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 I haven’t uploaded my post on Sunday but was my brother’s birthday and I had to be organizing and shopping things, so I haven’t had time. I’m really realizing that I need to start scheduling more of my posts, I confess that it’s not my favorite thing to do, in general, I enjoy more of write things right away and tell you how I feel or think at the moment, you know? and also I’m a very anxious person, so I have a hard time waiting for the post to be up, but well I think I’ll start to plan better my schedule and also I think it will be good to spend more time reading.
I hope you have the most beautiful day and enjoy the post!. I die to know what you’re reading right now and whether you’re enjoying it or not, so, 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 🌿
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?
From now on, all my readings will belong to the Book Junkie Trials read-a-thon!!, I hope to finish it and I’m really giving my best, I swear it.
This was a bit what I expected, I was excited even if it was reading something out of my comfort zone because I thought it would be darker, but it ended up being pretty dull. It’s a disappointment, but at the same time, I knew it, so it’s okay, ships and pirates stories, and all those sea stuff, aren’t my thing, so it makes sense.
This is a re-telling of The Little Mermaid, a story I loved as a child. But it has, obviously, a different turn since here we have Lira, a siren very feared for being the most lethal killer of her kind. And, on the other hand, it is about Elian, a young heir who prefers to spend his days as a pirate, hunting sirens. The life of these two will be intertwined and the story begins from there.
Even though it wasn’t a book that I really liked, it has good moments, especially the beginning when the book shows us a heartless evil mermaid able to do anything to recover the acceptance of her mother, the Sea Queen. But the plot becomes more and more meaningless, until it begins to be quite boring and a little absurd, I didn’t believe in the relationship at all, and every time I thought that the story finally reached a good place and began to be solid, fell again in repetitive stereotypes and a very flat ending. Besides, having so many realms in a fantastical world, it’s a pity known almost nothing about them. As I always leave my review above in case you want to know more about it, spoilers-free
🌿 What I’m Reading At Present 🌿
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.
Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.
Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.
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I’m currently reading this BEAUTIFUL book and I hope to finish it very soon. So far, I’m enjoying it, I think the world is INCREDIBLE, really love it and I also like the plot very much, I think it’s very magical and interesting. On the other hand, I’m not sure about “romance”, I can’t see where that came from, it’s quite insta-love, even so, I’ll try to continue enjoying the world, the story and I’m interested in knowing a little more about the main character as well, since I like her. I can’t wait to know more about all that and keep learning how it works
🌿 Up Next 🌿
The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli
In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer.
These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.
Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.
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Of all the books I had on my list for this month, this is one of the most exciting ones, I think it really sounds like something I’ll love. I don’t know a lot about the plot, but some beautiful people have spoken wonders about it, besides it has dragons, so can’t fail!! Please, let me know everything you think if you’ve already read it!
🌿 I really want to try my best to finish this book and so read the last one I need to read for the read-a-thon and that will be Stardust by Neil Gaiman, it’s a short book so I hope I can do it. Even so, I am having fun seeing what everyone is reading and I’m also trying to read books that I’ve wanted to read for a long time, so I hope that everything ends up being super successful. Here ready to receive all your love and good energy!!, I’ll need it 😅 🌿