WHAT I LOVE TO SEE IN CHARACTERS

Happy Tuesday readers! I’m kind of surprised I’ve actually managed to get a TTT out on an actual Tuesday. TTT is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, so don’t forget to check out their page if you’d like to participate in future topics.

This weeks topic is traits or aspects that I love to see in characters or that make me love a character!

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AUTHORS I’M (POLITELY) WAITING ON ANOTHER BOOK FROM

Hello readers! Today’s T5W topic is about authors I’d love to write another book but haven’t yet. Or they are writing something, but no title or synopsis has been released.  Continue reading “AUTHORS I’M (POLITELY) WAITING ON ANOTHER BOOK FROM”

BOOKS I WANT TO READ BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR

Happy Wednesday everyone! After inspecting my Goodreads TBR (that has 100+ books on it… yikes krispies), I’ve narrowed down a list of the 5 books that are non-negotiable I read by the end of 2019.

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AN ILLUSION OF THIEVES BY CATE GLASS

Spoiler Free Review
Title: An Illusion of Thieves
Author: Cate Glass
Series or Standalone: Chimera, #1
Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Adult
Publication Date: May 21st 2019
Publisher: Tor
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
Star Rating: ★★★★☆
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3 1/2 stars. I knew very little about An Illusion of Thieves when I requested it from Netgalley. Honestly, it was the divine cover that drew me in and I was happy to escape to a new, Italian inspired fantasy world.

An Illusion of Thieves centres around Romy, who at ten years old was sold by her mother to a procurer for the Moon House; an establishment where anonymous, unblemished girls and boys are transformed into courtesans to please men or women of wealth in both seemly and unseemly ways. For nine years, Romy was the companion and favoured courtesan to the Shadow Lord – a revolutionary noble who brings laws and comforts once reserved for the wealthy to all.

Although it was not a life Romy chose, she is not ashamed and enjoyed the privileges of being a member of the Shadow Lord’s palace. But when her brother, Neri, is caught thieving with the aid of magic, Romy’s aristocratic influence is the only thing that can spare his life—and the price is her banishment.

Back in Beggar’s Ring, she has just her wits and her own long-hidden sorcery to help her and Neri survive. But when a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and incite civil war is uncovered, only Romy knows how to stop it. To do so, she’ll have to rely on newfound allies—a swordmaster, a silversmith, and her own thieving brother. And they’ll need the very thing that could condemn them all: magic.

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CROWN OF FEATHERS BY NIKKI PAU PRETO

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“I am a daughter of death….From the ashes I rose, like a phoenix from the pyre.”

Spoiler Free Review
Title: Crown of Feathers
Author: Nikki Pau Preto
Series or Standalone: Crown of Feathers #1
Genre: Young Adult & Fantasy
Publication Date: February 12th 2019
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
Star Rating: ★★★☆☆
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