September Wrap Up and October CR!

It’s that time of the month AGAIN! Only 3 month wrap ups left for the year!! Now don’t panic! xD sorry, my bad there hehe

Wrap Up:

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (4/5)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (2/5)
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary (The Grimm Diaries Prequels #5) by Cameron Jace* (4/5)
Blood Apples (The Grimm Diaries Prequels #6) by Cameron Jace* (3/5)
Heroin Shikkaku Volume 3 by Kouda Momoko (3/5)

*Will review asap

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeMary Mary Quite Contrary (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #5)Blood Apples (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #6)hsvol3

My favourite for the month was obviously Ember xD but Mary, Mary was so good too!!! ^_^ A fairly decent reading month – shhhh I know 4 of the books are technically cheats due to A. lack of pages or B. full of pictures but shhh! xD

Currently Reading:

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

I am seriously enjoying this! I was confused at first cos I knew vaguely what it’s about but didn’t start in a way that fitted the plot I knew. But we’ve gotten onto the plot now xD This book will probably take me the entire month, maybe even November, especially when I’ll probs be reading manga in between too xD

How was your month?

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Top Ten Tuesday #43 – Ending TBR

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So I am back! I have decided to do one of the older ones which is: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR but it’ll be more of a Top Ten Books I Want to Read for the Rest of the Year.

So here are the 10 books I seriously want read before the end of the year!

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I’ve already started Name of the Wind this month and seriously enjoying it but it’s not going down the path I thought it would o_O

What is your end of the year TBR?! Which should I start with?

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Quickie Review: 2 out of 5

I think because the whole Jekyll and Hyde mystery is well known by everyone, and that is why I feel I was rather spoiled on what could’ve been an interesting mystery story. Because I knew the ‘reveal’ of this book, I couldn’t really get anything out of it. I just spent the entire time waiting for the reveal. While the writing is beautiful, and while at times it’s scary and confusing (in a good way), I ultimately found myself very bored and skim reading =\

Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Were you spoiled on the reveal too?

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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Quickie Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars

The hype was right this time (for the first time ever!)!! I enjoyed this so much! So many times I found myself wanting to read this book rather than do other things that I enjoy more than reading – that’s how good it was! It was fast paced, the plot development was great, the writing was solid, the characters were enjoyable! I loved the ancient rome-ness setting as well! So many mysteries are left to yet be answered! But the .5 deduction is due to not feeling enough fear for the characters, and a lot of things felt way too convenient for Laia. but DAMN! Give me more now!!

Have you read this? What did you think?

Series Update!

Last year I posted about Series in four different categories (see the tag here) and now I will add to the list below…

Have Completed:

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Rain Duology
  • The Selection Trilogy

The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)The Storm (The Rain, #2)The One (The Selection #3)

Total Completed: 9 Book Series and 3 Manga Series

Want to Complete:

That are Already Completed:

  • The Paper Magician Trilogy
  • Penryn & The End of Days Trilogy
  • Heroine Shikkaku
  • Orange
  • Magyk Series (maybe)

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)Heroine Shikkaku vol.1Orange 1

On-Going:

  • An Ember in the Ashes
  • The Divine Cities
  • The Girl at Midnight

City of StairsThe Girl at MidnightAn Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)

Want to Read:

I ain’t even gunna add to this list! Cos I haven’t started ANY of the series that are already on the list from last year!!

Won’t Continue:

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

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And there you go! My very messed up and unorganised updated list of Series!! xD

TBR Shame 2015 Update!

29th August 2014, I posted TBR Shame Part 1 and Part 2. Today I am going to update that list… O dear… O dear, o dear.. so from those two lists I will list below: A. Books I’ve read or unhauled from those lists, B. new books I’ve acquired over the year and C. the total books I have now on my TBR.

Physical TBR (books read/unhauled)
The Rain
A Game of Thrones
Warm Bodies
Harry Potter Collection – Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Last Battle
The Silver Chair
Atonement
Thief of Time
Night Watch
Sourcery
Guards! Guards!
The Truth
Going Postal
The Naked God
The Reality Dysfunction
Car Fever
The Neutronium Alchemist
Sorcery! 1 – 4
The Enchanted Wood
The Wee Free Men
A Hat Full of Sky
Going Postal
Wintersmither
I Shall Wear Midnight
Thud!
The Art of Harmony
The Jungle Book
Single Mother on the Verge
Magyk
Reaper Man
Soul Music

New Books:
The Road
The Rithmatist
Brave New World
The World of Ice and Fire
Elantris
Warbreaker
The Way of Kings (in two parts)
Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords (two parts)
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons (two parts)
Steelheart
Alloy of Law
Ensnared

Total Books Left on TBR: 38

Japanese Physical TBR
Death Note 13
Vampire Knight Official Fanbook
Bleach – Souls

New Books:
Orange Volume 1 (already read)
Orange Volume 2
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 1 (already read)
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 2 (already read)
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 3
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 4
Heroine Shikkaku The Novelisation

21

Comics Physical TBR
The Mighty Thor #1
Superman Special Edition #1
Avengers Arena #1

New Books:
None

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E-Book TBR – Public Domain
None

New Books:
None

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Kindle Freebies
A Bit of Bite
Sacrifice Me
The Walking Dead Volume 1

New Books:
The Iron Butterfly
Darkness of Light
Kingdom Series Collection (3 stories)

135

Bought E-Books

A Game of Thrones

New Books:
Assassin’s Quest
Royal Assassin

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ARCS

City of Stairs
The Diamond Thief
The Isobel Journal
Project Superhero
The Rain

New Books:
The Paper Magician (already read)
The Glass Magician (already read)
The Storm (already read)
The One (already read)
Angelfall (already read)
Circus of the Damned
Three-Body Problem
Gods + Monsters
Great Zoo of China
The Curse Keepers Collections (3 books)
The Girl at Midnight
Arivaca
SNEAK PEEK: An Ember in the Ashes (already read)
Cities and Thrones
To Honor You Call Us
For Honor We Stand
Brothers in Valor
Aramda (already read)

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ABSOLUTE TOTAL: 269 (21 books less than last year’s total!!)

August Wrap Up and September CR!

I’ve been quiet I know! But at least I remember to post Wrap Up’s every month! I am thinking of doing a big Top Ten Tuesday post soon which will be a mix of any of the past TTT’s that I’ve missed but want to do xD sound good? Okay! Now let’s get into the Wrap Up!

Wrap Up

Heroine Shikkaku Volume 1
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 2
Orange Volume 1
Station Eleven – DNF’d (got 40% in, it bored me. It’s not SF at all!)
A Court of Thorns and Roses – DNF’d (got two chapters in. The main characters bitchiness towards her sisters and how they treat each other seriously put me off teh book.)

Heroine Shikkaku vol.1 by Momoko KoudaHeroine Shikkaku vol.2 by Momoko KoudaOrange 1 by Ichigo TakanoStation Eleven by Emily St. John MandelA Court of Thorns and Roses eSampler by Sarah J. Maas

The reason I haven’t posted any reviews for these is because A. I want to do whole Manga reviews not just one per volume,and B. I see no point in reviewing DNF’d books on their own so I’ll either not do them at all or I’ll put them in one big ‘DNF review’ post thing. What does everyone think?

Currently Reading

I am currently reading An Ember in the Ashes and enjoying it a lot! I’m definitely more interested in Elias’ story than Laia’s but her story is interesting too, but things seem to be too convenient for her and I feel no real sense of danger in her story. BUT I am seriously enjoying it!

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)

After this I was thinking reading one of the three things below:

  • Work on my ARCs (and finally have them all read, but that is like 30 books. But work through them and either read them or just cancel my review of them).
  • Brandon Sanderson marathon (the fact I’ve still only read The Final Empire by him is a freaking joke! Why haven’t I read all his books yesterday even though I was blown away from the first book I read of his?! It’s ridiculous!)
  • Read Name of the Wind – I’ve been listening to Pat Rothfuss’ podcast these past few weeks and I love him as a person and it makes me wanna read his book even more!

These Days Are OursThe Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

So what do you think I should do? How was your August and what is your Sept. TBR?