1) I'm afraid of how it's going to end badly and thrn have to wait for the last part til next year!
2) We don't have a long weekend here. But the plan is for a short hike with the kids on Saturday and Sunday is just chilling
3) Stracciatella (does this even exist in America?)
4) Piano, guitar a bit of oud and now started with blues harp
5) challenge accepted! 😆
I definitely did not read all the books I was hoping to last month. I am hoping to finish up a few books this weekend and get some reviews, writing, and vlogging done. What was your favorite read of July? #julyreads #books
It's hour 15 and I've gotten in a little less reading than I had planned for at this point. That's okay though, plenty of time left!
I'm almost done with KOC and I'll be moving on to Nevernight next. Got in a couple of hours of #wizardsunite and audiobooks with my boys, but it's just too hot to be out all day!
5hrs 44mins logged so far!
I'm going a little out of order here, but here's my hour 6 challenge entry! SFF is the majority of what I read so it's also the majority of my TBR for #24in48
*Kingdom of Copper
*Sorcery of Thorns
I do have a few ebooks and audiobooks lined up that are not SFF if I get through these.
#TBR #currentlyreading #sff #scififantasy
The second book in the Daevabad Trilogy. I love this series. I would love to know when the 3rd book will be released because multiple storylines ended in cliffhangers. In this one all my favorite main characters are on different sides, with different plans, of varying degrees of danger to the population. Some characters may not be able to come back after their actions. Frustrating,sad, this book went in another direction than the first- loved it.
#summerbookhaul The kid‘s last day of school was Thursday and I am officially the mother of a 6th grader!!! And it was also time to stock the library a little bit more so I did a Barnes & Noble run and got all these goodies!!!! 2 are mine, 1 we will share and the rest are the kids! It looks like it‘s gonna be a good summer. We are starting next week buddy reading Never Caught, which has a young readers edition.
If you want a book where the good guys and bad guys are clearly defined, do not read this book. If you want to read a book full of messy relationships, loyalties, and ‘causes/revenge‘ where the real tragedy is the suffering and loss of the innocent, read this amazing book.
Daevabad Trilogy, book two.
Hard to talk about the plot without giving away spoilers from book one, but the story is told from three perspectives—Nahri, Dara, and Ali. Each are flawed in complex and believable ways, and locked into conflicts that are not entirely of their own doing.
If you enjoy fantasy with lots of realistic history and political intrigue (à la Tolkien) this series is for you.
2/ reading something light or listening to light audiobooks.
3/ I don‘t know — probably beach settings.
4/ The Kingdom of Copper. Look at this cover! https://smile.amazon.com/Kingdom-Copper-Novel-Daevabad-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B076P8TD...
5/ whoever would like to — consider yourself tagged.
While I loved being back in this world & mythology, & there were strong moments of action, twists, & humor, I do think this suffered a bit from second book syndrome. It honestly almost got boring at times, there were a lot of parts w/characters just having conversations about stuff that‘s happened or will happen, & a LOT of politics. It took a long time to get to the real meat of the story. But still def looking forward to the final book! 3/5 ⭐️
This one was even better than the 1st book. I had a hard time ever putting it down. I love the characters, Nahri, Ali, Dara. There's continuous action, it makes you HAVE to keep reading and turning the pages to find out what will happen next. Tremendous character growth, for all characters involved. I would've liked Dara to have more chapters but if that's the only complaint I have then I'd say that's pretty good.
Another 5 ⭐ for Chakraborty
The Kingdom of Copper is probably the book from my #OWLsreadathon2019 TBR that I'm most looking forward to. I loved The City of Brass so I can't wait to see where this story goes next!
***Whether you're participating in the #readathon or not, what book from your April TBR are most excited to read?***
Well! This gets a big 5⭐️ from me! I love the world building in this, the twisty-turny politics, the back-biting & double crossing (that‘ll be the politics bit!), and you can really sink your teeth into the characters! Even the thoroughly unlikeable characters I loved reading about. You‘ve got to love a well-written despot! As you can see, lots of ‘love‘ for this book (I need a thesaurus, clearly!). Just ‘put out‘ I‘ll have to wait for the finale!
#sickday My husband is finally home, so I've left the boys in his capable hands so I can lie down for a bit. This cold has been a challenge. My body is so sore, and I have not felt like I could focus to read the last couple days! Took some ibuprofen and a muscle relaxant. Hopefully I will not fall asleep. 🤞🏼🤞🏼I'm about 100 pages in, and I've been hoping to feel better to continue this book, so I think I'll try to make a dent in it.
I LOVE the Daevabad series. I love the characters, the emotions, the twists. I love the beautiful writing style and the wonderfully magical world. If you enjoy Islamic mythology, djinns or even just fantasy in general, I strongly recommend reading City of Brass and its sequel, Kingdom of Copper.
Oh I love it when a book I‘ve pre order long ago comes in the post... it‘s always a welcome surprise. Very excited about this one! And seeing as my 2019 intention is to complete some series that I‘ve started...I‘m allowed to read it very soon!
Set in medieval Sahara, Persia, and Arabia, this novel continues The Daevabad Trilogy and the tale of Nahiri, the half-blood djinn who found herself in a magical world. This book picks up in the aftermath where the triple narrative follows Dara, Nahiri, and Ali as they rebuild their lives after having their worlds torn apart. The author does a marvelous job of deepening and expanding the world building.