January 2014: Review Recap!

Review Recap

 So far in 2014 I have read a bunch of killer titles! The trouble is, I am still posting reviews for books I read in December (fail). Near the end of last year, I was making an effort to get caught up on all the great ARCs I’d been approved for on Netgalley and Edelweiss. 3/6 of the books I reviewed this month are evidence of my attempt to catch up. As one of my Top Ten Bookish Resolutions of 2014 was to quit requesting so many ARCs, next month’s ought to be a much better month in reviewing!

Books Reviewed:

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – 2.5/5 stars

Control by Lydia Kang – 2/5 stars

Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull – 3.5/5 stars

 The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – 5/5 stars!

 Outpost by Ann Aguirre – 2.5/5 stars

Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra – 3/5 stars

My favorite book reviewed this month was by far Sanderson’s Way of Kings. I’ll have to see how the series continues before I make any drastic decisions, but suffice to say it’s in contention for one of my favorite fantasies!

Waiting on Wednesday Features:

There are some really awesome titles coming out, but the one I’m most excited about featured this month is Lascar’s Blade by Glenda Larke.  She’s easily one of my favorite authors and I vowed I would drop everything to devour anything new from her.

I am participating (and I use the term loosely) in two reading challenges this year: a Dystopian Challenge (hosted by Blog of Erised) and a Series Challenge (hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat.). As you can see, I have accrued zero points for both challenges thus far this year. Although I’m not too bent up about it because my biggest challenge this year is a personal one: read only the books that excite me the most. For the record, I am doing a smashing job in that one so far!

Other exciting news: Charlotte over at Apathy and Rhetoric and I started a monthly YA book club!  It has been really fun to participate in so far, and we are welcoming anybody who wants to join. For more info, click on the button below:


 What awesome books did you read this month?

by Niki Hawkes

One comment on “January 2014: Review Recap!

  1. Great review recap. A lot of my challenges overlap – I haven’t completed any series either for that challenge. I think I need to incorporate your personal challenge as well – read what excites me the most! Now where is my copy of City of Bones… *tee hee*
    Lucky i am reading The Rising by Terra Harmony at the moment which is a double score.. NetGalley ARC & TBR list book!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.


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