Tome Topple Wrap Up

This wasn’t my most read couple of weeks during the Tome Topple. I had family visiting and I moved so there wasn’t really a lot of time for me just to dedicate to reading! However, I did manage to complete 4 books during this round of the Tome Topple and I ended up ticking off most of the prompts which makes me a Scholar!! The only prompt I didn’t really get to was to read an audio-book tome, I don’t like audio-books so I just skipped this one!

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The tome that has been on your TBR the longest & The tome on your TBR with the most pages

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

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 A standalone tome & Read 1 tome

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

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A tome featuring a AAPI main character and/or written by a AAPI author (for Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month)  & Tome from a genre you don’t usually read

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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An adult tome & Tome that’s part of a series

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

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5 Quotes from Last 5 Books

These are five of my favourite quotes from the last five books that I have read!!

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

“I did what was necessary to gain my freedom. Wouldn’t you?”

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Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

“You can’t skip to the end of the story just because you’re tired of being in the middle. You’d never survive.”

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Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

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The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

“Moments of beauty sustain us through hours of ugliness.”

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I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

“You can always control how hard you fight.”

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The Black Prism Review

*MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW*

515zOsxnpQL__SX329_BO1,204,203,200_The Black Prism is a multi-perspective epic fantasy novel revolving around this holy figure in this world called the Prism. He just found out that he has fathered a child 15 years ago and now must shield him from those who wish to cause him harm.

Gavin is such an interesting, multi-faceted character that just kept surprising me at every turn! He is definitely more of a morally grey character who is striving to atone for what he thinks are the sins of his past. Giving himself the seven great tasks he wants to accomplish before he looses his powers. He isn’t afraid to do what he thinks is right for the greater good of the Chromeria whilst still maintaining a kind of neutrality and level of separation from all of their rules and regulations. That twist of the stolen identities definitely surprised me, I was thinking whilst reading during their interaction, what if Dazen beat Gavin and then two minutes later what do you know. It was a fantastic revelation and set up perfectly for the reader. 

Kip didn’t really capture my attention at all for the first half or so of the book. Of course I knew he was going to be integral to the story and would somehow end up making an impact later on, but it took a little while for him to get there. There is quite an emphasis put on his weight and the fact that he is a bit of a coward, but I’m glad that we see some growth from his character over the course of the plot, having to make some decisions and take action where he would of previously ran and hid. 

This was the perfect amount of world building and introduction of all the characters and their backstories without being overwhelming. Granted at the start as I am with most epic/high fantasy I read I am a little lost, but I established myself pretty quickly into this world and was invested almost instantaneously with the characters. The magic system was unique and interesting and had just enough information to keep me engaged yet eager to know more. 

I loved my experience reading this book and I cannot wait to binge the rest of the series and see how the world progresses and the action intensifies!!

⭐️5/5 stars Why did I wait so long???

Tome Topple Readathon TBR

I’ve had a lot of fun doing small little readathon’s throughout the last couple of months so when I seen that Thoughts from Tomes on Youtube was hosting another round of the Tome Topple I decided I had to participate. The Tome Topple Readathon will be taking place from midnight in your time zone on May 9th to 11:59pm in your time zone on May 22nd. I have seen this readathon floating around Booktube for a while now and I have quite a lot of big books on my TBR so I figure this was a great way to finally get around to reading  a few of them. I definitely won’t be completing all of these books but I am hoping I’ll be able to either become a Scholar or a Sage!

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The tome that has been on your TBR the longest

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A tome audiobook

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Tome that’s part of a series

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A standalone tome

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Read 1 tome

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A tome featuring a AAPI main character and/or written by a AAPI author (for Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month)

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Tome from a genre you don’t usually read

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The tome on your TBR with the most pages

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An adult tome

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