Last week I participated in the very first mini round of The Breath of the Wild Readathon – hosted by Caz from Little Book Owl and Red from Little Red Reader. A huge thank you to both of them for all of their hard work! It ran from May 17th to May 23rd, making it a weeklong readathon. My original TBR (which changed slightly) can be found here. I successfully completed all of the mandatory rune challenges, earning me the glider, which will be a huge asset in the upcoming major quest rounds. Without further ado, let’s get into the wrap-up!
* Camera Trial – Share your Readathon TBR list – COMPLETED
* Stasis Trial – Participate in a Reading Sprint – COMPLETED
I completed a reading sprint on the official Twitter page.
* Bomb Trial – Read an action-packed book that is set in a land far away – COMPLETED
This dystopian novel is a feminist retelling of Lord of the Flies, set on a fictional island far from civilisation. It was so action packed and captivating. I really enjoyed how entertaining it was. The ending however, was quite anticlimactic. It felt rushed and unfinished. It would’ve worked better if there were at least an extra 100 pages to the story. I’m glad I checked it out but it wasn’t a favourite.
I gave it 3/5 stars.
* Magnesis Trial – Read a book you’re drawn to – COMPLETED
I have been drawn to this book for a while now. It has received so many positive reviews and recommendations. I definitely want to dedicate an entire post to it for The Black Resilience Booksta Challenge. In short, this story did not go in the direction I was expecting. I thought this would be a tale about two twins that were split apart and had to find one another once again. I was surprised to learn that they actually voluntarily ran away from home and chose to lead two very different lives. This novel centres around racial identity and embracing who you really are. I love the way it was formatted, written and delivered. I had such an emotional investment in the characters and their separate journeys through life. It was both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
I gave it 5/5 stars.
* Cryonis Trial – Read a book with winter vibes – COMPLETED
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that this is my favourite graphic novel series of all time. I adore it with my entire heart and soul. It follows teenagers, Nick and Charlie, as they meet, fall in love and navigate being a gay couple in highschool. The first two volumes were relatively light and fluffy. The third and fourth definitely carry a much darker undertone as eating disorders are introduced (please note the trigger warning). In this volume, Nick is worried about Charlie’s anorexia. Charlie is worried Nick will reject him once he says ‘I love you’ for the first time. The way these two work together to sort out their issues is nothing short of remarkable. It depicts a real-life relationship without any drama or nastiness. It also provides helpful advice on how to support a loved one with an eating disorder. This is a story of true love. I cried as I always do. If you haven’t picked up Heartstopper yet, please do so!
I gave it 5/5 stars.
I did not complete the two optional challenges because I only have so much time in a week to read on top of working and raising a toddler!
I hope you enjoyed this readathon. How did you go? Let me know your wrap-up down below. Thanks for reading!
Peace & Love xoxo