Hi loves!, I hope you’re having a great start to the week, I know it’s hard to start after the weekend, so from here, I send THE BEST ENERGIES 🌻 to you!. Today I bring you the weekly meme “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”, which I love since it allows us to keep up of our recent and future readings, so without further ado let’s start!!
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!
🌿 What I Read Last Week 🌿
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black
You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself that strong.
Jude has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were biddable. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a faerie world.
I finish reading this beautiful book, which is the sequel to The Cruel Prince, which I ADORE.
I know that the sequels have the reputation to be pretty bad, but OMG this book was INCREDIBLE. I think the beginning is slow but then as you go through it, it only improves and improves and the ending left me breathless, just WOW. Holly Black is an incredible writer, she has this ability to surprise you when you least expect it and that’s amazing.
I can’t tell you what this exactly about, because spoilers, but if you want to know more details you can read my review, maybe it has some details that you shouldn’t know if you haven’t read the first book, but on the other hand, it’s spoilers free.
I’m dying to read the next book and it hurts the fact that I have to wait. #TeamJudeforever
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of ‘Americanah’ and ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name.
What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay – adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name – by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of ‘Americanah’ and ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’. With humour and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century – one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviours that marginalise women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences – in the U.S., in her native Nigeria – offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a best-selling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today – and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
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It wasn’t in my plans to read this book, I wanted to leave it for later in the month, but I couldn’t contain myself, so I started. It’s really EXTRAORDINARY and don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s a short book because it’s very powerful and meaningful.
I wrote a short review about it, talking a little more in depth about the topic and you’ll see it, in monthly Wrap Up.
Even so, you already know that I LOVED IT
🌿 What I’m Reading At Present 🌿
A Reaper at the Gate (An Ember in the Ashes #3) by Sabaa Tahir
The highly anticipated third book in Sabaa Tahir’s New York Times bestselling EMBER QUARTET.
Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.
The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.
Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.
And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion–even at the cost of his humanity.
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I’m currently reading this beauty, this is the third book in the An Ember in the Ashes Quartet. I have A LOT of feelings right now, I enjoy and suffer at the same time the fact that the author never gives you a break, all the time there are things happening in the characters lives and is very intense from the first page.
I’m all about Laia and Elias, their relationship is growing and I LOVE that, but I’m also enjoying the plot much more, I think it has taken a very interesting turn and anything could really happen. Helene doesn’t drive me crazy, being honest, but it’s okay, and it’s interesting to follow her POV, especially when it’s more focus on her personal life.
I hope to continue enjoying it and wish me luck because I fear for my babies
🌿 Up Next 🌿
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky or Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo
I don’t really know what I’ll be doing, but I know these are my next readings. I’ll read Women in Science, because I’m participating in the Fierce Female Rea-A-Thon and on the other hand, I want to re-read my precious and beloved Shadow and Bone, I’m very excited to return to that world, even when I can’t finish all my re-reading this month, I’ll continue doing it in the next one