Happy new year, book lovers!

Nope, your eyes are not deceiving you! This is an actual post after a bit of a hiatus. Things got really hectic and quite frankly, really messy towards the end of the year and it had a horrible effect on my reading. I couldn’t focus on any of the books I was reading and after I made that awkward mistake in my review of The Land of Dragor (a really sloppy mistake, mind you), I decided to take a break. Things have not sorted themselves out yet, but I’ve been really wanting to read more again lately and I think that’s a good sign.

I have a review ready to be posted tomorrow around this time and it’s a good one — I read Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch during and around Christmas and it was … amazing. I really enjoyed it a lot, so if you are interested in this book and/or reading my review of it, then this is the place to be tomorrow!

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas/holiday season and hope you also have a nice new year celebration 🙂

See you tomorrow!

Scripturiently

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Book review: Sleepers by Megg Jensen

Sleepers (The Swarm Trilogy, #1)Sleepers by Megg Jensen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the author Megg Jensen and the publisher, DarkSide Publishing.

In the world of Sleepers, the first book in The Swarm Trilogy by Megg Jensen, there are people with fiery red hair, piercing blue eyes and magic and on the other hand there’s… the not-so-cool average folk. For years, there has been tension between the Fithians and the Dalagan – the Fithians being your average human folk and the Dalagan being a magical group of people who were conquered by the aforementioned. Lianne, a Dalagan adoptee and personal handmaiden to the Queen of Fithian, gets her world turned upside down when she turns sixteen and discovers that she is capable of the magic of her people. When the Queen gets accused of treason and is sent to the dungeons to await her execution, Lianne, enraged and capable to fight, has to make life-changing decisions to help save her dear royal friend.

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Book review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Warning: this review is lengthier than most of my reviews (and they are lengthy to begin with!) and contains teeny tiny spoilers.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa is a story about a sixteen-year-old girl named Meghan Chase, whose kid brother Ethan gets kidnapped by otherworldly creatures. Faeries, in fact, seem to be the reason behind her brother’s abduction, and once she opens her eyes to the other world of Nevernever, a new adventure among the brightly coloured or possibly icy cold faerie courts begins. In a world where making deals and saying ‘thank-you’ is enough to be linked to someone for an eternity, Meghan learns who she truly is and faces a danger she never knew existed.

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Reading slump

Hello book loving friends, it’s time for a little bit of information as to why this blog has been a little on the quiet side. There’s one reason and one reason only: school!

The second year of my journalism course has started and it has started super busy: we immediately were instructed to start our internships. All fine and dandy, but my original internship location did not end well and so I had to last-minute search for a replacement. Within six days. Can you say stress? I managed, but it took a toll on my reading and quite frankly, the start of my new internship has done the same.

I’m almost a third into A Gift of Ghosts by Sarah Wynde, and I really am enjoying it, I’m just having a rough time getting through it because I’m exhausted at the end of the day. I come home around seven and then I basically sit and do nothing until I go to bed. It is the school-kills-all-happy-things-after-summer-holidays funk and it’s the worst.

Hopefully once the stress level of the start of school dies down, I can devour the books I was planning to read. I have several books to read before October hits, so I’m just going to have to step up my reading game!

Are you experiencing a reading slump? Let me know!

As always, I hope you have a lovely day!

Scripturiently