WE HAVE MADE IT TO THE END HOLY SHIT.
There was a moment, just a small one, where I legitimately did not think that this week would end! That’s not to say that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy the experience, I bloody well did, but I feel like my eyes are going to pop out of my head from all this non-stop reading I have done this week.
Before I talk about the two books that I read for the last two days of the readathon, I’ll just share the badges and total amount of pages as well as books, I read over the course of this week.
In terms of total number of pages, I reached 2164 across 6 books over 7 days. Although I was aiming for the completion of seven books, I am extremely happy with my results! The badges/challenges I completed were all seven required, and honestly, the amount of love I have for the badges should be worrying!
Over the course of the week I read:
- Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
- Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
- Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
- The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 🌟🌟🌟🌟
- I Am Change by Suzy Zail 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
- Sorcery of Thorns by Magaret Rogerson 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I had four 5 out of 5 star reads and two 4 out of 5 star reads, so overall, a pretty great reading week! And I am happy!
The two books that I finished on day six and seven was I Am Change by Suzy Zail and Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson, respectively. To say that I’m happy that I was able to read them, would be an understatement; I loved these two books so incredibly much.
I Am Change killed me. It was such a breathtakingly powerful, visceral, raw book which impacted me more than I thought possible. It was tragic but hopeful and Lilian’s voice, the main protagonist, was so profound. I won’t be talking any more about my thoughts, because I am on the blog tour next month, so be sure to check out my review then!
Sorcery of Thorns, on the other hand, was like the balm to my dark, dark soul. I loved it, it was super easy to read, it was cute and the characters were adorable! I didn’t give it the full five stars because it took me at least 150 pages to actually get into it, and that was when the action started and I was in it for the long haul. Elisabeth Scrivener was a great female character, she had such a love of books and libraries that I WAS LIKE TWINS, but she is also badass and will do anything to protect those she cares about. The world itself was interesting, especially the role libraries play and the relationships between demons and their masters. As in this world, to be a magic welder, to to have made a deal with a higher-born demon. In this case, higher-born demons usually stay in the family, so to speak, so your magic becomes hereditary because you inherit the demon. However, you are then required to sacrifice some of your life, such as 10-30 years to that demon as it is their life-force. I found it to be a refreshing and creative take on magic represented in YA novels, so I was loving it. The male character, who is also the main love interest, is a magister (sorcerer) who is also bisexual (WE STAN) and he is EVERYTHING PURE even though he legit thinks he is evil. Nathaniel Thorne is a babe.
But the character I think really stole the show was Nathaniel’s demon, Silas. Silas was the TRUE HERO of this story and I will FIGHT ANYONE because he sacrified himself for Nathaniel, not once, BUT TWICE and the second time was against his kind’s ‘King’, so to speak SO THAT’S SOME NEXT LEVEL SHIT. I love Silas, our asexual KING OF HELL (and possibly aromantic as well) – we FUCKING STAN OKAY. I JUST WANTED HIM TO RECIEVE ALL THE HUGS (and he got one and it was hilarious but so cute) he LEGIT BROUGHT UP NATHANIEL HIMSELF and LEANRT TO COOK FOR HIM and takes care of Nathaniel WHEN HE HAS NIGHTMARES, he is both pure and monstrous and I freakin LOVE HIM. I LOVE HIM.
I really really hope there is a sequel, because I need to know what happens to Silas – the ending left me SHOOKETH.
I think I busted a lung from all the screaming.
Although I’m sad that this readathon has ended, because I read so much from my TBR, I am so happy it is finished because now I can do nothing when I’m at home and not feel guilty. Is it possible I’m all ‘read’ out? Because that’s me.
This week, I will be publishing at least one review, so make sure to check that out when it goes live, I also have to publish my NEWTS TBR for the upcoming readathon, which is super exciting. OH MY GOD, I also finished my O.W.L’s Magical Readathon! YAY!
I hope you are all having a wonderful day and had a fabulous weekend! Until next time, happy reading!
All the love,