Minotes #1: Sabriel Hunted Lady Midnight Under a Painted Sky

July 24, 2017 Review 4

Sometimes I decide not to review every book I read (we need a break sometimes right?) but since I’m low on time, it’s hard to keep a stock of reviews on the blog. I thought I might do mini reviews to help fill the spaces. Typical mini reviews can be difficult to write though. I’d end up rambling and turning it into a full review. So I’ve decided to do some dot point/ note reviews.

For most books I read I take notes in my reading journal. These dot points are what I’m going to share in these mini reviews. (Minotes is me trying to be clever by combining mini and notes). I hope you find these small reviews interesting/ helpful, even if they’re not a full 5 things or review post.


Sabriel quote

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Genre: YA, LoveOzYA, Fantasy
Series: Old Kingdom #1
Rating: 4 stars


  • Very easy to keep going (chapter cliffhangers)
  • Unique premise of the dead & necromancers!!!
  • A cat god being thing!!
  • I thought I’d read this before but I’m not so sure now
  • Such an interesting world. I want more time in it!! (Will be buying the rest of the series ASAP)
  • Wanted to know more about the world’s lore, history, and mythology. A lot more.
  • If I owned Lirael you bet I’d start it immediately
  • Can’t wait to see more Touchstone, Sabriel, and Mogget

Find Sabriel: Book DepositoryBooktopia BookWorld



Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Genre: YA, retelling, historical (Medieval Russia), fantasy
Series: Standalone
Rating: 4 stars


  • Read half the book in one sitting
  • Medieval Russia with lots of mythology attached to the curse
  • Sister and family feels
  • Yeva is fierce, determined, and stubborn
  • Doe-Eyes had better not die or I swear to God
  • Wish I could have seen more of the magical world
  • I get the Firebird is View Spoiler »
  • We all want what we cannot have
  • Strong beauty and the beast retelling with all my favourite elements plus a unique curse and resolution
  • Still not as good as Heart’s Blood

Find Hunted: Book DepositoryBooktopia | BookWorld


Lady Midnight

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Genre: YA, urban fantasy/ paranormal
Series: The Dark Artifices #1
Rating: 4 stars


  • Casually starting this a year after its release
  • I hope I like it like I loved TID, instead of how I felt meh abut TMI
  • Murder mystery!!
  • Julian is precious. All the Blackthorns are precious
  • Omg Malcolm is so different to Magnus
  • View Spoiler »
  • I love all the Blackthorn’s + Emma
  • The feels of this series are going to kill me (friendship, family, and romance wise)
  • THAT EPILOGUE?!?!?!?! View Spoiler »
  • View Spoiler »
  • Loved returning to this world again. I have so much fun here.

Find Lady MidnightBook DepositoryBooktopia | BookWorld


Under a Painted Sky

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Genre: YA, historical (Western), diverse books
Series: Standalone
Rating: 4 stars


  • Enjoying it a lot (though not as much as Vengeance Road and Walk on Earth a Stranger at the moment)
  • Close to Walk on Earth a Stranger pacing wise (and plot wise because Oregon Trail)
  • Peety and his horses are great
  • There are actually a fair few funny moments
  • Diverse MCs
  • I stayed up to read the last half in one sitting
  • Ending brought a lot of things together suddenly. View Spoiler »
  • Romance is incredibly slow burn with plenty of tension

Find Under a Painted SkyBook DepositoryBooktopia | BookWorld


Have you read any of these books?

What do you think of these mini/ note style reviews?

4 Responses to “Minotes #1: Sabriel Hunted Lady Midnight Under a Painted Sky”

    • Bec

      I’m surprised the titles came together in a sentence so well haha!

      Hopefully the physical version is better for you

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