Hey! So, the past weekend was the #crushyourTBR read-a-thon. To see my TBR list for this read-a-thon, click here. Overall, this was not the most successful read-a-thon, but it was fun to participate in and do the sprints!
I wanted to finish 3 books this weekend: Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, The Young Elites by Marie Lu, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
I managed to finish The Young Elites and I adored it! To see my full book rambling, click here. I loved the characters (especially Raffaele), and the twists and turns that Marie Lu took us readers on were intense. Also, this novel has a very, very dark narrator, a dark anti-hero type, and it was so fun to read from her perspective! Definitely recommend.
Then, instead of reading my other two chosen books, I chose to read Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater instead. I thought her writing was very beautiful, but I developed no attachment or interest towards any of the characters or their relationships. The ending was much better than the beginning, but it was too little, too late in my opinion. I will NOT be doing a book rambling on this novel, and I probably will not continue the series, which does make me sad because I don’t like uncompleted series, but there are so many other books I need to get through. 😦
I ended up not picking up Game of Thrones this weekend because it was just too heavy after The Young Elites, but I did start The Book Thief!