Wrap Up | November 2018

It’s December! I can’t believe 2018 is just about done and out. I can’t even wrap my head around 2019 you guys. You know what’s trippy? For the last four years, 2019 has been the year I’ve kept my focus on because it’s my last year of university. Four years ago I remember trying to count the days and them feeling impossibly endless and now next year is literally 30 days away and what I’m I going to be doing with my life when I’m no longer juggling methods of numerical analysis. I’m going through a mid-young-adult-life crisis!!! Anyway…

It was such a good month I read like 5 books that I can’t wait to show off

1. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas: ★★★★★

Out of all the books I read this month Kingdom of Ash was by far the one I was most excited for. Of course. Sarah J. Maas is bae and I would read her grocery lists if I could. Kingdom of Ash was so good, no other series finale has never had me sobbing as much. I can’t even imagine what else SJM could possibly bring to the table. Read my full review here.

2. Renegades by Marissa Meyer: ★★★

You know what’s funny? I would never ever have read this book if it hadn’t been for a friend of mine pushing me to read it. A couple years ago I read and loooved The Lunar Chronicles and then Heartless happened and it put me off Marissa but then I read this and I love her again. 

Continue reading

Book Review | Spinning Silver

SPINNING SILVER
Author: Naomi Novik
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 466
Release Date: July 10th 2018
Publisher: Del Rey

Rating:  ★★★★★

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers’ pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed–and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it’s worth–especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.

Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday | Characters You’d Want at Friendsgiving

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. This weeks prompt is:  Characters You’d Want at Friendsgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving in the States this month, but Friendsgiving is a celebration that involves not family, but found family. Which characters would you invite to yours?

Thanksgiving is such a foreign notion to me seeing as we don’t celebrate in my country. I mean the whole purpose of the holiday is to give thanks right? To whom? God? Family?… Anyway I think I get the gist of it well enough to do this post and  I’m pretty excited so I’ll jump right in!

Read mor

SWEETENER | BOOK TAG (original)

I made a book tag! You guys I’ve been obsessed. And I mean OBSESSED with Ariana Grande’s new album so I figured why not create a book tag inspired by it?! I did a little googling and found nothing similar so I’m probably not stepping on any virtual toes. I’m soooo excited you guys so I’ll jump right into the questions!breathin

BREATHIN’: A BOOK YOU CAN’T IMAGINE NEVER HAVING READ OR A BOOK THAT SIGNIFICANTLY SHAPED YOUR READING CAREER.

You’ll probably be mad if you thought I was going to pick anything other than Harry Potter. Harry Potter basically started me on my reading journey. Those books made me realize how fun and magical the reading experience really is.

Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday | Largest Books on my TBR

text divider

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. This weeks prompt is: Largest Books on your TBR,  pretty straight forward right? The goal is to discuss those 500+ paged books on our  TBRs. Hopefully this post will finally motivate me to read them. This prompt is in honor of #TomeToppleReadathon which is happening this month. I don’t know if I’ll be participating though, what with exams and all. Just reading one of these monstrosities will be a win for me, honestly!

text divider

renegades

28421168Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Pages: 522

goodreads

This is a book I’ve been meaning to read since it came out last year but just can never seem to get around to it. The premise seems really fun and actiony. So apparently this book takes place in a world in which a faction exists, the Renegades (who are a syndicate of humans with superpowers). These Renegades seemed to have saved the world from the verge of collapse. The synopsis on goodreads says, “they emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned coming champions of justice, a symbol of hope and courage to everyone… except the villains they once overthrew.” In comes Nova. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice — and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both. Continue reading

Book Review | Kingdom of Ash

Kingdom of ash

text divider

This post contains spoilers for all previous books in the Throne of Glass series. Spoilers for Kingdom of Ash will be clearly marked.

38335045Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 992
Publisher: Bloomsbury

goodreads

Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.

Continue reading

October Wrap Up | Kingdom of Ash, Nanowrimo(?) and Anti-Halloween Shenanigans

OCTOBER WRAP UP
text divider

Can you actually believe that there are people out in this vast and terrible earth that complain about how slow the month of October went by? How? Please tell me how? October flew by so fast I got whiplash.

flower

You guys October has been crazy. Kingdom of Ash came out!! This fact alone flew me into a veritable frenzy because its the last book in the Throne of Glass series! What a journey its been… damn. So of course the week it came out I kept going to the bookstore to check if they had it in stock. You know what agony is? Continue reading