I just realized that this title is oddly poetic and kind of has a sad feel to it…BUT THIS IS NOT A SAD POST DEAR FRIENDS. JUST MY COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP WITH RE-READING. Continue reading “Re-reading: The Push and Pull of Us – A dramatic tale… because why not”
There are so many books I’ve just been… putting off. Whether they be books for challenges or personal goals, I’m really bad at sticking with a set TBR… but that won’t stop me from trying 😉 . Continue reading “Top Five Wednesday- Books I Want to Read Before 2019”
This Savage Song
Monsters of Verity #1
There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.
Graceling Realm #1
Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.
She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po.
She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.
Tome Topple is a readathon that lasts two weeks and the idea is to try reading books you’ve been meaning to read that are over 500 pages. The Goodreads group is here and the link to the Twitter page is here! This round is from November 16th and ends at 11:59pm in your time zone on November 29th.
Okay, I think I actually have a plan for this round— I have a series that I’m trying to speed through (or at least… I don’t know, just keep following me here) and I think all the books in the series qualify? Continue reading “Tome Topple TBR || My graphic makes sense”
Fallen Empire #1
A woman with power over fire and illusion and an enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful and deeply emotional romantic fantasy from the USA Todaybestselling author of Radiance.
Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire’s capital–her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village’s tithe has been the same woman. Gilene’s sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses.
But this year is different. Continue reading “Review: Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven || My feelings simmered until it became fondness”
Oooooh I like this: it’s kind of opposite of the top ten list I did… the parallels….. AMAZING.
We’re going back to Goodreads to help me out because… I’m kind of lazy… So yeah 😉 . Continue reading “Top Five Wednesday- Largest Books on my TBR”
These are all books I own and I plan on reading… and guess what? I OWN THEM ALL. MOST OF THEM FOR ABOUT A YEAR. I’M SLACKING. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday- Backlist Books I Want To Read”
It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag so soon afetr I’ve been tagged… Granted, it’s been a few days… but thank you Kinga!
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea
It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.
Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.