Somehow, I read the majority of Zodiac Academy this month, plus a couple books I actually enjoyed.

Godkiller by Hannah Kaner

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A perfect fantasy book, in the archetypal sense: perfectly plotted, familiar yet creative. Attention has been paid to all the little things, and as a result, this is one of the most satisfying, enjoyable books I expect to read all year. It reminded me why I fell in love with reading in the first place. Read my full review here.

Zodiac Academy #2-6 by

Rating: 2 out of 5.

In this long awaited review…I was finally bullied (haha, irony intended) into reading beyond the first Zodiac Academy book. Read my series review where I call Darcy an 18-year-old Lily Bloom with a god complex and buckets of pretty privilege.

Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This was a peasant little audiobook to have on commutes and doing chores. It didn’t really re-invent the wheel in any way, but it was well-written. If I read any more Stephen King in the future, however, I think I’ll stick to finishing the Dark Tower series.

The Genius Within: Smart pills, brain hacks and adventures in intelligence by David Adam

Rating: 3 out of 5.

While this book (I listened to the audiobook) does include plenty of scientific discussions packaged for the everyday consumer like me, it still comes off a bit silly. I listened to it because I was feeling very blah after a week of being sick and I wanted something that would make me feel like I was watching the movie Limitless. This did a fine job. Can you tell I’m not over the moon?

Lies series #1-2 by Ella Miles

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Why I thought picking this up after the Zodiac Academy saga I cannot tell you. Actually, I can. I got influenced by one of those tiktoks that gives you a single quote and makes you go read the whole book to find it. The thing with these books is that the main character doesn’t sleep with the love interest for the first two books. So it feels like reading all this silly dark romance is really moot. ALL the trigger warnings on these. And I know I often have relatively good taste, but don’t keep that attitude re: these books.

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