Organising my Goodreads is something that will take me a while (too many books on my to be read) but it’s also quite fun. I’m seeing books that I didn’t even realise I had added – just wait for future posts for those – and I’m being reminded of the older books currently sitting on my physical and ebook shelves. Do e-readers technically have shelves? In my mind they do.
Weirdly this was the first book I brought on my Kindle and I still haven’t read it. I think because I own it and it’s an ebook, so it isn’t taking up room on my shelves, I will keep this on my to be read. Also the premise is really cool and I really want to read this at some point.
Synopsis: Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.
Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.
Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.
I actually put this book on my ‘books I will read in 2022’ post and oh guess what? I still haven’t read it. At the time I was thinking about the first book and how I liked it but couldn’t remember much so I wanted to re-read it. There was one small problem though – I didn’t own any of the books. I now have the entire physical series so I will definitely be keeping this on my Goodreads to be read. I just don’t know when I’ll get around to it…
Synopsis: 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?
I seem to remember adding this to my Goodreads to be read based on the cover and title alone. I’ve never seen anyone talk about it online and I’ve never seen it in a bookshop. Taking a look at it on Goodreads, I don’t have a single friend who has read it. However, I love this type of story and the cover looks really intriguing so I will be keeping it on my to read.
Synopsis: Amy Lennox doesn’t know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother’s childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.
Amy’s grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House–but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy’s new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts–at whatever cost.
No. Just no. She is a terrible person (zionist) and I will not be promoting any of her books ever again. I’ve only included it in the post as I kept the numbers next to the books so I could easily remember where I got to/for organisation purposes and it would look weird if I missed a number. This one is going straight into the remove pile, along with the rest of her books I have on my bookshelves.
I’m fine with people reading problematic authors if you:
a) do not pay for the book
b) do not promote or talk about it online – which is slightly hypocritical of me here, I know. However, I’m not speaking about it positively so that’s ok (I guess?)
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