July TBR

Hey all,

So just a short post on what my July TBR is looking like. I am also planning on participating the Biannual Bibliothon and I will do another TBR post for that once I work out what it is.

So on to the books:

Glass Sword - Victoria Aveyard Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (I finished last month on page 75)

Kings Cage - Victoria Aveyard Kings Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Circe - Madeline Miller Circe by Madeline Miller

Letters to the Lost - Brigid Kemmerer Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

I will catch up guys in the next post.

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June Wrap Up

Ok so I have to start this wrap up with I’m sorry. I was planning on having posts scheduled for while I was in Vietnam but I never got around to writing them

So onto the wrap up.

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    1. Scythe by Neal Shusterman – 4 Stars
    2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – 3.5 Stars
    3. Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab – 4.5 Stars
    4. A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab – 3 Stars
    5. A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab – 4 Stars
    6. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – 5 Stars
    7. Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas – 4 Stars
    8. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – 4 Stars
    9. Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard – 4 Stars
    10. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard – up to page 75

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Books Read

This Month: 9
Yearly Total: 34

Type

In a series: 8
Stand Alone: 1

Pages Read

This Month: 3,796
Yearly Total: 13,347

Format

Physical: 7
Digital: 2
Audio:

Mt TBR

This Month: 5
Yearly Total: 12

Category

Middle Grade: 0
Yearly: 7
Young Adult: 9
Yearly: 26
Non-Fiction: 0
Yearly: 1

Beat the Backlist

This Month: 1
Yearly Total: 24

Genre

Autobiography: 0
Yearly: 1
Contemporary: 0
Yearly: 2
Fantasy: 8
Yearly: 20
Historical Fiction: 0
Yearly: 2
Sci Fi: 1
Yearly: 9

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So I didn’t get to writing any reviews in June, but since I have read quite a few books lately I am going to fix this.

 

So that’s it for my June wrap up. I will be back soon with my July TBR.

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Obsidio - Amie KaufmanSeries: The Illuminae Files
Position in Series: #3
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 18, 2018
Page Numbers: 615
Star Rating:5 Stars
Goodreads Summary

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.

my thoughts
Obsidio follows Kaady Grant, Ezra Mason, Hanna Donnelly, Nik and Ella Malikov as they return to Kerenza after escaping the attack on the Heimdall Station from BeiTech in order to save everyone on board, as well as introduces us to Asha Grant who is Kady’s cousin who survived the initial attack and Rhys Lindstrom who has just landed planetside to fix systems for BeiTech.

Similar to the first two books in this series I could not put this down and almost missed my train stop when I was finishing the book one night. This series has built on top of itself with more and more intense action. Although compared to the first two books I would say that there isn’t as many major plot twists throughout the book but as this is the third and final book in the series that is understandable and it is still action-packed.

I really enjoyed getting introduced to the two new characters; Asha Grant and Rhys Lindstrom, however I did wish there was a bit more time with them. In the other books I felt like the new characters were the main focus and then the established characters (well in Geminia anyway) were more of the secondary characters but in Obsidio the story was pretty evenly spread between all the characters. I would have also liked to have seen a bit more about the relationship between Asha and Rhys even if that was in the was of flashback/ memories.

Throughout the series Aiden has been my favourite character and he does not disappoint in Obsidio. I find the struggle with Aiden’s decisions and his understanding of humanity really interesting. There was one decision especially that while I don’t think I could have made that call I could understand why Aiden did it.

The other shining star in this book was Izacc Grant. He is such an amazing father figure not only to Kady but to the others as well. I really appreciated when he would keep telling the kids to watch their language in the message board while everything is going to crap around them.

Obsidio is well worth the read and a clear 5 star read for me as was the other two books in the series. I am sad that it is all over but I like how it was wrapped up.

Date Started: May 20, 2018
Date Finished: May 24, 2018
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So the original topic for this week is Books I decided to DNF too quickly but I can’t bring myself to DNF books as it messes with my OCD. Even if I am struggling big time with the books I will still finish them. So here is a list of books that I would have DNF  if that was in me. Also please note that some of these I did end up liking but they were soooo slow it was a struggle and also I decided to cut it down to 5 as I could think of 10.

5Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club

4 The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

3 Killer by Sara Shepard

2 The Heir by Kiera Cass

1 Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

That’s it for now.

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June TBR

So as you may or probably not know I am going the Vietnam in June and I am SOOOOO excited! While I will definitely be taking a lot of books with me I haven’t decided what they are going to be yet, so I have decided to do this TBR in two parts. This is half of the TBR will be what I am planning on reading up until the 13th of June which is when I fly out.

So here is my list (maybe hehe)

Miss Peregrine's Home - Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Scythe - Neil Shusterman Scythe by Neil Shusterman

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

That is it for now and I will be back with the books I am planning on taking with me to Vietnam (currently debating with my partner that it’s normal to have half your suitcase filled with books).

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