be a scam artist. Determined to leash every lawbreaker she and her K-9 partner find, Megan is building a case for prosecution, all while Brigit has her nose to the ground for a murderer…

My Review:
I've really enjoyed this series, ever since I started it. I just love how we get a bad guy's perspective, Megan's, and then Brigit's. I love Megan and Brigit's relationship, and I love watching them solve crimes. It's a great cozy mystery read! 

Once we have the prologue, which chapter 1 we dive right back where we ended with the previous book, which was really fantastic, I loved watching them tell her family their news! And watching the wedding planning in between solving crime was really great! 

I had a suspicion about the main case. I just didn't want it to go one way, so I though of a possibility where it didn't. And when Megan thinks of it, well, I was pretty glad, because like I said, I didn't want it to go in that one direction! 

The way that the smaller case was solved was pretty poetic, and I enjoyed how it, and the main mystery, were solved. Megan was smart and she was through, and I enjoyed seeing Megan get another win, to get more experience under her belt, to one day make her goal and dream of becoming a detective! 

Oh, and one little side note. I don't read much contemporaries. So I don't know how much it'd mean to you to say that this is the first book I've read that's mentioned Covid. Given that it starts on Valentine's Day, and this mention, and it seemed to be in the early days, meaning it was this year, 2020, instead of 2021. So it was a little weird. But I just wanted to mention it! 

This was a really great, fun read, I really enjoyed it, and I can't wait for the next installment! 

Author: Diane Kelly
Series: Paw Enforcement #9
Read: October 28th, 2020
Source: NetGalley 
Reason Why: I really enjoy her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book! 
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published: October 27th, 2020
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Reviews: Something Borrowed, Proven Guilty


From Goodreads:
Sinister forces interfere with Billy and Georgia's wedding.

There's no love lost between Harry Dresden, the only wizard in the Chicago phone book, and the White Council of Wizards, who find him brash and undisciplined. But war with the vampires has thinned their ranks, so the Council has drafted Harry as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in the Windy City.

As Harry adjusts to his new role, another problem arrives in the form of the tattooed and pierced daughter of an old friend, all grown-up and already in trouble. Her boyfriend is the only suspect in what looks like a supernatural assault straight out of a horror film. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in Chicago, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.... 

My Review:
Yeah, I really enjoyed continuing this series! The full length stories are just getting bigger and bigger, and they're causing the equivalent effort and damage in that increase to Harry. The poor dude is just getting put through the wringer, and what I'm trying to say with this is that it's getting worse. 

This book gets pretty complicated. They've all been like that, but there's a bit less to explain now that we're 8 books in, and so more can happen. Well, plus there's a bigger page count. I can't believe that Harry can juggle all of these pieces! 

I loved the role that the Carpenter ladies played in this book. Which is great, since Harry has been avoiding them since the last book they were in. Though I wasn't expecting the direction that it went! We learned a lot about Charity, and why she has animosity towards Harry. And Molly, well, I'm really excited to spend more time with her, and see Harry in a different role as teacher! 

Between his new role as Warden, having to deal with dark magic, as well as the Fae, well, it wasn't unexpected all the shenanigan's that went down with this book. There's a few fallouts like with Murph, so I need to read the next book as soon as I can! 

These were more fantastic reads in the series, and I can't wait to continue on! 

Author: Jim Butcher 
Series: The Dresden Files #7.5, 8 
Read: October 28th, 28th, 2020
Source: Ebook.bike 
Reason Why: Love his writing and this series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Books! 
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, Roc
Published: October 3rd 2006, February 1st 2006

Something Borrowed:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars








Proven Guilty:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: Revenge & Rapture

From Goodreads:
Ash is tightening the noose on her enemies…
… and losing her grip on reality.

Ash's revenge plans for Chariot and Isaac Montefiore take a surreal turn when Isaac's wife hires Ash to retrieve an item that Isaac is obsessed with finding. Ash takes the job, but this quest throws her back into Levi's path and puts Rafael in grave danger.

Meanwhile, Ash runs across a crime victim who possesses mysterious magic. Ash's search for the attacker once again pits her against the Queen of Hearts and sends Ash down the rabbit hole of what's real. Sanity is highly overrated, anyway, right?

To top it all off, Ash's mother is being blackmailed by someone threatening to expose Ash as a Rogue unless Talia resigns from her political career for good. Talk about putting the "fun" in family dysfunction.

Secrets, vengeance, and magic collide in the final chapter of The Jezebel Files. With love, family, and her enemy's immortality on the line, a con set in motion fifteen years ago comes to an explosive conclusion, and Ash only has one chance to come out alive.

My Review:
Yeah, I loved reading this book! It was a really fantastic end to the series, a lot happens, and I just enjoyed it so much! I loved seeing these characters work and fight for the world and for their happiness, it was just so fantastic! 

Of course, the main plot is dealing with the Jezebel stuff, finding a way to take down Levi's dad, which takes a few different routes. Then there's the case of Talia being blackmailed because Ash is supposedly a Rogue. Oh, and because of the above, a bit of a clash with the Queen of Hearts, just to make things interesting! 

But it's also Ash's relationship with Levi, which really took a hit with the ending of the last book. It was hard to watch them interact with each other here, they've really done a number on one another. But I really enjoyed that they made it out Ok! 

That ending was really great! I loved how well planned it was, for how short a time that they had to pull it all together. And I didn't really expect where it would end, but it's so satisfying, and I'm excited for Ash and her future! 

This was such a great read, and I'm excited to pick up Deborah Wilde's next series! 

Author: Deborah Wilde
Series: The Jezbel Files #4
Read: October 27th, 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: Te Da Media
Published: October 4th 2020
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: Take Me With You

From Goodreads:
Eden, Eli, Marwan, and Ilanka barely know each other beyond having a class or two together. But when they are all summoned via messaging app to an empty classroom after school, they find a small cube sitting on a desk. Its sides light up with rules for them:

'Do not tell anyone about the device. Never leave the device unattended.'

And then, 'Take me with you... or else.'

At first they think it's some kind of prank or a social experiment orchestrated by the school administration. Still, they follow its instructions until the newly-formed group starts to splinter. Nobody has time for these games - their lives are complicated enough. But the device seems increasingly invested in the private details of their lives. And disobeying its rules has scary - even life-threatening--consequences...

My Review:
This book was such a wild ride! The synopsis was really intriguing, I wanted to find out what the device's purpose was, what it could do-and what the characters would do as a result. Plus there's the unknown threat that it hangs over their heads, it added a flavour of thriller to this book which was really great! 

We did rotate on who was narrating this book, so we got to see all 4 of these guys as they navigated life with this device. I loved their various journeys, there's fear and there is racism, and it was just so great to read! 

There were a number of tricky tricky situations in this book. The device was creepy, and I loved how this story was told, because we got manipulated, and things weren't exactly how they seemed, and that was just so great to read! 

Honestly, I feel like this could use a sequel. There's a few unanswered questions as to who was behind this. We did get a lot answered in that ending, which was a bit brutal, by the way, but I would really like to have just a little bit more answered, but it's not 100% needed. I'm just a little weird like that! 

This was such a great read, I really enjoyed it, and I'd be thrilled to read more by Tara Altebrando! 

Author: Tara Altebrando
Read: October 27th, 2020
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2020 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Published: June 23rd 2020
 
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: We Hunt the Flame

From Goodreads:
People lived because she killed. People died because he lived.

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. Both Zafira and Nasir are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing in Arawiya, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine. Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.

My Review:
This book was such a fantastic read! I loved this world, it was so interesting to read about, and the characters were amazing as well! I just couldn't put it down! I mean the mirrored statements about people living and dying because they were there, I just had to read it! 

This world and characters were just amazing. I loved how well Hafsah Faizal wrote them, they were detailed and intricate and introduced me to a world with influences from the real one that I don't see too often, and it was just so easy to read! 

This book had multiple slow builds. For the plot to get going, and for the romance, which makes total sense, this is the first book in the series. And it'll be interesting in the 2nd book, with everything established, how quickly the plot will progress in that book. I can't wait to find out! 

And that ending! Man, was it so excellent! And then we got that epilogue, and I just can't wait to see how that whole situation is going to play out, because it's going to do a lot in the story, or else why would it be there? I'm so excited to find out! 

This was a fantastic book, I enjoyed reading it so much, and I need to read book 2 as soon as possible! 

Author: Hafsah Faizal
Series: Sands of Arawiya #1
Read: October 26th, 2020
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a DAC Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book!
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Published: May 14th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: In the Hall With the Knife

From Goodreads:
A murderer could be around every corner in this thrilling YA trilogy based on the board game CLUE!
 
When a storm strikes at Blackbrook Academy, an elite prep school nestled in the woods of Maine, a motley crew of students—including Beth "Peacock" Picach, Orchid McKee, Vaughn Green, Sam "Mustard" Maestor, Finn Plum, and Scarlet Mistry—are left stranded on campus with their headmaster. Hours later, his body is found in the conservatory and it's very clear his death was no accident. With this group of students who are all hiding something, nothing is as it seems, and everyone has a motive for murder. Fans of the CLUE board game and cult classic film will delight in Diana Peterfreund's modern reimagining of the brand, its characters, and the dark, magnificent old mansion with secrets hidden within its walls.

My Review:
Yeah, I loved reading this book! Clue is my favourite board game, and movie. I've seen that movie so many times! So having a version of it in book form, well, I really loved that! We have all of the named characters lined up from the other sources-the only one I couldn't match up was Orchid. 

All of these characters had secrets, it seemed. And I really enjoyed being in all of their heads, learning about them. Because they could all potentially be the killer, though when you're in their heads, well, at least I didn't suspect them during those times, because I'm easily lead by what a character is thinking. And when we switch which character we're following, well, we change who could be suspected. So that's fun! 

I was a little confused as to Vaughn and what happened with his twin. After all, when we're in the other character's perspectives, we don't know that he has a twin. So I'm not sure if I'm correct as to when the first switch happened, though I do know when the second did. And I have a poor memory for details, so I don't remember all of the conflict that he caused. This is more of a my poor memory thing, because this is a pretty great story device! 

Wow, I was not expecting that ending! Once we had the clues, it all made sense, but we didn't get that one very big, vital clue, until right near the end. But it did make sense, and while it's a bittersweet ending, it was a satisfying one! 

This was such a great read, and I can't wait to continue the series! 

Author: Diana Peterfreund 
Series: Clue Mystery #1
Read: October 25th, 2020
Source: Ebook.bike 
Reason Why: Love her writing and it sounded really great, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book!
Publisher: Amulet Books
Published: October 8th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: Ultraviolet

Once upon a time there was a girl who was special. 

This is not her story. 

Unless you count the part where I killed her. 

Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?

My first review of Ultraviolet
My Review:
I really enjoyed reading this book! I vaguely remembered what happened from my first read, but I forgot the details, like that Sebastian Faraday was posing as a scientist, when in reality, on Earth he was a janitor. Loved getting those details again, which means that I can now read the sequel, which I'm so excited about! 

So I knew that Alison wasn't crazy, and that Tori disintegrated, but that she wasn't dead, though Alison didn't know that. I just wasn't sure if Alison had synesthesia or if it was an supernatural ability that was very close. I'm glad that it was the former, because that's real, and is something that could be explained to her doctor to prove that she wasn't crazy. So that was great! And while her mom's explanation of why she acted like she did made sense, she still hurt her daughter a lot, which was hard to forgive.

Going on this journey with Alison, the wondering if she's a killer, if she's crazy, and learning about synesthesia, developing that relationship with Sebastian, I just really enjoyed reading it! Of course, while she's spilling her secrets, he's keeping his pretty close to the chest, at least for most of this book. 

Oh, man, that ending! It's a little heartbreaking, that she and Sebastian were separated like that, but I have read the synopsis of Quicksilver, and he's back, so I hope that they're able to reunite, because I want them to be happy, darn it! 

Loved this book, and I can't wait to see where things go from here! 

Author: R.J. Anderson
Series: Ultraviolet #1
First Read: March 28th, 2012
Read: October 25th, 2020
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Rereading! Loved the first book, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book!
Publisher: Orchard Books
Published: June 2nd 2011
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: Sherwood

From Goodreads:
Robin of Locksley is dead.

Maid Marian doesn't know how she'll go on, but the people of Locksley town, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, need a protector. And the dreadful Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff's right hand, wishes to step into Robin's shoes as Lord of Locksley and Marian's fiancé.

Who is there to stop them?

Marian never meant to tread in Robin's footsteps—never intended to stand as a beacon of hope to those awaiting his triumphant return. But with a sweep of his green cloak and the flash of her sword, Marian makes the choice to become her own hero: Robin Hood.

My Review:
This was such a great book! I loved but hurt at the idea of this retelling-that Robin did die in the Crusade, and was never Robin Hood. But that Marian takes up that roll. It was fantastic to read, I really enjoyed being in her head! And her relationship with Guy, I loved all the ups and downs it had! 

Marian was a fantastic character to read about, there's the grief for Robin, her fiancé and dear friend. And then she sees the troubles that her and Robin's people are going through, and through a string of events winds up creating a role of Robin Hood, the tale we know and love. So that was great to read!  

We did get this little interludes where we would be in Robin's head, of moments from his and Marian's childhood. We saw him falling in love, and her have a really strong friendship bond. I wasn't sure why we were getting this, if it turned out that Robin was really alive or something. But they were really great to read! 

I really enjoyed how it ended. I loved how there were all this reveals, one after the other to confuse the spectators, and make them wonder what the heck was going on. My modern mind was like, hey, you're not seeing Marian, Guy, and Robin at the same time, they're passing off who is Robin and it was pretty hilarious! I just really enjoyed how it ended! 

This was a really great book, and I can't wait to read more by Meagan Spooner! I still have her first books to read, so that's on the table! 

Author: Meagan Spooner
Read: October 24th, 2020
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her writing and it sounded really good, and it's a 2020 Retelling Reading Challenge, Historical Fiction 2020 Book, SAC 2020 Book, WoW Book and a WTC Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: March 19th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: Shadowsong

From Goodreads:
The conclusion to the Wintersong duology, Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones.

Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother's and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can't forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her.

When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world—or the ones Liesl loves—is in her hands?

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading this book. But it was harder to read than the first book, and the author explains in the beginning, that if the first book was her hope, then this book was her depression. And yeah, this book is Shadowsong, and we have to deal with the events of the first book, so it makes sense! 

We mainly had Liesl's perspective, dealing with having being let go by the Goblin King, and wondering if she is fully sane or not. We also got glimpses of the Goblin King, which were pretty heartbreaking, given the situation that hew as in. And we got to see Josef and the young man that he's with, and I enjoyed seeing all of their stories and how they came together! 

The big problem in this book that isn't personal, aren't the mental illness questions, is that there was no sacrifice. Now things are out of balance. And how that balance might be recovered, which isn't good for the ones who broke it! 

The way everything wrapped up was so bittersweet to read. There was a victory, but it came at a cost, and that cost is high, thought not the worst kind of cost. But one that gives and takes, and keeps going. So it was a great ending for this duology! 

This was a really fantastic read, I really enjoyed it, and I can't wait to read more by S. Jae-Jones! 

Author: S. Jae-Jones
Series: Wintersong #2
Read: October 24th, 2020
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and it's a End of Series 2020 Book, Historical Fiction 2020 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Published: February 6th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars