Welcome to my Weekend Wrap-Up! This is where I discuss books I acquired and books I finished reading this week. Mini reviews and links to full reviews included! Feel free to join in and tell me your bookish weekend wrap-up in the comments 🙂
My Week in Books
- Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
Loved, loved, loved this book. I had previously read Chima’s Seven Realms series, and this book starts a series set in the same world, one generation later! It was just as beautifully-written, gripping, and captivating as I expected. Full review here.
- Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms #2) by Cinda Williams Chima
I’ve had this on deck in my OverDrive app for quite a while, and now that I finally read & finished Flamecaster I was able to download and start reading this! Cinda Williams Chima is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Long story short, I need book #3 immediately.
- Twelve Dancing Princesses by K. M. Shea
I was so excited to see a new installment in this fantastic series of fairy tale re-tellings, and this book did not disappoint. K. M. Shea is a wonderful author, and her Timeless Fairy Tales stories are always packed full of adventure, magic, and romance. Full review here.
- The Tainted Accords series by Kelly St. Clare
This was a cool series. I devoured all 4 books in a matter of days. The world(s) this story was set in were fascinating, and so unique. I haven’t read a book with a setting quite like this before (although I will admit that I don’t get exactly how the worlds are connected – rotating planets with a stationary connecting mountain range?? How does that work?). I really liked the characters, and all of the relationships between them – friendships, romantic relationships, sibling relationships – they were all so well done, realistic, and, to an extent, relatable. If you like fantasy with action, adventure, war, and romance, I definitely recommend this series.
- Forever Ours (Shattered Hearts #1) by Trisha Leigh
I didn’t love this one, guys. The pacing was so weird (I thought events were happening over the course of, like, a week, and it turned out to be months/years), and it felt like an insta-love story even though (allegedly) it wasn’t. I also didn’t love the main couple; they got mad at each other for the most RIDICULOUS reasons and honestly they both irritated me throughout the book. However, this series has great reviews on Amazon, so maybe it’s just me. It’s totally possible that I was in a mood or something when I read this, but it just wasn’t for me.
- Bailey and the Bad Boy by R. Linda.
I loved this book. Oh my GOD, how I loved this book. I could easily read this book five times in a row and never get bored. This was one of those rare if-anyone-saw-me-reading-this-they’d-think-I’m-actually-insane type books for me – I just couldn’t stop smiling at how adorable it was! Full review here.
I just started reading Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth, and I’m enjoying it so far! The world she built in this novel is fascinating, and I’m excited to learn more about it. I’m only about a quarter of the way in, and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the story will unfold.