Hello Readers! I hope you all are safe at home. Here the cases are increasing and most of the cities are sealed, even small areas and now authorities are not letting anybody out of the area even for grocery shopping. Good thing is Amazon is delivering essential things and for vegetables and milk we have a shop near home. It’s kind of good, helping in controlling spread and there’s so less pollution in the air and the peace is eternal bliss, otherwise there’s constant noise of passing vehicles and blaring horn. As for the reading. I’m relax reading. It feels good to read books without deadlines or pressure.
What I read last week-
The Twin by Natasha Preston
Okay, this was good in most parts but ending ruined it. There was just one thing, evil twin trying to take over good twin’s life, how and why and if she succeed in it or not. Ending was not satisfactory. It burst my bubble of good wins the battle with evil. And I still can’t shrug the anxiousness this book gave. Review will be up this week. Might be 3.5 stars from me.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction – but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.
Across the dark sea, Tane has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
I finished 200 pages of this mammoth. Still 600 to read. It’s going to take 2 more weeks if I read this simultaneously.
The Memories We Bury by H.A. Leuschel
An emotionally charged and captivating novel about the complexities of female friendship and motherhood.
Lizzie Thomson has landed her first job as a music teacher, and after a whirlwind romance with Markus, the newlywed couple move into a beautiful new home in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Lizzie quickly befriends their neighbour Morag, an elderly, resourceful yet lonely widow, who’s own children rarely visit her. Everything seems perfect in Lizzie’s life until she finds out she is pregnant and her relationship with both Morag and Markus change beyond her control.
Can Lizzie really trust Morag and why is Markus keeping secrets from her?
In ‘The Memories We Bury’ the author explores the dangerous bonds we can create with strangers and how past memories can cast long shadows over the present.
I’m halfway through this book. I plan to finish this book by tomorrow. So far I know both women- Lizzie and Morag perfectly and I can see what Morag is trying to do. I can’t wait to see what that husband was hiding, what Morag did to her son, and how Lizzie is going to confront him and see through Morag’s intentions.
What did you read last week?
What are you planning to read this week?
Have you read any of these books?