Book You’re Intimidated By
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Luminaries b Eleanor Catton
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Book You’re Intimidated By
Forgive my lack of posts. I am dealing with a reading slump. This always happens when I check out a ton of the books from the library. And I generally excited about the books and want to read them. … I just can’t. Currently I am determined to get through The 5th Wave. Once I am done with that I think I need to pick up some shorter books and possibly do some re-reads of favorites to get out of this slump. That is the current plan. Bear with me please.
Books with “Hard” Topics (ie mental health, sexual assault, illness, etc)
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed... and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
It's the eve of war.... Choose your side.
Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.
Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.
Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword....
So I don’t know if it is because I was reading so much fantasy at the time, but I put in my planner to review this book…and I couldn’t remember what it was about a few weeks later. I literally just had to read the summary on GoodReads to refresh my memory. And I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. I think it is safe to say I am going to have to reread it before I move on to the next one.
From what I can remember, I did like the book. I enjoyed most of the characters and I liked the direction the plot was heading. I remember being a little confused about one fantasy element, the crows…or ravens…or eagles…or whatever birds they were. Shapeshifters of some kind. I think.
I really need to re-read it.
Rainy Day Reads