Mythothon Week 1 Update

I struggled with if it is week one or week .5, but I will go with week 1. From April 1st- April 4th I have read several books, some replaced what was on my initial TBR.

Merlin- Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce- 3 stars- I really struggled to get through this book. Numair is one of my favorite characters in the Tortall books, but this book did not do him justice. The first 150-200 pages had me board to tears. The next maybe 50 pages were okay, with a token gay character which I felt was just pandering to the fan base. The last few chapters were action packed. Over all I felt that I have been waiting since the initial date this was supposed to be published for nothing. To put this into perspective this book was supposed to come out in 2008. There were grumblings of the book being written in 2003. The publishing date I first saw was 2011, I hoped it could be a going off to college book. Alas I am finished college, finished grad school, and have finally obtained this book. It was NOT worth the wait in my honest opinion.

Here is another bloggers more positive view on the long journey-

I love Tamora for the role she played in showing me BAMF female characters but it breaks my heart to read this book.

King Arthur- The Iron Queen by Kaitlin Bevis-FIVE STARS- I love this new adaptation of greek mythology. I am a bit obsessed right now! If you have not read Persephone go out and grab a copy!

Sir Bors- Daughter of Earth and Sky by Kaitlyn Bevis-FIVE STARS- Again, please please read Persephone! I love the slow burn between her and Hades. Also the angst is just enough.

Sir Gaheris- The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan- FIVE STARS- I listened to this on audiobook late last night before bed. I intend to re-read(or listen) as my brain was mush. Riordan never disappoints. If you like Percy Jackson go ahead and grab a copy.

Up next- I am reading Stalking Jack the Ripper and Aphrodite.

Reading sprints!

Leila abs I a 8-hour read-a-long on April 3rd from 12pm-8pm EST. We’ll each be hosting sprints throughout the day, so if you want to join us, you can find us on Twitter @LeilaPMorgan and @balance_healer.

The sprints will be:

12:15-1pm with me

1:30-2:15pm with Leila

2:45-3:30pm with me

3:45-4:30pm with Leila

4:45-5:45pm with me

6:15-7pm with Leila

7:10-8pm with me

My hope is to finish Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce then start on To Kill a Kingdom!

I can’t wait to spend the day reading with you!

Coming soon my week reading wrap up!

Reading from March

Hello readers! While I did not make a TBR for March I did end up completing 10 books, over the past week. I’ve been stressed and reading is a comfort to me.

I read all of the Goddess Test trilogy, the first two books I was re-reading along with some of the novellas. A few of the novellas and the third book were new reads. Overall, I give the books five stars, there are 9 in total. The character development, along with the ending is superb. It left me craving more from the writer while still giving the reader a solid conclusion to the major plot points.

The characters are gods and goddesses but also flawed and relatable. It is one of my favorite things from Greek mythology. The thought that gods are no better than humans. They may have deeper flaws because of their lack of humanity. But at the end of the day love is what matters.

On the same note I read the first book in the Daughter’s of Zeus series, Persephone. I give it a solid 4.5 out of 5. I’m obviously craving some Greek retellings. the character development of Persephone is lovely. The slow burn of her relationship with Hades is both infuriating and fun. It’s a true page turner. I finished the book in less than 12 hours if that says anything.

See you again soon!