Organising My Goodreads #3

Another day, another Goodreads organise post. I actually want to start posting these more often as otherwise it will take me literally years to get through, plus I keep adding more books so the list keeps growing. 

I realised I should probably state the verdict for each book so I’m going to start doing that from now on!

9. Circe by Madeline Miller

This is one of those books that I really want to read but just haven’t had the time for. The hype around this book was massive and because of that I brought it, and because I own it I will be keeping it on my to be read shelf.  

Verdict: keep

Synopsis: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–neither powerful like her father nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power: the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts, and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or with the mortals she has come to love.

10. Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber

I’ve been wanting to finish this series for the longest time, but for some reason I’ve never bothered buying the last book. Which is leading me to think that I won’t ever finish it so I should remove it from my Goodreads. However, I do really like the Carval series so I do want to finish it at some point.

Verdict: keep

Synopsis: A love worth fighting for. A dream worth dying for. An ending worth waiting for.

It’s been two months since the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since Legend claimed the throne for his own, and two months since Tella discovered the boy she fell in love with doesn’t really exist.

With lives, empires, and hearts hanging in the balance, Tella must decide if she’s going to trust Legend or a former enemy. After uncovering a secret that upends her life, Scarlett will need to do the impossible. And Legend has a choice to make that will forever change and define him.

Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun. There are no spectators this time—only those who will win, and those who will lose everything.

Welcome, welcome to Finale . . . all games must come to an end.

11. Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke

I know nothing about this book other than the fact it is called Star-Crossed and at the time of discovering it, I was obsessed with a series called Starcrossed. It’s a romance, which I’ve really been getting into recently and actually I already own it so I should probably keep it on my Goodreads. 

Verdict: keep

Synopsis: Sometimes even destiny needs a little bit of help. When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable. To Justine, anyway. Especially when she learns Nick is an astrological devotee, whose decisions are guided by the stars, and more specifically, by the horoscopes in his favorite magazine. The same magazine Justine happens to write for.

As Nick continues to not fall headlong in love with her, Justine decides to take Nick’s horoscope, and Fate itself, into her own hands. But, of course, Nick is not the only Aquarius making important life choices according to what is written in the stars.

12. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

This is yet another book in this post that I’ve wanted to read for the longest time that I haven’t gotten around to. I think I actually own the first two books in this series so it would feel like a waste of money to not read them. Also they’re on my Kindle so they aren’t taking up any space.

Verdict: keep

Synopsis: Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

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