September Wrap Up

Hey hey hey, another month is coming to an end, wow!!! Someone please tell time to slow down!!!

I didn’t get a lot of reading done this month because I did have test and then went on a school trip. But here is what I read this month:

First up was Empire of Storms [Sarah J Maas] as part of my Throne of glass reread. I did start to like all the characters a million times more. The first time I read the book I was only focusing on Celaena and everyone else (except Lysandra) bothered me #oops

Then.

It.

Was.

Time.

For.

TOWER OF DAWN [Sarah J Maas] which I devoured in 36 hours. In between that I actually had a dream that I spoiled myself *endless laughter* but this book was good, very good indeed. Nesyrn bothered me slightly but I’m sure I will like her more next time I read the book as I won’t be too focused on Chaol.

Then I read Song of the Current [Sarah Tolscer] but I sort of don’t feel like I read it seeing I skipped two chapters near the end. So I will one day go back and read it so I feel complete.

The final book of the month was And I Darken [Kiersten White], which was probably one of the most enjoyable reads of this month, maybe even this year.


What did you read this month and which book was your favourite?

Until next time,

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I Promise I Will One Day Finish These Series

One of my biggest issues with books is that I have to wait a whole year for the next book in a series. This especially bothers me because even though I loved loved loved the first book in the series, I might not always read the next one because of the time gap.

I know I should read the next one and I know I will love it but I just can’t bring myself to get around to it.

So I have made a list of book series I promise I will get around to finish (one day in the near future)

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Fairest and Stars Above [Marissa Meyre]

I love the Lunar Chronicles and am always looking for people to recommend it to, but for some reason I myself never picked up these two books which are part of the series but not really essential to the reading experience.

I do really want to read these books but at the same time, because they aren’t essential, I don’t want to buy them. If I ever see them at the library though, I will borrow them


One Dark Throne [Kendare Blake]

This book only recently came out but I can already tell it will be a while before I get around to reading it. The first book was very good, I may have read it a bit to quickly for my own good and will need to reread it. Eventually though, I will get to this one.


Traitor to the Throne [Alwyn Hamilton]

Out of all the books I list, this one is most likely to be read… mainly because I have the audiobook of it so I just need to find time to hit play and listen. But because I still have to download it every time I go to listen to it I realize I need internet to download.

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Neverfade [Alexandra Bracken]

I read the Darkest Minds in one day, the following day when I went back to the library I nearly cried when I saw they didn’t have, no are they getting, the rest of this series. I would be happy to reread the first book in this series but first I need to get around to buying the books…


Ice Like Fire [Sara Raasch]

I feel most embarrassed for not having read this one yet, especially seeing I own it and have been meaning to read it for the past three months #sorrynotsorry. I loved the first book so much but have heard that the second one is completely different and have no clue what to do.

But I have a goal to read it by the end of the year (which is fast approaching)

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Magic Study [Maria V. Synder]

I know that I loved Poison Study and that this series will only improve… but there are just so many books in this series I’m not so sure yet I am ready to full commit.


Godsgrave [Jay Kristoff]

Nevernight was a good book, there is no denying it, but I’m not entirely sure if I want to pay $30 for the hardcover, or I could just wait over 200 days to pay $20 for the paperback. NO THANK YOU. I will wait until I see it at the $7 book store at my shopping center like I did with Nevernight (lets hope the store doesn’t shut down seeing it is a pop up store only on the weekends).


What are some book series you swear you will finish???

Until next time,

Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J Maas || Book Review

My Throne of Glass reread is nearly coming to an end and I am so incredibly glad I did reread these books because I am so pumped for Tower of Dawn now it isn’t funny.

There will be no spoilers about QoS in this review however, I cannot say the same for the first three books in the Throne of Glass series. (You have been warned)


The first 60 pages of this book were a little hard for me to get into because I knew all the sneaky plans that take place later on in the book. However, once I pushed pass this, I realised I was an idiot for thinking this book is all planning when in reality it is getting a hell of a lot of things done.

Originally I did not enjoy Manon’s or Elide’s chapters within this book. However, with the reread I was fully immersed in their chapters. I found out so many things that were so blatantly obvious, I am kind of disappointed with myself for not noticing the first time I read the book.

That brings me to the characters, this reread has 110% made me like them all better. To be fair though, before this reread Celaena, Rowan, Aedion and Lysandra were the only characters I cared about. And even then it was only Lysandra. But…. I love them all know including Lorcan. There is a lot of character development in this book which was so intense and creative.

The writing was so good in this book, I cannot even deal. I was literally racing through to finish this book and avoiding so much study and assignments to get it done.

As for the plot, I did find it enjoyable although there was one of Manon’s chapters I think were I found myself just reading the dialog.


My goodread’s review can be found here,

Have you read this series? What do you think?

Until next time,

Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin || Book Review

You may remember a couple of weeks ago I reviewed Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin, if not, know you know. However, that was the wattpad version of the story and this time, I have actually read the final copy which was recently released on the 5th of September.

This book is one of my favourite reads of this year and is a lovely contemporary when you need an easy read. Chasing Red has many cute scenes throughout the novel which will have you shipping almost all the characters with someone.

Not only is this book full of romance, there is also plenty of drama and betrayal. Mostly surrounding jealousy and characters family situations.

I love how every character in this story is well thought out and has a different backstory. Throughout the novel, it is clear to see how character’s childhood’s have shaped them into who they are now.

Chasing Red is the first of two novels in the Red Series by Isabelle Ronin. The second book, Always Red, will be out this November. I know so soon. This is because the wattpad story has been split into two separate books with additional scenes.

There isn’t a massive difference between the wattpad story and the final copy. But the additional scenes really help for connecting with the characters and seeing their growth throughout their lives.

Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin is a novel I will forever want to read and can see myself rereading time and time again.


I was lucky enough to receive an ebook copy of this book through netgalley, however, all opinions and thoughts are my own.


My goodread’s review can be found here

Until next time,

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas || Book Review

In advanced this review will not contain any spoilers what so ever, however, I suggest not reading further if you have not read Queen of Shadows.


 “you must enter where you fear to tread” 

There are so many things I need to say about Tower of Dawn, I’m not entirely sure where to start. This book was not at all what I expected it to be and I am so glad for it.

Tower of Dawn is perfectly paced and is able to explain and explore so many things, which I believe can only be described as pure brilliance. The Throne of Glass world has gotten a whole lot wider and the history so much more interesting. I already know they final book next year will be one to look out for.

I’m pleading that Sarah J Maas will set more books in this world. Even if they are not with these characters, I would rather enjoy a book series about the first Demon War.

As you have probably already noticed in this series, the point of view often changes although all are still told in third-person. One of the main reasons I enjoyed this book so much, was because we get the chance to focus on a smaller group of characters. Only three points of view are followed and I found all of this very intriguing. Although, to be completely honest, at one point I was begging for less of one character and more of another but that is just because I was defending my favourite character and clearly wanted more of them.

I would not describe this book as an epic adventure with heaps of daring sword fights ect, but I never expected it to be like that anyways. This book was focused on healing not just physical wounds but mental ones as well for all characters. Along with this, a hell of a lot of discovery goes down. All of which makes this book soooooooooooo much more important to this series.

Instead, I would describe this book like I describe a lot of others, a nice read. Tower of Dawn is honestly such a nice read and had me reading every moment I was awake. (I’m so proud of myself, I finished this book in just over 24 hours).

I really would like to say more but I am rather scared I will spoil something and then someone would hunt me down. So I end this review here.


My goodreads review can be found here.

My hopes and dreams for Tower of Dawn can be found here (I wrote this before I read the book so please do not think any of it to be true)

If you have read this book please please please dm here on instagram so I can express all my thoughts.

Until next time,

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas || Book Review

A lot of things went down in Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas, however, I recommend that if you have not read Crown of Midnight, Throne of Glass or The Assassin’s Blade, that you do not read my review as I might have some minor spoilers for those books.


The one thing I can say about the Throne of Glass series, is that there is never a dull moment, the writing is always page turning and attention grabbing. When I first read Heir of Fire, there was a new character’s perspective who I did not completely enjoy, Manon’s. However, with this second read of mine, I found her parts of the story fairly interesting.

I think the first time I read Heir of Fire I was in too much of a hurry and wanted to focus more on Celaena. Heir of Fire tends to share the pages between the characters rather than purely focus on Celaena as the previous books tended to do. But the other characters never bored me.

The world is explored throughout this book and Celaena’s past is poured out onto the page in a way that will have you reaching for a tissue while also standing behind her and chanting for her to take her life into her own hands.

Dorian takes a major character arc in this book, especially in the last 100 pages or so. In fact, a lot of characters have major arcs in this book. Which all impressed me.


My goodreads review is here,

until next time,

Book Review: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

“‘Address me however I look.’ I was both. I was neither. I was everything, but that wasn’t exactly a friendly conversation between strangers trying to kill each other.”

Hey Book Nation,

This review is being written wayyyyyy back in February! I saved it for now so it would be closer to the publication date. This book is a very interesting one and I cannot wait to share why.

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Pages: 384

My Rating: 3.5/5

Release date: 5th of September 2017

Series: First book in an untitles series by Linsey Miller

Isuue: ebook, review copy in exchange for honest review (via Netgallery)

My thoughts:

I do understand why mentioning that Sal is gender fluid in the synopsis will grab peoples attention and lure them into reading this book, and while it is an important part of Sallot’s identity it isn’t a major defining point throughout the novel itself.

Instead what the synopsis should focus on is the action pack, intensity of this competition.

This book can be compared to Throne of Glass or The Hungers Games (while reading the book I even thought a little bit of The Selection) and although it’s far to compare based on the fact this is an assassin competition, to the death, set in a sort of magical war torn world, it does also have it’s differences and stand out points.

I found that this book focused at lot more on the competition side of things than Throne of Glass did and had a lot more deaths than in The Hunger Games (well, more that the main character new about).

With that said I also felt disconnected with the characters in this book, for multiple reasons.

  1. Each competitor was referred to a 1 through 23. If they had been given names, I feel as if I could have figured out sooner who was who. In the end I only really remembered who two of them were.
  2. The Queen’s Left Hand, Emerald, Ruby, Amethyst and Opal, were also kinda hard to imagine.
  3. Every other character was hard to remember
  4. I felt as if heaps of characters had been thrown at me and I couldn’t remember who was who, what they looked like, what they had done etc

The World Building:

Within the first couple of chapters of this book, expect to have heaps of information thrown your way. So make sure you pay attention!!! There are also little history lessons throughout the novel, so always be ready.

With that said, I do believe there is a timeline at the back of the book, that I didn’t see until the ebook was finished. So if you get your hands on a physical copy, probably have a quick read of it before or during the first part of the novel.


The Plot:

Although the whole assassin, to the death, game theme wasn’t necessarily original, I did find this book a lot more fast pace than those it can be compared to. I actually read this book in one day, a little in the morning, some one the bus in the afternoon, then the rest all night (I’m currently writing this at 12.22 am, 22 minutes after I finished the book)

I couldn’t put this book down, there was always something going on and although I had no clue who was who, I still found it very interesting.


In conclusion: This book is a fast pacing, kinda action packed novel about a thief entering a competition to join the Queen’s left hand. There is definitely some world building in this, however, it was a lot all at once and while definitely require some thinking. It is hard to connect to most of the characters, but I guess that is kind of the point, Sal is disconnected to these other competitors (how else would they be able to kill each other). The writing style is amazing and intriguing.

My goodread’s review is here

Are you planning on giving this book a read???

Until next time reader fans,