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-Garcia⭐️3/5 stars

A Light in the Dusk by Jessi Elliot & K.J. Sutton⭐️3/5 stars

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir ⭐️5/5 stars

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima⭐️4/5 stars

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire⭐️3/5 stars

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin⭐️4/5 stars

Well Played by Jen DeLuca⭐️4/5 stars

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire⭐️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.

⭐️4/5 stars I think I’m going to love this series!!!

Medieval-A-Thon Wrap Up

This was such a fun immersive readathon to participate in! I had so much fun and ended up completing some books I had been meaning to read for a while now so I am stoked! I strayed away from my original TBR I had set for myself but I still had lots of fun and read some great books and completed my goal!! I am both a Master Blacksmith & a Fashion Trend Setter making me an Empress!

The books and prompts I completed were:

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Read a books with gold, silver or bronze in the title or cover: The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

A book you’re scared to read: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

A book with a weapon on the cover – Light in the Dusk by Jessi Elliot & K.J. Sutton

A hardcover – A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir

A series finale – Lightbringer by Claire Legrand

Read a book your unsure about – Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

First book to a series – Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

A book embossed or foiling on the cover – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The last book you bought/borrowed – Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Prettiest book on your shelf – Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

February TBR

I’ve been in a really good headspace with reading lately and I want that momentum to continue through to February. So for this month I decided to go back to last year’s February TBR and see what I was planning on reading. I had a list of 18 books I was going to be mood reading and out of those 18 there are only 5 books left that I haven’t read yet so I thought why not finish them off!

My February TBR consists of:

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

The Diviners by Libba Bray

The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Medieval-A-Thon TBR

I have made a last minute decision to participate in the Medieval-A-Thon hosted by Holly Hearts Books on booktube! It seemed super fun so I figure why not give it a go. It runs from the 10th January through to the 10th February so I have a whole month to hopefully get through my TBR and achieve the skill I am hoping for. I have decided to try to master two professions a Blacksmith & a Seamstress which will enable me to rise to the rank of an Empress!

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My TBR for Medieval-A-Thon includes:

Read a book with gold, silver or bronze in the title or cover – The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

A book you’re scared to read – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

A book with a weapon on the cover – The Hunter and the Mage by Kaitlyn Davis

A hardcover – Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin

A series finale – A Sky Beyond the Storm

Read a book your unsure about – Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

First book to a series – Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

A book embossed or foil on the cover – Lightbringer by Claire Legrand

The last book you bought/borrowed – The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

Prettiest book on your shelf – These Witches Don’t Burn by