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A weekly post updated every other Wednesday detailing my current reading projects and what new titles I’ve added to my to-read list. Title links go to Goodreads, and if you have an account there feel free to friend me! I’d love to see what you’re reading and/or planning to read.
Books Purchased: 1
- Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever #1) – $2.99 @ Amazon
Books DNF: 1
Title: The Shadow Soul
Series Title: A Dance of Dragons
Author: Kaitlyn Davis
Date Added: June 15, 2016
Date Started: May 14, 2018
Date DNF: May 15, 2018
The opening of this book was pretty meh. It’s your typical Destroyed Hometown (haha, the picture they use XD) followed by vengeance seeking fare, and no I’m not a hypocrite for not falling in love with every story that has that paradigm (see the picture they used), because this novel didn’t do anything remotely new with it. Even having the female protagonist disguise herself as a boy is pretty cliched. I didn’t feel any deep emotion towards the destruction of Jinji’s village, which is disappointing as it’s clear the author attempted to make it that way with her best friend braiding her hair in the style it be would for the rest of her life. I think it’s because there wasn’t much to really distinguish these characters from ones I’ve read a thousand times before.