#MakeMeRead Wrap-Up

Posted August 17, 2017 by Ely in Wrap-Up / 3 Comments

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!

ELY

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!

MICHELLE

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.

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How did you all fair during the readathon?

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3 responses to “#MakeMeRead Wrap-Up

  1. wow, congrats on so many books ely! that’s amazing!
    and michelle, i totally get you. i would have done much better, but i just wasn’t feeling well and didn’t feel so much like reading!
    but this was so much fun and i hope, this readathon will come back! 🙂

  2. I READ THREE BOOKS. THREE. But wow Ely you read so many (lol sorry Michelle). AND YES SAY THANK YOU TO ME. BUt anyways, here’s to another year? I’ll try harder to prepare for this next year, more so than this year at least. But we still have so many people sign up, it’s astonishing really how many people love this readathon!

    So I’m sad by the 3-stars for Sabriel. SAD. But it’s ok, it’s actually a really old book, so I understand that you would think it’s unoriginal. I would recommend Lirael but idk if you would be interested hahaha.

  3. You got so much reading done, Ely! I guess no internet for a week will do that for you! I absolutely loved Their Fractured Light as well. It was my favorite of the trilogy, and everyone tied together so well. Are you going to be reading their next series together? One day I’ll read something by Jessica Shirvington! One day!!!

    As for City of Glass, I also gave it 4.5 stars when I read it! I think the whole incest plot really didn’t need to happen. It was entertaining to read, but also made me a tad gross feeling when I still shipped them… For the rest of the series, I really like them! I don’t think the fourth book is that great, but it sets up really well for the fifth and sixth, which I really liked!