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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

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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Most Anticipated Releases – February 2018

Y’know, I didn’t realize how many books actually came out per month–and so many on the same day–until I started doing these release posts. Kinda glad I did because knowing is half the battle. (My wallet vehemently disagrees and begs me to reconsider.)

February’s book releases almost snuck up on me, but I managed to pull a little list together. As always, sorry if I didn’t include your most anticipated release on here. I just went with what caught my eye (and that I know about).

shadowsongSo Wintersong immediately caught me because it was a Labyrinth-esque, Goblin King romance, and who doesn’t love that? The experience of reading the book itself was so much more than that, though. I found myself being swept away into a dreamlike-world with unique characters from which I didn’t emerge until two days later, bleary-eyed and disoriented. And a little sad because the story was over, and I still craved more.

When S. Jae-Jones declared she was going to follow up Liesl and the Goblin King’s story with Shadowsong, I fell out; I was so beyond excited! Wintersong was haunting and beautiful and so very Fae, but I needed more closure than what it gave me. Here’s hoping that Liesl, Josef, and der Erlkönig get the ending they deserve. Also, I am loving this New Adult genre because it is bringing so much to the table. More of this, immediately.

Release Date: February 6th

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