September TBR 2016

At first I thought I’d set myself a challenge this month and put 5 books on my TBR list. Then I realised I don’t have the time since university has started again. I just hope there is enough time in the evenings (or mornings) for me to read. Because of this I settled for 3½ books, and these are the books I plan to read this month.

 30813842A Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice

Thank you Wise Ink Creative Publishing for giving me and ARC of this book! I’ll have to start reading it really soon if I want to read it before release on September 19th.

What drew me to this book was first and foremost the cover. I mean look at it, it’s beautiful. The fire hair against a black backdrop. I love it. Then I read the first word of the synopsis “Scholar. Slave. Warrior. Wizard.” It sounds so promising. I do expect something of this book.

The Dragon RebornThe Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan (as well as finishing The great Hunt)

Okay, I know. This was on my last TBR as well, but I didn’t read it so here we go again! This is the third book in The Wheel of Time and the story is just becoming more and more exciting. The second book is so much better than the first, and if it continues like this, my mind is going to blow before the end of this series.

Possibility for mind blow – there are 14 books in this series – high.


The Fearless Travelers’ Guide to Wicked Places by Peter Begler

This is another ARC, and this time my thanks go to Capstone Young Readers for this. It’s the second time I’ve gotten an ARC from them and I feel so blessed!

This book I’ve already started reading, which means I’ll have a review up really soon. What can I say about it already? It’s a hell of a ride!

These are what I’d like to read this upcoming month! Is any of them on your TBR as well? What do you want to read this month?


Book Recommendation – Dragons

The first blog post I did was Book Recommendation – Assassins and I thought now is the time for another Book Recommendation post. This time I chose Dragons as the theme, since they are my favourite mythical creatures. No matter if they’re animals, thinking beings, good or bad, I love them!

259836Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

It would be wrong to not kick off this post with the Dragaonlance Chronicles. The trilogy is seen as somewhat of a  classic in the fantasy genre and if I remember right it’s inspired by D&D. If you are like me and love high fantasy, this will be straight up your alley.

The story follows a company of eight – a half-elf, a dwarf, a kender, a wizard and four humans – and how they are thrown into a fight they didn’t ask for. Despite their differences they travel across Krynn, trying to stay alive, while humans and gods fight for power.

5907The Hobbit : or there and back again by J.R.R. Tolkien

Another classic with a dragon, I think most have read it already, but if you haven’t, do it! The Hobbit is a great introduction to the world of Tolkien and the book of his I’ve read most. It isn’t as complex as LOTR but as beautiful. The movies didn’t make it justice.

It’s been a few years since I read it last, so I should pick it up again. I’d like to reread every book on my shelves, maybe that should be my next year reading goal? I’d fail miserably. I own more books than I’d be able to read in a year. I’ve been thinking about counting them or doing a bookshelf tour. Maybe both…

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The Eye of the World

The Eye of the WorldThe Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This took me way too long to finish. But now I’ve read it!

I didn’t know anything about this story (other than that there are 14 books in the series) before my boyfriend recommended it and I begun reading.

The story follows three young men who’s village is attacked by trollocs. They find out that the trollocs’ master, the Dark One – a primal force – is after them and they have to flee together with two strangers and an other villager. They weren’t prepared for the journey ahead.

I love that the story is very J.R.R. Tolkien – a huge world filled with different creatures and a lot of history – but the main characters, they didn’t deliver. Halfway through the book some of the characters finally became interesting (Perrin became my favourite). For others, the final chapters did something for them and a few I still don’t care about. But if you are a reader who loves epic story lines this is definitely up your alley. The story is huge! (As I sad, 14 books…) I just want more from-the-start-interesting characters.

So the reasons for the low rating are the characters (how boring they were in the beginning) and the fact that I had higher expectations. I honestly thought I’d love this book. But 3 stars, I liked it.

“The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.”

– Goodreads

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Book Sacrifice Tag

Thank you so much Jasmine from How Useful It Is for tagging me! Loved reading your post and hope mine will be as good. Let’s begin!

An Over-Hyped Book

Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?

Please don’t hate me, I just didn’t fall for it. My expectations were so much higher.


A Sequel

Situation: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

Again, please don’t hate me…

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