#Marvel-A-Thon Wrap Up!

Marvel-A-Thon is over and I had the greatest time participating in this readathon! A million thanks to Jami @ Jami Shelves who created and hosted the readathon! I’m really hoping this becomes like an annual event or something!

So let’s see how well I did! (Spoiler alert: not very.)

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Phase One

Iron Man: Read the first book in a series

74270For this challenge, I chose Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling, the first book in her Nightrunner series. I absolutely adored this book, but even better, so did many of my friends! Because of me screaming about this book on Twitter, on Goodreads, and on my blog, two of my friends have read this book (and loved it), one is currently reading it, and one has bought it. Yep, four people are going to/have already read this book because of meAnd isn’t that just the best feeling as a blogger? So thanks to Noah, Ash, Shan and my IRL friend, Maddison, for jumping on the bandwagon with me <3. ★★★★★/5

 

Hulk: Read a book with a green cover

25164304For this challenge, I read Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst. And, oh I loved this book! My precious lesbian and bi princesses, Mare and Denna, are incredible and amazing and I want them to be together forever. I also can’t wait for the next book in the series, Of Ice and Shadows, to come out! ★★★★★/5

 

 

Iron Man 2: Read a book that’s unpopular

19403811For this challenge, I read The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil. This is a #LoveOzYA novel and it’s not at all well known, so it was the perfect choice. For the most part, I enjoyed this book although it did have it’s issues. I liked the MC, but occasionally she got on my nerves, however the plot was super interesting and kept me invested. ★★★/5

 

 

The Avengers: Read a book with multiple perspectives 

36559797For this challenge, I read Abroad: Book Two by Liz Jacobs. If you haven’t read the Abroad duology yet, DROP EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW AND BUY IT! This series tore my heart out and then mended it again, all in the span of two books. It’s beautiful and touching and funny and sweet, and so so so relatable. This last book was so amazing, I’m still crying over it. READ IT!!! ★★★★★/5

 

Skipped rounds:

Thor: Read a book based on mythology – The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Captain America: Read a book written in/set in World War II – Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys

 

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Phase Two

Winter Soldier: Read a book with a villain/antihero MC

18829666For this challenge, I read Black Iris by Elliot Wake. If you can handle the subject matter, I HIGHLY recommend reading this incredible sapphic book (written by a trans author!) It’s about rape culture, the poisonous and toxic world of male college Greek houses, and the way allocishet white men believe they are owed something by women — and one women’s plan to take them down. It’s a powerful novel and I couldn’t put it down. Laney is one of my favourite anti-hero MCs ever!★★★★★/5

 

Age of Ultron: Read a book involving an AI

29236299For this challenge, I read Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to read the second book in this series (considering I read book 1 in like 2016), but omg it was amazing! I loved it even more than Illuminae and I can’t wait to read the final book in the series. I think I enjoyed this book so much because I really loved the two main characters, Hanna and Nik. I can’t wait to see more of them in the last book!  ★★★★★/5

 

Guardians of the Galaxy: Read a book involving the 80s

7042434For this challenge, I read On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. This was actually a reread and the last time I had read this incredible #LoveOzYA book was back in high school … seven years ago. Ew. Anyway, I still love this book as much as I did back then – thankfully – and my experience rereading it was a mixture of tears, laughter, and screaming into my pillow. READ THIS AMAZING BOOK!!! ★★★★★/5

 

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And that’s it! That’s all the books I managed to read. 

By the end of June, I had reached Phase 2, but didn’t complete the Phase. I intended to, but I “accidentally” read a couple of books outside of the readathon. Oops.

Regardless, this readathon gave me the opportunity to read some incredible books – did you notice how most of them were 5 stars? – and a chance to read some books that had been on my TBR for ages. Thanks Jami!

Did you participate in the #Marvel-A-Thon? How did you go? Did you complete all the challenges? Let me know!

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9 thoughts on “#Marvel-A-Thon Wrap Up!

  1. jamishelves says:

    YOU DID SO GOOD!!! I also haven’t read OTJR since High school and I kind of want to reread it as well because I forgot literally everything that happens. Thank you so much for participating in Marvel-A-Thon!!! Your support means so much and I’m so glad you had fun and wow yes I’d love to make this annual but I don’t know how I would do it haha

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  2. LittleIrishbookcat says:

    Ahhh I’m nearly finished Luck In The Shadows and it’s fabulous!! Thank you for bringing this amazing book to my attention.

    Also well done on your Marvel-a-thon Wrap Up You did so well my dear.🌸💕

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