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A book blog, mostly touring foreign worlds of fantasy novels with occasional detours into space and explorations of magical realism, featuring book reviews, random bookish thoughts and hand lettered quotes.

Flashback: 11/30/13 – 12/15/13

There were days this month when I thought there was a reading slump ahead. I didn’t feel like reading in the evening and watched movies instead. But I guess its only uni that’s taking its toll during the week because I managed to read a few books on the weekends.Flashback12-15-13

+ Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I really wanted to love this one as much as everyone else does but it looks like this just isn’t for me. I was struggling for a very long time until I at least didn’t feel like giving up on it anymore. I only really liked the last 150 pages but they couldn’t make up for the first part. A sure sign that this story couldn’t get to me was that there was not even one moment when I was near tears what I should have been with this kind of story.

+ Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire #1) by Mark Lawrence

After watching Regan’s Book Haul I suddenly felt the urge to read some epic fantasy and this was one of the very few I already had on my shelf. And it was SOO good! It was like reading from Geoffrey’s pov (Game of Thrones) and it was awesome!

+ Dime Store Magic (Women of the Otherworld #3) by Kelley Armstrong

I was a bit afraid of reading this because of the new pov. I didn’t like Paige that much in the second book but needn’t have worried. This book was just as good as the first two and I can’t wait to read another one from her pov.

+ Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

What do I say… It was awesome! I felt like this book was written for me with all its bookish programming stuff :D

+ Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore

This book wasn’t on my original TBR for this month but still being in the mood for some epic fantasy it was the only choice I had besides A Feast of Crows and buying new books. And I’m glad I finally picked it up. I loved it. I’m currently thinking that maybe I’ll love every epic fantasy book I will read these next few months just because the genre is pretty new to me but we’ll see :D

I plan on writing full reviews about all of them but Dime Store Magic. Probably a series review for the Graceling Realm because I’m going to read the second and third one soon too.