Hello and happy Monday everyone! I am a day late with this recap, but since it is my first day back from my vacation I thought that it was okay, and this post at least give me the opportunity to talk a bit about the books I have read in these past days. On one hand, I was hoping to read a tad more (just a tad, mind you), but, on the other, I had a great time, chilling out with my boyfriend and Ade, and we spent some amazing days together. And I have read some pretty good books all the same! So it is a win-win situation!
What am I reading?
I can’t believe it, but finally, I am reading Empire of the Vampire! And wow! Just wow! It is a demanding book, because it is a dark story, with complex writing, and I am loving it to pieces. And I couldn’t have asked for more. It is pure bliss! And I am also reading In The Field Marshal’s Shadow. And I really hope that this would lead me to continue this series in a short time. I have really enjoyed the first book in this series and I have read some of the short stories in there, before this collection, so I am quite ready to go on with the main books, too! And the Field Marshal is quite the complex character!!!
What have I read?
I have to confess that I was a bit scared by The Poppy War because with all the hype around it I was fearing to be disappointed by my own expectations. I was wrong, because the book is solid, and I had an amazing time with it! Obviously, I am continuing the series, and I hope to not let too much time pass before going on with it! Ogres was surprising and interesting, and it reminded me that I have yet a ton of books by this author to read, too! Black Magic Sanction wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t really good either, even if I was more interested in the characters here than I was with the previous two books. But even if I was a tad more interested I decided to drop this series because it wasn’t enough for me anymore. I really enjoyed it in the beginning, but now not so much. And then we have two romances, both of them ARCs. The Romance Recipe is a queer book with a lot worth in it. The story and the characters are not masterpieces, but the book is good and it is about some really important themes, like self-acceptance, self-love and it is interesting for the representation it offers. And then we have The Lady and the Bricklayer. Sure, I was thinking about letting the regency books rest a bit, but this one was sisters free so I decided to give it a try, and it was a nice surprise!
What Would I read?
I feel like space should be my next destination, so here we are with A Memory Called Empire! I really hope to read it soon!
Blogging and Personal Life
It is time to go back to blogging since my little vacation has ended. I don’t have anything ready, so we will see where my mind would take us. Maybe I’ll write some reviews (as I should!), or maybe I would write something else, but only time will tell!
But the vacation was amazing! The place we stayed at was a bit more secluded than we imagined, but we relax and took long walks in nature. We relaxed and he got to play and walk and stay outside a lot. We all loved our time there.
And that’s all for today! How was your week? And you reading?? Let me know!!