10 Recent Additions to my TBR

I haven’t actually been purchasing books lately, I’ve just been trying to get through my owned TBR. Though there are some new releases and still quite a few books I accumulated over the Christmas period that would technically count as being my most recent additions that I wanted to list and keep track of!

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Malice by Heather Walter

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare

All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

Shadowcaster by Cinder Williams Chima

๐Ÿ‚ Autumn TBR ๐Ÿ‚

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is once again our seasonal TBR. Here in Australia we are going into Autumn so these are the ten books that are currently the highest on my TBR that I am hopefully going to prioritise in the next 3 months!

My Autumn TBR consists of:

Chain of Gold & Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare

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Jade City by Fonda Lee

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Tome Topple Round 14 TBR

It’s time for another round of the Tome Topple Readathon which is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes from Booktube, for her announcement video click HERE! This is kind of a tentative TBR and hopefully I will be able to get through a lot of long books in the upcoming weeks!

My TBR for Tome Topple Round 14 is:

Tome on TBR the longest & Tome in a genre you don’t usually read – The Seven 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Tome You Started in another Round – The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Tome in a series you haven’t read in a while – Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Read 1 tome – The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Seasonally coloured tome – Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

Tome with the most pages – Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

Tome by a BIPOC author – The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

February Wrap Up

This month I actually ended up reading a lot more than what I anticipated which was a nice surprise. Though I didn’t end up completing my TBR I wanted to read in February I did pick up some books that I have been wanting to read for a while now!

The books I completed in February are:

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garciaโญ๏ธ3/5 stars

A Light in the Dusk by Jessi Elliot & K.J. Suttonโญ๏ธ3/5 stars

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir โญ๏ธ5/5 stars

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chimaโญ๏ธ4/5 stars

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuireโญ๏ธ3/5 stars

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisinโญ๏ธ4/5 stars

Well Played by Jen DeLucaโญ๏ธ4/5 stars

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuireโญ๏ธ3/5 stars

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Flamecaster Review

Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series a generation later, this is a thrilling story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death. 

It has been a while since I read the Seven Realms and it took me a minute to become settled in Cinda Williams Chima’s writing style but once I was I was thriving! She set up so many storylines and questions that I need answering so it seems like I’m going to be bingeing this series.

I really liked Ash. He wasn’t perfect by any means and was a tad stubborn and unwilling to listen to advice from anyone but he is still so endearing. Watching you father being killed right in front of you (which I was a bit salty about tbh) would of damaged any child and I think wanting to enact revenge is a perfectly plausible plan and I would of probably wanted to do the same had I been in his position.

Lila I was unsure about for the majority of her storyline before we found out who she actually is. I didn’t understand her motives and why she was so hellbent on helping Ash yet also seemingly supplying the Kind of Arden with supplies that could help him win the war. She was cloaked in mystery throughout the book and her closeness to Destin was also a factor that made me not trust her.

Jenna I am the most curious about out of all the characters. Not knowing who her parents are and having this Empress searching for her is all very compelling! Who is she really, what powers does she actually have and how can she talk to dragons? That element really shocked me as I didn’t know that dragons were a part of this world but it was definitely a welcome addition to the plot.

I have to say it did get a little slow paced and kind of stagnant in the middle section of the book where we follow Ash as he infiltrates the castle at Arden. But there was so many different strands and arcs going on that kept me turning the pages for sure! I am very much engaged and I think this was the perfect set up for the series.

โญ๏ธ4/5 stars I think I’m going to love this series!!!