An idealistic young student and a banished warrior become allies in a battle to save their realm in this first book of a mesmerizing epic fantasy series, filled with political intrigue, violent magic, malevolent spirits, and thrilling adventure
Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .
But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms.
With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . . before it’s bathed in blood.
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Starting in Dec. we will be reading the entire collection of Shadowhunter books. You can join us in two ways follow the links below! We will be discussing the books, movie, and the TV show when it returns. Well be reading 3 books a month!
This is an application where you can join communities.
This chat is on the books and writing one
Thanks to Rachael and Catlyn we have caught up on all of the older netgalley titles. It seems when they updated their system we had a ton of books that needed their reviews to be re-added. So thanks to our two reviewers who took the time to make sure these books got the reviews they needed. These will be posting this month in Dec. So I hope you guys enjoy checking out some older books!
We are currently down to having 16 Titles to review
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What in the world is this you may ask. Well a few months ago Emma books via book tube shared this app and since then Ive been addicted to it!! Its an app that you can join numerous communities from fandoms to things like drawling and more! The sky is the limit for when it comes to the communities that are on this app. Below you will find the ones that I belong to!
This community deals with books and writing. You can share your writing with others as well as doing reviews and other things that are book and writing related.
This group is for blogging. Its has tips, tricks, and more all geared toward those who want or already do book blog. There is even a monthly giveaway to get a free site or to have your existing site looked at.
Love fandoms? Well come and share that love here at Fandoms Unite! There are themes for all bookish fandoms and some shows to.
So what in the world are we reading in Dec? To start off anything we read in Dec. will be for Jan-Feb. Yep were all caught up and are FINALLY a month ahead! So here are just some of the books we will be reading in Dec.
All of these link to Goodreads so you can check out the books!
Dec. Book for #CrossroadsBookclub via @AminoApps is The School for Good and Evil by @SomanChainani Join us! http://aminoapps.com/p/z6uju
This heartbreaking, humorous novel is about three teens whose lives intersect in ways they never expected.
Reggie Mason is all too familiar with "the Three Stages of Depression." She believes she’s unlocked the secret to keeping herself safe: Nobody can hurt you if you never let them in.
Reggie encounters an unexpected challenge to her misanthropy: a Twizzler-chomping, indie film-making narcissist named Snake. Snake’s presence, while reassuring, is not exactly stable—especially since his ex-girlfriend is seven months pregnant. As Reggie falls for Snake, she must decide whether it’s time to rewrite the rules that have defined her.
They gave me three rules to follow in exchange for my brother’s life:
1. Do not enter the West Wing;
2. Do not go outside after darkness falls; and
3. There is only one exit; The Gates.
This is what happened when I broke them…
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.
Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms, #1)
by Erin Summerill
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.
However, it’s not so simple.
The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.
And I know you want an update on my massive TBR hoard!
Currently this stack has around 270 books on it. Since I took this picture 2 books have been removed. Every other week I will be posting a post for this (prob on Sat) and you guys can once again vote on a number for me to read! There will be 1 winner every other week.
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