Semi-Annual Reading Wrap-Up

Half of the year is already over and I haven’t posted a wrap-up since; so I decided to do a semi-annual wrap up instead. So far, I’ve read 11 books. And I will list them all down below. I will also link the book review if I have one so be sure to check it out.

Now, let’s proceed to the wrap-up.


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Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3) by Seanan McGuire

Rating: 🌝🌝🌝🌝🌚

Thoughts: Plot wise, this is by far my favorite installment of the Wayward Children. But character wise, they do not stick to me as much as the first two books. I really enjoy this book and it is definitely one of my guilty pleasure.

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In An Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4) by Seanan McGuire

Rating: 🌝🌝🌝🌚🌚

Thoughts: The 4th book in this series is one of my favorite world that I have visited. However, I do not like the main character and I wish the author have elaborated some scenes in this book. This is probably my least favorite book in the whole series so far.

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Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling

Rating: πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ‘

Thoughts: Reading a Harry Potter book always felt like magic for me. But this book almost put me on a reading slump because of Umbridge. I really hate her and I can feel Harry’s struggle in the whole book. J.K. Rowling has not only painted the world of Hogwarts so well, she can also make the readers feel what the character is feeling.

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The Martian by Andy Weir

Rating: πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•

Thoughts: This book is a pure work of art. It’s unlike any other. Mark Watney is a very witty character. Even though I have a hard time getting into it in the first chapter or so because of the terms that I do not understand, I found it enjoyable in the end. The plot is so unique. It would make you laugh and keep you at the edge of your seat.

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The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1) by Katharine McGee

Rating: πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•

Thoughts: This is my first time rereading this book and I still enjoy it as much. The world really fascinates me with all their high-tech contacts. And I love the characters and all their dramas. For someone who grew up reading The Clique Series by Lisi Harrison, I really love this.

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Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling

Rating: πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•

Thoughts: This book is heartbreaking. I already know what was coming but it still broke my heart into a million pieces. The thing that I like the most about this book is the story of Tom; knowing his past and getting a glimpse of the old days added a perfect touch to the book as a whole.

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The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) by Katharine McGee

Rating: πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•

Thoughts: After reading the first book, I never knew how the story would continue. I thought it would be clichΓ© & predictable in a lot of sense. But I was on edge on the last 20 pages or so of this book. I’m glad that I read it when I already have the third book. Such a cliffhanger.πŸ‘Œ

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The Towering Sky (The Thousandth Floor #3) by Katharine McGee

Rating: πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ‘

Thoughts: I really love the trilogy as a whole. But I think the last book is my least favorite for a few reasons: the ending, Calliope and the plot. But I really enjoyed the whole trilogy. I love each and everyone of their dramas. I also like Calliope in the second book but I felt disconnected from her as a character in this book.

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Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard

Rating: πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ‘

Thoughts: This is my first time rereading this book but I am glad that I still love it. I can’t believe that I have missed some clues here and there that the author leaves for the readers to find for that plot twist. This is one of those book that takes me back to the good old days of my dystopian phase.

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Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

Rating: πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ‘

Thoughts: Reread this book just so I could read King’s Cage. However, it’s not as bad as I remember it to be. I’m less annoyed with Mare than when I first read this book. I feel like reading the book for the first time because not much of its plot sticks to me before.

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I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Rating: πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•

Thoughts: This is the first Sophie Kinsella book that I have ever read and it certainly is not the last. The book is hilarious and quite addicting. I like that the story does not fully revolved around the romance; there is a mystery element as well in the story. Yet even so, it did not overshadow what this book is all about. Indeed there are flaws in this book but because of how much I enjoy this, I’m giving it a 5 moon rating.

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And that, my friends, are all the books that I have read in the past 6 months. I have realized while doing this wrap-up that I don’t have reviews to some of the books that I have read but I’m planning to catch up with the book reviews soon.

That’s all folks! Till next time!

Maria ❀

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