April Reads

I'm still trying to complete my new year's resolution to read 50 books this year. While admittedly behind, I'm still going for as many as I can manage. Here's what I have been reading:

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - A coworker highly recommended this and let me borrow this book from him. Before reading it, I looked it up on Goodreads, only to see it classified as a "swash-buckling fantasy adventure". Um, how could I not read it after that? It's a really great read, and it is surprisingly easy to read and get through even though it is over 800 pages long. I loved this book, and I highly recommend it.

The Name of the Wind via A Detailed Palette

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The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss - The sequel to the title above and part of the trilogy called Kingkiller Chronicle. It's incredibly good, although I do think the first in the series is a bit stronger. I am so excited for the third. A fun fact: Patrick Rothfuss is from Stevens Point, WI! As a Wisconsin resident myself, I found this to be pretty awesome.

Blood, Ink, & Fire by Ashley Mansour - As a member of The Hundred, I am lucky enough to be reading this one a bit early! I just started yesterday, and I am only a few chapters in so I can't rave about it too much. But keep an eye out for this one and for a more complete review! Also, take a look at that gorgeous cover.

Blood, Ink, & Fire by Ashley Mansour via A Detailed Palette

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Losing Faith by Adam Mitzner - This book opens by quoting Coldplay so I was a bit unsure about where it was headed, but I really enjoyed Mitzner's fast-paced writing style.

And one last update: I am done with the first couple rounds of editing for B. Michael Fett! One step closer toward publication! I'll be giving more updates (and a book giveaway!) as we go along so stay tuned.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

-Xo, Rachel