Sorry that I’ve been so M-I-A recently, I went on holiday and I wanted to stay away from the screens but, alas here I am.
I can’t really stay away from this for too long, as I love this blog and the community! I’m active on Twitter all the time because, it’s Twitter – so if you want to keep up with me, do that here!
I have a lot of fun blog posts coming up – many of them you guys helped me on, but they take some time – expect one of them next week!
With further ado, here’s my Down the TBR Hole – No.3
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. King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo
Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.
I’m actually planning of reading this in August, and it’s Leigh Bardugo so I kinda have to read it.
I can’t wait to jump back into the GrishaVerse as it is my favourite bookish universe and Nikolai is the protagonist and he was my amazing in Shadow & Bone, which makes this book even more exiting!
2. One of Us is Lying – Karen M. McManus
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
I’ve started this book, but really wasn’t in the mood for a mystery, so I put it down.
It was in no way bad, but it didn’t come at the right time.
This is definity a book I’ll be coming back to, as I didn’t instantly guess who the killer is.
3. The Beholder – Anna Bright
Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match, a partner who will help secure the future of her people. Now that day has finally come. But after an excruciatingly public rejection from her closest childhood friend, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic, where a series of potential suitors awaits—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.
I found his book, when I was looking through the new releases of 2019 and I just added it because it has a pretty cover.
I’m not really into pirate stories, nor the sea. I don’t think this would be a fantasy I would enjoy.
4. Fate of the Fallen – Kel Kade
The Shroud of Prophecy tests fate to discover what happens when the path of good and right, the triumph of light over darkness, the only path to salvation… fails. Everyone loves Mathias. So naturally, when he discovers it’s his destiny to save the world, he dives in head first, pulling his best friend Aaslo along for the ride.
Another book I added because of the cover. This book really just seems cliche and not something that I’d enjoy.
I also trying to fit in more contemporary reading into my time as Fantasy can be quite overwhelming.
5. The Evil Queen – Gena Showalter
Far, far away, in the realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm and fairy tales are real. Except, fairy tales aren’t based on myths and legends of the past—they are prophecies of the future. Raised in the mortal realm, Everly Morrow has no idea she’s a real-life fairy-tale princess—until she manifests an ability to commune with mirrors. Look. See… What will one peek hurt?Soon, a horrifying truth is revealed. She is fated to be Snow White’s greatest enemy, the Evil Queen.
I adore anything to do with the Evil Queen as I think she’s such a fun and interesting character.
I’ve never really seen a spin like this one and it really intrigues me.
I haven’t read a good Beauty & the Beast retelling in a while and I think this would be great.
thank you guys for reading. I really appreciate it! exiting blog posts coming so make sure to keep your eyes peeled. thanks again, nick.