Favourite Duologies

In the past I’ve done my favourite fantasy series and standalones but I don’t think I’ve done my favourite duologies! I think duologies are vey underappreciated and I personally love them, so these are my current favourites!

Dance of Thieves duology by Mary E. Pearson

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Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

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Warcross duology by Marie Lu

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This Savage Song duology by V.E. Schwab

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Flame in the Mist duology by Renee Ahdieh

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The Crown’s Game duology by Evelyn Skye

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The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh

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The Devouring Gray duology by Christine Lynn Herman

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Strange the Dreamer duology by Laini Taylor

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Fable duology by Adrienne Young

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Quarterly Reading Recommendation

This is my third installment of my quarterly reading recommendations for 2019. Every 3 months I will be looking over all the books I’ve read in that time and picking out my top 10 favorites. Then at the end of the year I will compile my lists and pick my top 10 overall from the books I’ve selected where I will be going a little more in depth! If you want to check out my second quarterly reading recommendations click HERE.

So in no particular order my reading recommendations for July-August-Sept are:

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

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Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

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Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

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Birthday by Meredith Russo

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Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

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The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

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August Wrap Up

I had a pretty good reading month for August, it wasn’t as successful as previous months but I was actually super busy in August so I am pretty proud of how much I was able to get through!

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker⭐️4.5/5 stars

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston⭐️4/5 stars

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence⭐️4.5/5 stars

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas⭐️5/5 stars

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel⭐️5/5 stars

Vicious by L.J. Shen⭐️4/5 stars

Defy by L.J. Shen⭐️3/5 stars

Ruckus by L.J. Shen⭐️4/5 stars

Scandalous by L.J. Shen⭐️4/5 stars

Wilder Girls by Rory Powers⭐️4/5 stars

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody⭐️4.5/5 stars

King of Fools by Amanda Foody⭐️4/5 stars

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang⭐️5/5 stars

Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan ⭐️5/5 stars

Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson⭐️5/5 Stars

Finale by Stephanie Garber⭐️4/5 stars

Boss I Love to Hate: An Office Romance by Mia Kayla⭐️3/5 stars

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Vow of Thieves Review

*THERE ARE A FEW SPOILERS*

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Vow of Thieves continues on about a month after the ending of Dance of Thieves. Kazi and Jase are on their way back to Tor’s Watch to let everyone know that the Ballenger’s will no longer be outlaws, they will be recognized as the First Kingdom in the Empire. However, a warning they receive on the journey forces them to rush back and they are ambushed on the road before they enter town.

I really love the direction the plot went. I assumed all of the conflict in the book was going to be between Kazi and the family trying to rebuild the trust that was broken at the end of Dance of Thieves, but I enjoyed this storyline so much more! Straight off the bat Jase and Kazi are thrust apart after being together constantly and are fighting tirelessly to be reunited all while trying to topple the King and reassert their power over Tor’s Watch.

All of the torture and imprisonment that Kazi had to deal with over the course of the book and still not break and relent was an amazing feat. She really proved how committed and in love she is with Jase after she assumed he was dead and to still stuck around and complied with the Kings’ demands in order to save the kids. She endured so much and come out of it still swinging which I love about her!

Jase also really proved his commitment to Kazi above all else. I really thought for a minute that he would focus on overthrowing the King and assuming his Patrei role but he was insistent upon getting better in order to go and find Kazi. The level of dedication he has for her over his family as the Patrei and the wrath he shows when he finds out they handed her over to the King was wonderful to read. You can really see the depth of his love for her and just the way that he expresses that to his family in his rage really encompasses everything that they’ve dealt with thus far. That was a really pivotal moment in the book for me, and the remorsefulness and guilt that they show after the fact proves to me that they are a real family and would do anything for their own.

This book was really a roller coaster from start to finish. Usually with political fantasy I get bored easily and loose interest but the amount of action and intrigue packed into this storyline really grabbed my attention and was highly engaging throughout the course of the book. There was some really touching and emotional moments spattered throughout the plot as well that tugged at my heartstrings and even brought a tear to my eye. I absolutely loved this book and this duology in my opinion really built on the foundation that the Remnant Chronicles forged and just surpassed it!

⭐️5/5 stars AMAZING 100% RECOMMEND

Anticipated Releases (Second Half of 2019)

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday prompt is my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2019!

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Expected Publication Oct 1st ) –  I have loved every book I have read from Leigh Bardugo so I am highly anticipating this read! The premise sounds very engaging and I am interested to see how she can take on different genre than the usual fantasy that I’ve read from her.

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Dark Dawn by Jay Kristoff (Expected Publication Sept 3rd ) – I have been loving the Nevernight Chronicles so far! I binged both books last year and I have been itching to find out what will happen next, especially after that massive twist at the end of Godsgrave.

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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Expected Publication Sept 5th ) – I read The Death of Mrs Westaway earlier this year and absolutely LOVED it! I have since not read another Ruth Ware. I know she has a few back list books for me to one day peruse through but I wanted to try another of her new releases before I start any of her other books!

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Supernova by Marissa Meyer (Expected Publication Nov 5th ) – I am so invested in this series! I love the whole premise, I think the characters are all very distinctive and entertaining and there is just so much action and schemes. The storyline has gotten more intricate over the course of the book with so much more at stake and I feel like this ending is going to go out with a bang!

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Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson (Expected Publication August 6th ) – I fell in love with Dance of Thieves when I read it back in January! The storyline was fantastic, especially with all of the history of the town and the family and all of the secrets that really kept me intrigued and eager to read on. I really made a connection with these characters and I was highly invested in their missions. Definitely a step up from the Remnant Chronicles in my opinion and I very excited to continue on with the sequel!

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