This week had a fair amount of “I don’t want to do anything because I’m sick, so I’ll read :D” which was pretty fun. But then the second part of the week was catching up from all that not doing anything, haha. I’ve been managing to get a lot of reading in anyway since it helps keep me sane when finals threaten to crush my brain ;-).
I finished The Testing pretty early in the week and am working on my review! Remember that this one doesn’t come out until June 4th, so there is still time for someone else to read it and get ready for the publication date. Hence why I’m going to be holding a giveaway for this one and another ARC that I received (Plague in the Mirror) for those of you who want some more ARCs :). Keep your eye out for that giveaway next week probably starting Tuesday.
Next, I had briefly started The Assassin’s Curse when I first got it from the library a freaking month ago. Then I got sidetracked with new releases and ARCs that were more urgent on the reading and reviewing front. However, I found time this week to read this one and it was quite fun. It also helped quench my current obsession with deserts >.>. I have to admit that I was a bit confused with the ending, since not a lot actually happened. The back of the book made it sound like they would actually pursue three impossible quests in this book. Guess I have to get the next one in June :D.
Finally, I’m soooooo excited that Krys from Bibliopunkk lent me her ARC of Brandon Sanderson’s first foray into YA! The Rithmatist is coming out in May and ya’ll better get excited :D. This one has a magical school where Rithmatists study how to draw magic chalk drawings based on circles and lines to attack and defend. They can also draw Chalklings which are any small doodle that can go off and attack your opponent’s chalk or defend your own. That’s right, you can make awesome dragons that come to life (in 2D) :D. While it’s taking some adjusting to the YA setting and main character (which I’m just not used to with Sanderson since he hasn’t done this before), I’m loving the Rithmatic diagrams at the beginning of every chapter and drawings WITHIN the chapters. There are adorable doodles along the pages showing what Chalklings people are drawing and they act things out, it’s awesome!!!
And in case you missed it, these were my posts this week:
The Finale of The Great Hunt Readalong
Poison by Bridget Zinn Review – 4 Stars
What do you think of Multiple Covers and Multiple Titles for one book?
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs Review – 5 Stars!
Buried in Books – Want these ARCs?
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Shadow and Bone from The Bookaholic Blurbs (4 Stars, YA)
Siege and Storm from Reader of Fictions
Beautiful Creatures from Books of Amber (3 Stars, YA)
Arclight from Read, Breathe, Relax
Across a Star-Swept Sea from Bibliopunkk (5 Stars, YA)
Under the Never Sky from Kimberly’s Novel Notes (4 Stars, YA)
Origin from Effortlessly Reading (2.5 Stars)
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