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POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2021 Update: Week Twenty-One

Good morning, everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week so far!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Barnes and Noble for the first time in over a year, and I was shocked by all of the changes my local store has made during that time. The store has been completely rearranged! The new set up is very nice, but I have to confess that I liked the old arrangement of shelves better.

For this week’s POPSUGAR Reading Challenge update, I decided to dive back into the world of Westeros and continue reading George R.R. Martin’s ongoing series, A Song of Ice and Fire.

A book with a family tree… (While it’s not presented in a typical “tree” format, the appendix includes a comprehensive list of the members of the various houses of Westeros.)

A Feast for Crows is the fourth book in the series, which makes it very difficult for me to summarize the plot…at least, not without giving away massive spoilers for the previous books.

What I can say is that A Feast for Crows takes place shortly after the events of the previous book, A Storm of Swords, and is a great continuation of Martin’s series.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading A Feast for Crows, and I was very interested to note that there were a considerable number of differences between it and the corresponding episodes of the HBO television adaptation.

While the television series does share many key moments with the original novels, the books are able to take the time to explore the stories and motivations of the characters (both main and secondary) in greater depth. Many of the characters that have relatively minor roles in the show actually get more exposure in the books, especially in this one. As a result of this, the climactic moments and turning points of the plot are able to have an even greater emotional impact.

I do think it is important to mention that this book (and the rest of the series) was definitely written with an adult audience in mind. Like the previous books, A Feast for Crows does include content which may cause emotional distress for some readers, including graphic violence (mostly in the form of combat), torture, and rape.

If you are interested in reading A Feast for Crows for yourself, you’ll definitely want to start at the beginning of the series and read the first three books before jumping into this one. The series currently includes the following books:

While I have not written a review of the first book in the series (and to be honest, I have no idea why that is), you can find my reviews of the second and third books here on The Unapologetic Bookworm.

If you have an opportunity to read A Feast for Crows, and the rest of the books in the series, I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Next week’s POPSUGAR Reading Challenge update will be posted on Saturday, May 29th. In the meantime, I hope you will join me here on The Unapologetic Bookworm throughout the week for new book reviews. Also, be sure to stop by on Monday for a special post about some changes that will be coming to The Unapologetic Bookworm in June.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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