ABC Book Challenge ✰ T

Continuing this challenge I saw at these blogs: Purple Manatees, and The Bibliophagist.

✰ Memorable books starting with T ✰

 

1) Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
2) The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
3) Thrawn (Star Wars) by Timothy Zahn
4) Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn
5) Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness
6) Tunnel Vision by Keith Lowe
7) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
8) Tatooine Ghost by Troy Denning

✰ Books on my TBR starting with T ✰
1) Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn
2) Tarkin by James Luceno
3) Tarnished City by Vic James
4) To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
5) Tomorrow War by J.L. Bourne
6) Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
7) Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

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ABC Book Challenge ✰ S

Continuing this challenge I saw at these blogs: Purple Manatees, and The Bibliophagist.

This is a long list!

✰ Memorable books starting with S ✰

1) Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
2) The Secret Ways of Perfume by Cristina Caboni
3) The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson
4) Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
5) The Shining by Stephen King
6) Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins
7) The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
8) She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb.
9) Supernova by C.A. Higgins

✰ Books on my TBR starting with S ✰
This is only a small fraction on my TBR.

1) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
2) Satellite by Nick Lake
3) The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
4) The Shores of Tripoli by James L. Haley
5) A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
6) Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
7) Someday by David Levithan
8) The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
9) Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets by Audible Originals, Stephen Fry (Presenter), John Woolf, Nick Baker

ABC Book Challenge ✰ Q and R

Continuing this challenge I saw at these blogs: Purple Manatees, and The Bibliophagist.

✰ Memorable books starting with Q ✰

I have never read a book staring with Q. Well, at least not any memorable ones or any since I started keeping a record 12 years ago.

✰ Books on my TBR starting with Q ✰

1) The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst
2) Queen’s Shadow (Star Wars Disney Canon Novel) by E.K. Johnston
3) Queens of the Sea by Kim Wilkins

✰ Memorable books starting with R ✰

1) Red Rising by Pierce Brown
2) Room by Emma Donoghue
3) Radiate by C.A. Higgins
4) Rappacini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

✰ Books on my TBR starting with R ✰

1) Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford
2) The Reader by Traci Chee
3) Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

ABC Book Challenge ✰ O and P

Continuing this challenge I saw at these blogs: Purple Manatees, and The Bibliophagist.

✰ Memorable books starting with O ✰

1) The One Man by Andrew Gross
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✰ Books on my TBR starting with O ✰

1) Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
2) One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
3) Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Since O was so short:

✰ Memorable books starting with P ✰

1) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
2) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
4) Proxy by Alex London
5) The Prophet by Michael Koryta

✰ Books on my TBR starting with P ✰

1) The Passage by Justin Cronin
2) Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler
3) The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller

ABC Book Challenge ✰ N

Continuing this challenge I saw at these blogs: Purple Manatees, and The Bibliophagist.

✰ Memorable books starting with N ✰
1) Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story by Jewel

2) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

3) The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

4) NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

✰ Books on my TBR starting with N ✰
1) Neverminds by Rich Bernatovech, Illustrators Jamie Fay and Danielle Alexis St. Pierre

2) A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

3) Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

4) Niccolò Rising by Dorothy Dunnett

Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins

The battle-scarred warrior princess Bluebell, heir to her father’s throne, is rumoured to be unkillable. So when she learns of a sword wrought specifically to slay her by the fearsome raven king, Hakon, she sets out on a journey to find it before it finds her. The sword is rumoured to be in the possession of one of her four younger sisters. But which one? Scattered as they are across the kingdoms, she sets out on a journey to find them.

Her four sisters all have their own paths to tread, the gifted magician Ash is on a journey to find a dragon that could determine her destiny. The beautiful, unhappy Rose has left her undermagician Aunt and is speeding to the aid of her daughter, Rowan, who has been lost to her. Ivy, sold into marriage for the sake of an alliance, is now set to become the ruling Duchess of Seacaster with the imminent death of her much older and sick husband, and the power-hungry Willow is raising her infant child as a potential trimartyr king and training to be a warrior for the fanatical religious order Maava.

From wild rocky coastline to granite-topped tors, from bustling harbours to echoing ghost towns, from halls of kings to ancient primal woodlands, this story follows five sisters upon whose actions kingdoms will rise and fall.

Synopsis from here.

This is an ARC that I won from a Giveaway that Del Rey was having on Instagram. Thank you again, Del Rey!

I am a little confused though because the book is being released in the U.S. on February 2, 2019 but was released elsewhere in 2016, and some of the reviews on Goodreads are from 2 years ago. So, is this still an ARC?

Whatever it is, I enjoyed this second book in the trilogy. There is some fun action and it’s to the point. The description doesn’t drag on and on. I would say it was more character driven. The characters, especially the sisters are well written and are diverse in their personalities. I certainly have my favorites sisters that I root for and ones that I want to smack across the head. I’ll elaborate more below so beware of spoilers.

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ABC Book Challenge ✰ M

Continuing this challenge I saw at these blogs: Purple Manatees, and The Bibliophagist.

✰ Memorable books starting with M ✰

1) The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

2) Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by H.P. Wood

3) The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

4) Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

5) Morning Star by Pierce Brown

 

✰ Books on my TBR starting with M ✰

1) The Madonna of the Mountains by Elise Valmorbida

2) The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

3) The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

4) Matilda Empress by Lise Arin

5) Moby Dick by Herman Melville

6) Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown

7) My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix