It is that time of year… it’s Faebruary!
All things fae, fairy, faerie, or however you would like to spell it.
This readathon is a month-long readathon from the 1st to the 29th February. It’s a fairly easygoing readathon and you can do as many books as you like. There are reading challenges as seen on the picture below, and you can bulk up on challenges but when it comes to counting your points, you can only count one square one time. So even though you read two books with fae royalty you only get one point. In the end, you count up all your point to see what fae transition you have made.
This is the 3rd year its running and the 3rd year I’m doing it 🙂 I’m running out of Fae books now though…
Faebruary is created and hosted by Sarah-Jane over at The Book Life on YouTube and this is her announcement video:
There is also a GoodReads group with ideas and discussions on fae books: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/…
She is also going to host a read reading sprints at the weekends so make sure to follow her on twitter for those.
Then there is TomeTopple, which she is also hosting, which also takes place in February. I’m not sure what to do here…
Reading Challenge Bingo
My wishful TBR
There are five books I should read for this readathon and the rest are optional dep[ending on my mood 🙂
Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Mooning
I’ve read one Fever series book during each readathon since the start of this readathon three years ago. So I’m read book number 3 this year but I also have book 4 Dream Fever so we’ll see how far I get.
The New York Times bestselling author of Darkfever and Bloodfever returns to Dublin’s Fae-infested shores in a bold, sensual new novel. Hurtling us into a realm of seduction and shadows, Karen Marie Moning tells the enthralling tale of a woman who explores the limits of her mysterious powers as she enters a world of ancient sorcery—and confronts an enemy more insidious than she could ever have imagined.
He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too. When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKaylaknows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.
Fablehaven (Fablehaven #1) by Brandon Mull
This book covers my monthly goal of reading a book from my e-book shelf.
I’ve had this on my Faebruary TBR three years running. Here’s to finally reading it! I will read book 1 but I have all 3 so I’ll see how far I get.
For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite.
Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws keep relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken — Seth is a bit too curious and reckless for his own good — powerful forces of evil are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save their family, Fablehaven, and perhaps even the world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most.
The Girl Who Chose (The Chess Raven Chronicles #2) by Violet Grace
I read book #1 last year during Faebruary and this year I’ve picked up the sequel on audiobook. It’s a funny one. I remember reading book 1 last year and rolling my eyes at the shape shifting unicorns from horse to sculptured handsome men. I mean, come on!
If anyone ever tells you you’re ‘The One’, check the fine print. Being Queen is not all it’s cracked up to be: all pageantry and no power, always lonely but never alone. Chess Raven is starting to realise that perhaps she wasn’t ‘The One’ after all. Maybe she was just the last resort. When an opportunity arises to form an alliance with the royal family in Venice, Chess jumps at the chance to prove herself. But her mission is complicated by the heir to the throne, Prince Victor Grigio, whose heart is set on romance – regardless of what Chess thinks. Meanwhile, the sisterhood of mermaids who swim in the Venetian canals offer Chess a deal: find the scroll containing their lost songs of freedom and power in exchange for her mother’s life. Hunted by enemies both human and Fae, Chess races to uncover the truth about her past and find the scroll that will set her mother free. First, though, she must learn the lesson of love: what it is – and what it isn’t. Brimming with action and mystery and set in the lush magical realm of Venice, The Girl Who Loved is the brilliant second instalment of the Chess Raven Chronicles.
The Hazel Wood (Hazel Wood #1) by Melissa Albert
This book covers my monthly goal of reading a book of my physical TBR.
I’ve heard there are fae in here but I’m not 100% sure. Anyone?
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”
Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.
The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman
This book was on my TBR from last year. I’m now finally reading it.
Irene must be at the top of her game or she’ll be off the case – permanently…
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.
Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.
Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.
Dreamfever (Fever #4) by Karen Marie Moning
Rise of The Evening Star (Fablehaven #2) by Brandon Mull
Peter Pan by M. Barrie
Shadowfell (Shadowfell #1) by Juliet Marillier
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (apparently)
TomeTopple Compatible Fae books!
Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters #1) by Juliet Marillier (554 pages)
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (1006 pages)
The Mist of Avalon (Avalon #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley (884 pages)
A TBR of 5 books with the option of read the full series up for a TBR up to 10 books I think this should be enough.
Anyone else participating in Faebruary this year?