I know that this post (or the posts that will follow in this category) have nothing to do with the initial purpose of my blog. But travelling is something I’m passionate about, even if I don’t get to do it often, and I really wanted to share my experience of fulfilling my dream travel and hope you’ll still enjoy reading about this,
Series: Shattered Sea
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: Jun 2015
Thorn Bathu was born to fight. But when she kills a boy in the training square she finds herself named a murderer.
Fate places her life in the hands of the deep-cunning Father Yarvi as he sets out to cross half the world in search of allies against the ruthless High King. Beside her is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill. A failure in her eyes and his own, the voyage is his last chance at redemption.
But warriors can be weapons, and weapons are made for one purpose. Will Thorn always be a tool in the hands of the powerful, or can she carve her own path? Is there a place outside of legend for a woman with a blade?
Goodreads link: Half the World
This is the list of books that I bought in 2019 (maybe even 2018) but I failed to read for one reason or another. I need to be held accounted for so her we go.
My TBR Shelve
I got the first 25 pages of this book from bookishfirst.com and this is my first impression
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication Date: Jan 07 2020
Sample Pages: 25p
My First Impression Rating:
Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.
When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place.
She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princess, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge―and her Condesa.
I had already prepared a Must read in 2020 TBR but I thought this challenge is way more interesting. I’m also a very heavy fantasy reader so it was a good opportunity to get me out of my comfort zone. But I have to admit, I did everything I could to find fantasy book that I wanted to read to put on each prompt but for some of those it was impossible. Let see what we have…
I got the first 50 pages of this book from bookishfirst.com and this is my first impression
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fantasy
Publication Date: Mar 03 2020
My First Impression Rating:
Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear.
And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything.
In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.
November wasn’t a good reading month and December it’s also going to be a weird reading month. Either I’m going to have a lot of free time either I won’t be able to read a single page for two weeks so I’m not sure how man books I should put in my TBR. I think I’ll keep it at 3… and take it from here. So here are the book I would like to get too before the last day of 2019…