Books I Read in 2018: #21-30

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It’s time for another book wrap-up! I’ve read another ten books and in this post, I’ll be talking about those books, write a short review and add a gif that represents my opinion on each book!

#21. Rogue One Graphic Novel by Jody Houser – 144 pages


Received from: BookDepository, own purchase
Finished on: 22 February

This was the original Rogue One graphic novel I wanted to buy (before seeing that other one as well), and oh my god it was just as amazing as the Alessandro Ferrari one. There are some extra scenes in this version and it also comes with the extra Cassian & K-2SO story in the back. Honestly every time I read a Rogue One adaptation I fall in love with this story even more, damn!

#22. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan – 361 pages


Received from: Bol.com, own purchase
Finished on: 25 February

The second Rick Riordan book I wanted to reread this month and I believe I said I liked this least first time I read the books, but honestly, I can’t really tell you why I thought it was the least PJO book. I love these books so much, and I just loved the labyrinth. It was great being back in this world, and I’m happy I decided to do this reread!

#23. Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton – 506 pages


Received from: Bol.com, own purchase
Finished on: 26 February

Oh my god this book was SO INTENSE. I was so scared getting into this book because the previous one ended with such a shocking cliffhanger and OH MY GODS. When I finally got my hands on this book, I was hesitant to read it but I powered through it and it was so great! The book was so action-packed, so full of plot twists and stuff and it was so nerve-racking near the end that I just had to put the book down every now and then, but yes this series officially belongs to my favourite series of all time!

#24. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder – 409 pages


Received from: own purchase
Finished on: 28 February

When I received my copy of Fire Study, I realised I hardly remembered anything of the previous two books. I could have read a recap on the internet, but I felt like rereading this book and the second one because I honestly love this world. And yeah, I really loved diving back into this world, reading about Yelena, Valek, Ari and Janco and all the other amazing characters in this book! Definitely recommend this to everyone who loves fantasy!

#25. Black Comix Returns by J2D2 – 200 pages


Received from: NetGalley, received
Finished on: 1 March

I was actually kind of disappointed in this, because I thought it was a graphic novel anthology story, but it ended up just being a collection of black comic artists. That doesn’t mean I hated it, I did find a lot of great artists that I’m going to check out, but I kind of expected more of it. I guess I should have read the reviews before getting this from NetGalley, I guess.

#26. Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder – 419 pages


Received from: Amazon, own purchase
Finished on: 3 March

This was another reread, and I loved diving back into the World of Ixia and Sitia. I didn’t remember much of the story though I could remember the general storyline, so it’s great that I decided to reread this in preparation for Fire Study. I loved some of the characters we were introduced to in this story and I loved that Yelena was developing her magic more in this book.

#27. W.I.T.C.H., part 1, vol. 1 by Elisabetta Gnone – 256 pages


Received from: Bol.com, own purchase
Finished on: 4 March

W.I.T.C.H. was part of my youth! I used to get the separate magazines when I was young and I read them all. Then, they suddenly stopped and I was really sad. But last year, Disney announced they would be re-translating and releasing all twelve story arcs the W.I.T.C.H. series has! I loved rereading this first volume of the first story, which I believe is the only story I ever finished. I can’t wait to read the rest!

#28. Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder – 441 pages


Received from: Bookdepository, own purchase
Finished on: 5 March

Yes, I finally got around to reading this book! I was kind of hesitant to read this book, for no reason at all, but eventually, I just decided to buy a copy, reread the first two books and dove right into this book. One thing I didn’t really like about this book was that a lot of the events of the previous books were repeated in this book as if I didn’t just binge-read the series. But I loved this book, loved the characters so much more and I really cannot wait to read more books taking place in this world!

#29. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan – 381 pages


Received: Bol.com, own purchase
Finished on: 7 March

My first Riordan reread of this month. I think the first time around I kind of thought the constant battle was rather annoying? But yeah this time, rereading it for the second time, I actually loved the whole battle aspect. It was great rereading this book, finding out some things I missed the first time around and oh my god I love these characters so so so much!

#30. Fortunately, the Milk… by Neil Gaiman – 160 pages


Received from: Boekenfestijn, own purchase
Finished on: 9 March

This story was kind of odd, in my opinion. Totally not what I had expected of a Neil Gaiman book, but maybe that’s just me. While I enjoyed it, I think I would have loved it more had I been a lot younger or maybe if I had read it to a child or something like that. I did really love the illustrations and especially the one in the middle of the book (though I nearly ripped it when I unfolded it). But yeah it’s not a new favourite, alas.

How many books have you read so far this year?

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