Saturday, January 30, 2016

January Wrap-up

January Wrap-up Post

Books Ally has read:

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater: 2 stars

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutoski: 4 stars

Tartuffe by Moliere: 4 stars

Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper: 3 stars

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers: 1.5 stars
(I have, like, two chapters to go, but I think I can safely rate it at this point.)

The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson: 3 stars

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: 4 stars

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir: 5 stars

Books Alison has read:

NONE. :P January has been a ridiculously busy month for Alison. Although, by the time this is posted she may have finished the Maze Runner. STILL. You should all give her awesome book recommendations in the comments. (She likes sci-fi and fantasy). GO.


Confessions of Another Book Drunkard: In which Alison responds to my previous post and rebukes me for dog-earing pages.

Review: Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas: In which I give a conflicted review about a slightly dark Cinderella retelling.

The ABBA book tag by Ally: In which there are books! Song Lyrics! And fun!

Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant to Get to but Didn't: In which I list all the books I waaant this year.

Title Tangents by Ally: In which a story is made out of book titles.

Top Ten Books I Recently Added to my TBR by Alison: In which Alison really needs to read these books.

Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: In which I review a new favorite book.

Posts from the blogosphere:

7 Types of Villain Deaths by Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout

2 Year Blogoversary by Alexa @ Summer Snowflakes

The Generic YA Dystopian Novel by Jessica @ Bookish Serendipity.

Introducing Title Tangents by Eugenia @ Genie in a Book

More Writer Problems by Opal @ Opal Swirls

We are Currently...

Reading: Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Watching: Lost & Alias
Listening: Phillip Phillips!
~ Ally

Reading: An Ember in the Ashes
Watching: Criminal Minds
Listening: Hamilton (The Schuyler Sisters)
~ Alison

That was our month! Tell us about yours.


  1. Yikes I hated Grave Mercy :( But I thought Lament was pretty decent.



    1. Grave Mercy bored me to tears. I don't understand the appeal, but to each his own, I guess!

  2. I loved all of your posts this month :) I keep seeing These Broken Stars around and people say it's really good, so I'm going to add it to my TBR.

    Thanks for the shoutout! :)

    1. Thank you, Opal!! These Broken Stars surprised me with how good it was.

  3. I haven't read any of these, but they all look good. That is quite a bit of books.

    1. It is! I was surprised with how much reading I got done with school starting and everything.

  4. I feel like half of the books you read are all on my TO READ list. Top would be An Ember in the Ashes though. I need to get to it ASAP!

    1. An Ember in the Ashes was EPIC. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Ooh, would love to see why Grave Mercy earned its rating since lots of my friends like it! Hmm, sci fi and fantasy ... well, BEYOND THE RED comes out March 1 but I think you can still download it on Edelweiss if you'd like to review it; WOLF BY WOLF is absolutely mind blowing so try that out too!

    Thank you for the shout out :D

    1. I thought I would love it too! It got fantastic reviews. Ah, well. I should post a review eventually. In short, it was just verrry slow and the character development and romance development were nothing extraordinary.

  6. I really NEED to read Winner's Curse && An Ember in the Ashes!! I LOVE Unwind. I'm currently reading book#3 and still loving all the characters and its thrilling pace. Hope you end up loving it too!

    Hope you guys will have a great February ahead! :D

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

    1. An Ember in the Ashes was SO amazing!! I hope you get to it and enjoy it :) I still haven't finished Unwind because things have been crazy, but I look forward to it! Thanks, czai!