Oh boy. February sucked. Plain and simple. I started the month sick, fell into a reading slump straight afterwards, finally started to read again towards the end of the month, only to fall sick again. So that is why I wasn’t active, which sucked because I definitely planned to be more active this year. I did manage to read 4 books in the month despite all of this. A reread, an arc, and two graphic novels. All of that totaled a little over 1,000 pages. Not much but they were all 4 stars so that’s a plus. Let’s see what I read 💚
Hey everyone! Today I’m bringing you the first monthly wrap up of 2021! In January, I read 9 books: 8 new reads and 2 rereads. I also finished two series: Kate Daniels and We Set the Dark on Fire. In total, that amounted to 2,701 pages, 2 5 stars (one was the reread), 1 4.5 star, 3 4 stars, 2 3.5 stars, and 1 3 star. So let’s see what I read.
The Lightning Thief (reread) 5 stars
Magic Binds 5 stars
Magic Stars 3.5 stars
The Princess Trap 4.5 stars (favorite of the month)
Hey there everyone! Today I’m bringing you a review/wrap up of the entire Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. I’m not going to be giving synopses of these because I want to eliminate as many spoilers as possible. So what I am going to do is put the cover, book number, and my rating. Here we go!
Book 0.5: A Questionable Client 3 stars
Book 1: Magic Bites 3 stars
Book 2: Magic Burns 3 stars
Book 3: Magic Strikes 5 stars
Book 3.5: Magic Mourns 3 stars
Book 4: Magic Bleeds 5 stars
Book 4.5: Magic Dreams 4 stars
Book 5: Magic Slays 4 stars
Book 5.3: Magic Tests 3 stars
Book 5.4: Magic Gifts 3 stars
Book 5.5: Gunmetal Magic 3.5 stars
Book 6: Magic Rises 4 stars
Book 6.5: Magic Steals 3 stars
Book 7: Magic Breaks 5 stars
Book 8: Magic Shifts 5 stars
Book 8.5: Magic Stars 3.5 stars
Book 9: Magic Binds 5 stars
Book 9.5: Iron and Magic 3 stars (also is the first in the Iron Covenant series)
Book 10: Magic Triumphs 4 stars
As you can see, the novellas were mostly three stars mostly because of the length. It took book 3 of the main series for me to get invested, however I’m very glad I stuck it out. Now I need to get Blood Heir ASAP.
Have you read this series? Have you read from this author? What did you think? Let’s talk about it! As always, happy reading 💚
Hey everyone! Today we have my October wrap up. This month I read 10 books, 7 new reads and 3 rereads. I once again reached 3,000 pages, finishing the month at 3,208 pages. That has definitely become a goal of mine unintentionally lol so what did I read? Let’s see!
Hey everyone! Today I am bringing you my September wrap up. I am so happy my reading picked up in August. I missed it so much. With the exception of June and July, I have always managed to read over 3,000 pages. That continued in August with 3,444 and September with 3,132 pages. So what did I read? Let’s find out!
Nevernight 5 stars
Beautiful Chaos (reread)5 stars
Etched in Bone 5 stars
Emerald Blaze 4 stars
Magic Slays 4 stars
Magic Dreams 4 stars
Beautiful Redemption 5 stars
The Midnight Star 4 stars
Gunmetal Magic 3.5 stars
I literally had a series September lol I started one (Nevernight) , finished one (Caster Chronicles), continued two (The Others and Kate Daniels), and read the latest release in another (Hidden Legacy). Apparently after Sept. 18th I just didn’t feel like reading anymore lol my next read wasn’t until the beginning of October. That read was actually a second chance read that I’m kicking myself over because I’m asking myself “whyyyy did you DNF it before it??” Smh
Well that is it for this wrap up! Hope everyone had a great September reading month and I’ll see you Thursday for October’s wrap up. As always, happy reading 💚
Hey everyone!! I have many wrap ups to catch up on lol I’m going to use November to start fresh on reviews. Plus I don’t really feel comfortable going back to do reviews on books from months ago. So we will start with a brand new month. Wraps up are easier so I will post those this week.
So the summer brought on a big 2-month reading slump. Real life hit me hard and personal in June, especially with the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s what really started my unplanned hiatus. I was just all about family and work. I couldn’t focus on books and I took a much needed social media break. I still haven’t really gone back to them.
I did read one book in June, and that was Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell. I gave it a low 4 stars. I enjoyed it, but it didn’t give me that Carry On did. That being said, I cannot wait until Any Way the Wind Blows comes out next year. I’m even more excited that it comes it shortly after my birthday so what better way to celebrate than with SnowBaz ❤️💚 Also, my blog turned one in June 😊
July (my birthday month) brought a reread and a new read. I reread Saga Book One because I was supposed to read Book 2 for some readathon I was participating in (I honestly don’t remember lol) but I never did. Aru Shah and the End of Time was just an audiobook I decided to listen to while at work. This also received a low 4 stars from me. Once again, I enjoyed it but it didn’t really grab me and make me want to continue with the series. To this day, I’m still undecided about that.
Now we move to August. Oh boy lol my reading came back full force all thanks to a reread of an adult urban fantasy book. Where I then preceded to basically use all of August for urban fantasy lol the reread was Written in Red by Anne Bishop. It was just what I was in the mood for. I then listened to books 2-5 (work is great for audiobooks) because I needed more of the story. I still have 2 or 3 books left that are published. I’m not sure if the series is finished or not.
I also listened to the final book in Ilona Andrews’ The Edge series, which is Steel’s Edge. As much as I love Ilona Andrews, I feel like this series was their weakest one. To me, it just went downhill every book. One and Two are still the strongest books to me. Speaking of them, I also listened to Magic Bleeds, book 4 in the Kate Daniels series. As well as the Curran POV novella collection. They received 5 and 4 stars respectively. I absolutely LOVE this series. Plus the narrator, Renee Raudman, is one of my favorites.
August also brought: a reread of Darkfever (3 stars….probably not continuing the series), a novella We Can Be Mended (Divergent 3.5….didn’t rate it because it really didn’t bring much to the series), Every Heart a Doorway (5 stars but I’m still on the fence about the series), and a reread of We Set the Dark on Fire (dropped it from 4 stars to 3 but I’m still very excited to finally pick up book 2 since I NEED that closure)
So to bring it all home: June had 1 book read, July had 2, and August had 11. If anyone is curious, no I haven’t slowed down since August lol my main focus has been series (which you will see in September) and books off my shelf.
So that’s my summer 2020 wrap up. Stayed tuned for September’s Wrap Up coming tomorrow. As always, happy reading everyone 💚
Hello everyone! Today I’m bringing you my April Wrap Up 😊 this month I participated in the OWLs Magical Readathon, and I am happy to announce I completed all 12 prompts. As you can tell by the title, audiobooks helped a lot this month especially with work (where I listened to all of them lol) This month I managed to read over 4,000 pages! I ended April with 4 5 stars (all rereads), 2 4.5 stars, 2 4-stars, 2 3.5-stars, and 2 3-stars.
Hello everyone! Today I’m bringing you my March Wrap Up 😊 this month brought on a change later in the month (new job) that will change how me reading goes going further (maybe). However, I did manage to read over 3,000 pages again! Finished out March with 1 5-star, 5 4-stars, 1 3.5-star, 1 3-star, and 2 DNFs.
The Rose Society by Marie Lu 4 stars
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline DNF
Cross by James Patterson 3 stars
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente DNF
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl 5 stars and my favorite this month!
Hello everyone! February was a good reading month for me, even though I did hit a small slump the last week. I read a total of 11 books and only 1 of those was a reread. My ratings were as follows: 2 5-stars (1 was a reread), 6 4-stars, and 3 3-stars. Page-wise I read 3,443…another 3,000+ page reading month 😊 so let’s see what I read!
Hey everyone! January felt long, but I read a lot. Well page wise that is. I read 8 books (5 new to me and 3 rereads) plus I had a DNF. I finished the month with 4 5-stars (although 3 of those were my rereads), 1 4-star, 2 3.5 stars, and 1 3-star. Started the month great and then bleh. I read a total of 3,635 pages! I love big books 😊