Review: “The Beauty of Darkness” by Mary E. Pearson

It’s been a while since I read The Heart of Betrayal, so I had to read an in-depth recap of the events of the last two books. Good thing, too! So much stuff happens in this third and final book!

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Review: “Tower of Dawn” by Sarah J. Maas

I was absolutely thrilled to hear we would have a novella just on Chaol. He’s one of my favorite characters from the series. And while I do have a few issues with him (mostly his prejudices), I love him above all, lol! So when Sarah announced the novella was turned into a novel, I was ecstatic!

Diving into Tower of Dawn was a bit like coming home in ways I never imagined it would be. Returning to the world of Throne of Glass and being introduced into a brand new world of the southern continent and its cultures and people… To reacquaint myself with these characters and to come out in the end as loving them more… I cannot imagine a better pleasure as a reader.

I’m going to try my hardest to keep this spoiler-free!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Covers that Remind Me of Fall

This Top Ten Tuesday was a bit of a challenge. I’m not the type of person to read books based on seasons. With Halloween coming up, some might be more apt to read thriller/horror books, but I’m just like, “Meh,” lol.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You can check out the remainder of October’s themes here and check out the topics for the rest of the year, too!

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ARC Review: “Invictus” by Ryan Graudin

really wanted to like this more. Pitched as Doctor Who meets Firefly (or Guardians of the Galaxy) I was pumped for lots of adventure and greatness! Alas, Invictus fell short in a few key areas for me. I think I was in some sort of reading funk which probably affected by opinion of the book, too. Maybe I’ll have to give it another go in the future.

This ARC was not provided to me by the publisher. I actually traded another ARC for this one.

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“Waiting on” Wednesday: All the October releases!

October has some fantastic releases! I started filling up my calendar with book releases so I don’t forget. Goodreads comes in handy with its lists on monthly YA releases. I write down all the ones I’m interested/excited for and October is just ripe with them! I’ll just highly the first two weeks of October (including yesterday, since it was new release Tuesday. Hope you don’t mind that I cheat. 😉 ) and then do another post as a follow-up. 🙂

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly blog meme started by Breaking the Spine.

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Review: “Monstress” Vol. 1 & 2 by Marjorie Liu

Oh my goodness, why have I just now discovered this lovely graphic novel? I’ve seen the single issue comics in comic book stores, and while it intrigued me, I never bothered to pick it up. But then I heard it was an East Asian-inspired, steampunk-esque, matriarchal fantasy world and hello, yes, I’m hooked.

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So I decided to review volume 1 and 2 together. Truthfully, sometimes I struggle with writing a review of a single volume, especially since this is definitely a longer series. Sometimes I feel as if volume one just allows me to touch the surface of the world, while volume 2 drags me under. 😉

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