Down the TBR Rabbit Hole #7

Down The TBR Hole is a meme from Lost in a Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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Fangirl Friday Featuring Susan Dennard

It’s been so long since I’ve done a Fangirl Friday!  And this one is overdue, but I’m still excited to share my excitement frorm meeting Susan Dennard in person once again and geeking out over the Witchlands series!  Plus bonus: pics from the FaeCrate Hangover Kit for Bloodwitch, which was fantastic!!

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Cover Reveal! Chosen Champion by Elise Kova

Coming on May 1, 2019

The sequel to Vortex Visions:

Chosen Champions by Elise Kova

Synopsis:
A princess on the run, with enemies on all sides…
Vi Solaris is on the eve of getting everything she’s ever wanted—her family, her home, her throne—and to save the world she’s going to have to give it all up.
The Empire sees her as their Crown Princess, returning at long last. But Vi only sees visions of fate guiding her to the world’s gruesome end. Across the sea is a man who holds the keys to deciphering her premonitions and thwarting the ancient evil ravaging their world. But to get to him, Vi will have to contend with enemies of the crown, romance she didn’t expect, sorcerer pirates, and a betrayal she never saw coming.
She will learn the hard way that some evils never die… They only bide their time…

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Book Review: Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

Bloodwitch (The Witchlands, #3)

Hardcover, 464 pages
Published February 12th 2019 by Tor Teen

Not sure that I’ll be able to do this luscious book justice, but I will try with fervent desire.  Because this masterpiece deserves wordsmithing.  All of the wordsmithing.

I read and enjoyed Truthwitch a few years ago, just before Windwitch released.  And then, didn’t read any further.  There are many reasons for this, but I think the biggest was the worry that I would be so invested in the characters that not having the next book ready to read would be devastating.  (Now, that didn’t stop me from purchasing multiple copies of each book, giving them to friends, and hooking other people on the series while I was waiting.)  But my unspoken fear has been realized!

Bloodwitch destroyed me emotionally!

There.  I said it.

And none of my IRL friends are caught up enough to discuss!  I feel like I’m screaming into the void, just waiting for someone else to scream back…

So, I need all of you to read all 3 books, and don’t forget the very important novella, which fits right between Windwitch and Bloodwitch.  Because it is VERY IMPORTANT!!  I cannot stress this enough!  And then talk about it with other people.  And maybe me.  Because I have all the feels!

Summary:

Fans of Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling Witchlands series have fallen in love with the Bloodwitch Aeduan. And now, finally, comes his story.

High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just faith clings to the side of a cliff. Below, thwarted by a lake, a bloodthirsty horde of raiders await the coming of winter and the frozen path to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets.

The Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop the destruction. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole #6

Down The TBR Hole is a meme from Lost in a Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading

Book Review: Vortex Visions by Elise Kova

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I want to start this review by saying that I have only read Air Awakens of the previous 5 book series, and that was a couple of years ago already.  But I have been following the author on Facebook for years, and recently finished (Finally!) reading the Loom Saga (look for that review very soon), which led me to request a digital ARC of the follow-up sequel series.  And I’m very glad to report that it was excellent!!

I wanted to pick this book up before catching up on the original series so that my review might convince new readers less hesitant to pick it up.  The situation almost reminds me of how I read the Tortall world out of chronological order.  Having started with The Immortals I was ecstatic to discover that there were more stories that covered some “side” characters set in the same world.  I was happy to go back and learn more about them and their adventures!

Anyway, what you need to know about this book:

  • You don’t need to have read any of the Air Awakens series
  • The cover art is gorgeous!
  • There’s at least 3 books planned in this series
  • If you like plucky heroines beating the odds to save the world, you’ll love this one 🙂

 

Vortex Visions (Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles, #1)

Summary:

A desperate princess, a magical traveler, and a watch that binds them together with the fate of a dying world.

Vi Solaris is the heir to an Empire she’s barely seen. Her parents sacrificed a life with her to quell a rebellion and secure peace with a political alliance. Now, three years past when her wardship should’ve ended, Vi will do anything to be reunited with her family.

The Empire is faltering beneath the burden of political infighting and a deadly plague. Yet, Vi can’t help but wonder if her inability to control her magic is the true reason her parents haven’t brought her home. Suspicion becomes reality when she unleashes powers she’s not supposed to have.

Powers that might well cost her the throne.

As Vi fights to get her magic under control, a mysterious stranger appears from across the world. He holds the keys to unlocking her full potential, but the knowledge has an unspeakable price — some truths, once seen, cannot be ignored.

All eyes are on her and Vi must make the hardest choice of her life: Play by the rules and claim her throne. Or, break them and save the world.