Category Archives: Reading

What I’ve Been Up To

I thought I’d just do an update really quick. So I finished all the books that are out currently for the Wicked Garden, which I already posted about, but I’m currently reading the Sweep series. It’s okay. The first book wasn’t all that grand but the second was a lot better. I’ll start the third book soon.

I’ve also been playing Halo lately, excited for the Halo Fest MCC Showdown next month. I think Optic Halo’s got this, but VwS and StK are also up there. I’ve mainly been playing Halo 4, and a little Halo 3. Earlier this week I returned Destiny and The Last of Us Remastered, both of which I didn’t really enjoy much, and finished paying of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Cheers,

Liam

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Aurora’s Wake

I just finished the book, though it took longer for me to finish than the other books. I have to say it was really good. Like really, really, really good. The progression of the story was great, and Gretchel grew a lot, and I really liked that. The end had two surprises, of which I was really shocked. I had guessed something similar, but not what actually was, so I was really surprised by the end of the book.

I don’t know when the next book will be released, or what it will be called, but I’m really excited for it now.

Liam

Finished Beltane

So I finished the third book in The Wicked Garden series, Beltane. I didn’t really like it better than The Witches of Snyder Farms, but it was still good and moved the plot along smoothly. It got me excited about the next book, Aurora’s Wake. I probably won’t start it today because I’m going to enjoy my Sunday, with dinner, friends, and other stuff.

The Witches of Snyder Farms

Well I enjoyed it.

So I finished The Wicked Garden early this morning. I then went and downloaded the second book, The Witches of Snyder Farms, almost immediately. I have to say I did enjoy the first book, but Snyder Farms was a lot better, and I really enjoyed it, especially the ending. It was paced nice I thought, and it was overall more interesting than the first book. I’d actually recommend it, so you’d  have to read the first book of course.

I’ll probably get the third book tomorrow. It’s called Beltane, so that makes me excited for it even more just based on it’s name. Don’t know if I’ll finish it the same day I start it like I did for The Witches of Snyder Farms, but I’ll surely spend some good time with it. 🙂

Liam

My Thoughts on The Wicked Garden so far

I got the book today, I’m about 2/3 through and overall I’d say I’m liking it. The one thing I’m not liking is the graphic stuff, which I’m not a fan of in any case. Besides that I really enjoy the story, setting, and characters. I’ll probably finish it tomorrow, and I may post about it. I’ll probably start reading the second book, The Witches of Snyder Farms here soon once I finish the first book.

The authors background and the background of the characters is what made me want to read this. It’s pagan. I like reading, but I never had that besides from a textbook style in a book before. I’m liking it so far, but again it’s my first experience with these types of books, so I’ll keep ya informed. 😉

Liam

My Recent Reads

Okay I’ve recently been trying to read more books then I have for the last two years. I use to read a lot, but somewhere I stopped.

So I just got done reading the last book in the Heroes of Olympus series: Blood of Olympus. Now it was a great book, but the one thing I’m thinking after finishing it is that there wasn’t enough Percy (and Annabeth for that matter) in it. I enjoyed the original series, Percy Jackson & The Olympians, a lot more. This series was okay. I didn’t care as much for the characters, and I could have cared less if some of them died. Now I’m looking forward to the Next series, Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard. I have a feeling it’ll be in the style of PJ & The Olympians. Plus Magnus is related to Annabeth, so we’ll have some crossovers probably, like The Kane Chronicles, which is a series I enjoyed. Oh, and that reminds me, I still have that Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods to finish.

I’ve also read a little in the Merlin series. I read the first book, The Lost Years, which was okay, kind of kiddish and not epic really. I’ve so far read the Prologue in the Second Book, The Seven Songs. I’ll probably get to it at some point.

I’m also reading the Book of Isaiah. The one from The Bible. Currently on Chapter 3. I always liked it after studying the Old Testament in Seminary my freshman year. I’m intrigued so far.

I’m a big Halo fan, so I have all the novels, and currently finished the last one. Halo: Mortal Dictata was extremely good, my favorite in the trilogy, and one of the best in the whole series of Halo novels. I loved how I got to know Staffan, and his sadness after losing his daughter Naomi to the Spartan-II program. I’d put it around as good as The Fall of Reach, slightly better then First Strike, but not as good as The Ghost of Onyx, which is simply one of the best books in existence ;).

I found this series thank to another persons blog, so I plan on getting it on the Kindle soon. Tomorrow probably. It’s called The Wicked Garden. The reviews made it out to be good, and I’m interested in that Pagan stuff, plus it takes place in a fictional Southern Illinois if I’m not mistaken, and I grew up about there.

There’s this guy named T.S. Church. He wrote the Runescape novels. Being a fan of Runescape for years I read the novels, and thoroughly enjoyed them, and those were Mr. Church’s first books. So when he wrote another, I wanted to read it. The book he wrote is called Prince Armatus and The Dragon. It’s actually really good, and I hope at some point he gets to writing more! The book is only available on Kindle, so I wasn’t very fond of that at first, but this book is actually what got me okay with reading on Kindle.

I’ve also recently read some books on Celtic Mythology, which being of Scottish & Irish decent, always intrigued me. The one I enjoyed a lot is called Celtic Gods And Heroes, which gives a nice overview and details on specific deities.

I always loved the lore of the Xbox series Fable, So I may check out The Balverine Order.

Now that’s my list, what about yours, and what do you think of the ones I listed?