Hi, it’s time for my monthly wrap-up! This month I’ve read five books, with a total of 1.857 pages. I’ve been pretty busy and didn’t really have time to read, so thank god for audiobooks.
The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2) – Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Number of pages: 452
Genre: Middle Grade – Fantasy – Mythology
Synopsis: Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven’t given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians.
And now their most threatening enemy yet – the chaos snake Apophis – is rising. If they don’t prevent him from breaking free in a few days’ time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it’s a typical week for the Kane family.
To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished.
First, they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly?
Rating and review: 4.25/5 – The Throne of Fire was great and epic and fun. I am loving this series thus far, I especially love discovering more about Egyptian mythology.
Number of pages: 348
Genre: Young Adult – Urban Fantasy
Synopsis: Their forbidden romance exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s bestselling Bloodlines series.
When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, she and Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world and alter their lives forever.
Don’t miss their unforgettable final chapter…
Rating and review: 4.25/5 – I can’t believe I’ve finished this series. I loved it so much, I’m gonna miss it. The Ruby Circle was a great conclusion that surprised me in many ways.
Les Anges voient rouges (Felicity Atcock #6) – Sophie Jomain
Publisher: France Loisirs
Number of pages: 283
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Synopsis (French): “Je n’ai jamais été une grenouille de bénitier, mais je me souviens très bien des grandes lignes de la religion qui affirment que Dieu est omnipotent, omniscient, omniprésent et… immense. Sauf qu’à en croire l’individu petit, chauve et rabougri qui se tient devant moi, il doit y avoir erreur sur la marchandise.
Dans le cas contraire, si ce type est bel et bien le Tout-Puissant comme il le prétend, il va apprendre de quel bois je me chauffe.
Même affronter l’enfer ne me fait pas peur. On n’avait qu’à pas m’enlever l’homme que j’aime.”
Rating and review: 4.5/5 – This was also a conclusion to a series I really enjoyed. It felt a bit rushed, but overall I enjoyed it.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) – J.K. Rowling
Number of pages: 360
Genre: Fantasy – Middle-Grade
Synopsis: Harry Potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone… Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
Rating and review: 5/5 – I, once again, read this book via audiobook and adored it. I am so glad I decided to reread this series and I am excited to keep going.
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Number of pages: 414
Genre: Fantasy – Mythology – Young Adult
Synopsis: Zeus has punished his son Apollo—god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more—by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo do anything about them without his powers?
After experiencing a series of dangerous—and frankly, humiliating—trials at Camp Half-Blood, Apollo must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he’s gaining in new friendships—with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .
Rating and review: 4.75/5 – I love Apollo. So much. And this book was great, fantastic even. A lot happened in The Dark Prophecy and I will soon write a full review for it, but needless to say, I really recommend you read it.
What did you read this month?