Slay That Series Wrap-Up

Okay, so I’m a little late with doing this wrap-up, but I’ve been so busy pumping out some reviews and getting swept up in the excitement of uni assignments that I might’ve forgotten about it temporarily.

Slay That Series Readathon

Slay That Series was a read-a-thon that happen last week – it ran from the 13th-20th of March and was awesome fun. The basic idea was that you finished off a series, or multiple series, or you could start and finish a new one. Which is great! Because I have endless series on my shelf that I haven’t finished reading yet due to not reading them for no particular reason.

So during this week I challenged myself to read the entirety of the Halo trilogy by Alexandra Adornetto which had been on my shelf for a little while. And I did a good job. Whilst I didn’t quite manage to finish the whole thing within the given time period, I read the first two books (and don’t worry, I’ve since finished the third as well) and managed to slay that WHOLE series. So hurrah! The TBR pile shrinks! Or, it would have if I hadn’t bought anymore books . . . but that’s beside the point.


 Halo, book 1

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My rating: 4/5 stars

Looking back on the series, I think this book was my favourite of the three. Although it’s a tough call between this and Hades. I really enjoyed how everything begins and I thought the representations of Heaven and Hell were really well done. It was certainly a compelling start to the adventure and I think worth reading even if you then decide to not finish off the others.

My review

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 Hades, book 2

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My rating: 4/5 stars

I thought this second book was a really good follow up to the events of the first. I enjoyed the adventures that we go through and I thought Adornetto tackled the potential challenges to telling this story really well. In terms of action and adventure this one definitely wins the cake.

Review to come

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 Heaven, book 3

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My rating: 4/5 stars

This was probably the weak point of the series for me. I still enjoyed the story immensely but I was left with quite a few unanswered questions and it just didn’t quite live up to my expectations after the stella performance in Hades. It was still reasonably mind blowing, though. Nonetheless, the important thing was that this gave just the right amount of closure.

My review

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So there we have it, my progress for the read-a-thon. As I said, I read the first two books within the time frame but finished the third book not long after. I really enjoyed what this series had to offer and I definitely think you should give it a go if you’re interested in reading them. The ideas and representations within these books are totally unique and wonderful and I just had so much fun! This was a great choice for this read-a-thon because I haven’t read a series in a while that had me immediately needing to read the next book after finishing reading one of them. Like seriously, have the whole series at hand when you decide to read this.

I will definitely participate in this read-a-thon again in the future, I enjoyed having this challenge to finish of a series and I had fun participating along on Twitter also. It’s a thumbs up from me!

What’s a series you finished recently?

Halo Series

What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below!


 End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

 

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