Goodreads Monday 10/2/17

 

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

 

My pick this week is actually a series, but I’ll highlight book one.

 

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Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

 

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….

 

Hardcover, 412 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Razorbill
Have you read this series?  If so, what were your thoughts?

 

 

 

Goodreads Monday 9/18/17

Goodreads Monday was started by Lauren’s Pager Turners.   For Goodreads Monday, you just have to show off a book on your TBR list.

 

I have to confess that I’ve never read a graphic novel.  But I found one recently that sounds pretty amazing and I purchased it.  Now to find some extra time to start it.

 

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Monstress Volume One by Marjorie Lui

 

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

 

Published July 19th 2016 by Image Comics

 

Add to your Goodreads here.

Goodreads Monday 9/11/2017

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is choose a random book from your TBR to show off.

 

I chose These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I just ordered this book, so I’m hoping it’s as good as it sounds.

 

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Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive – alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.

The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

Hardcover, 374 pages
Published December 10th 2013 by Disney Hyperion
Add it to your Goodreads here.

Goodreads Monday 9/4/17

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  You choose a random book from your TBR on Goodreads to share.

 

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The Darkest Part of the Forest  by Holly Black

 

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

 

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 13th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers