Wrap-Up: May

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3)Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2)Only Human (Themis Files, #3)

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician, #1)The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician, #2)The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #3)

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient GreeceCirce

Novels: 8
Novellas: 0
Graphic novels: 0
Non-fiction: 0
Total: 8
Page count: 2 190

3 Favourite Covers:

  • Circe
  • Only Human
  • The Burning Maze

3 Favourite Books:

  • Circe
  • Only Human
  • The Burning Maze

3 Favourite Characters :

  • Vincent Couture (The Themis Files)
  • Mr. Burns (The Themis Files)
  • Circe (Circe)

3 Favourite Relationships (Romantic):

  • Simon & Bram (Creekwood)
  • Ceony & Emery (The Paper Magician)
  • Leah & Abby (Creekwood)

3 Favourite Relationships (Platonic):

  • Vincent & Eva (The Themis Files)
  • Leah & Simon (Creekwood)
  • Apollo & Meg (The Trials of Apollo)
To Be Brief…

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo #3): Maybe not one of Riordan’s finest, but I still really liked it. Apollo being human and useless is still hilarious. 4.25/5 stars

“Apollo’s my dumb servant. You can’t have him.”

Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2): Really cute and funny, as expected. Leah’s quite self-destructive and a bit of a douche at times, but you can’t help sympathising with her anyway. I thought the ending was a little bit too abrupt and I wasn’t a huge fan of how certain things were handled, but still, if you’re looking for a nice contemporary, Becky’s your gal. 4/5 stars

“I can’t fuck your life, I’m monogamously fucking my own life.”

Only Human (The Themis Files #3): Though I certainly missed a few characters (*cries*), this was a great conclusion to the trilogy! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a sci-fi series with lovable characters, humour, and action (and, of course, giant robots). 5/5 stars

“Did I just ask for world peace? I think I just did.”

The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician & The Master Magician (The Paper Magician #1-3)Not the best series I’ve ever read, but I still liked it and found it somewhat entertaining. It had a pretty original magic system, which was one of my favourite things about it. Overall a fun and quick trilogy. 3.25/5 stars

“Never dismiss the value of entertainment, Ceony. Good-quality entertainment is never free, and it’s something everyone wants.”

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient GreeceI love Greek mythology as it is, and Stephen Fry makes most things even better and funnier. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Fry himself, which is the superior way to consume it in my opinion. 4/5 stars

“Next Gaia visited her daughter Mnemosyne, who was busy being unpronounceable.”

CirceSuch a compelling and beautifully written story! You’d think reading about someone hanging about on an island for hundreds of years would be boring, but it really really wasn’t. Circe, though not always the most “likable”, is quite a complex and interesting character, and I loved learning more about her. Highly recommend! 5/5 stars

“It is a common saying that women are delicate creatures, flowers, eggs, anything that may be crushed in a moment’s carelessness. If I had ever believed it, I no longer did.”

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