#AdventRecommends day 23
This is my most surprising read of 2018!
I picked it up quite randomly when I decided to read a book that was on my tbr for a long time. I didn't think, starting it, that it would have such a well developed world. Honestly, I thought it would be more like a main pretty rich spineless heroine falling in love with someone out if her league.. blah blah. But there is so much more to these books and it's characters!
I‘ve stacked quite a few books from all your lovely #AdventRecommends posts I thought I‘d pay it forward by giving mine. This trilogy is an auto-recommend for me if you like YA fantasy although there‘s no element of magic here. But there‘s romance and politics and war strategies and written so beautifully too!
Hi everyone! I've been listening to the audio book The winner's Curse all day. I'm watching To all the boys I loved before. Then I'm planning on finishing my audiobook. I love having two weeks off from work. I'm planning on catching up on my goodreads goal this month. #litsy #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite #library
Finished book 1 and am about 5.5 hours into #24B4Monday. This book was fantastic! I picked it up at Magers & Quinn in #mpls based on Annie‘s recommendation above and it was everything she said and more. I loved the intelligence and cunning both Kestrel and Arin show and I look forward to seeing where book 2 takes them.
Also, I‘d be much further along in the #readathon except I have a nasty cold and all I really want to do is sleep 🤧😴
Wowwwww...this cover did a HORRIBLE job of representing the tone of this book!
I liked all the politics and social status used in here. Not too much romance and not too mushy for a book heavily focused on slavery. I liked it
This book is the start of one of my favorite trilogies EVER! It's so much more than a pretty cover. Kestrel is fierce and real. Well as real as someone from a different world can be 🙂
I'm also still getting used to posting here and failing 😅 But it's Thursday and I'm hoping to have some time this weekend to get organized... No promises with a 6 month old crawling around thoigh 😂
3/4: #indiebookstore number two was Magers & Quinn Booksellers which I make a point to visit whenever we travel to #Minneapolis. This store is huge and filled with both New and used books of all genres. One of my favorite things about this store is all the staff recommendations posted throughout the store in every section. The tagged book is one I picked up based on Annie‘s recommendation. I always find some unexpected titles here!
Oh my gosh.
The twists, the writing, the characters, the world building, the tension, everythint in the book is perfect!
Gonna buy book 2 today cause the end was 😱😱😱😱.
Looking for a completed series to read over break. My favorite #youngadult is “The Winner‘s Curse” trilogy, but I‘ll read any romance, young adult, or fiction that can hold my attention through continuous airport travel! Suggestions welcomed!😀 #romance #favoriteseries #fiction
The book was simply awesome. The author weaved a story of one girls purchase that changed a group of people‘s lives forever. Kestrel is a generals daughter and the has lived a life of privilege, but now that she is of age she much make a decision, marry or join the military. When faced with limited choices the only other thing to do is change the game. I loved the story and found it hard to put down. I look forward to reading book two soon.
I was really looking forward to this book, but it just didn't work for me. I've been so busy with school lately that I didn't want to waste time reading a book I didn't love. It was fairly slow in my opinion, and it seemed rather predictable. I might come back to it but for now, I'm moving on.
Hello book lovers!
What are you all currently reading? I feel like I haven't talked to any of you in forever!
Yesterday I preordered Tower of Dawn because I reread more of The Assassin's Blade and it just got me even more hyped up for ToD!
I was going to buy ToD when it came out, but I was like "if I'm going to buy it anyways, why not preorder it and get the preorder gift?"
I also bought a few more books to get free shipping so, yay for books!
Challenge | Day 31
This August wasn't my best month of readings. Nothing specific happened, but I just wasn't in the mood. Until The Winner's Curse.
Today is the last day of this challenge and I can't believe I survived with just two delays!
#wrapup on #booksacrossoceans by @pri_bibliophile and @mellisarock
Challenge | Day 30
I don't have much to show because I'm in a kind of #bookbuyingban with some friends (but comics and ebooks are ok according to our rules).
New books this month:
Adulthood is a myth, Sarah Andersen
The Winner's Curse and The Winner's Crime, Marie Rutkoski
#bookhaul on #booksacrossoceans by @pri_bibliophile and @mellisarock
First of all, I'm not sure why this book was listed as fantasy, because in my head it lacks a lot of elements to be fantasy, I see it as pure YA, but nevermind.The first part is a bit boring and pretty predictable, with some nice twists in the second part promising to be a lot more in the sequels, which I hope will be more detailed in some scenes where the author could use way better descriptions, which were left out in the first book. 3.0/5 ⭐
This book is a full three star (out of five). It‘s intriguing, overwhelming, endearing, but at the same time it misses that "something more" (example: the general idea for the world building was good, but the explainations are given through infodump and "as you know, Bob").
#thewinnerscurse #marierutkoski #ebook #ereader
“Kestrel's cruel calculation appalled her. This was part of what had made her resist the military: the fact that she could make decisions like this, that she did have a mind for strategy, that people could be so easily become pieces in a game she was determined to win...”
― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Curse
#becauseofreading #booksactually #readingforfun #readingforpleasure #readingforlife #dailybookpic
Picked a paperback to take with me on our backpacking trip and this was the winner! Too exhausted from the hike up to actually read though...
"He slipped from his seat and knelt before hers. His hands fell to the fists on her lap and gently opened them... He took a breath to speak. She would have stopped him. She would have wished herself deaf, blind, made of unfeeling smoke. She would have stopped his words out of terror, longing. The way terror and longing had become indistinguishable. Yet his hands held hers, and she could do nothing. He said, 'I want the same thing you want.'"
“He lifted her up onto the table so that her face was level with his, and as they kissed it seemed that words were hiding in the air around them, that they were invisible creatures that feathered against her and Arin, then nudged, and buzzed, and tugged.
Speak, they said.
Speak, the kiss answered.”
― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Curse
#thewinnerscurse #marierutkoski #elizaandhermonsters #bookandcandles #bookdragon #coverbuy
I'm currently listening to this book on audio. I tried to read it awhile back and really couldn't get into it, but it's easier this time. Has anyone else read it? I find the characters a little bit difficult to relate to/get to know. Story is interesting, but I haven't gotten really into it yet.
I absolutely loved the first book in this political, action packed trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. I loved how different and in depth the characters were, especially Kestrel who's main attribute is her intelligence and ability to outplan others in the game of war. I highly recommend this series! I'm currently reading the second book in the trilogy 'The Winners Crime' and I'm really enjoying it 📖😊🍃
"Nicole, how long have you been involved in books and blogging?" Long enough that I still have the original ARC of THE WINNER'S CURSE, complete with the fancy cardboard box and dagger it came in. When Marie came to the store last year, I asked her to sign the #winnerscurse box. It's one of the few ARC promotional items I've kept over the years - I just think it's rad. ?