All about Books
This is the page where I will be discussing what I'm reading, reviewing those books and be open to suggestions to keep adding to my To Be Read pile. Honestly, I'm never going to get through that thing anyway, so the more the merrier.
Hi. I didn't mean to, or even realise at times, disappear and leave this blog for almost a month, but I'm back now. January was rather busy and all, so I'm hoping a few things will calm down soon.
I've also joined a Goodreads group that aims to tackle our TBR piles and it's been brilliant so far. January included the whole book jar concept which I'd never done before, I loved, and will probably keep going back to! :D
February is all about reading fantasy books, so I'll post this month's list later on. I've also chosen it to be my own personal Beat the Backlist month- the first of the year and hopefully more successful than the one I did early in 2018. Given half my physical books are fantasy, this should work out well!
But first, January.
Empress of All Seasons- Overall rating is 4 stars. See my full review here.
The Dark Vault- I had been wanting to read these for ages and was so excited to hear they were being published together. I really enjoyed them, though preferred The Archived just a bit more. The short story from Wes' POV after The Unbound was sweet too. :) Overall rating- 4.25 stars.
Grace and Fury- This was amazing. I almost read it in a day and that's rare for me. Overall rating- 4.5 stars. I can't wait for book 2 this year! Full review is here.
Scythe- Oh wow. This is what happens when you leave amazing 'old' books for new releases and nearly miss out on gems like this book is! 5 stars and I need book 2 ASAP. :D
Children of Blood and Bone- I tried to read it, but DNF'd it at about 30%. This was probably in part due to a bit of a slump at the end of the month- January was busy!- but I got to the point of only caring about one or two characters. It's gone onto my 'on hold' shelf anyway for now and I might come back to it at a later time.
Darkest Hour- At the start of the year, I was in a weird reading mood of starting books and taking a while to get through them. I continued my rereads of the Heartland series to prove I could finish a book, however short. It worked! :)
Shadow of the Fox- This was the last book in my January jam jar and haven't finished it yet. It's another Japanese inspired fantasy like Empress of all Seasons, and I really loved the Talon saga by Julie Kagawa, so I'm hoping this will be more of the same love. :)
The Mortal Word- I wasn't planning on making this my first read of the month, given I have one or two older books I should have got to first. However, I wasn't feeling great this morning, needed cheering up and I adore this series, so here we are! It's brilliant as always! :D
So somehow I haven't actually bought a book yet this year!! I know, I know. There are reasons for that, but I will be soon and it has at least given me a chance to cut down on my TBR pile that I have at the moment haha.
My list for February (now excluding The Mortal Word because it won't take long to finish) is as follows:
- A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
- The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso
- Shadowsong by S Jae Jones
- The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross
- Charmcaster by Sebastien de Castell
I'm also hoping to get to The Wicked King and King of Scars (you know, when I buy them!), but I kind of doubt that. I'll also be buying Song of the Dead this week as it just got released in the UK. Too many books and the shortest month of the year- but I'll give it a good go. :D
What are you reading at the moment? All the best and happy reading.
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