Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Review Wednesday: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (#1)


An Ember in the Ashes #1
Four-part series as of this review publishing


Blurb:
"Laia is a slave. 

Elias is a soldier. 

Neither is free.


Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself."



Sunday, August 12, 2018

Review Sunday: Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza (#1)


Empress of a Thousand Skies #1
Duology to date


Blurb:
"Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta'an wants vengeance.

The only surviving heir to an ancient Kalusian dynasty, Rhee has spent her life training to destroy the people who killed her family. Now, on the eve of her coronation, the time has finally come for Rhee to claim her throne - and her revenge.

Alyosha is a Wraetan who has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. Despite his popularity, Aly struggles with anti-Wraetan prejudices and the pressure of being perfect in the public eye.

Their paths collide with one brutal act of violence: Rhee is attacked, barely escaping with her life. Aly is blamed for her presumed murder.

The princess and her accused killer are forced to go into hiding - even as a war between planets is waged in Rhee's name. But soon, Rhee and Aly discover that the assassination attempt is just one part of a sinister plot. Bound together by an evil that only they can stop, the two fugitives must join forces to save the galaxy."

Sunday, July 15, 2018

2018 May + June Wrap-Up (what happened I don't even know...)


May and June... interesting months those two.  Usually I have something to say about how the last two months went but honestly, these two kind of flew by in monotony.  Is that weird?  That's weird.  June did end up being the first month in a very long time where I DNFed a book.  In any case, I have plans to make July and August much less monotonous so here's to past boringness!

Friday, July 13, 2018

50/50 Friday (93): Favorite Book That's the Most/Least Quotable


50/50 Friday is a meme hosted by Carrie @The Butterfly Reads and I and focuses on the opposite sides of books (best/worst, differing opinions, etc).  Every week will have a new topic and several advance topics will be listed in the tab labeled 50/50 Friday!


Today's Topic: Favorite Book That's the Most/Least Quotable

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