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!
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!
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. “
Hello fellow readers, today I’m going to talking about all the current news items related to the literary world such as book announcements, releases and other things happening in book communities across all platforms! Continue reading “IN CASE YOU MISSED IT”
Series or Standalone: Series (Book #2)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publication Date: October 2nd 2018
“This is Weep. You can’t expect things to make sense here.”
If I had to describe Muse of Nightmares in two words it would be brilliant… yet brutal.