Happy Thursday, everyone! Today, I'm sharing mini reviews of five recent favorite fantasy reads: Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber, Half Lost (The Half Bad Trilogy #3) by Sally Green, The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu, The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi, and Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. I've been really lucky to have found such wonderful stories and had the opportunity to read them nearly back to back. Read on for my mini reviews:
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I read this novel from March 16 - March 23, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.
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What an excellent ending to a favorite series! Sure, it really put me through the wringer pretty much throughout, especially that ending, but it's well worth it. This series is just stunning and if you haven't read it I can't recommend it enough, so just get to reading. I don't think you'll be disappointed in how it turns out. By the way, the audiobook production is absolutely stunning. I think Carl Prekopp is getting added to my list of favorite narrators!
I listened to this audiobook from April 2 - April 8, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.
I had high hopes for the grand finale of The Young Elites series, and I have to say that The Midnight Star fully delivers. It has everything I could have hoped for in this satisfying conclusion. That's not to say I could predict what exactly coming because it kept me on my toes with each twist and reveal, but honestly as I thought there was only one way it could really end. Of course, it's very dark and heartbreaking at times, so be sure to have tissues at hand while reading. Adelina isn't exactly a good character, if you've read the series you know she's done some downright evil things, but she is certainly one of the most fascinating characters I've read in awhile. If you're interested in morally gray or villainous leading characters, I highly recommend Marie Lu's The Young Elites series.
I listened to this audiobook from April 8 - April 12, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.
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I read this book from April 14 - April 20, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.
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I listened to this audiobook from May 13 - May 16, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.
Thanks and congratulations if you made it this far! Have you read any of these books yet? If so, I hope you enjoyed them as well.