Attack on Titan Vol. 1 Review

For the past century, what’s left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city, trapped in fear of the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming humankind, but the sudden appearance of an enormous Titan is about to change everything…

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We Hunt the Flame Review

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the sultan. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. Both Zafira and Nasir are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya–but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the sultan on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds–and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.

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The Alloy of Law Review

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds. Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice. One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.

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May 2021 Wrap Up

So, during the month of May I got awful tonsillitis which meant that I had no energy and some big changes was happening in my life which basically meant that I was battling a reading slump the entire month. I still managed to do ok but I had so many other books I wanted to read. As I write this now I am still trying to get out of the slump with the next book I’m reading but I will be honest, I have lost my rhythm.

  • I read 5 books this month.
  • I finished a re-read I started back in 2019.
  • Genre: 1 fantasy, 2 murder mystery, 1 contemporary and 1 historical fiction.
  • Gender of authors: 2 women and 3 men.
  • Race of authors: 2 white and 3 asian.
  • Age range: 3 adult, 1 YA and 1 middle grade.
  • Format: 2 paperback, 1 hardcover and 2 ebooks.

The Decagon House Murders – Yukito Ayatsuji (2 stars)

So, this was an average read for me to start off the month. I loved the plot but I felt that the writing wasn’t that engaging, I started losing interest in the novel itself and by the time the reveal rolled around I just wasn’t invested enough anymore.

Orange: The Complete Collection Vol.2 – Ichigo Takana (5 stars)

I read the first volume in April and thoroughly enjoyed it. I instantly went out and bought the second volume straight away. I really enjoyed this volume, the art was beautiful and the characters were great. I will be honest in the fact that I preferred the first volume, I felt the ending of the series was a bit too abrupt. I wish it was expanded a bit more but overall this was a beautiful and emotional story that I will re-read numerous times.

The review linked is a whole series review not just of volume 2.

The Mystery of Three Quarters – Sophie Hannah (3 stars)

This book sadly didn’t match up to my experience reading her second novel but book 3 just missed the mark on something. I thought the plot was interesting and Poirot was great as per usual but something felt missing. I felt that the other characters were quite flat and some plot points were left unresolved. It wasn’t a bad book but it didn’t match up sadly to the previous novel which was my favourite.

Delusion – Hongjacga (3 stars)

This was a web comic that I read for most of the month. The comic started off really strong but I felt it started wavering around the halfway mark and by the time it finished I was a bit confused on the story and the direction it went in. The art was beautiful and I was fully engaged in the story but I felt that the ending could have been better.

The Last Olympian – Rick Riordan (5 stars)

So, I started this re-read in August of 2019 after I decided to stop my Harry Potter re-read due to J.K Rowling’s transphobia. i was super nervous as this was one of my childhood faves well as you can tell by the rating of this book that I loved it. I felt this book was a perfect ending to a great series and I am super excited to start the Heroes of Olympus series next year!

The review linked is a look back on my re-read as a whole.