Tome Topple Progress

So week 1 for Tome Topple is done! And we are making out way to week 2. Or something like that! I know it’s ending soon though!

For those that don’t know, Tome Topple is a readathon created by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes where you focus on reading your big books!

My goal was to read The Final Empire and The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson! And I thought that I would update you all on how I’m doing since I haven’t done so yet! So so far I’ve read 220-ish pages of The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. Which is great for me since last time I made it like 59 pages then stopped so I’m glad I’m making more progress this time around.

I really want to finish it this week though so I have to push through those 400 pages this week. Let’s hope I can do this! *cries*

I had hoped to be on the second book by now but that’s obviously not going to happen.

My main goal is to finish this book though at least.

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Weekly Reads Wrap Up

I’m so proud of myself! I read two books and some issues of Wicked and the Divine! I won’t get into that since they’re so short but I will get into the books I read. 

So I finished the last like 50 pages of Marked for Revenge Monday night! And I loved it! I gave it 5/5 and my review is posted if you want to see it! 


Next I read Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas! I just had an urge to read a historical fiction romance and this was certainly a romance! It was so good! I have it a 4/5! 


And lastly I finished I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios! I read it in 2 days and wow! It hit me hard! It’s probably one of my new all time favorite books! I loved it! Highly recommend it! Obviously I gave it 5/5 stars and my review will be posted sometime this week!


And that’s all the books I read! As I mentioned I did read some issues of the Wicked and the Divine graphic novel but I’m not really going to go into that here. But so far it’s just okay, not like super amazing or anything. 

Anyways, let me know in the comments what you recently read! I would love to know! 

Weekly Reads Wrap Up

Hey everyone! So here is what I have read this week! Tomorrow I plan on posting my reads for the coming week so stay tuned for that! I’ll give a quick review for each book for this week. 

Okay here we go!


So I read 3 things this week! I read Roseblood by A. G. Howard which I have a 4.5/5 Stars! It’s a phantom of the opera retellings and I loved it! I bought the original story and I’m planning on reading it soon!

Next is Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan. I’ll be doing a longer review next month when the book comes out! As well as a review for her first book! I gave it a 5/5! I loved it so much! One of my all time favorite duologies! It was fantastic! 

Lastly is the book I’m almost done with! Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I’m currently 300 pages in and I plan on finishing it tonight! It’s about a performance that happens once a year that’s like a scavenger hunt! Scarlett’s sister Tella is taken and whoever finds Tella gets a wish. I’m loving it so far and stay tuned for my review for that since Stephanie is the Author of the Month this month! 

What did you all read this month? Let me know in the comments as I would love to know! 

July Wrap Up

 

I’m very proud of myself! I read way more than I thought I as going to with Comic Con going on this month as well as work picking back up. I read 10 books this month. I won’t take too long up here since I have plenty to talk about.

The first book to talk about is A Court of Mist and Fury by the amazing Sarah J Maas. Probably one of my all time favorite books. Definitely top 3. I loved the story, the characters, the direction everything went, and it was so amazing to get immersed in this world again. For those that don’t know, ACOMAF follows the events that took place in ACOTAR, a high fantasy series about a girl named Feyre who ends up in the Spring Court after killing a member of their court. Loved this book from start to finish, and it really changed everything up! Obviously its a 5/5 for me!

Next is The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell. It is a sort of combination of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. Loved this book as well, and the illustrations were top notch! They definitely added to the feel of this book, as well as my enjoyment of it. I know they have worked together before, and I really hope to check their work more in the future. 5/5 as well.

Up next is Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick. This was actually my first work of hers that I read. I hadn’t gotten into the Hush, Hush series, but maybe in the future I will try it out. This was about a girl who plans a hiking trip with her best friend and ex-boyfriend, and it goes south when she is taken hostage by two men. This book was just filled with twists and turns all over the place! I would think one thing then the opposite would happen! It was crazy and I loved every moment if this book! Another 5/5 for me!

I next read Zac & Mia by A.J Betts. It follows a boy named Zac who is the hospital with leukemia, who meets a girl named Mia who also has cancer. I felt this was such a beautiful story, about two teenagers who had real problems and faced things a normal person would do. It seemed really believable and I found myself really getting emotionally attached to them both. I almost didn’t want it to end as fast as it did, but I also really loved how it ended and where it did. No surprise this one was 5/5.

I also read the first three books in the selection series: The Selection, The Elite, and The One, all by Keira Cass. I was very surprised that I got as attached to these characters, the plot, and the story as I did. It was compared to the Bachelor for Young Adults, and that immediately turned me off of reading it, since I hate the Bachelor tv show. But I sucked it up and was like, don’t judge a book by it’s tv show comparison. And that decision really worked in my favorite. I loved this series, and while I knew who the main character would end up with, I really felt tense and excited over everything going on! It was really just a fun series to dive into. All were 5/5 for me.

Girl, Stolen by April Henry is another book I read. It follows a story of a girl who was sick, and is blind, who gets kidnapped when someone steals the car she’s in. It was a really short book, and it kind of ended way to fast for my tastes. While things felt resolved, they honestly weren’t all the way solved. It left me feeling like it just ended, that there was something that should have happened but nothing did. I loved the concept of the story, and the characters were interesting to read about. And had she ended differently, it would have been a 5 star book for me. It was a solid book, and I really enjoyed it, but it could have been ended better. Overall good book!

I read another April Henry book, The Night She Disappeared. It was about a town reeling after a girl was kidnapped by mistake, when she was mistaken for someone else. Another 4/5 for me, and while this one ended well enough, I didn’t love it as much as the other book, or enough to give it more than 4 stars. But I liked it, and I loved the idea of seeing the story from other people’s points of a view, and with how they were dealing with what happened. It brought an interesting take on a story like this. It was a solid read as well, and overall I’d recommend it others. She writes such tiny books, and it amazes me what she is about to get out in those few pages she writes. Definitely check out her work, it’s really interesting to read!

Dark Ages by Felix O Hartmann is another I read, and was sent a physical copy by the author for a honest review. If you want my full review you can check my review on this blog. But a really good review for a new author. And I loved the dystopian old world vibe this book gave out. The setting was unique, the world building was great, and the characters were interesting. I saw that a lot, but they really had me interested in reading more about them, and wanting to know their back stories. Highly recommend this book, you should definitely give it a chance, you really will enjoy it. I gave it a 4/5 stars.

And those are the books I read this month! Let me know in the comments what books you ended up reading and what you thought about them! I’d really be interested in knowing! Hope this month gives you many many read books!

March Wrap Up

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So here is my March wrap-up! I’ll be posting my book haul sometime in the next two days for March as well! But overall I had a good  reading month! I read 11 books total, one was on ebook. There was a fair amount of 4 stars mixed with 5 stars so let’s get started.

  1. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E Smith, which I gave a 4/5 stars. It’s about a girl who becomes friends with a guy through email and their journey afterwards.
  2. You Are Here by Jennifer E Smith is next, which was a 5/5 stars for me is about a girl who finds out she had a twin brother who died. It’s a great journey of discovery.
  3. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner got the rating of 5/5 stars. It’s a space adventure staring a young woman, and a young man after the ship they’re on crashes.
  4. Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout received a 5/5 stars from me. It’s a continuation of the Lux series.
  5. Oblivion by Jennifer L Armentrout, a 5/5 star read to me, is Obsidian (Lux book 1) in Daemon’s point of view rather than Katy’s.
  6. Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank received a 3/5 stars from me. It was about two girls meeting at the hospital during this difficult time in their lives.
  7. Hit by Lorie Ann Grover is a 4/5 star book for me, which is about a girl who gets into an accident involving someone in her life.
  8. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski received a 5/5 stars from me. It’s about a girl who buys a slave during an auction and ends up with dire consequences.
  9. Fight to the Finish by Jeanette Murray is the third in the Below the Belt series following another character in the plot. It was a 4.5 read for me.
  10. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes is next, with a 5/5 stars. This follows a couple of people in a fantasy realm through many obstacles.
  11. Rebel Springs by Morgan Rhodes is the book I read on ebook format this month. It follows the events in Falling Kingdoms with the same characters but continues their journeys. I gave it a 5/5 stars.

My favorites this month were Falling Kingdoms, Rebel Springs, The Winner’s Curse, These Broken Stars, and lastly Onyx. They were the ones that really got me hook and absorbed in reading them. Hoping to continue with their series soon. They’re now on a list of my all time favorite books. Hope it continues to improve!

Let me know in the comments what books you read this month!

February Wrap-Up

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So for this wrap-up, I have read 13 things! Two of the books are not posted since they were library books but I haven’t rebought them yet, I put my kindle there since I read two ebooks, one graphic novel, and eight books that are pictured.

I am so proud of myself! This has been my best reading month ever! I haven’t read this many books in one month before!

So I’ll briefly be giving my thoughts on all of them since I posted some reviews up on here for them.

  1. Kiss of Deception: 5/5
    1. This is about a girl named Lia and her story as she runs away from her marriage to a prince she has never met.
  2. Heart of Betrayal: 5/5
    1. This story is the sequel to Kiss of Deception, and follows Lia after the events in Kiss of Deception.
  3. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight: 5/5
    1. Follows a girl named Hadley and her trip to her father’s wedding, and her meeting Oliver.
  4. I Was Here: 5/5
    1. Is about a girl named Cody and her struggles to move on after her best friend commits suicide.
  5. Not a Drop to Drink: 5/5
    1. A dystopian novel about a world with little water, and a girl defending her pond.
  6. Poison Study: 5/5
    1. A fantasy book about a girl named Yelena and her choice to become a poison tester for the Commander.
  7. Magic Study: 5/5
    1. The sequel of Poison Study and again follows Yelena after the events that took place in Poison Study.
  8. Saga Vol 1: 4/5
    1. A graphic novel about two parents Alana and Marko trying to escape to raise their child during a never-ending war.
  9. A Monster Calls: 5/5
    1. A young adult horror novel following Conor and his life when a monster starts appearing outside his house.
  10. Voice of the Spirit: 4/5
    1. A novel about a couple Tobias and Lauren who are cops, but are on different sides of religious beliefs.
  11. White Cat: 4/5
    1. A book series about a boy named Cassel, who is the only non-curse worker man in a family of curse workers.
  12. Life as We Knew It: 5/5
    1. The first book in a series about a girl named Miranda and her struggles to survive in a world that is falling apart after the moon was knocked closer to Earth.
  13. Under the Never Sky: 5/5
    1. This book is about a girl named Aria who is kicked out of her home area and has to survive on her own with help from Perry.

I was happy with the books I chose, and I really really enjoyed them! There were a bunch of 5 star books as well as 4, which isn’t too bad! Hoping I still pick up good books in the future!

My tops this month were: Poison Study, Magic Study, A Monster Calls, Kiss of Deception, and Heart of Betrayal. I just got so hooked into these, they made me laugh, cry, and really just fall in love with the characters. Highly recommend all the books I read, but especially these 5!

Let me know what you read this month in the comments below!

January Wrap Up

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Here is my wrap-up for this month of January! I read 8 books, 1 graphic novel and 2 manga. I do not have Scarlet by Marissa Meyer on here but I did read it! I had checked it out from the library and when I finished it I had to return it, but a copy is on the way! I’m also not done yet with Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi but since I’m almost halfway done I thought I’d post it and then it’ll also be featured in my February wrap-up.

Anyways here is my ratings for each:

Faking Normal by Courtney C Stevens: 5/5

Against the Ropes by Jeanette Murray: 5/5

Wither by Lauren DeStefano: 5/5

Perfect Ruin by Lauren Destefano: 5/5

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout: 5/5

Until the Beginning by Amy Plum: 5/5

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer: 5/5

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke: 5/5

Black Butler I by Yana Toboso: 4/5

Codename: Sailor V by Naoko Takeuchi: 3/5

Teen Titans Go! Vol. 1: Party, Party! by Sholly Fisch: 5/5

 

As of right now my favorites were Faking Normal, Perfect Ruin, and Slasher Girls & Monster Boys. I have done reviews for them already so go check them out if you wish! But out of my top 3 Faking Normal is my top this month! Maybe even this year so far. It’s absolutely amazing! But I loved all the books I read and I had a really good reading month this month and I’m hoping that is a preview of the year. I’m attempting to read books I have a feeling I’ll really enjoy so here’s to hoping this great streak continues!

Let me know in the comments what books you read this month as well as what your favorites were!