Do you ever find yourself in an unexpected reading slump? Feeling slightly down that you can’t join in with your fellow book lovers who are reading the latest release? Or maybe you’re sad that your daily reading routine has changed, either by slowing down or by being non-existent.
It can be easy to feel shame over not reading as much as other people, or not reading at all. I see this conversation sprinkled throughout the book community on blogs and videos every now and again. I wanted to explore this more and discuss the ways I’m filling the book-shaped hole in my heart whilst I ride through my slump.
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Hello book lovers! I’m back with another currently reading post inspired the weekly WWW meme that Taking on a World of Words hosts. I’m a serial TBR maker because they help me stay on track with my reading goals so much, as well as helping me figure out what books I have access too from either the library or kindle unlimited that month!
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On the dawn of her courtship trials, Princess Lyana Aethionus knows she should be focused on winning her perfect mate, yet her thoughts wander to the open sky waiting at the edge of her floating kingdom. One final adventure calls. Upon fleeing the palace, the last thing she expects to find is a raven prince locked in a death match with a dragon.
Reviled son of a dead king, Rafe would do anything for his beloved half-brother, Prince Lysander Taetanus, including posing as him in the upcoming courtship trials. When a dragon interrupts their secret exchange, he orders his studious sibling to run. After suffering a fatal blow, Rafe is saved by a beautiful dove who possesses forbidden magic, just like him.
Unknown to the world above, on the foggy sea ten thousand feet below, a young king fights a forgotten war. He believes Lyana is the queen prophesied to save the world, and with the help of his favored spy, hidden deep in the highest ranks of the dove royal house, he will stop at nothing to have her.
I requested this book from Netgalley with a giddy hope that it would be what the cover promised it might be: an epic fantasy romance set in the skies. But honestly this book was just… perfectly okay. Lately, I’ve read some really unique and well-written fantasy books and unfortunately for this book, it’s struggling to compete. It’s not unlike a lot of other YA fantasy series you’ve probably read.
So, what’s the reason I put this book down with only a quarter left to finish?
Hello bookworms! I hope you’re all well and taking care of yourselves during this period of self-isolation and uncertainty. Today I wanted to look at all the books I read and loved in February to cheer myself up. I hope you’ll join me and talk about some of the books you read and loved in February too!
Hello bookworms, how are you?! These last few months I’ve been binge-listening to The Diviners series by Libba Bray on audio, and I’ve come to easily love these merry band of magical ghost hunters. This series interchanges between 8 main narrators and when there’s such a large cast of characters, I personally need to appoint a real face to every main character otherwise I get so lost.
I’m not going to be humble, the four characters I’ve fan-casted I feel pretty passionately about. Some aren’t conventional (no, I didn’t use Elle Fanning as Evie) but personally that’s what I like about them. I think the only flaw of my list is that these actors aren’t close in age to the characters, but I’m pro-ageing characters up in adaptations, so please don’t hold it against me. Also, there’ll be no spoilers for the series! 😊