Monday, May 31, 2021

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 31 and Wrap Up

Ok, so I read my final book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was The Once and Future Queen! Yeah, I read as many ARCs as there are days in the month of this May 2021, and while it's not my best showing for this, or other ARC Reading Challenge Months, well, I did get sidetracked right at the beginning of the month, reading 6 regular books. So I'm glad for all the books that I did read! That week that I had off with my birthday definitely helped me read a lot! What about you guys? Happy reading!  

My Reading Journey:

Shadowed Steel by Chloe Neill
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 7:45 PM
Pages Read: 336

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 10:01 PM
Pages Read: 240

A Summoning of Souls by Leanna Renee Hieber 
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May 10th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 243

Dreaming Death by Heather Graham
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 9:30 PM
Pages Read: 329

Cursed Luck by Kelley Armstrong
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 364

Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 8:17 PM
Pages Read: 512

The Unforgiven by Heather Graham
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 2:47 PM
Pages Read: 336

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber 
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 6:14 PM
Pages Read: 336 

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Started On: May 18th
Finished On: May 18th, 8:59 PM
Pages Read: 336

The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 8:46 PM
Pages Read: 352

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen 
Started On: May 21st
Finished On: May 21st, 10:52 PM
Pages Read:  336

The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett
Started On: May 22nd
Finished On: May 22nd, 10:16 PM
Pages Read: 368

Wings of Ebony by J. Elle
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th 9:00 AM
Pages Read: 368

The Warlord by Gena Showalter
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 6:01 PM
Pages Read: 384

Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan 
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 9:51 PM
Pages Read: 432

Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 26th, 12:12 AM
Pages Read: 448

Dating The Undead by Juliet Lyons
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:46 AM
Pages Read: 352 

Nil by Lynne Matson
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 6:12 PM
Pages Read: 374

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 534

Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 4:00 PM
Pages Read: 544

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 8:13 PM
Pages Read: 403

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 28th, 12:57 AM
Pages Read: 256

The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 10:24 PM
Pages Read: 528

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 29th, 12:45 AM 
Pages Read: 368

Heartless by Gena Showalter
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 10:10 PM
Pages Read: 384

Brazen by Christina Farley
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 30th, 1:31 AM
Pages Read: 352

Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst
Started On: May 30th
Finished On: May 30th, 9:40 PM
Pages Read: 416

White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 1:13 PM
Pages Read: 384

Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 8:01 PM
Pages Read: 560

The Once and Future Queen by Clara O'Connor
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 11:48 PM
Pages Read: 448

Books Read: 31
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 11959

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 30

Ok, so I read my next book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was Witches Steeped in Gold and I'll be reading The Once and Future Queen next! 

My Reading Journey:

Shadowed Steel by Chloe Neill
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 7:45 PM
Pages Read: 336

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 10:01 PM
Pages Read: 240

A Summoning of Souls by Leanna Renee Hieber 
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May 10th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 243

Dreaming Death by Heather Graham
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 9:30 PM
Pages Read: 329

Cursed Luck by Kelley Armstrong
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 364

Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 8:17 PM
Pages Read: 512

The Unforgiven by Heather Graham
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 2:47 PM
Pages Read: 336

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber 
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 6:14 PM
Pages Read: 336 

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Started On: May 18th
Finished On: May 18th, 8:59 PM
Pages Read: 336

The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 8:46 PM
Pages Read: 352

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen 
Started On: May 21st
Finished On: May 21st, 10:52 PM
Pages Read:  336

The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett
Started On: May 22nd
Finished On: May 22nd, 10:16 PM
Pages Read: 368

Wings of Ebony by J. Elle
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th 9:00 AM
Pages Read: 368

The Warlord by Gena Showalter
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 6:01 PM
Pages Read: 384

Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan 
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 9:51 PM
Pages Read: 432

Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 26th, 12:12 AM
Pages Read: 448

Dating The Undead by Juliet Lyons
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:46 AM
Pages Read: 352 

Nil by Lynne Matson
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 6:12 PM
Pages Read: 374

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 534

Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 4:00 PM
Pages Read: 544

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 8:13 PM
Pages Read: 403

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 28th, 12:57 AM
Pages Read: 256

The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 10:24 PM
Pages Read: 528

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 29th, 12:45 AM 
Pages Read: 368

Heartless by Gena Showalter
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 10:10 PM
Pages Read: 384

Brazen by Christina Farley
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 30th, 1:31 AM
Pages Read: 352

Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst
Started On: May 30th
Finished On: May 30th, 9:40 PM
Pages Read: 416

White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 1:13 PM
Pages Read: 384

Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 8:01 PM
Pages Read: 560

The Once and Future Queen by Clara O'Connor
Started On: May 31st
Currently On: Page 0 of 448

Books Read: 30
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 11511

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 29

Ok, so I read my next book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was White Smoke and I'll be reading Witches Steeped in Gold next! 

My Reading Journey:

Shadowed Steel by Chloe Neill
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 7:45 PM
Pages Read: 336

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 10:01 PM
Pages Read: 240

A Summoning of Souls by Leanna Renee Hieber 
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May 10th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 243

Dreaming Death by Heather Graham
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 9:30 PM
Pages Read: 329

Cursed Luck by Kelley Armstrong
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 364

Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 8:17 PM
Pages Read: 512

The Unforgiven by Heather Graham
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 2:47 PM
Pages Read: 336

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber 
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 6:14 PM
Pages Read: 336 

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Started On: May 18th
Finished On: May 18th, 8:59 PM
Pages Read: 336

The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 8:46 PM
Pages Read: 352

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen 
Started On: May 21st
Finished On: May 21st, 10:52 PM
Pages Read:  336

The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett
Started On: May 22nd
Finished On: May 22nd, 10:16 PM
Pages Read: 368

Wings of Ebony by J. Elle
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th 9:00 AM
Pages Read: 368

The Warlord by Gena Showalter
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 6:01 PM
Pages Read: 384

Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan 
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 9:51 PM
Pages Read: 432

Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 26th, 12:12 AM
Pages Read: 448

Dating The Undead by Juliet Lyons
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:46 AM
Pages Read: 352 

Nil by Lynne Matson
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 6:12 PM
Pages Read: 374

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 534

Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 4:00 PM
Pages Read: 544

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 8:13 PM
Pages Read: 403

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 28th, 12:57 AM
Pages Read: 256

The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 10:24 PM
Pages Read: 528

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 29th, 12:45 AM 
Pages Read: 368

Heartless by Gena Showalter
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 10:10 PM
Pages Read: 384

Brazen by Christina Farley
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 30th, 1:31 AM
Pages Read: 352

Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst
Started On: May 30th
Finished On: May 30th, 9:40 PM
Pages Read: 416

White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 1:13 PM
Pages Read: 384

Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
Started On: May 31st
Currently On: Page 0 of 560

Books Read: 29
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 10951

Sunday, May 30, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #521, May 31st

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 #520
Teaser Tuesday #528
WWW Wednesday #528
WOW #524
Will the Time Come #521
Third Sentence Thursday #511
Random Reads #497
First Lines Friday #524
Book Blogger Hop #190
Last Letter, First Letter Reading Challenge Update 80
The Good Girls
Wings of Ebony
Pushing Perfect

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge: 

DesertAThon: 

Do the Thing-a-Thon:

Random:

OK, so I got 74 posts in 7 days, because I had the week off (because I booked it off because of my birthday on the 24th) and I read a lot, so blogged a lot about it, yeah! Back to work today, but yeah, hoping to get a few more books for CSAC! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read The Eyes of Tamburah, The City of Zirdai, and Heartless.

Treasure hunting has never been more dangerous... Tomb Raider meets Poison Study!

New York Times bestselling author Maria Snyder begins an action-packed new fantasy series.

'He thinks you are the thief...'

Shyla is a researcher who resides in the underground desert city of Zirdai, which is ruled by the wealthy Water Prince and brutal Heliacal Priestess. Even though Shyla is sun-kissed - an outcast, considered cursed by the Sun Goddess - she is still renowned for uncovering innumerable archaic facts, lost artefacts, ancient maps, and obscure historical documents. Her quiet life is about to change when Banqui, an archaeologist, enlists her services to find The Eyes of Tamburah: legendary gemstones that bestows great magic to its wielder. These ancient objects can tip the balance of power and give whoever possesses them complete control of the city.

But chaos erupts when The Eyes are stolen soon after they're found - and Shyla is blamed for the theft. Forced to flee, with the Prince's soldiers and the Priestess' deacons on her trail, Shyla must recover the jewels and clear her name. A quest that will unearth secrets even more valuable than The Eyes of Tamburah themselves...
Vengeance is irresistible…

Kaysar the Unhinged One, fae King of Midnight, can drive anyone to madness with his song. A ruthless warrior forged in hate, he lives to force his enemies to their knees. He will stop at nothing to succeed—even abduct and seduce his foe’s beloved bride, ensuring his own child one day sits on the male’s throne. Except, his prize escapes to the mortal realm before the first kiss, her heart transplanted into a mortal beauty with dangerous secrets…

Chantel “Cookie” Bardot is a professional gamer girl great at trash talking, bad at peopling. After a long awaited surgery, she begins to morph into a powerful fae princess. Catapulted into a strange land ruled by a cruel but seductive villain, she must battle flesh and blood monsters and navigate royal intrigues. But the true danger is Kaysar, whose every wicked touch tempts her beyond reason. Should she run…or descend into the darkness with him?

Do the Thing-a-Thon Update 15 and Wrap Up

I read my final  book for Do the Thing-a-Thon, and it was Inkmistress which is for the prompt RR Book. I was planning on reading a bunch of books today, but then I got sucked into reading Lore Olympus again. Oh, well, I ho[e to read a few of those books tomorrow! 

My Reading Journey:

Wings of Ebony by J. Elle
Prompt Fulfilled: DesertAThon
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th 9:00 AM
Pages Read: 368

The Warlord by Gena Showalter
Prompt Fulfilled: Catch Up on Authors 1
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 6:01 PM
Pages Read: 384

Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan 
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 9:51 PM
Pages Read: 432

Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
Prompt Fulfilled: Wheel of TBR
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 26th, 12:12 AM
Pages Read: 448

Dating The Undead by Juliet Lyons
Prompt Fulfilled: A-Z Reading Challenge
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:46 AM
Pages Read: 352 

Nil by Lynne Matson
Prompt Fulfilled: LLFL Book
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 6:12 PM
Pages Read: 374

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Prompt Fulfilled: Books to Read in 2021
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 534

Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 4:00 PM
Pages Read: 544

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 8:13 PM
Pages Read: 403

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 28th, 12:57 AM
Pages Read: 256

The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 10:24 PM
Pages Read: 528

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 29th, 12:45 AM 
Pages Read: 368

Heartless by Gena Showalter
Prompt Fulfilled: Catch Up on Authors 2
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 10:10 PM
Pages Read: 384

Brazen by Christina Farley
Prompt Fulfilled: WTC Book
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 30th, 1:31 AM
Pages Read: 352

Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst
Prompt Fulfilled: RR Book
Started On: May 30th
Finished On: May 30th, 9:40 PM
Pages Read: 416

Books Read: 15
Pages Read: 6141
Prompts Left: None Left!

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 28

Ok, so I read my next book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was Inkmistress and I'll be reading White Smoke next! 

My Reading Journey:

Shadowed Steel by Chloe Neill
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 7:45 PM
Pages Read: 336

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 10:01 PM
Pages Read: 240

A Summoning of Souls by Leanna Renee Hieber 
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May 10th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 243

Dreaming Death by Heather Graham
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 9:30 PM
Pages Read: 329

Cursed Luck by Kelley Armstrong
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 364

Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 8:17 PM
Pages Read: 512

The Unforgiven by Heather Graham
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 2:47 PM
Pages Read: 336

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber 
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 6:14 PM
Pages Read: 336 

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Started On: May 18th
Finished On: May 18th, 8:59 PM
Pages Read: 336

The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 8:46 PM
Pages Read: 352

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen 
Started On: May 21st
Finished On: May 21st, 10:52 PM
Pages Read:  336

The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett
Started On: May 22nd
Finished On: May 22nd, 10:16 PM
Pages Read: 368

Wings of Ebony by J. Elle
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th 9:00 AM
Pages Read: 368

The Warlord by Gena Showalter
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 6:01 PM
Pages Read: 384

Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan 
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 9:51 PM
Pages Read: 432

Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 26th, 12:12 AM
Pages Read: 448

Dating The Undead by Juliet Lyons
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:46 AM
Pages Read: 352 

Nil by Lynne Matson
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 6:12 PM
Pages Read: 374

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 534

Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 4:00 PM
Pages Read: 544

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 8:13 PM
Pages Read: 403

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 28th, 12:57 AM
Pages Read: 256

The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 10:24 PM
Pages Read: 528

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 29th, 12:45 AM 
Pages Read: 368

Heartless by Gena Showalter
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 10:10 PM
Pages Read: 384

Brazen by Christina Farley
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 30th, 1:31 AM
Pages Read: 352

Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst
Started On: May 30th
Finished On: May 30th, 9:40 PM
Pages Read: 416

White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
Started On: May 31st
Currently On: Page 0 of 384

Books Read: 28
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 10567

The Olympics Readathon June 2021 Sign Up

So the discord server, Shelf Space, is hosting the Olympics Readathon, taking place during the month of June, and you can find the server here. And I'm part of Team Athena! 

Zeus-Mirror, Mirror by Jen Calonita
Hephaestus-The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon 
Apollo-Wires and Nerves by Marissa Meyer
Demeter-The Moonshine Shack Murder by Diane Kelly
Poseidon-Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
Dionysus-Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong 
Ares-Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
Athena-The City of Zirdai by Maria V. Snyder
Hades-Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall 
Hermes-Freed by E.L. James
Aphrodite-Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Eos-The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V. Snyder
Hestia-One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
Artemis-Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Hera-The Queen of Tearling by Erika Johansen 
Nyx-Tomb of Ancients by Madeleine Roux

I can't wait to participate! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Wrote that Review Update #356, May 30th

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for The Good Girls, Wings of Ebony, The Warlord, Shadow Storm, Half Sick of Shadows, Dating the Undead, Nil Remembered and Nil, Zenith and Nexus, The Chaos of Standing Still, Sixteen Scandals, The Theft of Sunlight, Pushing Perfect, so I have 12 of 12 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 #358, May 30th

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!

Week 22:
The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V. Snyder, The City of Zirdai by Maria V. Snyder, Heartless by Gena Showalter

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: 1. Check.

Rereads: 1. Check.

New Books: 1. Check.

Well, this week is a little more diverse, I actually added a reread, which maybe I should've have, but I am going to read it before I read The City of Zirdai! 

Week 21:
Nothing Planned! 

vs.

The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Barlett, Wings of Ebony by J. Elle, The Warlord by Gena Showalter, Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan, Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian, Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons, Nil Remembered by Lynne Matson, Nil by Lynne Matson, Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsey Cummings, Nexus  by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsey Cummings, The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody, Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan, The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani, Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff

Yeah, I read a bunch of amazing books, and since it was a free week, I didn't have anything I had to read from this, so that's great! This was a really great week, and I can't wait for next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Wheel of TBR #53, May 30th

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, then for my next week of spins, I have to add a punishment for each book unread. I'll roll for each unread book, and have to apply each and every punishment chosen to the week.
3. On the other hand, for reward, if I go 4 weeks in a row making my TBR, then I have one opportunity  to have a grace on a book-if I haven't read it in the week or month I was supposed to, than I don't have to read it (though I'll still try and read it shortly thereafter). The reward can work for only one book. Which would prevent me from getting a punishment, but it takes 4 weeks to get a reward, so I'm fine with that. It evens out for me!

Of the books from the last week, I read The Warlord, Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian, and Nil by Lynne Matson.

Of the books from the monthly roll, I read Dating The Undead by Juliet Lyons, Zenith by Lindsay Cummings and Sasha Alsberg, Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody, Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff, so I have Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart, The Once and Future Queen by Clara O'Connor, left.

For the rewards, and I have 2(+1?)/4 needed for the next reward, so I have 4 rewards saved up.

Prompts Used This Week:
ARC To Be Published, ARC Published, Booktuber Read, PDF Book, Louisa Pick, Favorite Author, Cover Stereotype, Edelweiss Book to Read in 2021, WIWTR, Owned Pre-2020, Author As Last Read, 

ARC To Be Published-Chartreuse-White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson-This book is going to be released September of this year, and I have it as an ARC, so it works! 

ARC Published-Blue-A Resolution at Midnight by Shelley Noble-This book was published October 2020 and I got it as an ARC so it works! Bottle Demon by Stephen Blackmoore-Rejigging my TBR, because I'm getting to the end of the month, and I'm panicking about finishing all these books, so changed this book out!

Booktuber Read-Green-A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab-Jade for Jadeyraereads loves V.E. Schwab, so this works!

PDF Book-Spring Green-Questland by Carrie Vaughn-I have this book as a PDF, so it works!

Louisa Pick-Yellow-Witchshadow by Susan Dennard-I really want to read this book, so I can't wait till it's released! 

Favorite Author-Yellow-The City of Zirdai by Maria V. Snyder-I absolutely love Maria V. Snyder's writing, and this series! 

Cover Stereotype-Spring Green-Covers Filled With Crowns-The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon-This cover has a crown on it, so it works! 

Edelweiss Book to Read in 2021-Violet-The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed-This is on the list, so it works! 

WIWTR-Rose-Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon-I wanted to read this in Week 42 in 2017, so I'm glad to finally get around to it!

Owned Pre-2020-Rose-Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James-I got this book before 2020, so it works!

Author As Last Read-Rose-Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James-I'm twisting this a bit, but I'm going to be reading this after the first book! 

TBR Cart-Cyan-Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau-This is on my cart, so it works!

Colour Totals:
Red: 0
Orange: 0
Yellow: 2
Chartreuse: 1
Green: 1
Spring Green: 2
Cyan: 1
Azure: 0
Blue: 1
Violet: 1
Magenta: 0
Rose: 3

Prompts for Next Week:
Series Number-Red
#Bookstagram-Orange
Year As Last Read-Yellow
Most Recently Purchased-Chartreuse
Sophomore Book-Green
Physical Book-Spring Green
Buddy Read-Cyan
Variety Prompt-Azure
Year-Blue
Reading Challenge-Violet
Continue the Series-Magenta
Less Than 500 Reviews-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 #506, May 30th

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 The Good Girls which counts 3 times as a Edelweiss Book and a SAC 2021 Book, Wings of Ebony which counts 5 times as a DAC Book, NetGalley Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2021 Book and a WoW Book, The Warlord which counts 4 times as a NetGalley Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2021 Book and a WoW Book, Shadow Storm which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2021 Book, RR Book and a WoW Book, Half Sick of Shadows which counts 4 times as a NetGalley Book, SAC 2021 Book and a WoW Book, Dating the Undead which counts 4 times as a A-Z Reading Challenge Book, NetGalley Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2021 Book, Nil Remembered which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2021 Book, Nil which counts 6 times as a DAC Book, LLFL Book, NetGalley Book, NetGalley Book to Read 2021, and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2021 Book, Zenith which counts 6 times as a Edelweiss Book, Edelweiss Book to Read 2021, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2021 Book, RR Book and a WoW Book, Nexus which counts 4 times as a End of Series 2021 Book, NetGalley Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2021 Book, The Chaos of Standing Still which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, Edelweiss Book to Read 2021 and a SAC 2021 Book, Sixteen Scandals which counts 5 times as a Edelweiss Book, Historical Fiction 2021 Book, SAC 2021 Book and a WoW Book, The Theft of Sunlight which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2021 Book and a WoW Book, Pushing Perfect which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, SAC 2021 Book and a Sophomore Challenge Book.

So I have 52 counts which translates to $26 this week! I'll use it to buy books!

Do the Thing-a-Thon Update 14

I read my next book for Do the Thing-a-Thon, and it was Brazen which is for the prompt WTC Book, and I'll be reading Inkmistress next! 

My Reading Journey:

Wings of Ebony by J. Elle
Prompt Fulfilled: DesertAThon
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th 9:00 AM
Pages Read: 368

The Warlord by Gena Showalter
Prompt Fulfilled: Catch Up on Authors 1
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 6:01 PM
Pages Read: 384

Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan 
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 9:51 PM
Pages Read: 432

Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
Prompt Fulfilled: Wheel of TBR
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 26th, 12:12 AM
Pages Read: 448

Dating The Undead by Juliet Lyons
Prompt Fulfilled: A-Z Reading Challenge
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:46 AM
Pages Read: 352 

Nil by Lynne Matson
Prompt Fulfilled: LLFL Book
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 6:12 PM
Pages Read: 374

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Prompt Fulfilled: Books to Read in 2021
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 534

Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 4:00 PM
Pages Read: 544

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 8:13 PM
Pages Read: 403

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 28th, 12:57 AM
Pages Read: 256

The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 10:24 PM
Pages Read: 528

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 29th, 12:45 AM 
Pages Read: 368

Heartless by Gena Showalter
Prompt Fulfilled: Catch Up on Authors 2
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 10:10 PM
Pages Read: 384

Brazen by Christina Farley
Prompt Fulfilled: WTC Book
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 30th, 1:31 AM
Pages Read: 352

Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst
Prompt Fulfilled: RR Book
Started On: May 30th
Currently On: Page 0 of 416

Books Read: 14
Pages Read: 5725
Prompts Left: None Left!

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 27

Ok, so I read my next book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was Brazen and I'll be reading Inkmistress next! 

My Reading Journey:

Shadowed Steel by Chloe Neill
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 7:45 PM
Pages Read: 336

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 10:01 PM
Pages Read: 240

A Summoning of Souls by Leanna Renee Hieber 
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May 10th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 243

Dreaming Death by Heather Graham
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 9:30 PM
Pages Read: 329

Cursed Luck by Kelley Armstrong
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 364

Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 8:17 PM
Pages Read: 512

The Unforgiven by Heather Graham
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 2:47 PM
Pages Read: 336

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber 
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 6:14 PM
Pages Read: 336 

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Started On: May 18th
Finished On: May 18th, 8:59 PM
Pages Read: 336

The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 8:46 PM
Pages Read: 352

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen 
Started On: May 21st
Finished On: May 21st, 10:52 PM
Pages Read:  336

The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett
Started On: May 22nd
Finished On: May 22nd, 10:16 PM
Pages Read: 368

Wings of Ebony by J. Elle
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th 9:00 AM
Pages Read: 368

The Warlord by Gena Showalter
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 6:01 PM
Pages Read: 384

Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan 
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 9:51 PM
Pages Read: 432

Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 26th, 12:12 AM
Pages Read: 448

Dating The Undead by Juliet Lyons
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:46 AM
Pages Read: 352 

Nil by Lynne Matson
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 6:12 PM
Pages Read: 374

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 534

Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 4:00 PM
Pages Read: 544

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 8:13 PM
Pages Read: 403

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 28th, 12:57 AM
Pages Read: 256

The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 10:24 PM
Pages Read: 528

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 29th, 12:45 AM 
Pages Read: 368

Heartless by Gena Showalter
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 10:10 PM
Pages Read: 384

Brazen by Christina Farley
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 30th, 1:31 AM
Pages Read: 352

Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst
Started On: May 30th
Currently On: Page 0 of 416

Books Read: 27
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 10151

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Book Battle June 2021 TBR

Well it's time to choose my June TBR for Book Battle. So here are the books that I've picked this month: 
5pts-Book about identity - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell 
5pts-Found-family book - The City of Zirdai by Maria V. Sndyer 
5pts-Book about self expression - If We Were Villians by M.L. Rio
5pts-Book with supportive characters - Wires and Nerves, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer 
5pts-Happy book - Pack Challenge by Shelly Laurenston
5pts-Book about overcoming adversity - The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V. Snyder
5pts-CRITERIA CHOICE 1 - Book that starts with F - Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
5pts-CRITERIA CHOICE 2 - Contemporary book - Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
10pts-CLUB READ 1 - In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland
10pts-CLUB READ 2 - The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He 
10pts-Diverse book - One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
10pts-Book about questioning - Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
10pts-Own voice book - The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh 
15pts-LGBT+ POV - This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria
20pts-Book with your team in it - Drag Show - The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

How did I do last month?
5pts-Book about discovery - Sightwitch by Susan Dennard - Read! 
5pts-Time travel book- Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen - Read! 
5pts-Explorer POV -  Wild Country by Anne Bishop - Read! 
5pts-Classic book - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson - Read! 
5pts-CRITERIA CHOICE 1 - Book that starts with E - Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop - Read! 
5pts-CRITERIA CHOICE 2 - Set at the turn of a century - A Summoning of Souls by Leanna Renee Hieber - Read! 
10pts-CLUB READ 1 - Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe 1-5 - Read! 
10pts-CLUB READ 2 - Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe 6-10 - Read! 
10pts-Book set in another team's time period** - Age of Electronics - Dreaming Death by Heather Graham - Read! 
15pts-Book about your team* - Shadowed Steel by Chloe Neill - Read! 
20pts-Book set in your team's time period** - Age of Metal - The Valiant by Lesley Livingston - Read! 

Again, I read a Webtoon, but I just became so addicted to it, I had to read it all! And I enjoyed so many of these books, they were almost all really fantastic! 


Whatever-You-Want-A-Thon June 2021 Sign Up

Time to sign up for the Whatever-You-Want-a-Thon, a month long readathon taking place June 2021. Created by Maddie at Book Browsing Blog, You can find the announcement video here, and the twitter here.

I signed up as Louisa @ Words I Write Crazy, for Team Dreams and Drama Queens, for 24 books.

Prompts:
Cover Reminds You of a Pride Flag-Tomb of Ancients by Madeleine Roux-This cover is purple, black and grey/white, which are the covers of the Ace flag. Since I'm 90% sure I'm on the ace spectrum, this was fitting and the one I wanted to use for this prompt! And Witchshadow reminds me of the Non-binary flag, with white, yellow, purple and black!

Author's Debut-Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift-This is the author's debut, so it works! The Wicker King by K. Ancrum-This also works! Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence-Another that works! 

Indie/Self-Pub-Blood Bonds by Yasmine Galenorn-This book is published by Nightqueen Enterprises LLC, which I'm pretty sure is the author's company, but even if it's not self-pupped, it's indie, so it works! Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover-This is also self pubbed/indie so it works as well! Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews as well! 

Fit a TBR Game Prompt-The City of Zirdai by Maria V. Snyder-Have to go with a prompt from Maddie's June Dart Attack, favourite author. Maria V. Snyder is a favourite author, definitely, one of my top favourite authors! Another one is Grey by E.L James from Alyse from The Bumbling Blogger's June Hook a Duck, with the prompt of Random Number Generator. Another is Darker which I got from Kris's June Phase 10, with the prompt of Paperback. Another is most books I read which I got from Effe's June Pokémon TBR with the prompt of between 300 and 500 pages.

Bookish Creator Fav List-A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab-This book will be in Jade from Jadeyraereads best books of 2017.  And then Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard works as well from Jade's 2019 list!

Reread a Comfort Read-The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V. Snyder-I'm rereading this book in June because book 2 is coming out, and it's definitely a comfort read, any Maria V. Snyder book is a comfort read! 

Out of Your Comfort Zone-Freed by E.L. James-this is a contemporary romance/erotic, which is out of my comfort zone! (And I'll be reading the whole series, and adding it to this prompt, but this is the only one I haven't read yet, since it's going to be released June 2nd!

POC Rep-The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman-This book's main character is Asian, so there's POC rep! The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta has a main character whose dad's family is from Jamaica! 

Buddy Read-In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland-This is a book that got a buddy read book, so it works!

Cover Features Team Colour-Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert-This cover is green, so it works! Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau also works!

5 Star Prediction-All books that I read, so all of them will get it!

Hauled in the Last Year-The Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard-I bought this April 2021, so it works! Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer does, too!

Poll-I put a twitter poll up with the options Gale Force by Rachel Caine, Out Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshal, and Questland by Carrie Vaughn, and I'll put the book that wins here! Out Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshal won! And I did another with House of Hollow and Mister Impossible and House of Hollow won! 

Disability/MH Rep-Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman, Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson, Destroy All Monsters by Sam J. Miller, The Wicker King by K. Ancrum-These all were on a list of books with mental health rep, so I could read any or all of them! 

Last Letter, First Letter-Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong-I'll read this book after I read Gale Force, which ends with E, and Exit starts with an E! Mirror, Mirror-I'll read this book after I read Perfect Victim, which ends with M and Mirror starts with M!

Do the Thing-a-Thon Update 13

I read my next book for Do the Thing-a-Thon, and it was Heartless which is for the prompt Catch Up on Authors 2, and I'll be reading Brazen next! 

My Reading Journey:

Wings of Ebony by J. Elle
Prompt Fulfilled: DesertAThon
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th 9:00 AM
Pages Read: 368

The Warlord by Gena Showalter
Prompt Fulfilled: Catch Up on Authors 1
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 6:01 PM
Pages Read: 384

Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan 
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 9:51 PM
Pages Read: 432

Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
Prompt Fulfilled: Wheel of TBR
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 26th, 12:12 AM
Pages Read: 448

Dating The Undead by Juliet Lyons
Prompt Fulfilled: A-Z Reading Challenge
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:46 AM
Pages Read: 352 

Nil by Lynne Matson
Prompt Fulfilled: LLFL Book
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 6:12 PM
Pages Read: 374

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Prompt Fulfilled: Books to Read in 2021
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 534

Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 4:00 PM
Pages Read: 544

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 8:13 PM
Pages Read: 403

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 28th, 12:57 AM
Pages Read: 256

The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 10:24 PM
Pages Read: 528

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
Prompt Fulfilled: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARC's
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 29th, 12:45 AM 
Pages Read: 368

Heartless by Gena Showalter
Prompt Fulfilled: Catch Up on Authors 2
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 10:10 PM
Pages Read: 384

Brazen by Christina Farley
Prompt Fulfilled: WTC Book
Started On: May 29th
Currently On: Page 0 of 352

Books Read: 13
Pages Read: 5373
Prompts Left: RR Book

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 26

Ok, so I read my next book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was Heartless and I'll be reading Brazen next! 

My Reading Journey:

Shadowed Steel by Chloe Neill
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 7:45 PM
Pages Read: 336

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 10:01 PM
Pages Read: 240

A Summoning of Souls by Leanna Renee Hieber 
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May 10th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 243

Dreaming Death by Heather Graham
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 9:30 PM
Pages Read: 329

Cursed Luck by Kelley Armstrong
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 11:58 PM
Pages Read: 364

Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 8:17 PM
Pages Read: 512

The Unforgiven by Heather Graham
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 2:47 PM
Pages Read: 336

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber 
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 6:14 PM
Pages Read: 336 

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Started On: May 18th
Finished On: May 18th, 8:59 PM
Pages Read: 336

The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 8:46 PM
Pages Read: 352

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen 
Started On: May 21st
Finished On: May 21st, 10:52 PM
Pages Read:  336

The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett
Started On: May 22nd
Finished On: May 22nd, 10:16 PM
Pages Read: 368

Wings of Ebony by J. Elle
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th 9:00 AM
Pages Read: 368

The Warlord by Gena Showalter
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 6:01 PM
Pages Read: 384

Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan 
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 9:51 PM
Pages Read: 432

Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 26th, 12:12 AM
Pages Read: 448

Dating The Undead by Juliet Lyons
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:46 AM
Pages Read: 352 

Nil by Lynne Matson
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 6:12 PM
Pages Read: 374

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 11:38 PM
Pages Read: 534

Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 4:00 PM
Pages Read: 544

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 27th, 8:13 PM
Pages Read: 403

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan
Started On: May 27th
Finished On: May 28th, 12:57 AM
Pages Read: 256

The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 10:24 PM
Pages Read: 528

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 29th, 12:45 AM 
Pages Read: 368

Heartless by Gena Showalter
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 10:10 PM
Pages Read: 384

Brazen by Christina Farley
Started On: May 29th
Currently On: Page 0 of 352

Books Read: 26
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 9799

Week 21 Review: Pushing Perfect

From Goodreads:
A girl's quest for perfection results in dangerous consequences in this smart, suspenseful YA novel by the author of Playlist for the Dead. Fans of We Were Liars and The Secret History will devour this layered, ensemble-cast novel, which will keep readers thinking—and guessing—until the final pages.

How far would you go to be perfect?

Kara has the perfect life. She gets perfect grades. She never messes up. Until now. Because perfection is an illusion, and Kara has been struggling to maintain it for as long as she can remember. Which is why she does something she never thought she'd do. Something risky—and illegal.

Before she knows it, Kara's life veers wildly off its perfect course, and she's thrown headlong into a world of new friends, wild parties, alluring romance, and dark secrets. She's forced to confront how far she's willing to go to be perfect—and in the end, if that's something she really wants to be. 

My Review:


Author: Michelle Falkoff
Read: May 28th, 2021
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounds really great, and it's a SAC 2021 Book and a Sophomore Challenge Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: October 25th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 21 Review: The Theft of Sunlight

From Goodreads:
I did not choose this fate. But I will not walk away if I can make a difference.

Children have been disappearing from Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her best friend's sister disappears, Rae knows she can't stay silent any longer. She finds the chance to make a difference in an invitation to the palace.

But Rae struggles to fit in with the lords and ladies of the court. Instead, she finds unexpected help in a rough-around-the-edges thief named Bren who always seems to have her best interests at heart. Soon even Bren can't help her, and Rae must risk her life and well-being to face an evil that lurks in the shadows of the darkest hearts. 

My Review:
I loved reading this book! I loved getting a full length book with Rae, and I loved how it tied into the first book in the series, with Rae becoming Alyrra's maid! In this book, we focus on the missing children, and the whole plot enraged me, and I just wanted things to be better for these characters! 

One thing that I loved about this book, is that we see Alyrra's enemies taken down. Mainly her brother, which was utterly fantastic, but also Valka's dad as well. I mean, what Valka did was pretty horrendous, that if Alyrra wasn't the princess, what Valka wanted done to her was awful. But Alyrra was the princess, and was a better person, and didn't do that to Valka (and her body.) But that was such great moments in this book!

Rae has a lot going on, between being Alyrra's maid, what with the wedding and all, as well as the investigation. It does get her into a few sticky situations, like being held hostage, but she's creative and resourceful. Plus, I have to say, love the disability rep in this book! We also got to see the history of what lead to the events in Thorn, with the king and the sorceress! 

But that ending? That was an incredible evil cliffhanger! I need to know what's going to happen next! Just before it happened, I put together the clues on who the bad guy was-and things went down, and I am now desperate for book 3!

This was a fantastic read, and I need book 3 stat! 

Author: Intisar Khanani
Series: Dauntless Path #2
Read: May 28th, 2021
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2021 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: March 23rd 2021
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 21 Review: Sixteen Scandals

From Goodreads:
In this irreverent regency romp by New York Times best-selling author Sophie Jordan, newly minted sixteen-year-old Primrose Ainsworth finds herself on a wayward birthday adventure through London with a mysterious hero—perfect for fans of My Lady Jane.

The youngest of four daughters, Primrose Ainsworth is used to getting lost in the shuffle. But when her parents decide to delay her debut into English society, Prim hatches a plan to go rogue on the night of her sixteenth birthday.

Donning a mask, Prim escapes to the infamous Vauxhall Gardens for one wild night. When her cover is nearly blown, a mysterious stranger intercedes, and Prim finds an unexpected partner in mischief . . . and romance. But when it's revealed her new ally isn't who he says he is, her one night of fun may last past dawn.

In this frothy regency romp perfect for fans of Austen-esque flirtation and Shakespearean hijinks, sometimes a little scandal can be a good thing.

My Review:
Oh man, this book was so much fun! And it takes place over the course of a night, and it was just so quick and easy to read! I absolutely adored it, it was a really wonderful read! I love all the Sophie Jordan books I've read, and this was no exception!

It kinda sucks for Prim, that she's basically forgotten-and then her 16th birthday, of which she's dreamed of, of being debuted into society, is being delayed. So it's no wonder that she goes off and to basically the most scandalous place she could, and wow, was it a fun romp!

There kept being situations that she got into, and it was just so hilarious to watch her deal with them. Though a few were more serious, like the fire. But then there were the encounters with a mysterious boy, I just loved their interactions and blooming romance! 

I did enjoy the ending, though I have seen other reviews that mentioned that it felt rushed and lacking in detail, and I would agree. I would've liked a little more happy ending, a few more details. It was a really sweet ending though! 

Loved reading this book, and I can't wait to read more by Sophie Jordan! 

Author: Sophie Jordan
Read: May 27th, 2021
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her books and it sounded really good, and it's a Historical Fiction 2021 Book, SAC 2021 Book and a WoW Book! 
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Published: May 25th 2021
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 21 Review: The Chaos of Standing Still

From Goodreads:
Over the course of one chaotic night stranded at the Denver airport, Ryn confronts her shattered past thanks to the charm of romance, the uniqueness of strangers, and the magic of ordinary places in this "laugh-out-loud funny, deeply stirring" (Julie Buxbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things) novel from the author of Boys of Summer.

Ryn has one unread text message on her phone. And it's been there for almost a year.

She hasn't tried to read it. She can't. She won't. Because that one message is the last thing her best friend ever said to her before she died.

But as Ryn finds herself trapped in the Denver International Airport on New Year's Eve thanks to a never-ending blizzard on the one-year anniversary of her best friend's death, fate literally runs into her.

And his name is Xander.

When the two accidentally swap phones, Ryn and Xander are thrust into the chaos of an unforgettable all-night adventure, filled with charming and mysterious strangers, a secret New Year's Eve bash, and a possible Illuminati conspiracy hidden within the Denver airport. But as the bizarre night continues, all Ryn can think about is that one unread text message. It follows her wherever she goes, because Ryn can’t get her brilliantly wild and free-spirited best friend out of her head.

Ryn can't move on.

But tonight, for the first time ever, she's trying. And maybe that's a start.

As moving as it is funny, The Chaos of Standing Still is a heartwarming story about the earth-shattering challenges life throws at us—and the unexpected strangers who help us along the way.

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading this book! At first glance, this is a fun book about being trapped overnight at a airport. But look closer, then you see that it's also the story about a girl who is still working through her grief over the loss of her best friend. 

It all starts when she accidently swaps phones with Xander, and it leads to a series of mini adventures, of getting to know him, and of dealing with her grief, and it was at times lighthearted, and times more serious, and it came together really well!

We did get to know Lottie, as well as Ryn and Xander as the book goes on. Lottie's death has had such a huge impact on Ryn, and we got to see what lead to Lottie dying, and balancing that with what was going on at the airport, it was a really great balance!

I enjoyed all these characters, Xander had his secrets, but was really great to meet. There was Siri, absolutely loved her and Jason. And oh, yeah, the child genius who was traveling on his own-and is very interested in this conspiracy theory about the Denver airport. They added so much to this book, and I had a great time reading about their adventures!

This was a really great read, and I had a great time reading it!

Author: Jessica Brody
Read: May 27th, 2021
Source: Bought/Edelweiss
Reason Why: I enjoy her writing and it's a Edelweiss Book to Read 2021 and a SAC 2021 Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: November 28th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars