Reading Suggestions: Gravemaidens, by Kelly Coon (2019).

The title of this has me drawn in like a bee to honey. Something I will definitely add to my #mustread list. Soon to be released in October ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ“šโญ๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”ฎ Book Synopsis In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame.  When Alu’s ruler falls deathly ill, Kammaniโ€™s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. Itโ€™s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her … Continue reading Reading Suggestions: Gravemaidens, by Kelly Coon (2019).

Reading Ideas: The Bone Witch, by Rinchupeco (2017).

The cover for this novel had me drawn in at first sight! Fantastic #bookcover ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ซโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฎ Book Synopsis Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If thereโ€™s anything Iโ€™ve learned from him in the years since, itโ€™s that the dead hide truths as well as the living. When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that sheโ€™s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. … Continue reading Reading Ideas: The Bone Witch, by Rinchupeco (2017).

Book Suggestions: Fireborne, by Rosaria Munda (2019).

This one won’t be released until October, but the cover has really caught my eye. ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ“š Book Synopsis The brutal revolution that overthrew the Dragonlords may have orphaned Annie and Lee, but it’s brought new hope to their city. Now anyone–including the lowborn–can have wealth, an education, and even test into the governing class of dragonriders. Aristocratic by birth and with his identity concealed, Lee’s confidence and air of power have made him a rising star in the very regime that slaughtered his family. Annie, a former serf, is as bold a rider as they come–in the air. On the … Continue reading Book Suggestions: Fireborne, by Rosaria Munda (2019).

Book Ideas: The Court of Broken Knives, by Anna Smith Spark (2017).

According to Kindle this is something Mark Lawrence fans would enjoy. So as one of his biggest fans (at least I like to think I am lol)! I will have to add this one to my #mustread list. Book Synopsis In the richest empire the world has ever known, the city of Sorlost has always stood, eternal and unconquered. But in a city of dreams governed by an imposturous Emperor, decadence has become the true ruler, and has blinded its inhabitants to their vulnerability. The empire is on the verge of invasion โ€“ and only one man can see it. … Continue reading Book Ideas: The Court of Broken Knives, by Anna Smith Spark (2017).

Book Suggestions: The Ember Blade, by Chris Wooding (2019).

This looks great. The cover is what aught my eye first but the Synopsis reads quite good. Perhaps something to take another look at ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿงโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ”ฅ Book Synopsis A land under occupation. A legendary sword. A young man’s journey to find his destiny. Aren has lived by the rules all his life. He’s never questioned it; that’s just the way things are. But then his father is executed for treason, and he and his best friend Cade are thrown into a prison mine, doomed to work until they drop. Unless they can somehow break free . . . But what lies … Continue reading Book Suggestions: The Ember Blade, by Chris Wooding (2019).

Book Review: Wham!, by Carol Marrs Phipps & Tom Phipps (2016).

Now I understand the significance of the cover. At least I think I do. Unfortunately I feel as though I have spent at least 75% of this novel trying to understand what exactly is going on. There is no easing into the story, the author goes straight into the action of the present situations that there is no real background given as to why anything is occurring. As the scene isnโ€™t set in the usual way itโ€™s easy to get terribly lost, but wit a touch of perseverance it is still worth the read. Admittedly, I did somewhat enjoy Wham, … Continue reading Book Review: Wham!, by Carol Marrs Phipps & Tom Phipps (2016).

Reading for pleasure: Bloodwitch, by Susan Dennard (2019).

Interesting title and book over. I will have to take a closer look. โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ’ฏ Another title published this year that could end up on. The forever growing #mustread list ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ“– Book Synopsis War is sweeping the witchlands and tainted magic is destroying both friends and enemies. While the Bloodwitch Aeduan is keeping one crucial secret . . . Here, loyalties will be tested as never before . . . The Bloodwitch Aeduan and Iseult the Threadwitch race for safety, desperate to evade the Raider King. His attempts to subdue the Witchlands are gaining momentum, as his forces sow terror in … Continue reading Reading for pleasure: Bloodwitch, by Susan Dennard (2019).

Book Ideas: The Ruin of Kings, by Jenny Lyons (2019).

This is said to be a pretty good read. Might be worth taking a look ๐Ÿ’ซ ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ“š โญ๏ธ ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ‘ Book Synopsis What if you weren’t the hero? Kihrin grew up on tales of long-lost princes and grand quests – despite being raised in a brothel, making money as a musician and street thief. One day he overreaches by targeting an absent noble’s mansion, hunting for jewels. There he witnesses a prince performing a terrifying dark-magic ritual. Kihrin flees but he’s marked by a demon and his life will never be the same again.  That night also leads to … Continue reading Book Ideas: The Ruin of Kings, by Jenny Lyons (2019).

Book Recommendations: The Unbound Empire, by Melissa Caruso (2019).

This looks fantastic. After reading the Synopsis I think this series definitely has potential ๐Ÿ˜Š Something for the #mustread list ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ“š Book Synopsis While winter snows keep the invading armies of the Witch Lord Ruven at bay, Lady Amalia Cornaro and the fire warlock Zaira attempt to change the fate of mages in the Serene Empire forever. But on the night of Raverra’s great masquerade, Ruven executes a devastating surprise strike at the heart of the Empire – threatening everything Amalia holds most dear. To stand a chance of defeating Ruven, Amalia and Zaira must face their worst … Continue reading Book Recommendations: The Unbound Empire, by Melissa Caruso (2019).

Book Recommendations: The Dragon Sickness, by Ava Richardson (2018).

This looks interesting ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿค“ Could be worth a closer look ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‰ Book Synopsis Their power is in the strength of their bond. But deceit threatens to break it. Itโ€™s official. Kaelan Younger has finally been accepted as a dragon tamer at the Akademy. Yet even as she begins to learn the extent of her powers, a mysterious illness stalks the dragons and threatens Prince Lasaro. More than her bond with the prince is endangered when Kaelan seeks help from a most unlikely source. As a result, the lies to cover her deception mount. But with the enemyโ€™s armies … Continue reading Book Recommendations: The Dragon Sickness, by Ava Richardson (2018).