Wrap-Up: February

A Boy Worth KnowingHeroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and AdventuresCrown of Feathers (Crown of Feathers #1)

The Tea Dragon Society

Novels: 3
Novellas: 0
Graphic novels: 1
Non-fiction: 0
Total: 4
Page count: 1 212

Favourite Cover:

  • Crown of Feathers

Favourite Book:

  • Crown of Feathers

3 Favourite Characters :

  • Veronyka (Crown of Feathers)
  • Tristan (Crown of Feathers)
  • Xephyra (Crown of Feathers)

Favourite Relationship (Romantic):

  • Veronyka & Tristan (Crown of Feathers)

Favourite Relationship (Platonic):

  • Veronyka & Xephyra (Crown of Feathers)
To Be Brief…

A Boy Worth Knowing: A short and cute mediator-ish story about the blossoming relationship between a boy who can see ghosts and the new kid at school. I had a pretty good time reading this book, but to be perfectly honest not that much actually happened. We had this whole ghost-thing going on, but I feel like the author didn’t do that much with it. This definitely wasn’t a bad book, but it could have been more than it was. 3.5/5 stars

“I squeezed my eyes shut and tried to remember I was a reasonably intelligent person who did not fall apart over talking to someone on the phone.”

Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures: Another fun and educational collection of Greek myths from Fry, this time focusing on the many idiots we think of as heroes today. Like with Mythos, I highly recommend listening to the audiobook since Fry once again decided to narrate it himself. 4/5 stars

“No labour was more Heraclean than the labour of being Heracles.”

Crown of Feathers (Crown of Feathers #1): I was pleasantly surprised by this fantasy adventure about a girl yearning to become a phoenix rider in order to escape her miserable and lonely life. It’s full of tropes I love (like girl disguised as boy and proper enemies to friends to lovers romance), and sisterhood plays an important part of the story, which is always a bonus. One thing I wasn’t a huge fan of – and I won’t be the first or last to say this – was that it shared quite a few similarities with Eragon (why did the phoenix have to be named Xephyra?). However, I do think the plot is different enough for it to be acceptable. I’ve also seen some complaints about the story being too slow, which I both agree and disagree with. The world this book takes place in has this long and complicated history, and a lot of it gets dumped on the reader pretty early on. In my opinion it wasn’t too bad, but I listened to the audiobook, which I think helped make the history lessons less…well, boring, I guess.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one, and will definitely be picking up the sequel. I need to know what happens next! 4/5 stars

“Choice was an illusion, a fork in the road in an adventure story. Choice wasn’t real life — at least, not without desperate consequences.”

The Tea Dragon Society: A short and sweet graphic novel full of tea and dragons. 4/5 stars

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