Goodreads Monday } 11/23/19

This is a weekly meme that was started by Lauren’s Page Turners so check out her blog for more bookish content! 

All you have to do is choose a title on your Goodreads Want To Read category and say why you want to read it.

Goodreads Blurb:

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles. 

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound. 

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences. 

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for…

Why Do I Want To Read This?

  • I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book. I got a great deal on Book Outlet for it, so it’s a book I’ll definitely be reading in 2020.
  • That cover – I can’t help it, it just draws me in. It’s beautiful!
  • Stories about the djinn are always interesting – hope this one is good.

Goodreads Monday } 11/18/19

This is a weekly meme that was started by Lauren’s Page Turners so check out her blog for more bookish content! 

All you have to do is choose a title on your Goodreads Want To Read category and say why you want to read it.

Goodreads Book Blurb:

An epic tale of revenge and redemption in a world where a memory thief must fight against terrifying monarchs bent on the destruction of her people.

When the royal family of Puerto Leones sets out to destroy magic through a grand and terrible inquisition, spy and memory-thief Renata seeks to kill the prince, leader of the King’s Justice, who plans to use a terrible new weapon to wipe out the magic of the Moria…

For fans who enjoyed the ferocity of Ember in the Ashes, INCENDIARY explores the double-edged sword of memory and the triumph of hope and love in the midst of fear and oppression.

Why Do I Want To Read This?

  • I’ve read Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova and really enjoyed it!
  • Look at this cover, I’m in love. 😍
  • It had me at “revenge”. 🤷🏻‍♀️

This one comes out in April 2020, so I have a ways to go before I read it, unless NetGalley approves me for the eARC. ☺️

Goodreads Monday } 10/28/19

This is a weekly meme that was started by Lauren’s Page Turners so check out her blog for more bookish content! 

All you have to do is choose a title on your Goodreads Want To Read category and say why you want to read it.

Book Blurb:

She never felt like she belonged…until magic pulled her into a world beyond her wildest imagination. 

Sixteen-year-old Aurora wishes she were anyone else. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she believes things can’t get any worse. But when she’s kidnapped and dragged through an ancient tapestry into the magical world of Avalonia, she soon discovers that some dreams can easily turn into nightmares.

Hunted by the evil tyrant Queen Morgana, who will stop at nothing to get rid of the last surviving heir to the powerful Firedrake dynasty, Aurora struggles to fit into her new life as a mage at the prestigious Academy of Evolon. Threatened by treachery at every turn and desperate to prove herself worthy, she uncovers a dark, complicated web of political intrigue that threatens the very existence of the seven kingdoms of Avalonia.

Aided by the powerful Duke of Silverthorne, a fae friend, and a handsome but mysterious outlaw called the Black Wolf, Aurora struggles to master her magic and get her rare powers under control before it’s too late.

If she fails, her new home and her family will be enslaved forever…

The Last of the Firedrakes is the first novel in The Avalonia Chronicles series of enchanting YA fantasies. If you like resilient heroines, plentiful magic, immortal fae warriors, and sizzling romance you’ll love Farah Oomerbhoy’s enthralling story.

Why Do I Want To Read This?

  • Cover love haha – I picked this out of the list today because the cover called to me.
  • Love stories that have Fae in them.
  • Had this on my TBR since 2015! I think it’s a complete full series now which is much more appealing because now I can read it straight through.

Has anyone read this series? Is it any good?

That’s all I got today, and this post is so late! I had a crazy busy weekend and I don’t have my posts scheduled for this week. 😫 I haven’t gotten much reading done either but that’s okay, hopefully I’ll have more time after Halloween. Thanks for reading!

Goodreads Monday } 10/21/19

I love seeing these Goodreads Monday post from my blogger friends so I’m going to try it out and maybe it will actually help me remember what is on my TBR list on Goodreads. 😅 This is a weekly meme that was started by Lauren’s Page Turners so check out her blog for more bookish content!

All you have to do is choose a title on your Goodreads Want To Read category and say why you want to read it.

Here is my choice for today:

Book Blurb:

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Why Do I Want To Read This?

How have I not read this yet? It’s been on my TBR forever and I see that it was published in 2011. I remember it being published and I think it was the same time as Divergent and maybe I just overlooked this one?

  • I see that Rebel, by Marie Lu came out and I definitely have to read Legend before that right?
  • A lot of people love it and it makes me want to see why.
  • I read Marie Lu’s Warcross series and enjoyed it so I definitely want to read more of her work.
  • I’ve been reading so much fantasy that maybe it’s time to swing back to Dystopian haha. It’s like how vampires seem to be coming back again.

Have you read this book? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this book! 😘