I did it! I finished my first round, semester, of Orilium! I made a TBR at the begining of April and now let’s take a look at what I was able to finish! You can find out everything you need to know about Orilium and the Magical Readathon – rules, prompts, etc. – you can find it on G’s Magical Readathon: Orillium Spring Equinox 2022 Announcement video.
I think I did really well this round, with Eevilia being able to complete all her classes with ease. Spring Equinox Semester!
For a Master of Elements, I completed the following courses:
READ – Elemental Studies – Basics of Air Dynamics – Book under 100 pages
This was a quick read – obviously – and I completed it first. You can see my thoughts on this creepy horror graphic novel in my review.
READ – Shapeshifting – Formation: claws – Creature with claws on the cover
Now I had technically made a mid-month change because I was afraid I wouldn’t get to Winter on time, but I did! I finished off this entire series, with minutes to spare. I enjoyed it, definitely the best in the series and I was definitely happy with how it ended. I gave this 4.25⭐ and probably the entire series works out to about 4⭐.
Animal Studies – Ways of a Pegasus – Quick Read
Interesting… I remember posting what book this would be, but apparently they were removed (this seems to happen a lot whenever I look at a post in the app). Anways, so I picked…
This was really spooky and unnerving. I haven’t read many possession horrors, but this was really interesting! I’m not going to talk much about it because I went in knowing next to nothing and you should do the same! I gave this 4⭐.
Astronomy – Basics: Asteroids & Comets – Top of your TBR List
I was really nervous about picking up this series. So many people love and adore it (at least the first 3), but when I first picked this chucker up it wasn’t grabbing me. It took over 50% before I felt really invested, and really it was more invested in the world and mystery than the characters. I’m really hoping that I learn more in the next book, which I will be reading this month. I gave this one 3.5⭐.
Conjuration – Conjuring of Light – Source of light on cover
Scarlet was fine. It was the second book in the series and probably the one I ended up being the least invested it. There was a lot of building in this book and we were introduced to more new characters. I wouldn’t say that I would enjoy this series more if this one didn’t exist because it really helped build the world and our attachment to the characters. It’s probably more that I felt less of a connection to Scarlet and Wolf and spent most of the book wanting to go back to Cinder’s POV. This ended up at 3.75⭐ for me.
Restoration – Cure Wounds – Book Featuring Healers
The last prompt, but the second book finished was Cinder. This was a reread and I was surprised by how much I remember, and how much I forgot. I had the details mostly right, but little details would be off. I enjoyed this just as much as the first time. It got 4⭐.
So that’s it. I was surprised that I was able to get to them all. There was a bit of a worry when I only had one week left in the month and the two chunky books left (Winter and The Diviners). I managed to get them read though. I kept procrastinating because I was worried I was burnt out on The Lunar Chronicals by Scarlet and I kept reading other buddy reads first. Maybe I’ll procrastinate a little less in the next round.
Did you participate? How did you do?