Beat the Backlist Challenge 2019

Like the last two years, I'll be participating in this challenge hosted by the Novel Knight. The challenge has really helped me knock some series off my To Be Read list and stay on track for reading. If I already have a list of books I want to get to that year picked out, I'm…

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Clary and company have defeated her father, Valentine Morgenstern, but not everything has returned to how it was. She's now training to be a Shadowhunter and she and Jace are finally dating. Simon is adjusting to life as a Daylighter and trying to date Maia and Isabel. However, Jace is becoming secretive and not isn't…

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

In the next installment of the Mortal Instruments, the gang goes to the capital of the Shadowhunter homeland, Alicante. Simon is imprisoned in the Guard, Clary goes on a quest to save her mother, and Jace and Clary find out more about the experiments that Valentine performed on them in utturo.  Then there's the mysterious…

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

After the events of Six of Crows, Kaz and the gang are determined to free Inej, disgrace van Eck, and get their money. However, this may be the hardest job of their lives. When you can't beat the odds, change the game. This was a great conclusion. It kept me on the edge of my…

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six teens team up for the ultimate heist: break into the Ice Court and free one of their prisoners. 30 million kruge is at stake if they can pull it off, or they could end up prisoners themselves. A convict, a sharpshooter, an acrobat turned spy, a heartrender trying to survive, a demolition expert, and…

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising is the final installment in the Grisha Trilogy. Alina is recovering from her last battle with the Darkling, but find herself a prisoner of the Aparat. She and her loyal guards and Grisha must escape to find the final amplifer if they are to defeat the Darkling once and for all and…

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm continues Alina's story after she escapes from the Darkling.  She meets up with a privateer, Sturmhond, and together they set off on a journey to stop the Darkling and restore peace to Ravka. Of course Sturmhond isn't really who he initially claims to be, and as Alina's power grows she is forced…