Every October Dewey I try to keep all my books in a spooky theme. From shifters, scary, dark, paranormal. It doesn’t have to be full blown horror to work.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Australia 🇦🇺
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Dark rise by C. S. Pacat
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? My twisties and tea
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I may be addicted to tea…
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? Ummm. I’ve done a few of these and I have learnt to not force myself to read a slow book,smaller are better. And do sleep. Otherwise you can burn yourself out.
The first book I read
I started this earlier during the day. And managed to finish it by 10pm. It was a pretty decent horror. The start was creepy as hell that’s for sure. Jade was a hard character to like though. It was still a good read and definitely should be picked up. Especially if your a horror movie puff. Jade knows so much about horror movies herself. And it’s cool to see some name drops and all that.
This was a quick read before I went to bed. It was an alright story. Some of the language was a hard adjustment but I get it needed to be there. And the way the characters interacted was believable. It wraps up nicely and for a 153 page book you don’t feel like anything was missing.
Mid Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now? Dark Rise 2. How many books have you read so far? 2 3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Dark Rise 4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I’ve been with a few this morning reading during the day is harder 5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Nothing.
This book had alot going on. There are quite a few characters and a couple different POVs. To begin with it was alittle slow, and you are gathering a lot of information. But the more you get through this book the more addictive it gets (well for me anyway). The chemistry between James and Will is perfect and I can see a enemies to lovers kind of storyline. With Will always commenting on how familiar James is. Also naturally being a fan of the bad guys pretty much all the time I love James. The stewards are shifty people that I feel come across to “nice” and “righteous” that I feel they are hiding a lot of dark shit. I cannot wait for the next book that’s for sure. This story has a lot to offer. The magic system is interesting enough. And Pacat has a way of writing villains/broody bad guys that I just can’t help but love. And even though this had that chosen one story trope it’s actually working really well and doesn’t come across as annoying like some books. This book gave me the storyline I have always wanted so for that it’s an easy five star read.