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Calendar Girls (November 2018): Not Quite the End: Favourite Middle Book in a Series

Hello everyone, and hello November! It’s the start of a new month, which also means it’s time for a new Calendar Girls Books post! This month’s theme is Not Quite the End: Favourite Middle Book in a Series, and I’ve been very excited about completing this prompt. I’m also excited to see what all of you think about my choice and honourable mentions! Have you read any of them? Let me know in the comments!

Hosted by Katie @ Never Not Reading and Darque Reader Reads, “Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and will now be hosted by me (!), Katie. It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers, and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a different theme. Each blogger picks their favorite book from the theme, and on the first Monday of the month reveals their pick in a Calendar Girls post. Make sure to post back to the hostess’s post, and I will make a master list for the month. The master lists allow everyone to see the other Calendar Girls’ picks and to pop on over to their blogs. Thus, we all get to chat about books and even make some new friends!” — Katie

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author
: Sarah J. Maas
Type
: Fiction
Genre: YA, NA, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Published: May 3, 2016

Note: This is a sequel, and the synopsis will, therefore, contain spoilers.

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world torn apart.

I had a really hard time with this prompt at first, until I took to Goodreads. And, once I saw this book on the list, I knew that I had a winner. I absolutely loved this book, and definitely enjoyed it more than the other books in the series. It’s also book 2 in the series, so it fits the requirements of the prompt! You can read my gush review for A Court of Mist and Fury here (please ignore the super old formatting, haha, that post was carried over from where I posted it in 2016 on my old blog), and I’ll have you know that just talking about this book made me want to read it all over again!

  
  
 

While looking through my Goodreads “Read” list, I also came across these and remembered that they’re middle-of-the-series books that I liked better than the first books in their respective series. Please note that I haven’t finished any of these series yet because they’re either not complete, or I just haven’t gotten to the last book yet.

Queen of Shadows – Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads The Mark of Athena – Katie @ Never Not Reading
Teri Polen – This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading- The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
Samantha @ Modern Witch’s Bookshelf – Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire Dawlyn & Krista @ Little Blind Book Finds – Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
Danielle @ Mousai Books – The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco Sophie @ Beware the Reader – A Court of Mist and Fury and Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas Deanna @ Deanna Writes About It – Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty
Plot Monster – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

THANK YOU FOR READING MY CALENDAR GIRLS POST! HAVE YOU EVER READ ANY OF THE BOOKS THAT I HAVE SELECTED FOR THIS MONTH’S PROMPT? IF SO, WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ ANY YET, ARE THEY ON YOUR TBR LIST? PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, WHETHER YOU’RE A CALENDAR GIRLS BOOKS PARTICIPANT OR NOT!

18 thoughts on “Calendar Girls (November 2018): Not Quite the End: Favourite Middle Book in a Series

  1. Good choice, and I am loving the new theme!! <3 I almost choice Escaping From Houdini but then I saw my review of Queen of Shadows that I hadn't shared on my blog yet and it was no question for me. I need to start this series soon though!

    1. It’s suuuper popular and I’m glad that I did end up picking it up 🙂 I hope that you’ll be able to read it at some point and that you’ll love it!

    1. Thanks! And I totally know what you mean! I actually talked about that a bit in my most recent review hahaha. But I do hope you’ll enjoy it when you do pick it up! 🙂

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