Monday, August 21, 2017

The Books I Read On Vacation

Hi everyone! So since I'm back from vacation it's time that I talk a little about all the books I've read. I read 12 books in three weeks, which is a pretty good amount, I think. And 8 of them were historical books even. Thought that's not much of a surprise. I'm also happy to say that I got through all the books I set for myself. Yay! I basically enjoyed them all and haven't read one that's rated lower than three stars. I'm really happy about that. I'm going to feature them all below and tell you what I thought about them. I will post full reviews of them in the coming weeks and months, though. So be sure to keep an eye out for those!

The Books:

The Hummingbird Heart by A.G. Howard ~ 5 stars
I loved this book even more that the first one, The Architect of Song. The setting was amazing like we're all used from a book by A.G. Howard but oh it was so wonderful!

Mermaid by Jodi Picoult ~ 4 stars
I couldn't resist this short story by Jodi Picoult. It was really good and had a very unexpected twist and ending.

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare ~ 4 stars
I loved this book and I'm now convinced that I MUST read all of this author's book. I have only read 2 full books and one short story of hers but haven't been disappointed yet. 

Waterfell by Amalie Howard ~ 4 stars
FINALLY a book about mermaids (sort of...) that I really enjoyed. I was really hooked by the story and thought the heroine was just so great!

I'm so glad I read A Song of War. Honestly should've read it when it first came out. It was so freaking epic and easily one of my favorite books of the year. Just MAGNIFICENT!

The Tower and the Emerald by Moyra Caldecott ~ 4 stars
I kind of randomly started reading this book because I bought it while I was on vacation but it turned out to be so great. Such a classic adventure!

Eagles in the Storm by Ben Kane ~ 5 stars
This was my favorite book I read and it was just SO satisfying. It's the last in the Eagles of Rome trilogy and obviously I was very happy with the ending.

Portrait of a Conspiracy by Donna Russo Morin ~ 3 stars
I had kinda wished I enjoyed this one a little bit more but overall it was a pretty good read.

The Amethyst Bride by Kelsey McKnight ~ 3 stars
I loved the relationship between the two main characters, although it was just a tad too rushed for my liking. Still enjoyed it a lot, though.

The Artist's Muse by Kerry Postly ~ 4.5 stars
Oh this was a very, very special book. And I'm very excited to post my review of it soon!

The Sin Eater by Jennifer Harlow ~ 4.5 stars
This is the book I'm the happiest about that I loved it because it could've gone either way. And Oliver is still my favorite vampire EVER!

Wilde in Love by Eloisa James ~ 3 stars
This was a good read and pretty unique. Just the drama was a little too much for me.

Reviews of all these books to come soon!

Have you read any of these books? Or do you want to read them? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I'm so glad you loved Romancing the Duke, Tessa Dare is definitely an author every HR lover should try at least once! As for the other books, I'll have to check a few if not all of them, they are all my cup of tea :D

    P.S. Welcome back from a fantastic (or so I hope) vacation!

  2. THAT'S SO GOOD, so many books! Did you go anywhere special for your holiday?

  3. YAY! So much reading! Did you even vacation??? :D I'm so glad you loved the Tessa Dare book. I don't know how she does it, but I've yet to read a single not-great book by her.

    I'm glad you read Wilde in Love because I was debating if I wanted to download it or not... I'm glad I didn't. I haaaate drama. No thanks!

    Have a lovely day, Stephanie! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  4. OMG, Stephanie!! TWELVE books in THREE weeks?! Hos did you DO that!?! I can barely read TWO in that amount of time!! Lol. Girl, you ROCK. AMAZING!! And what an incredibly FASCINATING collection you read, too!! I'm bookmarking this page for future reference.

    CONGRATS on finishing all of these, Super Reader!! WOOT, WOOT!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  5. That's so many books in such a short amount of time! And I am so happy to see that the majority of these books are all four or five stars. It must mean that you really enjoyed these when you read it.


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