February and March 2017 Wrap-up

Reading Between February and March, I read six books, a novella, and an anthology. Title The Three Body Problem Short Synopsis Science fiction novel featuring China’s cultural revolution, a high tech video game, and aliens. Thoughts Slower paced than I … Continue reading

2016 Reading Statistics

I loved making this post last year and seeing everything I read that year in visual form, so I decided to do the same for 2016. This will exclude most of the statistics already listed in Goodreads’ beautiful “My 2016 in … Continue reading

December 2016 Wrap-up

I read four books in December. Three were fiction and one was non-fiction. One was fantasy and two were sci-fi. Two were young adult. Short Synopsis: Two teenagers must compete for a position neither of them wants: to become a professional killer. … Continue reading

September 2016 Wrap-Up

I read seven books in September. Of those, five could be considered dystopian. Never thought I’d say that after the dystopian craze died down, though admittedly, the more recent “dystopian” books have a different feel than the ones published during … Continue reading

July 2016 Wrap-Up

In the month of July I read three books. Reading Short Synopsis: A young zombie might be the only hope left for humanity. Thoughts: Really liked the beginning and seeing the world through Melanie’s eyes, but the second half felt too much … Continue reading

June 2016 Wrap-Up

June was a busy month for me. I spent most of it traveling, and since I get motion sick there wasn’t much time for reading, but I did still manage to read four books and a novella. Reading Short Synopsis: Sequel … Continue reading

May 2016 Wrap-up

In the month of May I read a total of eight books. Some of these I really liked, and some I thought were just okay. Reading Short Synopsis: When a faerie wakes up from a long slumber it’s up to a … Continue reading

April 2016 Wrap-up and Announcement

April was an insanely busy month for me. While I did not accomplish much in the way of blogging I did manage to read six books and two novellas. Before I begin I’d like to mention the two books I … Continue reading

March 2016 Wrap-Up

I didn’t have much time for reading in March, but I’m okay with that because of how busy I was, and how much I accomplished in terms of writing.

Reading

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Short Synopsis: After the destruction of Earth, Lilith finds herself abducted by mysterious captors.

Thoughts: This science fiction novel is very different from what I normally read, making for a nice change in pace. I liked the first half better than the second, as by the end some of the sense of wonder had worn off.

An interesting take on alien invasions.

Rating: 4 blue jays

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Short Synopsis: First book in the Infernal Devices series, the sequel to the Mortal Instruments series and companion series to the Infernal Devices.

Thoughts: This book was very addictive once I got past the first few chapters, but at the same time I felt it could have been much shorter and still have been effective.

The new characters are enjoyable, and I’m excited to see where this series goes in the sequel.

Rating: 

4 blue jays

Edit: After publishing this I realized that a book I’d thought I read in February was actually read during March. That book’s details are listed below.

25898435Short Synopsis: The queen of an alien civilization and a half human, half alien boy must team up to save themselves and humanity.

Thoughts: This book was a light and fun read. The writing was a little hard to follow at times. I sometimes wondered how the characters had gotten from one scene to another, but all in all it was a nice debut.

Rating: 3.5 blue jays

13638125Short Synopsis: Two college students uncover the key to getting superpowers which subsequently ruins their lives.

Thoughts: Very different from the other V.E. Schwab books I’ve read in the A Darker Shade of Magic series. I really enjoyed the way the novels’ two timelines interwove, and how  this book toyed with the traditional concept of good verses evil.

Rating: 

4 blue jays

Blogging

The Dragonet Prophecy 4.5 Star Review

Beautiful People: March 2016

Writing

During March I met my goal of writing at least 500 words each day on my work in progress with 16268 words total for the month bringing my manuscript over 4o,000 words in length. I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month, and my goal is to write 20,000 words.

I’m really sorry about the relative inactivity lately. Unfortunately, it will probably continue until I finish my rewrite.