Tome Topple began this past Saturday and I hit the ground running. I set an aggressive TBR, filled with books that I’ve been wanting to read! I wanted to give a quick update and outline my plan for the next few weeks. Usually I review books immediately upon finishing them. Instead, I’ll be focusing on reading and providing quick updates here with full reviews to come after the read-a-thon has ended.
The first book I’m starting off with is Eldest by Christopher Paolini. Eldest is the second book in the Inheritance Cycle. Book on in this series, Eragon, is named after main character. In this first installment, we meet Eragon, an orphaned boy living with his uncle and cousin on their farm. One day while Eragon is hunting, he finds a mysterious blue stone in the woods and that’s when his adventure begins. Eldest picks up immediately after the concluding events of Eragon (which I won’t get into, to keep this spoiler free). I am really enjoying this entry so far! I have always been a fan of multiple perspectives in a book and Eldest alternated back and forth between Eragon’s and Ronan’s respective storylines. At about 200 pages in, I feel much more vest in Ronan’s story than I do with Eragon. A lot more is currently happening with Ronan and there’s a bit more action – I full anticipate this to flip in the coming chapters.
The other book I decided to read (listen to) was Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor on audiobook. This one is a re-read for me. Early last year, I read Strange the Dreamer on my Kindle and absolutely loved it. The world and characters that Taylor creates is nothing short of magical. I honestly don’t want to share any details about this book because part of the charm and experience is unpacking all of those details as you read. The writing is so captivating that it literally sweeps you away. If you’ve wanted to try audiobooks, I highly recommend Strange the Dreamer. The production value here is top notch and the narrator is absolutely superb! Definitely the perfect gateway to entering the world of audiobooks.
Until Next Time,
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