Binti Series Review

Binti – I really enjoyed this first book of the series. We are established in the world pretty quickly and we are learning about space and the other lifeforms as Binti is. I thought she was a little naïve at first but as the story progressed we see her undergo a pretty big emotional upheaval, especially after the massacre she witnesses on the Big Fish. A lot of the mathematical equations and treeing went right over my head but I was still able to comprehend what was happening and enjoy the story as a whole. ⭐️4/5 stars

Binti: Home – This installment of the series was a little chaotic. I could definitely relate to Binti and her feelings of homesickness and the need to go back home and reestablish her sense of self. I like that we see more of the relationship between her and Okwu and the introduction of Mwinyi definitely added more depth and complexity to the story line. Binti just seemed a little frantic and not in control of herself a lot in this book. I think all of the events that have happened have definitely caught up to her and she breaks down a lot in this book. ⭐️3/5 stars

Binti: The Night Masquerade – This installment was a again kind of too chaotic for me. We see a lot of the repercussions from the previous books come into play here and we are given a lot of answers to questions that have been put forth throughout the story line. There is a pretty steady buildup of tension throughout the course of the story line but the ending was a tad anticlimactic. I had no doubts that Binti would be okay and then travelling to Saturn after interpreting the messages her edan was sending her only for a recommendation for the Oozma Uni. I guess I can appreciate how it has come full circle but I was expecting something different. ⭐️3/5 stars

✨ NEWTS Magical Readathon Wrap Up ✨

Even though I am no longer supporting the author of the series this readathon is based on I (being the pedantic completionist I am) felt the need to finish off and complete the NEWTS this month! I decided to stick with my original career as a Spell Maker and I managed to complete and pass all of my NEWT exams which I am actually super stoked about! I needed an O in Ancient Runes, E in Arithmancy, E in Astronomy, E in Charms, O in History of Magic and an A in Transfiguration which is a total of 13 books.

A: Bathsheda Babbling – Author Name that stars with B (first or last)

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

E: Read a Classic

Anna K by Jenny Lee -best I could do lol

O: Love Rune – read a Romance

The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

A: Precision is key – read a non fiction

Growing up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss

E: Book that ends on an uneven number

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

A: Star Chart – star on the cover/in title

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

E: Read a Sci-Fi

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

A: Cheering Charm – read a humorous book

Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

E: Glacius Freezing Charm – read a book set in winter

The Missing of Clairedelune by Christelle Dabos

A: Read a historical fiction

Burn by Patrick Ness

E: Book with a mainly black cover

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

O: Book recommended by someone older than you

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

A: Lapifors Spell – animal on cover/title

Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

August Wrap Up

Overall I had a pretty solid reading month, I ended up completing 14 books! I pretty much loved all of the books I read, there were a couple that were just ok but I’m really happy with what I ended up picking up!

The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren⭐️4/5 stars

Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai⭐️4/5 stars

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss⭐️5/5 stars

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff⭐️5/5 stars

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff⭐️4/5 stars

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty⭐️4/5 stars

The Missing of Clairedelune by Christelle Dabos⭐️4/5 stars

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor⭐️4/5 stars

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum⭐️5/5 stars

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron⭐️2/5 stars

Queen of the Conquered by K. Ancrum – ⭐️3/5 stars

Anna K by Jenny Lee⭐️3/5 stars

Home by Nnedi Okorafor ⭐️3/5 stars

Burn by Patrick Ness⭐️3/5 stars

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🏴‍☠️ Scallywagathon Wrap Up 🏴‍☠️

I had a lot of fun during the course of this readathon. Unfortunately I didn’t end up completing the four books I had picked that corresponded to the path that I ended up taking I only read three…. I went backwards and started from 9: Black Sails to A: Washed Ashore and then 6: Bawdy Songs I just didn’t have enough time to finish off with 1: Captain’s Cabin! I did end up changing my TBR a little from what I posted but I completed some great books!!

9: Has a black cover- The Weight of Stars by K. Ancrum

A: A book published 3+ years ago – Binti by Nnedi Okarafor

6: Has Romance – Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

The ‘I Should of Read That Book’ Tag

I seen this tag over on Nikita from Prose & Pancakes Blog and it looked like a lot of fun, so I thought why not?!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
  • Link to the creator’s blog in your post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 10 others to take part in the tag 
  • Enjoy the tag!

Picture1Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – Soo many people have recommended this to me and for some reason I have just never gotten around to it!

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Picture2Children of Vice and Virtue by Tomi Adeyemi – granted this only came out late last year but at this stage it has been on my TBR the longest!

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Picture3The Toll by Neal Shusterman – I binged the first two books in this series and I had every intention in starting this book as soon as it came out but alas not yet…

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Picture4Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – Since the new movie came out everyone has been raving about Little Women and it seems like a book I might like so I’m intrigued!

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Picture5The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – I checked Goodreads and it has over a million reviews…

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Picture6The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas – I looooved the movie and I really want to read the book but I just haven’t gotten my hands on it yet.

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Picture7A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow – This cover is gorgeous and this book has been making the rounds on social media since it was released not too long ago, I can’t wait to read it!

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