If you read my review of “Caraval” last year, you probably can guess that I had a lot of reservations about “Legendary”. I felt let down by “Caraval” so much that I even considered not picking up the sequel. But since I am a glutton for punishment, I did request a physical copy of “Legendary” from the library. I must say, Stephanie Garber’s books have stunning covers, both US and UK editions.
You know, sometimes you find yourself thinking, “how the heck did I miss this?”. This was exactly my thought today, when I realized that Audible launched a separate Canadian website. I am a Amazon Prime member and I was fooling around on Amazon Canada a couple of days ago (aka binge shopping), when I saw that a new button appeared next to a cart. I clicked it, logged in to Audible with my Amazon login, and completely missed the fact that I was logging into audible.ca and not audible.com as I had been doing for years.
Half an hour ago, I thought of checking Audible for new releases and then I remembered Audible.ca, and then it hit me.
Audible launched a dedicated Canadian marketplace.
Yes, I am posting a January wrap-up today, on March 1. Yes, I am quite aware of it. I ran in a bit of a “writing reviews” slump. Apologies for that. Book video is up today as well.
I listened to a lot of audiobooks in January. To the point that I have already completed my goal of 10 audiobooks for this year. XD Yes, I am an overachiever, apparently.
I posted all of the reviews (long and short) on GoodReads with the exception of two (linked below), you will have to go to GR to read my reviews. I am sorry, if it is inconvenient.
Here is the full list:
(** – means a re-read)
- “The Darkest Part of the Forest” by Holly Black (my review is HERE) – 5 stars
- “Otherbound” by Corinne Duyvis (my review is HERE) – 4 stars
- “Welcome to Night Vale” by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (started as an print book but switched to an audiobook – my review is HERE) – 4 stars
- “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, narrated by full cast – 4 stars
- “Stories for All Ages” by Oscar Wilde, narrated by Stephen Fry – 4 stars
- “Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Anton Chekhov’s Short Stories” – Anton Chekhov, narrated by Stephen Fry – 4 stars
- “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #7)” by Conan Doyle, narrated by full cast – 4 stars
- “Click-Clack the Rattlebag” by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Neil Gaiman – 4 stars
- “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Poe – 4 stars
- “Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar” by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Neil Gaiman – 4 stars
- “A Vintage Affair” by Josh Lanyon** – story 4 stars, performance 3 stars
- The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act (The Wicked + The Divine, #1) – 3.5 stars
- East of West, Vol. 4: Who Wants War? – 3 stars
- The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2: Fandemonium (The Wicked + The Divine, #2) – 3.5 stars
- “Blankets” by Craig Thomson – 3.75 stars (review is HERE)
- The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman – 3 stars
E-Books (novels and short stories):
- Becoming Elite (Sin City #1) by Tricia Owens – 3 stars
- The Concubine Prince: Book One (The Concubine Prince, #1) by Cat Summerfield – 2 stars
- The Concubine Prince: Book Two (The Concubine Prince, #2) by Cat Summerfield – 2 stars
- The Concubine Prince: Book Three (The Concubine Prince, #3) by Cat Summerfield – 2 stars
- “My Dearest Holmes” by Rohase Piercy** – 4 stars
- “A Ghost of a Chance” by Josh Lanyon** – 4 stars
- “Learning from Isaac (Tarnished Souls, #1)” by Dev Bentham – 3.5 stars
- Spice ‘n’ Solace (Galactic Alliance #1) by K.C. Burn – 2 stars
- The Horse Mistress: Book 1 by R.A. Steffan – 3.75 stars
- “In Plain Sight” by Josh Lanyon** – 4 stars