Now I‘m just mad that there‘s a whole other story to read and it‘s not released yet. 😭
Not quite as good as the first two.
1. Tagged. I don't want to rush through the series and then have it be over. Also I heard there's a 4th book coming!
2. The Handmaids Tale. I rarely reread.
3. Around 250 I think. It's always growing.
4. Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience 4⭐️
5. 💕 @AkashaVampie @mklong @Avanders 💕
Currently buddy reading A Reaper At The Gates (though I keep wanting to say A Reaper Against The Gates for some reason?) and I am truly enjoying it. Best to read with instrumental music! 🖤
I liked this more than book 2, but I dislike endings that leave me hanging, even in a series. Still, this book moved a lot of different storylines forward and had plenty of action and some delicious tension.
I listen to these books because Steve West is my favorite narrator, and I‘m pretty sure I wouldn‘t care at all about Elias at this point if it wasn‘t for Steve reading his POV. 😍😂
Now to wait almost a year for the next book!
Probably my least favorite of the series to date, though still, I think, worth reading. The Elias stuff just relentlessly bored me; Helene and Laia remain as compelling as ever. Still, when fully a third of a book isn‘t landing for you....
It is a great setting and I‘m jazzed for the final book in the series, but I really hope they find a more compelling third POV character.
I like being tortured? Love/Hate with this one. Loved the book, hate the wait. More tears. Yay to the 'ships I've been rooting for since Torch. Laia has grown more confident since the first one; still seems easily persuaded, but finally starting e opinions, and not annoying. The Blood Shrike, why are you so noble. This better pay off in Book 4
If it wasn‘t for The Blood Shrike this would have been a so-so or pan. I wasn‘t a fan of Laia in the last book either and I really struggled with hers and Elias‘ POV this time too. Mainly b/c I didn‘t care. But Helene‘s, nay, The Blood Shrike‘s, POV was full of action, emotion, and a tad of fantasy. I would have preferred this wholly in her POV.
#ya #fantasy #action
My first ever audiobook! Definitely wasn't a short one but gosh it was good. A Reaper At the Gates is the third instalment in the Ember Quadrilogy and gives us so much more background to the characters. The relationship development and world-building in Tahir's work is incredible, and I cannot wait for the fourth and final book. I'm sure it'll destroy me like the ending to this did 😭
I was wide awake at 6:20 this morning.
So I read for a while, went grocery shopping, got Starbs, made breakfast, and now I‘m spending the rest of the afternoon finishing up this book.
I‘m about 100 pages from the end and so far this has been such a great end to this series.
Edit: just got to the end and realized this can‘t be the last book only to google it and find out that it‘s a quartet. 😭
True life: I can‘t eat take out anymore and the hotel I‘m staying in this week has a grocery store across the street.
Hello dinner. 😍
Side note: that sweet swelling in my foot/ankle is called I got hook worms in my foot six years ago on a camping trip and none of my doctors had seen it or new how to treat it. My lymph system will never be the same again in that leg. 🙄
Another book another hotel night.
And yes, that is a glass shower that looks into the room.
I‘m in a terrible reading slump. Please let this be the answer.
Going to finish this series finally 🙌🙌🙌 book 13 of my year 📚🤓
So close. I hope you are all doing well. I‘m tired but I got this. #24in48
A bit slower paced than its predecessors but still intriguing and utterly amazing in the way the story is built and how the world changes based on characters actions and decisions. I always appreciate when the characters evolve and grow stronger. Sabaa Tahir achieved just that and more in her books. The mental progress of the characters was believable and I was able to imagine doing just the same had I been put in their stead.
I'm not sure I was as enthralled by this volume of the series as I was by the previous books. All the protagonists are on different courses. Without their interaction, a lot of the story is in their heads, which slows things down. Still, the characters are as awesome and badass as ever, and the books continue action-packed. I'm not sure how I'm going to hold on until the final volume.
The ember in the ashes series I happened upon by mistake. I spent way too much on it in an airport bookstore on my way to see my finance, but I was desperate for something to read for my 3 hour layover and 2 hour flight. Although they are young adult and easy to read they are also filled with challenging new words and compelling stories. I couldn‘t get the characters or their stories out of my head. 10/10 would recommend. #amazingbook #10/10
I ❤️this series, but this book was my least fav so far. A lot of world building took place-which I think is setting up the next to be pretty epic. But,it just moved a little slower for me. Also I really want more chapters w/ the Night Bringer POV! But Sabaa creates rich scenery & multifaceted characters so it‘s hard to still not enjoy reading her stuff. PS her recent IG posts have me super concerned for my fav characters in the final installment😬
It was a decent book. The ending was unexpected. I wonder if there will be another or is this it?
This is book 3 in a series of 4, I have loved the other 2 books and I did love this one also, I just was a bit lost to start: once book 4 arrives I think I‘ll do a re-read of the first 3 beforehand in order to orientate myself better. These books are set in a fantasy world which is resembling the Roman Empire but in the desert with magic and ghosts and stuff, they are very grim in places but the characters have depth and heart. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️