Firstly, I want to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in this round. I wasn’t active on Twitter at all because I lost my internet for the entire week, but I’ve going through all the tweets now and you all did so well. Secondly, a huge thanks to Val who I could not have done this without! And of course, to Mich who keeps me sane in all aspects of my life. Now that’s over…onto the wrap-up!
Okay, keep in mind that I had no Internet for an entire week…okay?
I read all of my books…kind of. Seeing that it was in last place, I decided to read Apple and Rain before the read-a-thon actually started, and you can see my review of it here. I also decided to unhaul both The Murder Complex and Just One Day because I realised I was dreading reading both of them. With that said, let’s move onto my thoughts of the books I read!
Sabriel by Garth Nix—3 stars
I KNOW! I’m way out of the majority for this one, but honestly, I just found it kind of boring. It felt like it had the same tropes as every other YA fantasy. It just wasn’t for me. I’m sorry.
Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner—5 stars
This was definitely my favourite read of the read-a-thon, and maybe one of my favourites of the whole year. This trilogy is one of my all-time favourites, and this book only helped solidify that.
Soulless by Gail Carriger—4 stars
I really wasn’t sure about this one when I started. It was much less serious than I’d imagined, and there were definitely moments that bugged me because of the humour. All in all, I did really enjoy it but won’t be continuing on with the series as I really liked where it ended.
The Next Together by Lauren James—4 stars
Michelle loves this book, so I was really hoping I’d like it too. Luckily, I did! I don’t really have a lot to say about this one—I really enjoyed it, and that’s it!
Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill—4 stars
Wow. Okay. This was intense. At the beginning I wasn’t sure whether I would get through this. It hit me really hard and I wasn’t sure that I could continue it. But wow, it was worth it. It is very Handmaid’s Tale-ish, but it feels especially relevant for girls about my age and younger—a lot of it reminded me of high school, excluding the whole dystopian society thing.
Disruption by Jessica Shirvington—4 stars
I have yet to meet a Jessica Shirvington that I didn’t love, even though my heart was torn out. This had some especially good heart-wrenching moments, and I highly highly recommend it to everyone!
Okay wow so compared to Ely I did dismally in the readathon…but I enjoyed myself so it’s still good right? I read only one book during the readathon because I just wasn’t feeling reading for the first half of the week but then in the later half I wrapped myself up in blankets and read until it was finished.
City if Glass by Cassandra Clare – 4.5 stars
Once I finally got into a reading mood I really loved this book. I still feel kinda weird about the incest thing and this book being marketed for young people but that aside I thought it was pretty good. I liked how it all wrapped up in a neat little package and we got to see good things from all the characters. I am unsure how she is supposed to continue this series, I am aware it was meant to end at book 3 but I am still skeptical.
Anyway that’s me done, quick hey.
How did you all fair during the readathon?