Drumroll, chicken nuggets! The time has come.. for me to embark on my first ever reading challenge!
From Aentee’s post:
I invite you to join me on a reading adventure based entirely on a video-game quest. In this challenge, you’ll be embarking on a journey to conquer your TBR pile through a series of stages. You’ll read new stories, gain experience, and level up a character of your choosing.
This challenge will run from Aug 13 to Sept 10. Sign ups are still open until Aug 13 so hurry up if you are want to be a part of the fun!
Here goes, are you ready to meet my character for #TheReadingQuest? Yes?
Before that, have you noticed how flipping adorable these little characters are? We have no one to thank for these glorious characters but my beloved jie, CW at Read, Think, Ponder who is an absolute star and her artworks are fan-f*cking-tastic.
Well, say hello and throw some magicky glitter on me.
It’s Kevin the Mage!
Following The Quest Board, my destiny takes me to a perilous journey where I will be traversing to different worlds, explore mythologies and fret not, it shall be filled with magic—I am buzzing with excitement from thinking about it!
Since I am partaking in my quest as a Mage, I will have to complete the following quests to advance to other characters’ quest (if I have the time to do so!)
For the time being, this list is tentative so I might update it once I’ve decided what to read!
The First Book of a Series: And I Darken by Kiersten White
I went book shopping last week and I decided to pick up And I Darken since my copy of Zodiac is back home and I am so excited to start #TheReadingQuest!
I’ve heard great things and not-so great things about And I Darken but I am really excited to see how I like it!
A Book Set in a Different World: The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
I think it’s about time I finish Marie Lu’s The Young Elites series, considering I started on it last year but I am excited to see how the series ends. I heard it’s a heart-stopper!
A Book Based on Mythology: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Yee
Oh, my Guanyin! I have heard nothing but amazing things about The Epic Crush of Genie Lo from my beloved blogger friends, including Aentee and CW — my darling “big sisters”. I ordered it from Book Depository and it’s making its way over to me as I type this! I CAN’T WAIT.
It’s inspired by Chinese mythology and folklore which includes Sun Wukong, the Monkey King! I don’t know about you mere mortals but honey, I am so ready to get down on this. It is so on.
A Book that Contains Magic: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
Finally, a reason to read Godsgrave because I have been wanting to read it for the longest time but I haven’t had much time to read something so thick and action-packed but soon, my friend.
A Book with a One-Word Title: Vicious by V. E. Schwab
My eternal moonbeam and Leo twinsie, Mish at Chasing Faerytales was so thrilled when I told her that I’d chosen this as my book for this quest. I adore Schwab’s books and I can’t wait to read what Mish claims as “her best book”!
Here are some of the side quests that I am considering:
Will update this list as I go! Stay tuned.
Open World [any book of choice]: To be determined
Potions [a book written by 2+ authors]: Because You Love to Hate Me, edited by Ameriie
For this one, I am planning to read the short story anthology Because You Love to Hate Me, featuring authors like Adam Silvera, Victoria Schwab, Renee Ahdieh and other amazing YA authors!
Time Warp [a book set in the past/future]: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
I am really excited to finally have the motivation to read The Song of Achilles, which I believe is one of Aentee’s favourite books.
I heard it’s also quite steamy in some parts of the book, so I guess I am ready for some male-male action—I am not a pervert though. HAHA.
Respawn [a book I DNFed]: Valiant by Lesley Livingston
I am ashamed to admit that I DNFed Valiant by Lesley Livingston. Don’t get me wrong, it sounds absolutely phenomenal but I made it past the 100 pages when I read it but I wasn’t feeling it. I hope I do like it when I try it again!
Multiplayer [buddy read a book with someone]
Grind [a book with >500 pages]
Animal Companion [a book referencing an animal in the title]
Interested to join? Head over to Read at Midnight for more information on registration and scoring system!