A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab

Holy hell did this book drag for me; I feel like I read about 350 pages of prologue sandwiched by a strong start and an action-packing cliffhanger ending. This book would have been a lot stronger with at least 200 pages cut from it, because not a whole lot happens.

Four months have passed since the end of A Darker Shade of Magic and I have to say that I loved the beginning! Honestly the first 100 pages that showed what Lila and Kell have been up to since parting ways was amazing, and I was so excited that my friends who said the series picks up in this installment were right. Alas, after the first 100 pages I found myself bored and disinterested with little desire to finish. The fact that I read this entire 508-page book in one day is a testament to the fact that I a) was hoping it would get better, and b) wanted to finish it as soon as possible so it wouldn't be an albatross around my neck. No such luck. I think the most infuriating thing is that I abandoned my TBR because I have had quite a few disappointing reads lately and wanted to read something I was sure to like. HAHAHA, Past Kaleena. Fun prank. Continue reading...

Reading Around the Globe: Inge in Belgium

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post.

  1. What is your name? Inge
  2. Blog URL? https://ofwonderland.com
  3. Twitter handle? @ingeswonderland
  4. Where do you live? Belgium Continue reading...

The End of the Year Book Tag: 2018

I cannot believe that there are only twenty-five days remaining in 2018! The year has flown by for me and I am really excited for a fresh start (this year has had the lowest of lows for me). But before I skip on into the new year, I wanted to do the end of the year book tag! Many thanks to Abmost Fiction and Destiny @ Howling Libraries for tagging me, we all know that I love a good reflection!


Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

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Reading Around the Globe: Aimee in the Philippines

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October Book Haul

It's almost December and of course that means that it is the perfect time to look at the books I added to my collection in October.Β I will be honest and I've been hesitant to post this haul (hence it being posted at the end of November). I don't want to give the impression that you need to buy and own a lot of books in order to be considered a book blogger or lover; I am just fortunate to be at a place in my life that I can afford to spend money on books. I am quite frugal with everything else so that I can buy them!

The majority of these books I got on BookOutlet for incredibly cheap, which stretches the money I set aside for books further. I am working on a post for finding bookish deals, but it will be awhile as I am looking for more international resources before posting it. But without further adieu, let's see what I added to my shelves in October!