Hi! So as I mentioned on my twitter, I’m on a semi-hiatus until school gets going and I get situated. I start the day after tomorrow, so I should probably be posting regularly after about two weeks from then.
Until then, I still want to post once in a while, so let’s get into my reading quest update!
In the last two weeks, I have read four books, two from the mage’s path and two side quests.
First, I read The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman. This fulfilled the requirement of The First Book of Series.
I really enjoyed it, although it took me a long time to read. I don’t quite know why, because it was really quite short, but I could only really manage like 50 pages a day. Despite this, it was a great book and I rated it 5/5 stars. I think I would like to review this one sometime.
The other mage book I read was Everyday Angel: Last Wishes by Victoria Schwab for A Book that Contains Magic. I. Cannot. Get. Over. This. Title. This is probably the most low-key and happy book out of all of V Schwab’s books, and it’s called Last Wishes??? Her book allllll about freaking dead people was called The
freaking Archived but Last Wishes is about some kid dancer and a guardian angel? I loved it, and I knew what it was about before I started but still, pick a better title, Scholastic.
Anyways, I gave it a 5/5 stars as well, because it was a beautiful end to the Everyday Angel series, and beautifully written. I really appreciated it even though it is a middle grade book and I, as you can probably tell, am not 11 years old. I will likely do a series review in the future.
Also, I read two side quest books concurrently with The Golden Compass because I needed some quick books to pick me up.
One of these was Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai for the Open World side quest.
I really enjoyed it, and it was a very quick read. It is under 300 pages and the story is told in free verse poetry. I rated it 4/5 stars and am not currently planning on reviewing it, but I could do so if requested. It was emotionally moving, and I’m grateful to have finally gotten a chance to read it since I’ve wanted to for a while now.
Finally, I read the Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs for the Expansion side quest. That book is basically a collection of short fairy tales from the Peculiar universe featured in the Miss Peregrine’s series.
I did quite enjoy this, and had fun reading it, but I didn’t think it was really analogous to fairy tales, like it is marketed. A lot of the writing felt very modern, and a lot of the tales didn’t feel authentic. That being said, I certainly did enjoy it and thought it was well written aside from that aspect. I gave it 3/5 stars.
Currently, I have 110exp and 175hp which puts me at level 3!
I was originally going to read Sabriel by Garth Nix for the A Book Based On Mythology prompt, but I don’t think I’ll be able to finish it by next week, so I switched to Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi. I’m not too far into it yet, but am enjoying it as of now.
Also, I have started reading Haru Hana: The Complete Collection by Yuana Kazumi, and it’s not my favorite so far. I think this is because the genre isn’t my favorite. Anyways, if there is time before the end of the week I’ll be sure to finish it up!
Are you participating in The Reading Quest? If so how is your quest going?