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Robin LaFevers – Dark Triumph

September 18, 2014

72. Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (2013)
His Fair Assassin, Book 2

Read my review of book:
1. Grave Mercy

Read By: Angela Goethals
Length: 13h 42m (400 pages)

Genre: Historical Fiction

Started: 20 Aug 2014
Finished: 28 Aug 2014

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? I really enjoyed Grave Mercy and wanted more.

Sybella’s got a
mission, and she’s hoping Death
will mark her father.

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Graphic Novel Twofer: The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects / Black is for Beginnings

September 9, 2014

73. The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects by Mike Mignola (2010)

Length: 104 pages
Genre: Fantasy/Steampunk/Sci-Fi

Started/Finished: 30 August 2014

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? Picked it up while randomly browsing.

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Ransom Riggs – Hollow City

September 5, 2014

68. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (2014)
Miss Peregrine’s, Book 2

Read my review of book:
1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
1a. Miss Peregrine’s: The Graphic Novel

Length: 400 pages
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Started: 09 August 2014
Finished: 13 August 2014

Where did it come from? Amazon.
Why do I have it? I preordered it (and then let it sit on my shelf for seven months, because I am silly like that).
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 13 January 2014.

Being chased by soul-
eating monsters, you say? Through
the Blitz, you say? Great.

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Marissa Meyer – Scarlet (plus bonus short story review “The Queen’s Army”)

September 3, 2014

70. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (2013)
The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2

Read my review of book:
1. Cinder

Length: 506 pages
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Started: 13 September 2014
Finished: 17 September 2014

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? I really enjoyed Cinder, and then the library had a cart with a bunch of copies of Scarlet and Cress, so.

A tough street fighter
with a dark past: totally
trustworthy, right? No?

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August 2014 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

September 1, 2014

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started August with 240 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …240! This month feels like it kicked my butt, y’all, especially in terms of the numbers of actual, physical, non-graphical books that I read. No matter how prepared for the start of the school year I think I am, it’s always a rush of preparation right before (two weeks before, this year), and the start of the semester just always kicks my butt. I have managed to tear through a bunch of audiobooks, but I just haven’t had the time or the mental energy to settle down and actually read non-textbook books all that much. Here’s hoping September calms down at least a little and I can get some real reading done!

…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:

Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile

Audiobooks
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi (reviews coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Books)
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (review coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Graphic Novels)
Rust, Vol. 3: Death of the Rocket Boy by Royden Lepp
Ex Machina, Vol. 2: Tag by Brian K. Vaughan
Fairest, Vol. 3: Return of the Maharaja by Sean E. Williams
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs
The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects by Mike Mignola (review coming soon)


Re-Reads
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold
Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (review coming soon)

 
 
Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
- Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz - The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
 
Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer  
 

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Graphic Novel Twofer: Fairest, Vol. 3: Return of the Maharaja / Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

August 26, 2014

69. Fairest, Vol. 3: Return of the Maharaja by Sean E. Williams, Stephen Sadowski, Phil Jimenez (series created by Bill Willingham) (2014)
Fables: Fairest, Volume 3

Read my review of volume:
1. Wide Awake
2. The Hidden Kingdom

Length: 144 pages
Genre: Fantasy

Started/Finished: 16 August 2014

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? I’m always on the hook for new Fables or Fables-adjacent books.

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Robin LaFevers – Grave Mercy

August 21, 2014

67. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (2012)
His Fair Assassin, Book 1

Read By: Erin Moon
Length: 14h 11m (549 pages)

Genre: Historical Fiction

Started: 24 July 2014
Finished: 08 August 2014

Where did it come from? Downloaded from YA Sync Audiobooks last summer.
Why do I have it? Well, free audiobook, but I am also totally on board with historical teenage assassins.

How can you protect
your duchess when you’re not sure
who the traitors are?

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