Series I completed in 2020

These are all the series that I have either read all the books this year or read the last book in the series that was published this year! I haven’t included any series that have unreleased books still, I will just add them onto future lists!

Arc of a Scythe Series by Neal Shusterman

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Binti Series by Nnedi Okorafor

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Wayward Pines Series by Blake Crouch

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The Crown’s Game Duology by Evelyn Skye

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Truly Devious Series by Maureen Johnson

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Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

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The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan

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Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes

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Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown

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Recommended For You

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is book’s you’ve been recommended. I have never really been told by anyone to read a certain book before so I thought I would go to my Goodreads and see based on my different shelves the ten books they recommend I should pick up next!

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

Jade City by Fonda Lee

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

March Wrap Up

I’ve had a great reading month in terms of getting through my TBR. I managed to complete a series I have been reading for over a year now and completed a couple of books from my physical TBR that I’ve owned now for over 2 years. I feel like I’ve definitely got my reading groove back and I am excited to continue and hopefully read some great books!

Fire by Kristin Cashore – ⭐️3/5 stars

Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey – ⭐️3/5 stars

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertali & Aisha Sayeed – ⭐️3/5 stars

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi – ⭐️2/5 stars

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan – ⭐️4/5 stars

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes – ⭐️5/5 stars

Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes – ⭐️5/5 stars

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes – ⭐️5/5 stars

Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb – ⭐️2/5 stars

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore – ⭐️2/5 stars

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan – ⭐️4/5 stars

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – ⭐️4/5 stars

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Assassin’s Quest Review

assassin-s-quest-the-farseer-trilogy-book-3King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul.

I really enjoyed seeing Fitz’s evolution over the course of the plot. At the start he is still more wolf than human and watching him struggle to retain his humanity was highly entertaining to read. The scenes between Fitz and Burrich during this time were incredibly poignant and touching. Burrich really displayed how much he loves Fitz and we see him step up and save Fitz time and time again. I can’t say I appreciated the way Fitz spoke to him and pushed him away but I’m glad we see him eventually move on.

I found Fitz to be a little petulant and childish for most of the book. At the start when he starts on his journey to kill Regal with no plan just his ego and his wit leading him into a trap. The fact that he even thought to himself what if Will was using the skill to coax him to Tradeford and then walk right into the trap was frustrating. He was so hell bent on killing Regal for his own gain that all of his assassin skills just went right out the window.

Nighteyes was one constant in the story that I loved. His relationship with Fitz and his simple way of life was a breath of fresh air in the plot. His dedication to Fitz and steadfast logic I think really prolonged Fitz’s survival.

Starling wasn’t a favourite character of mine. I found her to be a bit of an opportunist and didn’t really care for Fitz or his wellbeing, just wanting to us him for her own personal gain. I think the fact that she followed him so far and her song didn’t even end up being about him was ironic. Selling out Nettle to the Farseer throne was really the last straw for me with her. She never even really apologised to Fitz about it either which really grated me.

The story as a whole just really dragged and got very repetitive. I understand the book is really centered around this quest that Fitz has to undertake to find King Verity but I think a solid 400-500 pages was just Fitz travelling and making and breaking up camps. There wasn’t enough action or a real sense of adventure for me. By the end when we started finally finding out answers to all the questions that have been posed throughout the series I wasn’t really interested or invested anymore.

I story is very immersive, epic and I can respect the way Robin Hobb wove the plot in a way that makes you really delve deep into these characters, it just wasn’t the story for me.

⭐️2/5 stars Not enough happened for me to justify the length…

January Wrap Up

This was actually quite a diverse reading month for me in terms of genre. We have a few hard hitting contemporaries, epic fantasy, portal fantasy, romance and mystery/thrillers. I didn’t have the highest amount of books read but the quality and substance of all the books I completed was pretty good!

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb – ⭐️3/5 stars

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Sadie by Courtney Summers⭐️4/5 stars

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern⭐️3/5 stars

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow ⭐️3/5 stars

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Lock Every Door by Riley Sager⭐️4/5 stars

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Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Mei⭐️4/5 stars

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas⭐️4/5 stars

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Broken Knight by L.J. Shen⭐️3/5 stars

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown⭐️5/5 stars

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Frankly in Love by David Yoon⭐️4/5 stars

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The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen⭐️2/5 stars

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