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Medievalathon Week 2 Update & I Changed My TBR

I had a very busy week and was only able to complete 1 book. 😢

Storm Front by Jim Butcher was amazing though! It does have some issues but I still gave it 5 stars. It felt very 90s and the main character, Harry, was so funny! I think this will very easily become a guilty pleasure read for me. This completed the prompt or something pointy on the cover. Two books in and I am currently a squire trying to gain knighthood.


The audiobook that I am reading (The Tyranny of the Night) has left me in a slumpy mood. I DISLIKE this book so much!!! I have 5 hours left of the audiobook as I write this. I will be completing it today mostly because I am sick of it. I mean, because I have been reading it for 10 days!

I made it to page 244 of Peace and Turmoil.
I have made no progress on Skyward.
My next audiobook will be Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.


I also changed some of the books for my prompts.

For something shiny on the cover, I had previously used Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. I then changed …

Medievalathon Week 1 Update!

In week 1 I completed 1 book.
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
This fits the prompt for a book with red on the cover. I won a cape for completing the prompt. I am literally just wearing a cape right now *le sigh*.

I started 3 other books, reading 435 pages!

The Tyranny of the Night by Glen Cook (100 pages)
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (160 pages)
Storm Front by Jim Butcher (175 pages)


I am enjoying Skyward and Storm Front so far. Tyranny of the Night is going incredibly slow for me. I am hoping to finish Storm Front today when this post goes up. It fits the prompt for something pointy on the cover (a wand). That prompt will be my weapon of choice, which the sword.


Happy reading all.
-Blake


Wicked Saints Non Spoilery Review

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Wicked Saintsby Emily A. Duncan                                     Book one of Something Dark and Holy Published April 2nd 2019 by Wednesday Books Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Trigger warnings: self-harm, alcoholism, torture, parental abuse

My Rating:
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Medieval-A-Thon Announcement!!!


Holly Hearts Books is hosting a readathon through July 1-31st. I only recently discovered her channel but I am really looking forward to this readathon. I have a lot of books on my TBR list, surely it will be easy to pick books for these prompts. I was wrong!





Building Your Armour Set (The Prompts and Books)!
A Book where a Character Fights For the Throne (Crown): Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

A Book with a Dragon on the Cover (Helmet): Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

A Shiny Book (Breastplate): Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Read a Thick Paperback (Leg Armour): I have a ton to pick from. I am going to go with The Dwarves by Marcus Heitz

A Book that has Yellowed Over Time (Feet): I cheated on this one a bit. I don't have a book that has yellowed with age so I selected the oldest book I own. The Once and Future King by T.H. White. It was published sometime in the 50s.

A Book with Red on the Dust Jacket (Red Cape): Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan. I have al…
Top 3 Favorite Books of the Year (So Far)...

We are in the month of June. That is halfway through the year! I have only read 14 books so far this year. Out of these 14, I have only given 4 of them 5 stars. Picking 3 shouldn't be difficult. 

1. A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan

I absolutely loved this book. I haven't read a dragon book in a long time. It is, as the title would suggest, written like a memoir. It is a slower read but I loved all of the characters. It felt like a female Indiana Jones but with dragons. 

2. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

This was the most intense fantasy book that I have ever read. I am really looking for to continuing on. I think this was my first venture in adult epic fantasy. I have listed 10 of my favorite things about this book here

3. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

I love this movie and I thought it was time to read the book. I loved it more than the movie. The dinosaurs were cooler! There were h…
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10 Reasons Why I Love......  THE WAY OF KINGS   by Brandon Sanderson Book one of The Stormlight Archives
Published August 31st, 2010 by Tor Books
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Trigger warnings: depression, PTSD
Recommends it to: epic fantasy fans, if you love extreme world building

My Rating:

Summer TBR

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These are the books that are on my immediate TBR for the months of June-August. 
1. Peace and Turmoil by Elliot Brooks

2. Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan
3. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
4. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
5. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
6. The Crown's Game by Evelyn Sky