Had to use my light when attending a webinar for my course 🤪… since I was up at 4am 🤦🏼♀️
I like to take these out and look at the this is one of the illustrations… beautiful 🤗
Sorry #LMPBC group! I have to bail on this book. The writing is so small, that I‘m dreading picking it up. It makes me feel like I need to go to the eye doctor for glasses.
Also, every time I get into the flow of the story, there is a footnote and I have to stop and get back into the flow. It‘s annoying. 🤣
This is also the 2nd time I‘ve tried to read this book and I‘m just not feeling it. I don‘t think this author is for me.
I‘m so excited to add these beautiful books to my shelf. 😍😍😍
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This was my May #LMPBC read. It took me a little while to get into - the book starts slow and Kristoff uses copious footnotes in Part 1 so a LOT of tiny print!! But after that the pace began to pick up and I found myself really invested in these characters and what was happening. The world-building was vivid and engaging and I found the concept of sand krakens to be delightfully terrifying. This is a little darker than my usual fare and I'm not ⬇
Okay, @Clwojick 's #BigJuneReadathon has challenged me already to assess where I am with various challenges/goals for the year. I'm doing pretty well at some of them - I'm steadily working my way through classics via #BookSpin and have checked quite a few 600pg+ books off as well. I've been pretty committed to #Roll100 and my #TBRDeckofCards but realized that where I am getting bogged down is SERIES! Somehow I'm already in the middle of five, and⬇
I haven‘t found the home for this on my shelf‘s yet but 🤨… so excited to set it up
@Chrissyreadit - this one arrived safe and sound! And your Happy LMPBC Better Late Than Never Book Arrival Card made me snort with laughter! 😂 No worries, friend, life happens!! I have definitely been there with LMPBC books before!!
Looking forward to this one!! @Laughterhp @BookwormAHN
Finished - and sending TODAY - I think this was a different spin on some horror, bad ass teen, girls kick ass , fantasy tropes. It reminded me faintly of Red Rising. I liked the world and character building- I thought at times it had the potential for depth of a more “adult” complex book and felt like a YA/Adult hybrid. #lmpbc
1)The tagged book series, Malazan series, any Nora Robert or Johanna Lindsey books, the legend of Drizzt, Witcher Series, Six of Crows Series, Name of the Wind series, … I could keep going
2) my ability to shear and learn about different kinds of books
3) open to suggestions
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Thank you @Eggs I enjoyed this 🤗
I loved this book. Mia's family is murdered and she sets out to join a group of elite assassins so she can avenge them 🖤
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I loved the world building and all the characters. Mia is a well fleshed out awesome female lead. We have Hogwarts style school only for assassins not wizards lol! It‘s dark, it‘s brutal, it‘s bloody, it‘s vengeful and it‘s lusty!!! Huzzah! The magic systems however are bit wonky to understand just yet, but hoping that will become more defined as I go.
I really enjoyed this world and the way the author builds it. The only complaint that I have is that everything the characters say is in sarcasm and it really makes then sound like immature children. Other than that I really enjoyed the story and plan to finish the trilogy.
Another long-standing one off my TBR. This was a lot of fun! The audio was a bit difficult to get into, as the author uses a lot of repetition. I had to rewind a few times just to make sure I wasn‘t hallucinating and the app wasn‘t glitching. I‘ll probably try to read the next one though.
Thanks to all of you raving about Empire of the Vampire for making this happen finally lol
#TeamHendrix 1+15 points
#LittensDressedInBlood #Day15 #PetSematery I‘ve chosen this book for today‘s prompt because of Mr Kindly, the murderous shadow cat pet of our MC Mia Corvere. After barely surviving the murder of her family, Mia is taken in by an ex assassin & puts herself on the path of The Red Church(assassin school!)& vengeance with Mr Kindly giving advice along the way. It may have a young MC but this is no YA, lots of blood, curses & smut. I loved it❤️
This was ok the first time I read it and it's still just ok. The world is great, the story is very interesting but I really don't get the hype. I found myself bored for a large portion of it and the footnotes being forcefully inserted into the audiobook made me lose interest pretty quick. I understand why it was done (how else do you listen to footnotes?) but I lost a lot of the story
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Adulting sucks sometimes but here's something NO ONE tells you...you can buy cake whenever you want! Had a shitty week and dreading the week coming? You can take your adult money, buy something ridiculously rich in chocolate, sit on the couch, watch trash TV, listen to an #audiobook and just blissfully ignore everything for a while. There's no one to tell you no! Buy the damn cake and enjoy a bit of happy 😊
A brutal, dark fantasy with echoes of Game of Thrones, The Witcher and Shadow & Bone. Mia is a lead heroine you root for and with her daemon side-kick Mister Kindly at her side you see her start to take shape as a deadly assassin. With a full range of characters of all shapes & sizes Kristoff is carving out a brilliant world so I look forward to the rest of the series. The only quibble, the needless, distracting footnotes, stick with the story.
Reading on the way to Sacramento.
Hope everyone is having a chilled weekend with lots of good books. I'm enjoying this dark fantasy, mix of GOT with Shadow & Bone.
Wishing all Littens a very Happy Weekend 😊
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It took me a few chapters to get used to the writing style, but once I did, I went on quite a ride. I loved all the annotations at the bottom of the pages and I loved Mia and Mister Kindley. The entire story was dark and thrilling, and I'm reaching for the second book.
"If you let yourself fret on me, you'll miss the knife aimed at you" Mia Corvere Pg.147
I've never felt these words ring truer, as someone who has always done whatever possible to help my friends, I always miss the subtle attacks from behind, and the blatant ones from the front.
Never, ever let anyone walk all over you.
I love all the foot notes, but this book really dragged on about the schooling of the assassins. I would have preferred for the author to cut out about 200 pages of that and focus on advancing the plot. Mia‘s family was brutally murdered and she swore revenge. She pledged herself to the church of the Dark Mother, but will she be able to survive the schooling? 3/5 stars, I will read the next one and hope it‘s more streamlined.
This is exactly the sort of book I love. Dark, gritty and otherworldly. I loved Mia so damn much from the beginning. I NEED the next book now.
I wish I could do a more detailed review, but honestly if I started talking about the book I don't know that I'd be able to stop... it was just THAT book for me 🖤
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Book 114 - audio
I picked this one entirely for the cover art.
When the story started and I was not so sure about my choice. It's very graphic. Sex, violence, death, language, all there, all graphic.
But I was intrigued by the mix of death and the irreverent narrator and I stuck with it.
About half way through I decided that if a female Harry Potter went to Pratchett's Assasins Guild instead of Hogwarts, this would be her story.