Wednesday, 7 October 2015

2015 Challenges Update

Only 3 more months left to the end of the year, and I am seriously behind in all my challeges Eeek!
This month I'm focusing on debut authors, and next month I'm going to focus a bit on fantasy I think. But here is what I have achieved so far...

Flights Of Fantasy

My Goal: 10 Books

- Throne Of Glass (Sarah J. Maas)
- Magic Bites (Ilona Andrews)
- Of Beast and Beauty (Stacey Jay)
- The Sin Eater's Daughter (Melinda Salisbury)
- Magic Burns (Ilona Andrews
- Magic Strike (Ilona Andrews

Completed: 5/10

2015 Debut Author Challenge

My Goal: 10 Books

- The Sin Eater's Daughter (Melinda Salisbury)
- Everything, Everything (Nicola Yoon)

Completed: 2/10

Around The World

My Goal: Try and read a book from each continent.

- The Trouble with Flirting (Rachel Morgan)- Africa
- Biggest Flirts (Jennifer Echols) - North America

Completed: 2/7

Monday, 5 October 2015

September Wrap-up

September was comic book month at my library, so I felt inspired to catch up on some graphic novels and manga. All in all I did pretty well. I read 10 graphics and 2 novels. I feel a bit like a cheat though since I read so many comics, so this month I'm going to try and flesh it out with some novels.


   Everything, Everything  If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
If I Stay, was good, but I'm unsure if I want to continue on with Where She Went. I feel like the book ended well, and could be left up to interpretation what happened next. But I'd love to know what you think if you read both the books, or even if you didn't. Is it worth the read??

Everything, Everything was the standout for the month. I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book. I know there has been a lot of hype around it, and sometimes that puts people off (it usually puts me off). But I liked almost everything about the book, although somewhat predictable in my opinion. It flowed beautifully and the ending was perfect. 
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act (The Wicked + The Divine, #1-5)The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2: Fandemonium (The Wicked + The Divine #6-11) Gretchen (Zombillenium #1)Ressources Humaines (Zombillenium #2)

Btooom ! (#5) BTOOOM!, Vol. 6 BTOOOM!, Vol. 7 Btooom!, Vol. 8 (Btooom!, #8)

Boneyard, Volume 1: In Full Color Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

Pretty much all of these graphic novels were awesome. I'm really loving Btooom!, which I highly recommend if you are into manga, and if you're looking for a dark twist on the hunger games books. There is plenty of blood and gore in these ones, but they are so highly addicting.

Ms. Marvel was a great intro into the Marvel world and I really enjoyed it. I liked that the main character was unique and had real life struggles regarding her culture, being a teen etc in addition to receiving her super powers. 

Both Zombillenium and Boneyard are produced by the same company, and have a similar feel about them. They're both kind of spoof comedies surrounding werewolves, vampires etc. Zombillenium also had neat art that I haven't seen much in graphics which was a nice surprise. 

The Wicked + The Divine was the let down this month. You can find my full review here. But all in all, the story was a bit lacking, but the illustrations were gorgeous.  If your a fan of art it might be worth the read. 

Up Next In October

I think this month I'm going to try and focus on 2015 debut authors and 2015 releases, since I'm severely lacking in my goal for the 2015 debut authors challenge (which if you're interested can be found here)

 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)  Hello, I Love You  What You Left Behind

 If you've read any of the above, which should I start with?

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