Flights of Fantasy: Check-in (1)


As the first full week of the new year comes to a close, I want to post an update about how my first #FlightsofFantasy challenge is going so far! And would you guess what? I’ve already made some decent headway.

Since January 1st, I’ve…

  • Finished Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Thanks to an abundant amount of airport and plane time, I finished this on the first. Review to come shortly! It’s in my review queue.
  • Finished Nightmares! by Jason Segal and Kirsten Miller, an easy yet fun middle grade read. Also in my review queue.
  • Currently, I’m reading Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay, a Beauty and the Beast retelling. So far, I’m half-finished and there are times when I really like it and others when I’m feeling overly ambivalent.

I’m almost in the mood for a break from fantasy, which happens rarely. Either that, or I need some really well-written adult fantasy. Six of Crows made me tear up a little, but it’s been so long since I’ve come across a book that has made me feel every single emotion — and that’s the tell that I’ve found a new favorite!

Total progress so far: 2/40 fantasy books complete

my 100 books of 2013

  1. Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2),Cassandra Clare
  2. Can You Keep a Secret?, Sophie Kinsella
  3. Neuromancer,William Gibson
  4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1), Rick Riordan
  5. This Side of Paradise,F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins
  7. Mystic River,Dennis Lehane
  8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
  9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,J.K. Rowling
  10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
  11. The Fault In Our Stars,John Green
  12. This is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz
  13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,J.K. Rowling
  14. Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
  15. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,Doris Kearns Goodwin
  16. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3), Cassandra Clare
  17. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,J.K. Rowling
  18. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling
  19. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
  20. Pretties (Uglies #2),Scott Westerfeld
  21. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Vol. I, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  22. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
  23. A Storm of Swords,George R. R. Martin
  24. Red Rain, R.L. Stine
  25. Divergent,Veronica Roth
  26. Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart
  27. Eating the Dinosaur,Chuck Klosterman
  28. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  29. Inkheart,Cornelia Funke
  30. Specials (Uglies #3), Scott Westerfeld
  31. Foundation,Isaac Asimov
  32. The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell
  33. Cell, Stephen King
  34. Bloodlines,Richelle Mead
  35. The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2), Richelle Mead
  36. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd,Agatha Christie
  37. The Iron King (Iron Fey #1), Julie Kagawa
  38. Insurgent (Divergent #2), Veronica Roth
  39. Inferno,Dan Brown
  40. The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3), Richelle Mead
  41. Invisible Cities,Italo Calvino
  42. Attachments, Rainbow Rowell
  43. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson #2),Rick Riordan
  44. The Shadow of the Wind (Cemetery of Forgotten Books #1), Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  45. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight,Jennifer E. Smith
  46. Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi
  47. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,L. Frank Baum
  48. Beautiful Darkness (Beautiful Creatures #2), Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
  49. Ender’s Game (Ender’s Saga #1), Orson Scott Card
  50. The Gunslinger (Dark Tower #1),Stephen King
  51. Girl, Interrupted, Susanna Kaysen
  52. Pretty Little Liars,Sara Shepard
  53. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1), Cassandra Clare
  54. The Scorpio Races,Maggie Stiefvater
  55. Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead
  56. The Help,Kathryn Stockett
  57. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1), Marissa Meyer
  58. A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1),Libba Bray
  59. The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1), Kelley Armstrong
  60. A Clockwork Orange,Anthony Burgess
  61. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1), Leigh Bardugo
  62. Paper Towns,John Green
  63. The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson #3), Rick Riordan
  64. Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2),Richelle Mead
  65. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor
  66. Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3),Richelle Mead
  67. Slaughterhouse-five, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
  68. Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2),Laini Taylor
  69. The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
  70. The Awakening (Vampire Diaries #1),L.J. Smith
  71. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  72. Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4),Richelle Mead
  73. The Once and Future King, T.H. White
  74. Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5),Richelle Mead
  75. The Golden Day, Ursula Dubosarsky
  76. Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6),Richelle Mead
  77. The Marvelous Land of Oz (Oz #2), L. Frank Baum
  78. Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2),Tahereh Mafi
  79. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2), Marissa Meyer
  80. Allegiant (Divergent #3),Veronica Roth
  81. Something Strange and Deadly, Susan Dennard
  82. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1),Maggie Stiefvater
  83. What Really Happened in Peru (Bane Chronicles #1, novella), Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan
  84. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker’s #2), Douglas Adams
  85. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  86. Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
  87. Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy #2),Leigh Bardugo
  88. Ozma of Oz (Oz #3), L. Frank Baum
  89. Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan #4),Kathy Reichs
  90. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1), Lemony Snicket
  91. The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4),Richelle Mead
  92. Extras (Uglies #4), Scott Westerfeld
  93. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2), Cassandra Clare
  94. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson #4),Rick Riordan
  95. The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson
  96. Atonement,Ian McEwan
  97. These Broken Stars, Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner
  98. Cat’s Cradle,Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  99. Omens (Cainsville #1), Kelley Armstrong
  100. Delta of Venus,Anais Nin