Blogmas Day Twelve: Five Star Predictions Wrap Up!

Hello, bookworms! We’ve reached the end of another round of 5-star predictions. We’re going to wrap up our last predictions, but we won’t be making any new predictions until the new year. We are both mood readers, so we’re going to give ourselves some time without a list of books that we need to read for blog posts. So, expect our five start predictions to continue, but not until the new year.

Amanda’s Predictions

The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
This was indeed 5-stars. I loved the first book and I loved this one just as much. I absolutely cannot wait for the third book in this series to see what else could possibly happen to these characters.

The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young
I did really enjoy this book, but it wasn’t quite a 5-star read for me.

Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee
I absolutely devoured this book. I have loved all of the books that have come out of Rick Riordan Presents and this book was no different. This was an easy book to give five stars to.

Antonia’s Predictions

Furyborn by Claire Legrand
I actually momentarily DNF’d this one. I really liked the world and was intrigued by the plot but had a few issues early on that made it really hard for me to connect. I do plan to try this one again soon when I’m in the mood for it.

Winterkeep by Kristen Cashore
I’d definitely rate this one five stars. I loved all the characters, especially the POV’s of the non-human characters because they were so unique and fun. There were parts where the story slowed down a bit but the action would pick up again fairly quickly and kept me hooked enough that I read most of the book in just a couple sittings.

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
I really liked this one but don’t think it quite hit five stars for me. It was really close but it took me a little while to connect with Yelena in the beginning and I had a few issues with her and Valek’s relationship. That being said, I really liked the story and world building and have high hopes for the rest of the series.

There you have it, our last round for 2021 of five-star predictions. What was your most recent five star read?

Blogmas Day Twelve: Five Star Predictions – Round Two

Hello, bookworms! Today’s post is going to be a continuation of one of our blogtober posts (find it here.) For blogtober, we talked about some books that we thought would be new favorites and that we would probably rate five stars. So, we’re going to wrap up those five predictions, whether we managed to read them and what our actual ratings were.

Amanda’s Predictions Wrap Up

The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith
I did indeed rate this book five stars. I think I also rated the sequel five stars. This book was amazing and I highly recommend it.

The Love That Split the World  by Emily Henry
This was my last Emily Henry book that I needed to read and I completely loved it.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
I haven’t managed to read this one yet, but I’m planning to get to it in early 2021.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
McLemore’s prose is nothing short of incredible. This book was a balm on my soul, full of bisexual, Latinx women and flower magic.

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
I stand by the fact that every single Rick Riordan Presents book is perfection. Tehlor Kay Mejia blew me away with this middle-grade debut. I loved every minute of the audiobook.

Antonia’s Predictions Wrap Up

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
I absolutely LOVED this book. It has such a unique setting and fun, flawed characters. So many crazy things happened at the end that I can’t wait to see where the series goes next. It definitely met my five star prediction.

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam
I wasn’t able to get around to reading this one but I still have high hopes for it.

Rules for Being a Girl by Candice Bushnell & Katie Cotugno
I also wasn’t able to read this one but I’m hoping to very soon.

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
I’ve already bought this one so I’m definitely reading it soon but work has been crazy so I haven’t been able to read as much recently as I wanted to.

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to finish this one. I’m about halfway through and so far I’m mostly loving it. I’m really enjoying the characters and setting. Right now, I just feel like I’m getting more questions than answers but in the good way that keeps you hooked into the story. It’s hard to say where the story will take me next but so far I think this one’s fitting with my original prediction.

Now, that we’ve wrapped up the five predictions we each made and attempted to read, we’re going to make five more predictions. We thought this was a super fun post idea and want to continue it. We’re thinking it’ll be a seasonal thing or we’ll just check in once we’ve read all of our predictions. I guess you’ll find out when we post our next round, hah!

Amanda’s Predictions

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The Ravens by Danielle Paige & Kass Morgan

Antonia’s Predictions

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

The Awakening by Nora Roberts

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Do you have any books that you thought would be five stars and they were?