#TheReadingQuest Wrap-up

Hi guys,

#TheReadingQuest came to an end and today I’ll be writing my wrap-up.

My brain is awesome, so obviously I had to be in a reading slump right when this readathon was happening 😦 Still, I managed to finish my character quests and two side quests.

This is my final score:

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Character Class: Mage 
Level: 3 
EXP: 140 
HP: 257
Social Media Interaction Bonus Points: 20HP
Books completed: 7
Graphic Novels completed: 0
Books by Marginalised Authors completed: 2 
Total Pages Read: 2269

Now for the books I’ve read, I’m not going into detail about what I thought about them but I’ll leave the link for the ones I have reviews of.

Mage

1- The first book of a series

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Title: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Author: Rick Riordan

Published:  March 1st, 2006 by Disney Hyperion Books

Genre:  Fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology

Pages: 377

Rating: ★★★★✩

 

 

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Here’s my review if you’re interested.

2- A book with a one-word title

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Title: Vicious (Villains, #1)

Author: V. E. Schwab

Published:  September 24th, 2013 by Tor

Genre:  Fantasy

Pages: 364

Rating: ★★★★✩

 

 

 

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

Here’s my review if you’re interested.

3- A book based on mythology

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Title: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)

Author: Rick Riordan

Published: April 1st, 2006 by Hyperion Books

Genre:  Fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology

Pages: 279

Rating: ★★★★✩

 

 

 

The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a “half blood” whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan’s series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment.
In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book’s drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.

Here’s my review if you’re interested.

4- A book set in a different world

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Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR, #1)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Published: May 5th, 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 421

Rating: ★★★✩✩

 

 

 

Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

Check out my review here.

5- A book that contains magic 

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Title: Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2)

Author: Victoria Schwab

Published: June 13th, 2017 by Greenwillow Books

Genre:  YA Fantasy

Pages: 510

Rating: ★★★★★

 

THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY.

KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it.

AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

THE WAR HAS BEGUN.

THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING.

Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons.

Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?

Here‘s my review.

Side Quests:

1- Expansion – Read a companion novel or short story

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Title: The Demon in the Wood (The Grisha, #0.1)

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Published: June 17th, 2014

Genre: YA Fantasy

Pages: 30

Rating: ★★★★✩

 

 

 

Before he became the Darkling, he was just a lonely boy of extraordinary power. Get a look into the past that forged a brutal and brilliant leader.

My thoughts here.

2- Multiplayer – Buddy read a book

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Title: Tales of the Greek Heroes

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Published: March 1st, 1995 by Puffin

Genre:  Greek Mythology

Pages: 288

Rating: ★★★★★

 

 

This book presents the great stories of the heroic age – “Dionysus”, “Heracles”, “Theseus”, “The Quest for the Golden Fleece”, and many more.

I don’t have a review for this one, but it was such a fun way to learn more about Greek Mythology! I absolutely loved it and definitely recommend it to those who love this subject.

I really thought I’d do better on this challenge, but I’ve read so much in the first half of the year that I got in a big reading slump this last month and that’s okay. I still finished all the quests for my character so I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. And I really enjoyed the majority of the books so that’s also good 🙂

How did you do on #TheReadingQuest? Tell me in the comments below.

Happy reads,

Rita x

 

12 thoughts on “#TheReadingQuest Wrap-up

  1. ooh great job! I finished all the quests except a few of the side quests–I read the demon in the wood too! (just flipped to the end of my grisha books lol)

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      1. I did! I have most of the bonus short stories (I just haven’t read them all!), but the grisha trilogy was good (though six of crows will always claim the top spot 😉

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  2. Wow you read a ton of good books! I managed to finish 13 books for the challenge which was a task. I read Demon in The Woods too loved the extra story for the grishaverse.

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