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Reading Challenge Update – January 2019

Hello, everyone! We’re all still hyped for the new year and our goal settings, and I am no exception. Honestly, I’m surprised, but so far, I’m getting a kick out of doing these reading challenges. Let’s see how I did this month:

The Five-Star Favs

illuminae
Finished: 1/3/19 | Rating: ★★★★★

Challenges met:

Clocking in at 604 pages, Illuminae is told in various files such as mission reports, ship logs, IMs, interviews, and other formats, with civilian characters and civilians-conscripted-into-soldier characters on board a military warship as they attempt to escape annihilation from an enemy warship. In space. Talk about stressful. [Review]

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Book Review: Falling Kingdoms

falling kingdoms
Title: 
Falling Kingdoms
Author:
 Morgan Rhodes
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Version: Paperback
Page Count: 412
Publisher: Razorbill
Synopsis: GoodReads
Notable Notables: A large cast of characters
Recommended Readers: Fans of fantasy and anyone looking for a kiddie Game of Thrones experience
Rating: ★★★★☆

This review was originally posted on my Goodreads account.

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes would have made a five star rating from me, if it weren’t for a couple of things, but overall, I really enjoyed this one, and look forward to the series as a whole.

The differences of the three kingdoms and the politics involved in each are really what grabbed me first, and they’re interesting to see through the eyes of all the different characters. First, there’s Auranos, a land of sunshine and decadence; Limeros, an icy kingdom of piety and a king who rules with an iron fist; and between them is Paelsia, a land that’s said to be cursed, slowly dying for years as its neighbors do nothing to help them. When a noble from Auronos kills a peasant in Paelsia out of pride, that’s the tipping point that brings these three lands to war.

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