I’m so happy to say that I finished The Girl of Fire and Thorns this week! This one has been on my TBR list for so long and it is a travesty that it took me so long to get to ;-). This was one of the top goals for my TBR Pile challenge: getting books I know I will love read finally! I especially loved that there was an overweight female protagonist who gained self-confidence and strength throughout the book. There is also a recipe at the end of my copy for Coconut Honey Scones, score!
I also took the chance to read the ARC of Frozen that my friend gave me. I have to admit it wasn’t quite what I was expecting and it was a little clunky here and there, but I did enjoy it. The frozen and polluted planet was a great setting and as the dragon emblem on the cover hints at, there is a fantasy element. I found the meshing to only sort of work and not make as much sense as I would have liked. However, I look forward to see what everyone else thinks to as people read BEA copies! I’m planning to hold a giveaway for my copy if people are interested :D My copy is gently used, so keep that in mind ;-).
I’m slowly working on Playing Tyler and am hoping that some action picks up soon. I have seen a couple reviews already and have hope. Have you read it? It sounds like there should be an alternate reality conspiracy soon, but I would love reassurance, haha.
Finally, I have been reading The Book of Three which is the first in a middle grade series from the 60’s. My friend recommended this one highly when I was browsing the used book section, but it hasn’t been hitting the spot as much as I hoped. I’ll be finishing it quickly since it’s nice and short and then I’ll see if I should continue the series ;-).
And in case you missed it, these were my posts this week:
3 stars for Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare on Audiobook!
I posted about my top ten mermaid books :D
Stochastic stopped by to give 4.5 stars to Along the Watchtower by David Litwack PLUS a giveaway!!
Looking for books with dragons in them? Here’s a working list!
4 Stars for Mirage by Jenn Reese (Above World #2)
Reports from Other Lairs
Here are some awesome reviews and discussions you should check out :D
Nosegraze posted about how to change your blog name (all the many details to consider!) a while ago and Radiant Shadows followed up by considering the pros and cons for herself.
Radish Reviews talked about the old friends: books from her childhood!
Great Imaginations made a list about Viking books :D
Owl Tell You About It talked about book-shaming and how we should all accept everyone’s reading tastes.
Girl XOXO listed 4 ways for book blogger to reuse content a while ago but I just found it and it was inspiring!
The School for Good and Evil from Reader of Fictions (4 stars, YA)
The Pirate’s Wish from Love is Not a Triangle (YA)
Of Triton from Read. Breathe. Relax (YA)
Ink from Curiosity Killed the Bookworm (3 stars, YA)
Shadow of Night from The Oaken Bookcase (3.5 stars)
The Magic Thief from Book Interrupted (4 stars, MG)
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