My Least Favourite Books of 2018

I feel like I had a pretty good reading year. I haven’t rated anything under a 3/5 stars which I think is pretty solid. This is kind of like a part 2 because I did my 10 Lowest Rated Books of 2018 so far a few months back so I’ll try not to double up on those books but feel free to check that one out as well as my feeling haven’t changed on those books either.

So with that being said my lowest rated/least favourite books of 2018 are:

31076583A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas – I think this is mostly my fault, I went into this book thinking it was going be as in depth and plot driven as the other books in the series and being a novella I just didn’t get any of that… It was a little uneventful and there wasn’t as much action or adventure that I was yearning for. So it was a bit average and boring to me. ⭐️3/5 stars

The first three books in the Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi – I had pretty high PicMonkey Collagehopes for this series, when Restore Me came out earlier this year everyone was scrambling to pick it up and were hyping the series up but when I read them it wasn’t as good as what I thought. The premise of the books is really intriguing but the execution didn’t surpass my expectations. Shatter Me ⭐️3/5, Unravel Me ⭐️3/5 and Ignite Me ⭐️3/5

darkest-minds-giveaway-featureThe Darkest Minds Series by Alexandra Bracken – Another series that was super hyped when the movie adaptation came out earlier this year as well as a new paperback set… Again I felt like the premise of the books was super interesting but as I was getting into them I was just bored. I gave the first book a 4/5 as I liked the introduction of the characters and there was a few action sequences that kept my interest piqued but as an overall series it didn’t do it for me. The Darkest Minds ⭐️4/5, Never Fade ⭐️3/5 and In the Afterlight ⭐️3/5

1966969Fire Study by Maria V Snyder – I loved the first two books in the Study Series soo much that I went into Fire Study with those same expectations and unfortunately it didn’t work out for me. There wasn’t anything inherently wrong with this book it just was really hard to finish. There was everything there that would otherwise keep me entertained but the pace of the book was a little slow and I had to kind of force myself to finish it which kind of spoiled the book for me. ⭐️3/5 stars

81SuJQI8uNLEdgedancer by Brandon Sanderson – I liked Lift as a character but after the immensely intricate, convoluted and expansive world of the previous books in the Stormlight Archives I found Edgedancer to be a little too confined and slow paced. I am an epic fantasy lover so I relished reading The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance and I wasn’t as equally thrilled at the end of Edgedancer as I was with those book. ⭐️3/5 stars

October Wrap Up

I am super stoked with what I’ve managed to accomplish this month reading wise! I ended up completing nine of the ten books that I had on my TBR for this month as well as one extra from last month that I didn’t end up finishing, which comes to 10 books! And I also completed my Good Reads Reading Goal for the year…so yay me! I have reviews on all the books I’ve read this month so feel free to click on the titles and check them out!

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff⭐️4/5 stars

The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater⭐️4/5 stars

Fire Study by Maria V Snyder⭐️3.5/5 stars

The Dream Theives by Maggie Steifvater⭐️4/5 stars

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Steifvater⭐️4/5 stars

Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson⭐️3/5 stars

This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab⭐️4/5 stars

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff⭐️4/5 Stars

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater⭐️4/5 stars

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff⭐️5/5 stars

Happy Reading📚

Edgedancer Review

81SuJQI8uNLI enjoyed my time reading Edgedancer but I don’t think it is a completely necessary. It was really just kind of ok for me.

This is a continuation of the character Lift who has a small role in Words of Radiance. I think she only had a couple of chapters in the whole book. We follow on after she is captured by the darkness who has been following her for the last few months.

I like Lift as a character. I thought she was quirky and different and brought a lightheartedness to the storyline. However it was a little too slow paced for me for the first half of the novella. It’s pretty much a reread of her chapters from Words of Radiance and then the story continues and that kind of bored me a little and made me a little less invested. I did still really enjoy the introduction to the Darkness and how he is connected to the White Assassin Szeth, that was fun to connect those dots together.

I can really see the characters that are introduced in Edgedancer being highly integral to the plot in the coming books in the Stormlight Archives and I am super excited to continue on in this series with Oathbringer very soon!

⭐️3.5/5 stars I enjoyed Lift and Wyndle but wasn’t blown away by the story.

Edgedancer

IMG_1883It is time for me to continue on in the Stormlight Archive and jump straight into Edgedancer! I am very much in love with this series from the moment that I picked up The Way of Kings. I am fully engrossed in the storyline and I am in awe of Brandon Sanderson’s masterful writing style and his immense imagination. I will admit when I first came across Lift in Words of Radiance I didn’t quite pay much attention to her arc and thought it was inconsequential. She didn’t really draw me in as much as some of the other characters in the series, however, knowing that she has her own novella has really piqued my interest about her character. I cannot wait to once again dive into this world and see what else it has to offer.

Happy Reading📚

October TBR

Kind of following on from last month and doing some catch ups as well as a couple I’ve been eyeing and a few books I’ve been putting off for a while now. I’m excited for the books I’m hoping to read this month and hopefully I find a few that I fall in love with.

The first 4 books on my TBR for October is The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. This series consists of The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King. This is another series that is very well loved in the YA community and again I just haven’t gotten around to picking them up and reading them.

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The next book on my TBR for October is Fire Study by Maria V Snyder. I’ve been slowly making my way through the Study Series and I have absolutely loved it! Poison Study was great and Magic Study was even better, so I am very excited to finally get to Fire Study and continue on in the wonderful narrative Maria V Snyder has created.

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The 6th and 7th books on my TBR are the Monsters of Verity duology by Victoria Schwab. This duology consists of This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet. I have loved every book I have read so far by Victoria Schwab but I realised I haven’t read any of her YA books yet. I’ve heard nothing but great things about these books so I am eager to give them a read and see what I think.

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I would also love to read Nevernight and Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff this month. I have been eyeing off these books for a while now and after finishing and loving the Illuminae files that Jay co-wrote really spurred me on to pick this book up and read it. It is a lot more my style being a dark, YA fantasy series and I can never get enough!

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And lastly this if I get enough time I would also like to read Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson. This is a novella thats follows on after Words of Radiance and before Oathbringer. I haven’t really looked that much into it but I believe this follows the perspective of one of the minor characters that popped up in Words of Radiance.

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