Reading Lately [Loved and Abandoned Edition]

Reading has been pretty good to me so far this month. I’m thankful for that because I struggled so much in February. Not just with reading but with life in general. I didn’t finish a single book last month and was worried that my reading slump would continue into this month. Not the case. Let’s take a look at what I’ve been reading…


The Backstagers, Rebels Without Applause v.1, James Tynion IV, illustrated by Rian Sygh : I’m absolutely thrilled to find a new comic series to get into! This one is so much fun- about a group of theater kids who find a magical world backstage and are pulled into all sorts of adventures.

A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas : This was my first book by Maas and I was pleasantly surprised. Last year I stuck almost primarily to sci-fi so delving back into a rich fantasy world was really enjoyable. I was excited to jump into book 2 of the series as soon as possible.

Ghost Soldiers, Hampton Sides : This is the true story of the top secret, intensely dangerous WWII rescue mission of sick and injured American POWs from a Japanese camp. They were the last survivors of the hellish Death March to Bataan and they’d already been through a lot. Their rescuers would have to nearly carry them 30 miles through enemy territory to get them to freedom. Reading this impossible story was mesmerizing and Hampton Sides is an incredible story teller.


A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J. Maas : There is a small chance I won’t abandon this, but it’s not looking good at this point. I’ll admit that although I really enjoyed the first book in the series, I did find the main character, Feyre to be a tiny bit insufferable. She always seemed to be whining and throwing tiny tantrums about her situation and it only seems to be getting worse in book 2. Also- while I liked the romance in the first book, Maas has gone a bit overboard in book 2. I’m only 100 pages in and already they’ve gone at it like 30 times. It’s just all super over-written and ridiculous. And after 100 pages you’d think that something of some significance should have happened by now, but it’s mainly just been a bunch of plot stalls. Basically, I think I’m over it.

Have you read ACOTAR series? Based on the ratings, I think it probably gets better but idk. Should I give it a chance?


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