Bookish Memory Check, Wyrd & Wonder

Bookish Memory Check – the fantasy edition

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One of my goals for Wyrd and Wonder was to do a fantasy themed Bookish Memory Check, so here it is!

The rules:

  1. Go to your Goodreads ‘fantasy’ + ‘read’ shelf
  2. Sort by random
  3. Test your memory on the top five books

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #10)

What I remember:
I love the Sookie Stackhouse books but this is tough because it’s the tenth book in the series and I have difficulty remembering what happened in which one. I’m guessing this is after Eric and Sookie break up and their bond is gone. No clue what’s happening to Bill at this point, I never that paid much attention to him anyways. Faeries became a bigger deal in the later books so there were probably many faeries in this one and there’s werewolves hanging around (maybe Alcide is there?) and.. yeah that’s pretty much all I can come up with, it’s all way too blurry up here.

After reading the blurb:
OK, so Eric and Sookie are still together (yay!) but Eric’s sire just showed up. Sookie is trying to find Bill’s distant relative and she’s also working for the werewolves. The faeries are still around and there’s also a telepathic cousin – and basically none of this is ringing a bell for me. Next.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2)

What I remember:
So in the first book there was a competition for assassins and the heroine won it. I don’t remember her name. But there was a guy called Dorian that I was really into and he was the prince, and there was another guy, don’t know his name, but he was the third part of the triangle. I don’t know any of the plot of the second book, but I’m guessing the heroine has to kill someone. I gave this book five stars, which doesn’t really mean much considering the way I rate books. I read the third part of the series too, hated it and gave up there. There’s another series by the same author that’s super popular that I haven’t read but it seems like everyone else has, so maybe I’ll give that a chance.

After reading the blurb:
After winning the competition to become the new royal assassin, Celaena is working for the king, but she’s not actually loyal to the king. Ohhh. Plus she has to pick between Dorian and Chaol, so her life’s not easy. Yeah, I’m still not remembering any details of the plot. I think it’s one of the books that I rated high because I enjoyed the chemistry between the characters even if the plot wasn’t that great.

Hour of the Lion by Cherise Sinclair (The Wild Hunt Legacy #1)

What I remember:
I’m pretty sure this is porn about were lions. I think there was a threesome in there somewhere. I know there was a woman who meets two guys who can turn into lions and maybe she’s in trouble of some kind and they’re helping her? I don’t know but I remember a scene where she goes to a sex party with them and she almost has sex with some other guy and I was very disappointed that she didn’t. I gave this three stars, which doesn’t tell me much (my ratings are so useless).

After reading the blurb:
Victoria is a covert ops agent who gets bitten by a werecat and begins investigating and spying on other were beings. She also falls in love with two brothers who are werecougars and now she has to choose between being with them or against them.
The ‘brothers’ part of the blurb surprised me a bit but now that I think about it, I think there was some kind of tradition with brothers sharing a wife for some reason. I also completely forgot that the main character becomes a werecat. And I forgot that she’s spying on the guys. I basically only remembered the threesomes and the sex party. I have my priorities sorted.

Dracula by Bram Stoker

What I remember:
I read this about 10 years ago when I was on vacation. It was very creepy, but not terrifying – a perfect beach read. This is classic that I enjoyed reading and gave 5 stars to so I’m embarrassed to say I don’t know the plot very well. There’s Dracula, the vampire and there’s Mona and the guys who are trying to kill Dracula. I don’t even remember if the romantic subplot exists in the book or was that just the movie. I remember the feeling of reading this book more than the actual book.

After reading the blurb:
First off, it’s not Mona, it’s Mina. Dracula imprisons her fiancé Jonathan in his castle and then goes to England to seduce her. There’s also professor Van Helsing (how did I forget about him?!?) who’s part of the group that’s fighting Dracula.
I don’t even know what to say here. I should have known this. It’s time for a re-read.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)

What I remember:
Tessa, Will and Jem – I actually know their names! This book is about shadowhunters but takes place about 100 years before the events of The Mortal Instruments. Tessa has a creepy brother, who tries to kill her, she somehow ends up with the shadowhunters (she might be one? I don’t know) and meets Will and Jem. That’s the beginning of one of the rare love triangles that I get – no wrong choice here but I did prefer Jem. The first book was the weakest of the trilogy, but enjoyable.

After reading the blurb:
Tessa’s brother is missing, she goes to London to look for him, meets Will and Jem and together they fight The Pandemonium Club. There are also magical clockwork creatures that I forgot about even though ‘clockwork’ is in the title of the book. I read this about ten years ago so I’m pretty happy with how much I do remember.

That didn’t go very well. I have vague memories of every book but never quite enough to properly explain the plot. I might do another one this month if I run out of ideas for Wyrd and Wonder… and also because this is a lot of fun, no matter the results.

13 thoughts on “Bookish Memory Check – the fantasy edition”

  1. I do not have a fantasy read shelf on Goodreads but I have been thinking of making one for this very reason, that I can no longer recall all the fantasy books I’ve read, haha. This memory check is a fun idea! I might try it with a different genre.

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