It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
Hi loves!, I hope you’re having a great start to the week, I know it is hard to start after the weekend, so from here, I send THE BEST ENERGIES 🌻 for you all !. Today I bring you the weekly meme “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”, which I love since it allows us to keep abreast of our recent and future readings, so without further ado let’s start!!
What I Read Last Week
Keeper of the Bees (Black Birds of the Gallows) by Meg Kassel
KEEPER OF THE BEES is a tale of two teens who are both beautiful and beastly, and whose pasts are entangled in surprising and heartbreaking ways.
Dresden is cursed. His chest houses a hive of bees that he can’t stop from stinging people with psychosis-inducing venom. His face is a shifting montage of all the people who have died because of those stings. And he has been this way for centuries—since he was eighteen and magic flowed through his homeland, corrupting its people.
He follows harbingers of death, so at least his curse only affects those about to die anyway. But when he arrives in a Midwest town marked for death, he encounters Essie, a seventeen-year-old girl who suffers from debilitating delusions and hallucinations. His bees want to sting her on sight. But Essie doesn’t see a monster when she looks at Dresden.
Essie is fascinated and delighted by his changing features. Risking his own life, he holds back his bees and spares her. What starts out as a simple act of mercy ends up unraveling Dresden’s solitary life and Essie’s tormented one. Their impossible romance might even be powerful enough to unravel a centuries-old curse.
I really enjoyed this book, I think it’s so original and unique that you just have to give it a try. I adored its companion book Black Birds of the Gallows, so when I was provided with this book to read it before its release date I felt so happy, there’s something in them that’s very atmospheric and a little bit dark as well, that makes that while you’re reading it you can see everything as clearly as if it were a TV series, and that’s wonderful.
If you like the paranormal genre, you’l lcan’t miss this one, it’s also very easy to read, so there are no excuses.
I’ll leave you my FULL REVIEW here, in case you want to know more of my thoughts about it.
What I’m Reading At Present
Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms #5) by Morgan Rhodes
The ruthless Empress Amara of Kraeshia has taken the Mytican throne, and now uncertainty looms over the three kingdoms. Since Lucia unleashed the fire Kindred, wreaking havoc throughout the land, Myticans have been looking for someone—anyone—they can trust. They believe in Amara, not knowing her grand promises are built on lies.
In Paelsia, Magnus and Cleo reluctantly follow King Gaius to the home of his exiled mother, Selia. Selia is a powerful witch and claims she can help unlock the magic of the Kindred—if the visitors agree to her terms. When Jonas arrives from Kraeshia, he is shocked to find that his rebel army now includes his sworn enemies. Along with Nic, Felix, and the mysteriously resurrected Ashur, the contentious group agrees to cast aside old grudges—for now—and united against their common enemy: Amara.
Meanwhile, bearing the child of a Watcher and feared by all, Princess Lucia travels across Mytica to find her family. But time is running out. The impending storm signals the dark prophecy Timotheus warned her about. Her fate is written, and it includes none other than the rebel Jonas. When their paths collied, Jonas and Lucia must decide between blindly following their destiny or fighting for their own free will.
The battle for power culminates at the Paelsian palace, where Amara resides. Rain pours. Blood spills. And soon all will discover that the darkest magic comes at an even darker price.
I’m half way through it right now and so far, of course, I’m enjoying it a lot, these books and their characters make me feel many things, they never fail to surprise me and keep me hooked. I hate not being able to tell you details but I know that many of you haven’t read this series so I don’t want to do any kind of spoilers, you know. But still, you have to know that I have a lot of emotions right now lol. Even though there’s something in this book that feels particularly “calmer” than the other ones or at least just for now, but it’s also one of the easiest to read, I’m flying through it and taking into account that I only started it yesterday, It’s already very good for me. So we’ll see what happens, I’m excited
In case you’re interested in this series and you want to know my thoughts about the first book FALLING KINGDOMS, I’ll leave you my review so you can know more about it
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
I really hope to read this before the end of the month, I had a very bad reading pace last week, I’ve been too busy and that has interfered, so I know that this month will not be as good as I had planned, but still I hope to read this one and enjoy it as much as everyone seems to have done. The plot sounds very interesting, I’ve heard only wonderful things about it so I think this can’t fail, but we’ll see. I’m excited!😊