The Folk of the Air Series Review

The Folk of the Air Series Review

Save me I am a fool.

I adored this series from the beginning to the end. I was hyped up for it every step of the way and maybe one day I will step back and reanalyze it and break it down and take away the magic of it.

Today is not that day.

Below you will have my series review for a series that has captured my heart and enraptured my soul. I know that not how many will feel, and I understand that not many will care.

However, this was the reason I made my blog. For book series like this.

Customary warning: This is a reminder that these are my personal opinions. My thoughts and feelings are not your thoughts and feelings. I may not always be the target  audience for a book; sometimes I am. If I do not like a book, that doesn’t mean you’ll dislike it. If I love a book or simply like a book, you may hate it. Take everything I say with this knowledge. If it sounds interesting to you despite what I’ve said, then go ahead and read it. You’ll only know you like something if you read it yourself.

That being said… Spoilers Ahead

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December of Dragons (December TBR)

As I mentioned at some point earlier in the year, I decided early on that I would create a book event for myself all about reading books about dragons. I decided early on what books I’d be reading this month. This list is a priority list. Anything that I do not get to I’ll end up reading next year’s December.

This isn’t particularly a challenge, as I have no real prompts for this month outside to read as many books about dragons as I possibly can. (To get dragon-ed out, I suppose. Is it even possible?) I have saved on reading so many great books about dragons this year. I’m not sure you understand how much my heart has wept.

With as many dragon books that there are in this world –trust me. I would know. I’ve checked — this event will be going on a long while. I also don’t plan to actually finish all the series I have listed here. I had hoped to read the Pern novels this time around (I have not), but there are too many other series I need to complete that are going to take the place of those books. The same applies to the Going Down in Flames series.

Next year. Next year.

Either way I have a lot of books to read.

Without further ado, my list for this December of Dragons.

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YP – B2: UtGoaFN – Chapter 16 (Chapter 62)

225 Days Until the Examinations of The Uncertain End (part 1)

Zeydar spun his staff around having what he could only describe as fun. Out of all the practical tests, the full force final practical was the easiest. He had always known it would be the easiest, but this was downright comical. Or perhaps it was too easy from the way that the world moved in color before him, slightly different hues and distinct variations to the colors where magic was coming. He did not know what all of them meant, was not sure he wanted to, but it and the whisper against his skin told him what was coming, from where, and when. He defended, and destroyed targets with the specialty they had given him, a specialty that he was almost convinced to drop as he could do much more and show off far more, but did not.

The magic would not control him, no matter how much it wanted him to use it.

In his head he sang himself a birthday song. Thousands of eyes were watching the practice field as he moved upon it. His legs were weak and tired, his body sore and aching, but the magic balanced him, guided him, taught him how to move within it. And so his movements were fluid, connected, perfected. His skin crawled, his body was drenched in sweat, and he felt all too cold, his eyes were clouded. He felt shakes over come him and a desire to throw up, but then his body would stop sweating and would feel warmer, would stabilize and would begin its flip. He could see without needing to see, and he needed to. The magic was compensating for his lack of Dreams to control it, and everything was only getting that much worse. Soon the sweet balance would be lost and he’d be overwhelmed.

He needed to last until then.

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November Reading List

I think that this is the first time since August that I finished… no not even in August did I finish my TBR. This is intense. Well, I finished it excluding Fire & Blood, but that’s like a text book and did we actually expect me to finish it? No.

The October FairyLoot Box was a book I read in October, as a note, so that didn’t end up getting read. I feel like I would have read more if I had The Blood Mirror on hand when I finished The Broken Eye. I did not. Without much more to say, let’s get into this.

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November Review Archive

A complete Archive of all reviews from the month of November (2019):

Total Number of Reviews : 8

          Books : 5

          Novellas : 1

          Series Reviews : 2

          Series Reading Time Reviews: 0

           Poetry : 0


BOOKS

Inkheart (Series Review) by Cornelia Funke
Inkdeath

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

Spindle Fire (Duology Review) by Lexa Hillyer
Winter Glass

The Folk of the Air by Holly Black
The Queen of Nothing
The Lost Sisters (Novella)


When you decide not to do reviews for half the books you read in a month, the number of reviews drop like flies. December will probably have a lot of reviews or nearly none at all, I feel as if it is going to be determined by how I want to split up the reviews for the month with all the dragon books. Truly, I have no clue.

Until Next Time!

MM


YP – B2: UtGoaFN – Chapter 15 (Chapter 61)

226 Days Until Justice And The Uncertain End (part 3)

Zeydar stretched, eyes foggy, and mind as clear as it could be after the amount of tests he had been through. His thought process was shot, in truth. Words were starting to fold together and concepts blending to mush. His body was crying for rest, and all Zeydar knew was that he could not let it. How many hours had it been?

“Completed?” Superior Owen asked, not giving Zeydar much room to breathe.

“Yes.” Zeydar pushed the booklet aside. Magic identification, had not been all too difficult of an exam, but it made his eyes hurt from looking at all the video clips, images, plants, and otherwise, over and over again trying to identify even the slightest different between the spells. Then he had to give the spell words and principal, which was not on the initial tests as he remembered. Not that it mattered. He could do it — no, he had to do it. 

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The Special Orders of Castell Novels

Sebastien De Castell, I have read many of his books in the recent months and if there is one thing I can say for sure it is that I love his books.

I could go on for days on how I like how he writes and directs his stories. I like how they spin and the directions they take, because I don’t expect it. Does that mean there is no set up for how they will go? On the contrary, there is lots of support for why they turn the way they do, I’m just used to stories that go the way I expect.

His books don’t do that.

I could speak on the characters who I have fallen for in all the books. How they make me laugh and cry, how I love them.

But that is not what strikes me the most from his works.

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The Lost Sisters (Novella) Review

The Lost Sisters (Novella) Review

Second book review of today, and the novella for the series. I need this in paperback, thanks. Series review will be out next week as I still try to formulate my thoughts. Or tomorrow, which ever comes first as I race to the end of the month in terms of reading. I’m devouring books and have no time to breathe.

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