Summer Biannual Bibliothon Wrap Up
That's it—another readathon has come to a close. I'm so sorry I missed my Friday post. With the readathon and being busy with school, I wanted a little more time to reflect on what I had read during the readathon. I did my best to sneak reading in wherever I could, and I had a lot of fun participating in sprints on Twitter. I would consider that my Summer Biannual Bibliothon to be more successful than Tome Topple, even though I didn't get through my entire TBR. I did manage to finish one book and start two others, and I'm excited to talk about them.
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
The Wicked Deep was the group book for the Summer Biannual Bibliothon and is also the last book I bought, fulfilling challenges 1 and 7.
This book takes place in a town called Sparrow that has been cursed ever since the townspeople had drowned three girls for witchery. Every summer for the last 200 years, the spirits of the three girls would take over the bodies of 3 girls in the town and take their revenge on the town by luring young men into the harbour and drowning them. Our main character Penny Talbot has lived in Sparrow her entire life, and the drownings had always been a fate that she’s accepted. But when a stranger enters Sparrow with no knowledge of the curse, Penny must make the difficult choice of whether to save the stranger or herself.
I went into this book not knowing a whole lot about it, and I’m happy I did. This book had an excellent suspense element to it, and the history of the town was intriguing. The reason why I didn’t give this book 5 stars was because the was because the romance really didn’t do much for me, but the pacing and the atmosphere still made it a great, fast-paced read.
Overall I gave The Wicked Deep 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (10 pages)
The Unexpected Everything follows a girl named Andie whose life had been laid out perfectly before her. That is until her Congressman father is involved in a political scandal. Now, she’s walking dogs and her future seems uncertain, but she learns that sometimes the unexpected can be better than the expected.
I’m only ten pages in because I was exhausted and fell asleep, but I’m excited to continue reading post-Summer Biannual Bibliothon.
A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab (218 pages)
A Darker Shade of Magic takes place in a world where there are four parallel Londons: Grey London, a land that has forgotten magic; Red London, a land that thrives on magic; White London, a land war-torn by magic; and Black London, a land that has been forgotten. For centuries the doors between these worlds had been closed off and only the Antari, a rare magic user, are able to travel in between worlds. This book follows an Antari named Kell, who is a messenger for the Red London crown. But he’s also a smuggler who illegally buys and sells trinkets from other Londons. When he takes something that he isn’t supposed to, it’s up to him and a Grey London thief to try and save the parallel worlds from destruction.
I have read more of this book since the end of the readathon and I’m LOVING it! I’m almost done, so I can’t give an official rating quite yet. But stay tuned for my thoughts in my July Wrap Up.
That’s all for the books that I’ve read during the Summer Biannual Bibliothon! This is my most successful readathon so far this year and I hope I can carry this momentum in to the Booktubathon which starts at the end of July.
Did you participate in the Summer Biannual Bibliothon? If so, let me know some of the books you read in the comments below.
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome!