Fellow bookworms as it is the 21st June 2016 this means The Once Upon a Time X event, hosted by Carl V @ Stainless Steal Droppings, has sadly come to an end… however they did all live happily ever after! (Do you like what I did there?!). From this event’s broad categories of Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy and Mythology, this is what I read:
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
An interesting, gripping and satisfying ending to the All Souls trilogy; the bestselling paranormal romance. I am not a huge romance fan but I have loved how full of history, magic and art these books are.
Broken Banners by Mark Gelineau and Joe King
Another engaging and highly readable, fantasy novella from the Echo of the Ascended series which continued the adventures of Elinor, the King’s Reaper.
The Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit
Children’s fantasy classic filled with more magical adventures with 5 siblings (who we first meet in Five Children and It), a phoenix and a flying carpet.
Best Left in the Shadows by Mark Gelineau and Joe King
The first novella in this intriguing, crime noir thread to the Echo of the Ascended fantasy series, which I just sped through!
The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
Another children’s classic fantasy and moral tale which follows the little orphan Tom as he is magically transformed. I enjoyed but didn’t love it – I do wonder if I’d have enjoyed it more or less as a child.
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
The second hilarious and fun Discworld adventure to feature the witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and young Magrat (my favourite set of Discworld characters, so far).
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris
The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by J K Rowling
My full thoughts on these last three books are still to be posted.
Which means I have read …
Woo hoo! That is definitely the most I have ever completed, in any year I have taken part, in this event; beating last year’s record of 6 books. I have also really enjoyed my reading too. While I am sad to see the end of this wonderful event, I do have Carl V’s equally wonderful R.I.P event to look forward too in the Autumn.
Did you take part in this event? Are you looking forward to the R.I.P XI event?