A quick (and late… 😭) top five Wednesday post to reassure you I’m still alive (barely), because uni assignments and work have been consuming my life. Also Kingdom of Ash. That monster is taking FOREVER to get through.
“I made it here. I will show them what my name means.”
Spoiler Free Review
Title: Outrun the Wind
Author: Elizabeth Tammi
Series or Standalone: Standalone (for now, according to the author.)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT, Greek Mythology
Publication Date: November 27th 2018
Star Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Outrun the Wind begin on the premise of a hunt; it is fast paced, intense and is positively exciting. However, it shortly looses this momentum following the first couple of chapters and falls into a sluggish narrative, largely driven by prose and the woes of palace life. After a promising opening scene what follows is a slow paced, unimaginative fantasy novel that is quite frankly boring.
Outrun the Wind is set in a fantasy world inspired by Greek mythology. Told in dual perspective we follow Kahina and Atalanta – a huntress of the goddess Artemis and a lost princess respectively. Kahina is trying to earn back Artemis’ favour by attempting to complete a dangerous task in the kingdom of Arkadia. It’s here that her fate collides with Atalanta, who is running away from a disastrous quest. As Kahina’s connection with Atalanta deepens she finds herself straying from the rules of being a huntress, by helping her devise a dangerous game to avoid marriage. But when the men responsible for the girls’ dark pasts arrive, the game turns deadly.
There are so many releases and movie related news this November that I’m excited to discuss!
As the year is quickly closing in, it’s time to prioritize my reading goals!
#TomeToppleReadathon is making a resurrection mid-November, so this week I’m looking at the big books on my TBR shelf that I can get too. The only rule being they must be at least 500 pages long!
“I know what it means to dream about the past. To dream about things you have loved, and lost.”
Spoiler Free Review
Title: Girls of Paper and Fire
Author: Natasha Ngan
Series or Standalone: Series (Book #1)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT
Publication Date: November 6th 2018
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books
Star Rating: ★★★★☆
In honour of Halloween here’s a list of the characters that I desperately need an excuse to dress up as. Not just as a Halloween costume, but any kind of costume party period!
As many of you probably know KINGDOM OF ASH is officially out. Whilst this release is a long time coming and deserves it’s celebration and spotlight – let’s not let it overshadow some other great releases that also deserve some attention!
Continue reading “IN CASE YOU MISSED IT”
I can’t go through the entirety of October without acknowledging some of my favourite paranormal creatures!
Title: The Surface Breaks
Author: Louise O’Neill
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Feminism, Romance
Publication Date: May 3rd 2018
Star Rating: ★★★☆☆
“Don’t be afraid, sisters. I hold my hands up, so they will see that I am no threat to them. I want to protect them. We are women. And women are warriors, after all. “