Hello again! It’s been a crazy busy week again because I was on vacation (wait, what?). The kind of vacation where we (boyfriend and I) visit nearly all of our family scattered across two states. So much driving! I got some reading done (two books approximately), but I was so exhausted for a lot of it that I just napped and that was nice too. I’m right on schedule for what I want to get read this month (and the driving did help give me a little more time on for catching up), so that is great right :D. I however am still finding it impossible to find time to listen to my audiobook, so that needs to get fixed somehow.
I finished Ink yesterday which wasn’t hard since I had read most of it on the drive home ;-). I am actually still waiting on my copy of this from Goodreads, but my friend let me borrow her copy so I could at least read it close to the release date, haha. If I don’t get that copy soon, I’m just going to buy a finished copy since it is soooo pretty and I want to see all the illustrations :D. I quite enjoyed this one, though it wasn’t anything special. The interior illustrations really helped bump Ink’s rating, I must admit, hehe. It reminded me a bit of The Rithmatist as far as the magic goes, since things drawn by certain people come to life ya know?
Next was Royal Street since I have the third book for review. (Technically I read this one before Ink >.>) I loved the setting of Royal Street (Katrina New Orleans), but it seemed to just be a mash up of Dresden and Kate Daniels :-/. I’m hoping that that was just the first book, since the second book is currently on the top of the pile so that I can review the third, haha. Anyone been reading this series and have advice about how the rest compares to the first? I’m worried that I’m burned out on UF still….
Finally, I started reading Forbidden Sea for the mermaid challenge :D. This is my fourth mermaid book this summer, which is pretty good for my first challenge ;-). I literally just started it since the library reminded me it’ll be due soon, so I can’t say much about it. I like it so far though! Except the mermaid is supposed to have light hair and dark skin *glares at cover* way to white wash…..
And in case you missed it, these were my posts this week:
I loved the overweight protagonist in Girl of Fire and Thorns.
Mist got 4 stars, though I’ve been rethinking that a bit, it was a bit meh
I gave The Sweetest Dark 4.5 stars, history fantasy for the win!
I proposed a new way to recommend books: provide the books and let them choose :D
Tuesdays at the Castle got 4 stars, such a fun MG!
Reports from Other Lairs
Here are some awesome reviews and discussions you should check out :D
Cobweb Bride from Bookworm Dreams (4 stars, historical)
Foundling from Phoenix Fantasy (4 stars, YA)
Dreams Underfoot from Bibliopunkk (5 stars, short stories)
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