I’m extremely good at putting off books that I really want to read. So good that I’ve had books on my to be read for years now.
This year I have been especially good at it as I only read around 10 books that weren’t ARCs. Bad I know. However, I am going to try and make a more conscious effort to read the books I already own.
Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin
I can’t tell you how many times I have wanted to sit down and start this series. So much so that I keep putting it off because I’m worried I’ll be disappointed. I’ve pretty much only heard good things about this book which is why I’m worried about it. I know that probably doesn’t make sense to you, but it does to me.
I’m going to attempt this book in January as I think I only have one arc to read around then. Wish me luck!
Goodreads synopsis: “Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.
Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.
Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.
The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.
And love makes fools of us all.”
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) by Brigid Kemerer
Now I know this is 100% a running joke now, however, I have a few days off over Christmas (which I know is still 2021, but let’s pretend it isn’t for the purpose of this post) so I will sit down and just read.
Honestly, I’m making it sound like this is the most difficult book to get through, but it’s just me. I have kind of enjoyed what I’ve read so far so it’s not like the book is bad.
Goodreads synopsis: “Fall in love, break the curse.
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.
Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s pulled into a magical world.
Break the curse, save the kingdom.
Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. A prince? A curse? A monster? As she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.”
Daughter of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor
So I haven’t really put off reading this one, I just put off buying the series. I read the first book years and years ago as an ebook (it was free on iBooks) and at the time I didn’t have my own income to buy the rest, hence why I never finished the series.
Now it has been so long since I read the first I can’t remember much other than really enjoying it. So basically I’m going to have to re-read the first one and then I’m definitely going to continue the series.
I actually own physical copies of the series now, but this is the only picture I had to hand!
Goodreads synopsis: “Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.
This is not that world.
Art student and monster’s apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.
In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.
While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.
But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?”
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