Weekly Wrap Up: 15/02-21/02

It’s that time of the week again where I share what I’ve done and read in the past week!

My Week

Nothing really to report here. I had a week off college which was what I needed, but I’ve also been revising because mocks are coming up and since we don’t have exams it could determine our grade. I’m regretting applying to unis with such high entry requirements because it would have taken a lot of pressure off getting good grades! Still, I’ve had time to relax and refresh for next term as well.

Here are my posts for this week:

Next week I’ll be posting another ARC review and my March TBR, so look out for that!

My Week in Books

I finished Assassin’s Apprentice on Sunday, and I really enjoyed it! The pace really picked up in the last 50 pages or so and now I can’t wait to see what will happen next. The characters and politics are so complex that I didn’t even mind the extremely slow pace that much. I’m also interested to explore the rest of the world and the magic system more, so I have high hopes for the sequel! I gave this 4 stars.

Next, I finally got to Shadow and Bone! Although I rated it 3.5 stars, I actually really enjoyed it and I think the sequel has a lot of potential. It did rely on a lot of generic YA fantasy tropes, but it was entertaining and the ideas of power were explored well. It would have been even better with more perspectives, because the POVs of Mal and Genya in the extra content added so much more to the story! Hopefully, I can finish the series before the shows comes out.

It’s taken a while, but I finished Julius Caesar this week too. I’m not going to rate it, but I enjoyed the process of slowly analysing the play. I think it was more enjoyable because I study Latin at A-Level and we’ve done a lot on the end of the Roman Republic, so it was all very familiar with me, though of course it’s not 100% historically accurate. Now I’ve read 3 Shakespeare tragedies and I’m hoping to read a few more this year!

Lastly, I finished Yolk, a YA contemporary story which comes out on 2nd March. It explored so many topics, but especially Jayne’s Korean-American identity, her eating disorder and her strained relationship with her sister and mum. The characters are so complex and flawed and refreshing, and there’s a little bit of romance too! I cried at the end (crying from 2 books in 2 weeks, who am I?) because it was just so raw and Jayne finally started to get the help she needed. I gave it 4 stars overall!

Thanks for reading! How was your week?


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