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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: 04/21/14 – 05/15/14

Flashback

It looks like I read a lot of books but for me 7 books, 2 short stories and 1 comic is too few for nearly 4 weeks of reading. The past few weeks I’ve always been really tired when I got home and I didn’t get enough sleep. Thanks to the BoutofBooks readathon I’m currently getting back into full flow though and I hope that I can still reach my goal for the TBR challenge.

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+ Dreams of Gods and Monsters (DoSaB #3) by Laini Taylor  5-stars-small
A perfect ending for this series. Couldn’t be more happy about it! (Review coming soon)

+ Oath Bound (Unbound #3) by Rachel Vincent 4-stars-small
It is my least favorite in the series but it was still pretty good and a good ending for the series.

+ (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn 4-stars-small
I enjoyed this one a lot and I’m glad that I already have Another Little Piece on my TBR pile. (Review to come)

+ S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst 3-stars-small
An exhausting and unsatisfying read. My full review of S.

+ Exquisite Captive (The Dark Caravan Cycle #1) by Heather Demetrios 4-stars-small
This could have gotten a 5 star rating so easily if the romance had been better or  had been left out. At least there is no love triangle like I feared. (Review to come closer to the release date)

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+ Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan 5-stars-small
SO GOOOD! A mix of SciFi and Fantasy = my favorite genres. I haven’t read comics in years but this one got me back into reading them.

+ Lucky Day (Jasper Dent #0.1) by Barry Lyga 4-stars-small
A great short story! It was interesting to read about how Jasper’s father was caught.

+ Born of Corruption (Born of Illusion #1.5) by Teri Brown 4-stars-small
I enjoyed this short story a lot. It was nice to read a little murder mystery between books.

 + Born of Deception (Born of Illusion #2) by Teri Brown 2-stars-small
I don’t really understand what happened.  I loved the first book and after reading the short story I thought it would continue just like that. I didn’t enjoy this though. (Review coming soon)

+ Emperor of Thorns (Broken Empire #3) by Mark Lawrence 4-stars-small
I never expected this series to end like it did and I loved it that way.  I can’t wait to start reading his new series that is set in the same world! (Review of the whole series coming soon)