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.
I know lately I’ve been uploading a lot of reviews, and I hope you’re not feeling overwhelmed by them, but I’ve been catching up and there was a lot I had to write, so I’m happy to tell you that I’m up to date with my reviews and that I’ll be able to bring you the next ones just when I finish reading the books, which I love to do. You’re incredible and you deserve the best content so I try to work hard to bring it to you, now, without more 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 🌿
Skyward (Skyward #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with that of her father’s—a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa the daughter of a coward, her chances of attending Flight School slim to none.
No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.
Maybe you already know all my thoughts on, cause I’ve uploaded a very extensive review about it, but anyway, OMG, was a very pleasant surprise for me. I don’t usually read sci-fi and less when the story takes place in space, I don’t know why but it’s not my thing, so I go into this one with few expectations, even though I knew that everyone was loving it, I knew that maybe wasn’t for me but surprisingly IT WAS!!!. I think it’s a very complex book, that not only has a lot of space terminology and scenes of the characters piloting ships, but also discusses a lot the human side of people and what really being a hero means and how it affects our growth the way we’re seen and treated by others people. The main character is very difficult to understand at first, but you get to do it, in some way, when you explore her past and how her life has been, and I think it’s very fascinating. How much she growth and the fact that she learns to trust people again makes me want the second book SO MUCH, there are so many revelations that I need to explore further.
As I said in my review, I can’t believe that took me so long to read something by the author, now I know I’ll grab anything written by him in the future!! I highly recommend this book, it’s huge, so maybe it takes a little time to read, it but it’s really worth it
Heart of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles #1) by Helen Scheuerer
In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power.
Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the Commander of the King’s Army, and summoned to the capital. But the king isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers.
The leader of an infamous society of warriors, the Valia Kindred, lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she anticipated.
Heart of Mist is the gripping first book in The Oremere Chronicles, a fantasy series of epic proportions.
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This book wasn’t in my plans for this month, at all, but the author has been kind enough to contact me to review the entire trilogy because the third book will be out in July, so after reading the blurb I accepted immediately, I think It sounds really interesting and it ends up being really good, I read it very fast since the way it’s told makes it very easy to read. The story follows a main character with alcoholism problems which is very interesting to find on fantasy, I appreciate the author touches a real-life thing and I think it’s one of the strongest points of the book, I also liked the construction of the Realms and I think there’s a lot to explore in terms of the magic system.
It’s a solid book to be an introduction to a great trilogy, there are many things that still need more development, and although I don’t really connect that much with the character, there are several revelations that make me feel very excited to pick the next book out
I have already written my full review, and will be on the blog on Wednesday, in case you want to know more about it!
🌿 What I’m Reading At Present 🌿
The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta
The spellbinding tale of six queer witches forging their own paths, shrouded in the mist, magic, and secrets of the ancient California redwoods.
Danny didn’t know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they’re ordinary and everyday, though they feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didn’t just find the Grays. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country, because she has something they need: she can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since the summer night she wandered into the woods alone. But before Danny can find Imogen, she finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast, and whatever it is, it can kill. Lush, eerie, and imaginative, Amy Rose Capetta’s tale overflows with the perils and power of discovery — and what it means to find your home, yourself, and your way forward.
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I haven’t started with it yet, but I’m about to do it, I think it sounds very good so I hope to enjoy it. I’ll not be able to read the whole book in a day so I don’t think I’ll get to do it before its release date that’s tomorrow, but I’ll still read it and give you my opinion once I finish it. I hope it’s as amazing as it sounds
🌿 Up Next 🌿
If I tell you exactly what I’ll be reading, I would probably lie, because I have no idea, but maybe it’s between these two: The Summer of Ellen by Agnete Friis or Shadow Me (Shatter Me # 4.5) by Tahereh Mafi. The first one is an ARC, so I’ll probably be jumping into it as soon as possible, but Shadow Me is mostly for pure pleasure because I miss the world and Kenji a lot