I think this is the first month where I didn’t read (or inhale) an asinine number of books.
Between doing nothing while on vacation and being promoted at work – I didn’t really have the time or energy.
Which seems to be the song of the year.
This promotion at work has me in a supervisor role, which means, less time for me to sit and listen to audiobooks while I work. It means more of managing people. And I’m learning – I’m not a fan of managing people. I just wish people showed up to work to do work – a lot of the people I work with, they don’t have even a similar work ethic to me and would rather just bide their time for eight hours. I can’t explain how frustrating it is. And because I’m younger than them, they don’t acknowledge that I hold supervisor status – so that’s fucking fantastic.
But, back to books, and not me bitching about work.
I didn’t read that many, mainly spent in Erilea with Aelin and Co. I finally finished my TOG Series re-read and read a few other pretty good books. So, let’s check them out! Continue reading “Sept’21 Wrap Up”
Okay, so I might have inhaled quite a lot of books last month.
Like, so many.
Most of them were really good and I found some new favorites. Favorites that I can’t stop thinking about and I’m desperately waiting and wishing for the next books to be out on audio so I can listen to them at work.
I even started a Throne of Glass series re-read, which wasn’t something I was planning to do. But I was struggling to get into anything, so I just decided to go for it. And honestly, it’s been great.
Since I did read so many, we’re going to keep this intro short – and just dive right in. Continue reading “Aug’21 Wrap Up”
Since I took pretty much all of August off – I’m not writing this post when I normally would. So, honestly, I don’t remember specifics of what I read in July. Because like July, I’ve read a shit ton of books in August.
I do know I read some really good books that I highly recommend, and some okayish ones. There aren’t any on this list that I wouldn’t not recommend, but there are definitely some I would 100% recommend. I found some new favorites that I thoroughly enjoyed – which is always a good thing.
If you have read any of these, or if you now plan on checking some of them out, let me know!
Let’s jump in and check out the 20+ books I read in July! Continue reading “July’21 Wrap Up￼”
Go read this trilogy.
I loved this trilogy so much.
I need physical copies for my shelves.
I was actually quite pleasantly surprised by these books. Princess Ballot has been on my TBR for quite a while now, and I finally dove in. I saw that a fellow reader had recently read this and had given it a pretty high rating. Pairing that with I’m in a weird reading mood, I dove in. I went and downloaded the audiobook despite having a bunch already in my library waiting for me.
Then I promptly inhaled all three books and spiraled a bit.
*This is book one in a dark college romance. This is not a RH or traditional love triangle story, but it does include a-hole princes, nasty princesses, and one chick who will take none of their shit, all the while doing her best to make it out alive. HEA guaranteed. Eventually.
Not going to lie, I was expecting a typical NA college “bully” romance but make it Royal. But y’all, it was so much better. If we’re ticking boxes, then boxes were fucking ticked. Continue reading “Royals of Arbon Academy Trilogy Review”
I had no intentions of reread the Covenant Series this year or rereading the Titan series (even though I was long overdue). My coworker forgot her AirPods one day, and I asked if she wanted to listen to an audiobook with me. I listen to audiobooks while at work every day – it’s how I blow through so many books. She didn’t want me to have restart whatever I was currently listening to, and after going through my Audible Library she asked me if I had anything similar to Percy Jackson – i.e. Greek Mythology.
Half-Blood came to mind. And little did I know, she’d get utterly hooked. Continue reading “Covenant Series Recap + The Titan Series Mini Review”
I may have cut back on the number of posts I put out each week, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some good ones. We’re going to keep this intro short (like the month of June – seriously, where did it go?) and sweet, because I want to curl up in bed and read Web Comics.
So, let’s jump in! Continue reading “Posts You Might’ve Missed This Month #6”
Author: KayLynn Flanders
Pub. Date: July 20, 2021
Pub: Delacrote Press
Genre: YA Fantasy
For fans of Sorcery of Thorns and Furyborn comes the thrilling sequel to Shielded about a world in a deadly magical war and the newly crowned king and feisty princess who must defeat the deadliest of foes before there’s nothing left to save.
Although King Atháren’s sister, Jennesara, saved Hálendi from the Gray Mage, the reprieve came at a steep price–the life of their father. Now Ren rules over a divided kingdom, with some who want him dead, and a Medallion that warns of worse trouble brewing in the south.
As second born, Princess Chiara is the perfect Turian royal–perfectly invisible. She longs to help restore peace on the Plateau, but with no magic and no fighting skills, she doesn’t stand a chance against a mage. So when a member of the Turian royal family goes missing and Chiara finds a clue about the rumored resting place of the mages’ long-lost artifacts, she decides it’s time to be seen.
As Ren’s and Chiara’s paths cross, they find the depth of the mages’ hold on the Plateau is more powerful than anyone suspected, and that they must learn to trust themselves, and each other, before the mages retrieve their artifacts and become too powerful to ever defeat. Continue reading “Book Review: Untethered (Shielded #2)”
Looking at this list, I read a lot more than I thought I did.
Overall, it was a pretty decent reading month – definitely found some new favorites that should be on everyone’s TBR. But there were also quite a few disappointments – some more than others. Definitely some of my most anticipated reads didn’t meet my expectations, and others the story just fell incredibly flat. There were even some that I ended up DNF-ing because it wasn’t worth trying to force myself to read them.
I’m not upset with how May went – I truly did read some amazing books and I can’t wait to throw them at all my friends. Like in past months, most of these were audiobooks – thank god for them. Otherwise, I don’t know how I would read. And thank god for shorter/novella length books. they’re such a refreshing change of pace from long fantasy/NA reads. They’re perfect for those evenings where work has wiped me, but I still want to read.
But let’s check out what I read in May! Continue reading “May’21 Wrap Up”
Title: Fallen Academy: Year Three
Author: Leia Stone
Pub. Date: December 4, 2018
Pub: Independently Published
Genre: Fantasy Paranormal Romance
It will take every ounce of strength and training Brielle has to survive year three. Meanwhile, Lincoln will also be fighting his own battle for survival. Each of them worlds apart. Continue reading “Book Reviews: Fallen Academy: Year Three & Fallen Academy: Year Three and a Half”
I had a solid reading month – almost everything was aa 4 star or higher. I found some new favorites and a few disappointments. I did some mood reading and I knocked off some books that I’ve been meaning and dying to read. I even managed to squeeze in some new releases. So, I’m not mad. I only read 18 books.
I say that, like it’s not a lot – only 18.
I tried to make the conscious effort to not just inhale books, to take more time with them. The month before I read so many, I felt a tad burnt out, and when it was time to review some of them, I couldn’t remember what happened in them. I’m happy with having read 18, I remember what happened in each, and can actually form sentences as to what I liked and didn’t like, without having to scour my brain to remember if it happened in Book 1 or Book 2.
But let’s check out everything I read last month! Continue reading “Apr’21 Wrap Up”