February 2021 wrap up

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 💚


January 2021 wrap up

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)

Take a Hint, Dani Brown 4 stars

Iron and Magic 3 stars

Magic Triumphs 4 stars

Hounded (reread) 4 stars

We Unleash the Merciless Storm 3.5 stars

Kate Daniels series wrap up

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 💚

October 2020 Wrap Up

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!

  1. Kiss of Deception 4 stars (after a DNF last year)
  2. Magic Gifts 3 stars
  3. The Aeronaut’s Windlass 5 stars (reread)
  4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone 4 stars (reread)
  5. Magic Steals 3 stars
  6. Magic Rises 4 stars
  7. Magic Breaks 5 stars
  8. Magic Tests 3 stars
  9. Burn for Me 5 stars (reread)
  10. The Hobbit 3.5 stars

September 2020 Wrap Up

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 💚

Summer 2020 Wrap-Up

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 💚

April 2020 Wrap Up aka the month of the audiobooks

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.

March 2020 Wrap Up

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!

A Court of Wings and Ruin 4 stars

Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews 4 stars

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner 3.5 stars

The Beyond by Chloe Neill 4 stars

Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst 4 stars

February Wrap Up 2020

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!

4/5 stars (novella #1)

4/5 stars (read in a single day)

5/5 stars

My review for this!

Shatter Me 3/5 stars

Destroy Me (included in this book) 4/5 stars (novella #2)

My review for this two!

4/5 stars

3/4 stars

3/5 stars (novella #3)

4/5 stars and I’ve finally finished this series!

4/5 stars and I love being back with Alex Cross

5/5 stars (my lone reread)

January 2020 Wrap Up

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 😊

Beautiful Creatures 5 stars

One of Us is Lying 4 stars

Aurora Rising 3.5 stars

Carry On (reread #1)

Ensnared (reread #2)

The School for Good and Evil (reread #3)

The Crown’s Game 3.5 stars

Sorcery of Thorns 3 stars