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Entering the School of Assassins – Magicalathon 2020

Is this post really a surprise at this point? I’m a complete sucker for themed readathons!

This month I’m participating in Magicalathon, a month-long readathon focusing on fantasy reads. The story and theme immediately drew me in, so I thought it would be a good way to squeeze in more reading before the official school year starts.

War is Coming…

The story behind the readathon begins with the King on his deathbed. As the world’s main four beings prepare for war, readers must choose their side. These beings are the Fae, Assassins, Sorcerers, and Royals. Participants then attend the corresponding academy of their choosing and prepare for war by completing their classes.

My Sorting and Classes

Instead of choosing a side myself, I thought it would be more fun to be sorted into my academy using the Magicalathon quiz.

And my result was… Assassin!

As a student at the School of Assassins, I’m required to complete 4 classes: Betrayal, Weapons Training, Reconnaissance & Awareness, and Stealth 101. Each class has a reading prompt I must complete in order to prepare for war.

Magicalathon TBR

❖ Betrayal – read a book where the mc is morally gray
➺ Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

❖ Weapons Training – read a book with a weapon on the cover
➺ Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

❖ Reconnaissance & Awareness – read a book that is popular right now
➺ Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

❖ Stealth 101 – read a book you know will be quick to read
➺ Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

You might have noticed that 3 out of the 4 books chosen are rereads for me. I’m a mood reader! Hopefully, I can get to all of them before the end of August. Maybe then I can fit in some extra credit…

Until next time, happy reading! β™‘


3 thoughts on “Entering the School of Assassins – Magicalathon 2020”

  1. This looks like so much fun! I should reread Six of Crows, too, just for the fun of it. It is one of my all time favorite series. As for Ms. Marvel…eh. I liked the characters but the plot was a bit weak in my opinion and I did not love the art style.

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    1. Six of Crows is one of my favorites too! I’ve only read Ms. Marvel vol. 1 though, so can’t really be considered a fan of it. Maybe in the future I’ll continue reading it?


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