Last weekend I picked up some exciting reads from my local library! These titles are ones that I’ve been anxiously awaiting to start! Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Back in … Continue reading My Library Haul
I discovered ‘Wish’ while searching for another story at a local department store. When I walk into this location, the first stop I always head to is the large table … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Wish’ by Barbara O’ Connor
I’m about halfway through Leigh Bardugo’s ‘Six of Crows’ (midway through Section 3: Heartbreak). This part goes heavily into the backstory of the Dregs’ members, how they came into the … Continue reading March 3, 2019: Six of Crows Reading Blog #2
March has definitely began somewhat dramatic, yet reading is always my escape, my relaxation from the craziness. For this month, I have a blend of stories I borrowed from the … Continue reading March 2, 2019: My March TBR List
I’m happy to say that read four books this month! While it’s one book short from January, I’m reading more than I did a year earlier, and I’m very happy … Continue reading February 28, 2019: My Feb. Wrap-Up
**This review contains spoilers**
I appreciated ‘Siege and Storm’ a bit more than ‘Shadow and Bone’. This installment in the Grisha series heavily ventures into military strategy and royal influence as Alina fights to defeat the Darkling and restore peace to Ravka. Alina generates a following among commoners and Grisha alike, as many see her as the ‘Sun Saint’ who will bring an end to chaos. I appreciated viewing Alina’s friendship with Nikolai, as he uses his power of royalty to school her in military etiquette, as well as navigating diplomacy.
What I didn’t appreciate was the fact that Alina’s communication with Mal constantly led to lovers’ quarreling. Both characters have passionate feelings toward each other, yet Alina allowed her emotional bond with the Darkling interfere with restoring honesty in her relationship with Mal.
I absolutely enjoyed the final battle scene in the book. It contained just the right elements of action and shocking revelations.
My rating: 3.5/5 stars
Now that 2019 is underway, I want to share my TBR list for the remainder of January. While I know that half of the month is now gone, I would still love to share what I want to take on after I finish ‘Shadow and Bone’. Since it appears that we’re going to be snowed in this weekend, I’ll have plenty of time to enjoy my books!
I only have two books listed in my TBR pile for this month:
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
This is book #2 in the Grisha trilogy. Since these books are going to be adapted into a series on Netflix, I wanted to read the books to have an idea of what the characters were all about. From what I understand, only the first book of the trilogy is going to be adapted, but I still want to read all three books anyway.
The Oyster Thief by Sonia Faruqi
‘The Oyster Thief’ is an underwater tale that centers around a valuable ocean ecosystem. I placed a request for this book at my local library earlier this month, as they didn’t have the novel available. I’m looking forward to receiving the notification that the Faruqi’s book is finally in.