Hello Readers! I hope you and your family are well. Last week had been as usual. I couldn’t read some days because of lack of time. There is always so much to do other than reading and I feel so tired at the end of the day. Books I read last week I actually finished in 1 or 2 days so you can imagine how much time I actually read and so much time gone in doing other things.
Last Week I Read
Grief of the Undying (Ichorian Epics 3) by Emilie Knight
This was interesting instalment in Ichorian Epics dark fantasy series. It took me a while getting into book as it had been long time since I read previous books in this series and honestly forgot some details but there were enough details where necessary to help me recall what happened in previous books. I liked the way author mixed fantasy and mythology with murder mystery. We get answers of most of the mysteries but a couple of left unsolved for next books.
Ozma (Faeries of Oz #3) by Candace Robinson, Amber R. Duell
This was adventurous, entertaining, sexy and dark retelling of Wizards of Oz. I enjoyed exploring more lands of Oz and reading love story of Ozma and Jack. I couldn’t guess how Ozma would defeat Mombi and Wizard without her power. There were some nice surprises. I can’t wait to read Tik-Tok’s story.
The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2) by Arthur Conan Doyle
I enjoyed this sequel. We know Sherlock and Watson more, Sherlock’s addiction and another mystery to solve that was much more complex than it looked. It was great to know about aboriginal natives of Andaman Island. I like Sherlock even with his addiction and I think I do understand his mind. It’s like OCD in his brain, he has to keep it active or he would die of inactive mind.
Six Crimson Cranes (Six Crimson Cranes #1) by Elizabeth Lim
Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother.
Raikama has dark magic of her own, and she banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes, and warning Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die.
Peniless, voiceless, and alone, Shiori searches for her brothers, and, on her journey, uncovers a conspiracy to overtake the throne—a conspiracy more twisted and deceitful, more cunning and complex, than even Raikama’s betrayal. Only Shiori can set the kingdom to rights, but to do so she must place her trust in the very boy she fought so hard not to marry. And she must embrace the magic she’s been taught all her life to contain—no matter what it costs her.
I enjoyed both books in Blood of Stars duology and when I heard about this I knew I had to read another book in same world. This was my most anticipated book of the year and I was beyond happy when Hodder & Stoughton approved my request on NetGalley. I just started this 4 chapters in book and I already like it. And there is dragon. That was nice little surprise. I enjoyed Shiori’s lesson with him. I don’t think I exactly understood properties of Walnut wood containing anything magical in Blood of Stars duology but it made more sense in this book. It was well explained. I can’t wait to see where this is going and why dragon boy is helping Shiori.
Next this Week
Cast in Firelight (Wickery #1) by Dana Swift
Adraa is the royal heir of Belwar, a talented witch on the cusp of taking her royal ceremony test, and a girl who just wants to prove her worth to her people.
Jatin is the royal heir to Naupure, a competitive wizard who’s mastered all nine colors of magic, and a boy anxious to return home for the first time since he was a child.
Together, their arranged marriage will unite two of Wickery’s most powerful kingdoms. But after years of rivalry from afar, Adraa and Jatin only agree on one thing: their reunion will be anything but sweet.
Only, destiny has other plans and with the criminal underbelly of Belwar suddenly making a move for control, their paths cross…and neither realizes who the other is, adopting separate secret identities instead.
Between dodging deathly spells and keeping their true selves hidden, the pair must learn to put their trust in the other if either is to uncover the real threat. Now Wickery’s fate is in the hands of rivals..? Fiancées..? Partners..? Whatever they are, it’s complicated and bound for greatness or destruction.
The first book in an epic, heart-pounding fantasy duology about two royal heirs betrothed to be married, but whose loyalties are torn, and a ruthless enemy who threatens their world, perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Susan Dennard, and Mary E. Pearson.
I like this arranged marriage and betrothal arc in fantasy and I have heard this was good. I meant to read it as soon as I got this widget but couldn’t somehow.
Posts on Blog
Ruin and Rising – Book Review
How to comment more on non-interactive book blog posts – Discussion post
Turtle in Paradise – Book Review
Posts I enjoyed
I Didn’t Make a Pride TBR @flying paperbacks
Discover A Reader’s Book Buying Process @Reader Voracious
This Is How We Are Human by Louise Beech @THE BELGIAN REVIEWER
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