It’s officially September and I am happy to say that I completed my Disney Readathon challenge for Team Tangled! I wasn’t able to read any of the other team’s prompts, but hey, when I first signed up, I didn’t think I was going to get through Tangled’s prompts either. But I did! Here’s a recap:
Prompt #1 – Rapunzel: Read a book with glowing reviews.
I chose An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. This book has well over 75,000 five star reviews on GoodReads. That’s pretty glowing! One of those five star reviews is now mine because this book was amazing. So beautifully written. I loved the characters, loved the world, all of it. I can’t wait to read the next books in this series! You can check out my review for this one here.
Prompt #2 – Flynn Rider: Read a dark/mysterious book.
I chose Pharaoh’s Star by Olivia Hardy Ray. I was already scheduled to read this one for a blog tour and the description certainly fit, so it was a win-win! As you can see by my post here, it was definitely dark and mysterious. A pretty good read over all. So many questions to be asked! It was definitely a book that kept you guessing.
Prompt #3 – The Snuggly Duckling Crew: Read a book with a dreamy cover.
I chose Stain by A.G. Howard. This was a book that I had pre-ordered when it first came out, but then just didn’t have time to read it. This gave me good incentive to jump on it. I love A.G. Howard’s work and this book was also really, really good. And that cover — it definitely qualifies as dreamy! The review will be coming out on Thursday, so be sure to keep an eye out for it!
Prompt #4 – Mother Gothel: Read a book with a power-hungry character – this book must be out of your comfort zone.
I chose Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. This is the only book where I’m not sure if I completely met the requirement, but I’m going to make my case. First off, this book was definitely outside of my comfort zone. From what I hear, it’s outside of most people’s comfort zones. It’s weird. I didn’t know much about it before reading it, but I assumed that since it was a dystopian, authoritarian setting, there had to be a power-hungry character and . . . if there was, it was very minor and in the back ground. The Director and the Controller probably fit that bill though, so I’m still going to count that. They certainly didn’t like when something challenged their status quo. Review to come next Sunday, if I can come up with coherent thoughts about this one.
Prompt #5 – Maximus: Read the group book.
The group book was A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. This was another one that I had heard a lot about. It definitely got a lot of hype when it first came out, so I jumped on that train and preordered it. I’m so glad I did! It was so good! I was worried about finishing it, since I started late, but I finished it on August 30th. Since I have a few blog tours and some other reviews already scheduled, you won’t see this review up until later in September, but it’s coming! I have lots of feelings!
So that’s it! I am so happy that I jumped on-board this train (even if it was at the absolute last minute – eh, that’s how I roll sometimes). Thank you so much to all the people over at the Disney-A-Thon twitter for hosting this and organizing everything! It was a lot of fun!