It's one of the last weekly wrap-ups of 2019! My, how time flies! Between Christmas celebrations, seeing friends, and trying to wrap up at work before the holidays, I've been pretty busy and distracted. Therefore I haven't finished any new books this week, but I'm in the middle of a bunch of them!
There were few books more highly anticipated in the YA fantasy genre than The Queen of Nothing. The concluding book in Holly Black’s highly successful Folk of the Air trilogy, every fan of the series has been desperate to get their hands on Queen of Nothing to find out how Jude's story ends. I thought the first book in the series was a huge mess and the second book was absolutely fantastic, so I was very curious to see what I'd think of the concluding novel. I didn't love Queen of Nothing, but thought it was a satisfying conclusion to the series.
November has come to a close and now no one has any excuse to make fun of me for my aggressive Christmas cheer -- hooray! I fell off the blogging wagon a little toward the end of the month, but my reading has been strong and I'm slowly but surely catching up on reviews. Check out everything I read and hauled in the month of November!
November is coming to a close (?!) and it's time to pull out the hot water bottles, cuddly blankets, and hot chocolate mix. With the change in weather it really feels like winter time, and winter time means more reading! This post is quite late, but what the heck, it was mostly written anyway. Check out the books I read and acquired since our last update!
I read Age of Assassins this summer and absolutely loved it — that book also led me to Barker’s latest book in a new series, The Bone Ships. I picked up Blood of Assassins the other month and while I didn’t love it as much as the previous book, I thought it was a fantastic sequel.
Julie C. Dao is one of my auto-buy authors -- I totally fell in love with Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and adored The Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix. I thought that with the completion of the Rise of the Empress duology, we would leave the world of Feng Lu forever. So imagine my surprise and delight to discover that Song of the Crimson Flower, her latest book, was set in the same world! This book completely stands alone from the Rise of the Empress duology, but will still delight fans of the original books with some familiar faces and themes.
Happy Friday! I've had a spectacular week, due in part to the fact that I have a week off from work. I've used this time to really catch up on my reading and it has paid off in a big way! Check out my bookish update for this past week below.