Monday, January 29, 2018

Review: Truthwitch

Title: Truthwitch
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: January 5, 2016

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she's a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden - lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult's true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls' heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Bookish Confessions

Bookish Confessions

Greetings all! I've been terrible about posting lately, so I figured I would do a quick post here. My bookish confessions.

  1. I don't read Middle Grade books. I don't enjoy the writing in them 98% of the time, so I tend to avoid them.
  2. I actually enjoy reading a smutty romance from time to time.
  3. I've been in a huge blogging slump lately. Enough to the point that I've considered quitting blogging.
  4. I will read a series even if I hated the first book out of pure curiosity.
  5. I've stopped caring about reading arcs before they are published. I own over 300 unread books, so it's time to stop feeling guilty.
  6. Sometimes I think I like a book more than I actually do, just because I really want to like it. 
  7. I cannot listen to contemporary books on audio. They make me want to gag.
  8. I hate reading a hardcover with the dust jacket on.
  9. Even though I own a candle company, I have bookish candles from loads of other companies

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Review: Ignite Me

Title: Ignite Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: February 4, 2014

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.