January 2017 To Be Read

Books I Want To Continue Reading

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Book 3 in the Red Rising

I buddy read book 1 and 2 in the Red Rising series with a friend. We both really loved this series, but we never gotten around to read book 3. Now it is time to finally finish it. We have already started reading this book, I’m about 70 pages in and omg it is so good.

Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch 

Book 3 in the Gentleman Bastard

I’m 9 chapters into this book, and I’m already LOVING it! I love this series The Gentleman Bastards. I love the characters, the world building, the atmosphere and the story.

Books I Want To Start

All the other books I’m planning to read this month are in this post: Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2017. I don’t think I’ll be able to finish all of the books in the reatathon, but I’m hoping to start everyone that week, and finish them before January ends.

Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo

Book 1 in the Stalking Jack The Ripper

This is the group read of the readathon. I’m really looking forward to reading this book.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

I wanted to read a winter themed book, and this was on my TBR shelf. I think I got it as a gift a long time ago. I don’t know what it is about.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I love the Lunar Chronicles, a series by the same author. It is one of my favorite YA fantasy/sci-fi series of all time. This is a highly anticipated read for me, and I’m scared because I have read mixed reviews about this book.

This Savage Song by Victoria Scwab

Book 1 in the Monsters of Verity

I love Vicious by the same author, and she is a very popular YA author. Looking forward to reading this book, it sounds really awesome.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I have heard great things about this author and this essay. Feminism is an interesting topic, and I hope to learn a lot from reading this.

❤ -Rakel

-What Are You Planning To Read This Month?

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Deadlight Jack – The Faceless One #2 by Mark Onspaugh

Deadlight Jack by Mark Onspaugh.jpgSeries: Book 2 in the The Faceless One

Expected publication: January 3rd 2017 by Hydra

Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, Suspense

Pages: 264

Language read: English

Format read: Earc

Rating: 3.5 stars 3-5stjerner

Deadlight Jack synopsis: Worse things than gators lurk in the Louisiana swamp. . . . The author of The Faceless One fuses the twisted imagination of Fritz Leiber with the razor-sharp plotting of Joe Hill in this rollicking horror thriller.

Appearances can be deceiving. Take Jimmy Kalmaku. Anyone passing him on the streets of Lake Nisqually, Washington, would merely see an elderly man. But Jimmy is actually a powerful Tlingit shaman, with a link to the god Raven and a résumé that includes saving the world.

Or take his friend and roommate, George Watters. Another ordinary retiree, right? Wrong. Like Jimmy, George is more than he seems to be. He too has a link to the supernatural. He too has saved the world.

Then there’s Professor Foxfire—also known as Deadlight Jack. Dressed in the garb of a stage magician, he seems a figure of magic and fun. But he isn’t fun at all. He isn’t even human. And his magic is of the darkest and bloodiest kind.

When George’s grandson vanishes on a family vacation to the Louisiana bayou, George and Jimmy fly across the country to aid in the search. Once they arrive, family feuds and buried secrets bring George face-to-face with the ghosts of a forgotten past; Jimmy finds his powers wilting under the humid Southern sun; and deep in the swamp, Deadlight Jack prepares his long-awaited revenge.


My Thoughts

When I asked for this book on Netgalley I didn’t know it was a second book in a duology. But after reading a few reviews on Goodreads that said this book can be read as a standalone, I choose to read it because the synopsis sounded very interesting. They were right, you can read this book without reading book 1.

This Book Can Be Read As A Standalone!

In this book we read about the two best friends George and Jimmy. They are two men in their 70, living together and fighting supernatural cases. How awesome isn’t that? In this book George’s grandson goes missing, and the two old men goes on an adventure to find the missing boy.

For me the characters are the strength of this book, even though I also really like the story. The story is scary and interesting with lots of supernatural elements and characters. It also has a great atmosphere, especially at the ending. Spoiler Strike-through: How good was the part in the run down house at the ending, the atmosphere and setting was amazing.

I was so much fun reading about protagonists that is elderly, because I usually read books with younger characters.

I love the character George and Jimmy. George is African American and Jimmy is Native American. I love their chemistry and the interactions between them. It is so funny how much they argue and bicker, even though you know they have a great friendship and care for each other.

This book had some great character development, especially George. I wanted more character development on Jimmy, but I have the feeling that he had his parts in book one. I’m very curious about his past though especially because he is native American, so maybe I’ll read book one some time.

I really enjoyed the talk/story George had with Jimmy about his life. In this talk and throughout the book, racism was a theme that came up.

There is also two women who are married to each other and have children together, which I really liked. This book had some great diverse characters.

I rate this book 3.5 stars


I received this copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

❤ -Rakel

Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2017 TBR

I’m going to participate in the Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2017. This readathon runs from January 8 to January 14. You can find more information on the Biannual Bibliothin’s youtube channel: HERE, or their Twitter page HERE.

This will be my first readathon in 2017, and I’m so excited. This will be the first of many this year. I have 5 books on my list, and they all are highly anticipated reads for me. I hope I love them all, this is going to be a really fun readathon.


1.Read the group book: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo

I asked for this book for Christmas, so that I would be ready for the readathon and this challenge. This book sounds really interesting and has been on my TBR for a little while.

2.Throwback: Pick any past Bibliothon reading challenge – http://bit.ly/2fgggxU

I choose to go for the Winter Themed Book Or Book Featuring Winter challenge, and the book I choose for this is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

3.Read a 2016 new release

I have to go with Heartless by Marissa Meyer.

4.Read a book a BookTuber recommends to you

All of Victoria Schwab’s books are loved on booktube, so I’m going to read This Savage Song by her.

5.Read a book you were really excited for but never picked up

I was really excited for This Savage Song by Victoria Scwab. I pre ordered it I think, but I never picked it up to read.

6.Read a retelling

Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a retelling of of The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.

7.Read a diverse book

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I have heard a lot of great things about this author, and this essay. It is about feminism as the title says, and the author is African.

❤ -Rakel

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