Tome Topple Readathon TBR!

Tome Topple is a readathon all about big books! The point is to read those intimidating books on your TBR that are over 500 pages. The readathon is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes, and co-hosted by The BookLife, Perpetual Page, Readers Rambles, Little Book Owl and Will Read 4 Booze. This round will run from the 16th of November to the 29th of November.

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For the duration of November, I’m participating in #Mythothon which is a mythology inspired readathon with a bingo card. I’m loving Mythothon so far, but I couldn’t resist joining in on Tome Topple when I noticed that there will be a new round. I took part in Tome Topple last summer for the first time, and loved it! Especially the sprints were amazing and I had a really good time. So I’ll try to pick my Tome Topple reads so that they match well with my Mythothon challenges! Check my original November TBR here 😊

November happens to be a really busy month for me in university, but I want to take part regardless! Unfortunately that means that I don’t have ambitious plans for this round. I’ll do my best nevertheless!!

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Charms Extra Credit Readathon: A Week of Reading

Pre-readathon intro:

I love the Magical Readathons hosted by Book Roast and for the week of 8th to 14th of October we are given a special treat: the Charms Extra Credit readathon! I listed my readathon TBR in my October TBR post where I also hinted that I might be doing a week-long live blog for this readathon. So here we are! I’m really excited to get started, I have done these live blogs earlier for an independent 24 in 48 readathon and a 24 hour readathon, but doing it for a whole week is something brand new for me.

The challenges are:

🐶 Accio: Read a book at the top of your TBR

🔥 Incendio: Read a book with flames/fire in title or cover

✨ Lumos: Read a book with a light/white cover

🗝 Alohomora: Read a book that is first in a series

🦋 Rictumsempra: Read a book that gives you butterflies

You can check out this video for more info on the readathon. My goal is to finish at least two challenges during the following week and have loads of fun.

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ARC review: Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill

Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill

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Middle grade, graphic novel

Published on the 16th of October 2018

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I received a free ebook of this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher! This is truly my honest review, and receiving a free copy has not affected my opinion in any way.

Lana returns to a little sea-side village with her father to help out in cleaning the village after a storm. The village is Lana’s mother’s homeplace, which still brings out painful memories to Lana’s dad by reminding him of the awful loss of her. But Lana’s mother taught Lana to not be afraid of the ocean. And she won’t be.

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ARC review of Chimera #1 by Tyler Ellis

Chimera: Book One – The Righteous and the Lost by Tyler Ellis

Published on the 20th of June

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Graphic novel, Sci-fi

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I received an ARC of Chimera from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review (thank you Netgalley and the publisher!).

Chimera tells about a crew of thieves who have been hired to collect a magical artifact in a world that is ripped apart by an interstellar war. There are creepy religious leaders, aliens, talking dragons, and characters with complex motives – what more can you want from a sci-fi graphic novel!

Overall, Chimera is easy to describe by comparing it to the widely popular Saga. As in Saga, we follow multiple POVs and plot-lines that are wound together. The result is an action-packed but beautifully told story. Chimera is also similarly explicit with the violence and swearing, but dissimilarly to Saga, there are no explicit sex scenes (at least so far). Even the art-style in Chimera and Saga are quite alike!

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I fell in love with this graphic novel. The world is incomprehensibly complex in its politics and vastness, and the characters are anything but black-and-white. No one is all-good or all-bad, which means that the story could go anywhich way at this point! Nevertheless, the first volume is easy to get into. In the short span of 164 pages I had enough time to get invested in the characters and I fell in love with their wittiness. In that short time I also managed to get my heart-broken by this graphic novel.

Chimera has a lot to offer for many readers. I think it is perfect for Saga-fans, but it is easily approachable even for those who don’t read much graphic novels. I was kept on the edge of my seat for the entire time I spent reading it, and I can’t wait for the second installment!

Chimera is out on the 20th of June so just a couple days before you can get your hands on it. Highly recommend!

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Thank you so much for reading!

– Pauliina