So I obviously haven’t done this before but I seen a lot of this posted today so I thought why not do my own post? It seems I read a mix short story/novellas, manga, novels and audiobooks this month.
To start of the month I read a handful of short story/novellas to go with series I’ve read over the past couple of years.
All three of these novellas belong to Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy, which to this day will always be one of my top favourite trilogies. I’ve had these sitting in my email for years, that’s right, years. I don’t know why I didn’t read them right after I read the trilogy. Maybe I was still reeling from Monsters of Men, I wish I had read them right after though. They tied up some loose ends and gave me a ton of feelings.
Next up, Endurance by Ann Aguirre! You’ll soon find out that I absolutely love Ann Aguirre’s work and the Razorland trilogy. This novella belongs to the amazing Razorland trilogy, again one of my all time favourites. Endurance gave me a taste of Thimble and Stone’s story that I needed. It made me want to re-read the Razorland trilogy, so that’s exactly what I did this month in the form of audiobook!
Novellas I also read this month:
- Love Is A Choice by Beth Revis (An Across the Universe Novella)
- Kat by Kelley Armstrong (A Darkest Powers Novella)
- The Invitation: Gathering Bonus Story by Kelley Armstrong (A Darkness Rising Novella)
I recently jumped on the Attack on Titan bandwagon after not having anything else on Netflix to watch. Needless to say I binged the entire first season in 2 days only to find out there wasn’t a second season. So I decided to give the manga a try because I really need answers to the many questions the anime leaves you with.
So this month I made it through Volumes 6 to 10 of the manga! Finally getting past where the anime left off! It’s been slow going with the reading but I know I’ll at least finish it before the second season airs, aha!
A couple of you may have seen my Audiobooks Galore! post from last week, which brings me to what I read? (listened?) to this month.
I originally read the Razorland trilogy a few years ago and was completely enamored with it! Honestly, Horde was one of my first ever 5 star ratings because Ann Aguirre couldn’t have ended that trilogy any better! It was always be one of my first recommendations for the YA Dystopian genre. So after reading a novella for the trilogy I knew I needed back in Deuces world. I went looking through my libraries online catalog and discovered the audiobooks for available for the entire trilogy so I dove right in. And as always I wasn’t disappointed, this was one of my favourite reads of the month!
On to the big guns! The novels I read:
I didn’t read many this month which is nothing new because I can’t seem to finish a book for the life of me. But a few peaked my interest and kept me hooked until the end.
First time I tried to read Talon I DNF which was so unfortunate because I loved Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden trilogy. But since Rogue had come out and I heard a lot of great things about it, I picked Talon up again. Surprisingly I loved it the second time around and finished it in no time so my hopes were high for Rogue. I dived into Rogue and soon disappointed, I almost DNF’d multiple times. But I pushed myself through it hoping the end would be worth it and it was. It’s probably the only saving grace for Rogue, I have yet to decide if I’ll pick up the next book or not.
I recently made a small post about this next read, but I just have to say that this was definitely my favourite read of the entire month.
I just, what do I say about this book? it was surprising and beautiful and made me cry more often than not. I admit when it first came out it was too hyped for me so I didn’t even give it chance. But after finally giving in, it so lived up to it’s hype and I feel like everyone should read it.
Oh, Sarah J. Maas, why must you do this? Create beautiful worlds and ensnare the reader in the matter of chapters. I admit, in my eyes Feyre didn’t live up to Celaena but I know I really shouldn’t compare. Feyre’s character though, kept this from being a 5 star rating though. There was just times that I couldn’t stand her and expected more from her character. But alas, it was my second favourite read of the month and definitely worth the read!
Tonight, I finished The Wrath and The Dawn, another book not originally on my tbr list but after hearing some amazing reviews on Twitter about it, I gave in.
Since I just finished this, and have a lot to say about it, I’ll use it for my first ever full review in the next day or two. Which I hope turns out okay and worthy of your reading!
I’d also like to mention that I did beta read a YA (fantasy) book for a friend of mine that I absolutely loved as well. I can’t say anything about it but I do hope she finally comes around and pushes for it to get published. Because you’re all missing out on a great story and fabulous characters.
So with everything combined that brings my total to: 20! Wow! And if you made it this far, thanks so much for reading my first wrap up! I won’t blurb so much in my next one since hopefully I’ll be writing actual reviews for what I read this month.