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!

Nobility RankingsBlacksmithTailor_Seamstress

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

January TBR

This month is going to be pretty crazy so I am not going to put too much pressure on myself to complete this TBR. What I will endeavour to do is complete some of the series continuations I have going at the moment. Some of these books I have been anticipating for the longest time and I still haven’t read them yet so they are going to the top of my reading list for 2021!

My January TBR consists of:


November Wrap Up

This month I fell into a little bit of a reading slump. I don’t know I just wasn’t all that interested in picking up any books and wasn’t feeling inspired to read. I am definitely happy with what I was able to get to and I have high hopes still for December!

The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis⭐️3/5 stars

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace⭐️4/5 stars

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust⭐️3/5 stars

The Toll by Neal Shusterman ⭐️4/5 stars

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu⭐️2/5 stars

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir – ⭐️4/5 stars


The Raven and the Dove Review


On the dawn of her courtship trials, Princess Lyana knows she should be focused on winning her perfect mate, yet her thoughts wander to the open sky waiting at the edge of her floating kingdom. One final adventure calls. Upon fleeing the palace, the last thing she expects to find is a raven prince locked in a death match with a dragon.

I was immediately engaged with the storyline upon starting this book. The trial aspect of the story was definitely a plot point I was the most interested in and I kind of wish it went a little more in depth and we got to see more of it instead of just being told the results. The whole concept of the trials and being able to pick the mates was interesting and I thought quite unique.

Lyana honestly I wish she would of spoke up a bit more and explained to Lysander how she felt and was just a bit more honest. She seems a little entitled to me as well and takes her life a little for granted before the trials and then pays for it. I kind of wish she would of tried a little more to cultivate a relationship with Lysander instead of just being antsy and wanting to fly out and explore all the time.

Rafe for the most part I enjoyed his character, I just felt like he was a tad too broody for me. I can understand his loyalty to his brother and agreeing to take place in the trials for the honor of the rest of the Ravens but he still pines for her throughout the entirety of the novel behind his brothers back. It’s I think the fact that he wasn’t honest with himself and tried to push her away by being nasty. Why couldn’t he just be honest from the start and tell his brother the truth and save a lot of feelings.

I thought the concept was interesting, I’m not all that knowledgeable on the origin of Tristan and Isolde so I can’t really comment on the adaption of the tale. The pacing of the story was a little up and down for me. I appreciated the different perspectives and the overarching storyline with Cassie’s deception, it was intriguing and held my attention.

⭐️3/5 good not great, will definitely continue on!