I’ve been in bump about reading this past week, I really need to finish Two Dark Reigns as I love the series so much, but all my brain is saying is: “re-read A Court of Mist and Fury” which is not a good thing as my TBR pile is big enough… This tag is the perfect opportunity to down-grade my Goodreads TBR! I’ve done part one, and if you’d like to read that first you can here!
the rules are:
➡️ Go to your Goodreads TBR Shelf,
➡️ Order on ascending date added,
➡️ Take the first five books,
➡️ Read the synopsis of the book,
➡️ Decide, keep it or should it go.
1. A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer
Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.
This book has been reccomened to me profusely by everyone! It has a very interesting allure to it, it’s a fantasy novel based both in our time and a High Fantasy world, plus it’s an angsty Beauty and the Beast re-telling so it will always stay!
2. Carry On – Rainbow Rowell
Carry On – The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story – but far, far more monsters.
Another YA favourite amongst the Bookstagram community! JulieAnneReads read, loved and recommended this book to me and I trust her judgement!
I’ve never read any Rainbow Rowell books, and I think that Carry On, as it was a huge success, will be a great place to start.
3. Dorothy Must Die – Danielle Paige
Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road – but even that’s crumbling.
I love stories inspired by the Wizard of Oz , be that movies books or even poems! Oz was the first real fantasy story I devoured, so it will always hold a special place in my heart!
This book looks so good, and I love everything Oz inspired and I’ve never really seen a re-telling like this one!
4. The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon
A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.
An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.
I mentioned this in my Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet post – and it is a brick, that would probably take forever and ever to read, but this story really intrigues me as it’s very intricate-seeming and has many points and merits.
I know a lot of people have loved and read this book, even though it may be a brick!
5 Enchantée – Gita Trelease
Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians… But la magie has its costs. And when Camille loses control of her secrets, the game she’s playing turns deadly. Then revolution erupts, and she must choose—love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, freedom or magic—before Paris burns…
I first saw this book back in March when it was being released I think, and it really captured my attention. It’s a fantasy set in France and I love French inspired anything!
That being said, I then started hearing many bad things about this book, and yes I know it’s bad to just listen to reviews, but my TBR pile is big enough without adding book I may not enjoy.
guys i hope you enjoyed the second instalment in the down the tbr hole tag! this is such a fun tag to do, and i’ll definitely be going more in the future! thanks for reading – nick