Reading Update: A Torch Against the Night

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The only regret I have is waiting so long to read this book. I read the preceding book, An Ember in the Ashes, back in August and fell in love with this world. It was a happy coincidence that I finished that days before A Torch Against the Night was released. But other books seemed to take precedence, so it’s only now that I am finally getting around to reading it!

So far, I’m really liking the sequel. I love how it begins right where An Ember left off, and from there, it’s constantly fast-paced. The stakes are higher than the first, but I don’t want to say anything that will spoil it. I love the characters, and the readers get to see the story from Helene’s point of view, which adds to the textuality and flavor of the book and its world.

I’m only halfway through, but I’m dying to see how Laia and Elias’s relationship develops. Without spoiling anything, I will say that their relationship is much closer in this book and their circumstances force them to work and grow together. However, events may be detrimental to that growth. I don’t know where it’s headed, but I’m personally loving hearing it from both of their perspectives.

If you haven’t read An Ember in the Ashes, I encourage you to do so because it’s a brilliant book that builds such a vast and detailed world. Then, you can read A Torch Against the Night, and talk with me about it!

If you have read either or both books, let me know your thoughts and feelings! I’d love to discuss with you guys in the comments below!


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December TBR!

For the past few months, I’ve made monthly TBR’s and completely ignored them for the entire month. I blame school. But this month, I’m really going to try to stick to a TBR and set reading goals for myself. So below is a brief TBR list for the month of December.

  • A Torch Against the Night, by Sabaa Tahir (currently reading)
  • American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
  • Heir of Fire, by Sarah J. Maas
  • (I’m thinking of re-reading The Wrath & the Dawn and The Rose & the Dagger)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor
  • Across the Universe, by Beth Revis

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Literary Lists:

A few weeks ago, I decided to add a new periodical series entitled, “Literary Lists,” which will consist of literary lists (surprise, surprise) with a new theme/topic each week. Each list will be limited to the top ten books that fall under the topic of the week. This series will (hopefully) be  published every Tuesday from now on, since I’ve already failed doing so the past couple weeks. Anyone is welcome to participate and fill out their own lists, just be sure to lead your readers back to the original on my page!

This weeks Literary List theme is: Race and Social Injustice On My TBR

  • To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow
  • The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
  • Honolulu, by Alan Brennert
  • Moloka’i,by Alan Brennert
  • Indian Killer, by Sherman Alexie
  • American Indian Myths & Legends, by Richard Erdoes
  • Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich

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Reading Update: A Court of Mist and Fury (Part II)


I don’t know how it happened, but somehow I read over 200 pages today… This book is so gripping that the pages are flying by without my knowing. I’m currently on page 488, and let me tell you, s*** is going down. Or hitting the fan rather…

I have concluded that Rhysand is my favorite character. He’s so snarky, pleasantly arrogant, and witty, it’s impossible not to love him; not to mention he’s the most powerful High Lord in Prythian.

But what just happened… OH MY GOD. From what I hear of Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series, the author is ruthless and isn’t afraid to rock the reader’s comfort zone, so I’m so scared that she’s going to break my heart by the end of this book.

We’ll have to see! Also, let me know in the comments below if you’d be interested in a full review of A Court of Mist and Fury.

Happy reading