Organising My Goodreads #6

It’s that time again! Another Goodreads organise is due and I’m actually having a lot of fun looking through my to be read shelf. Today’s post only has one random book that I added just because of its cover and I’m quite surprised about it. I do think that theme will be returning in the next few posts though.

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

I’ve wanted to read this book for so long now and I actually brought it last month, it was featured in my February book haul. I remember this book being everywhere online when it came out and I’ve heard some very good things about it. 

I’m not sure exactly when I’ll get around to it as I do have a big backlog of Kindle books to get through and I don’t want to neglect the books I got ages ago.

Verdict: keep

Synopsis: There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

This does sound very interesting and the other Robin Roe book I’ve read was incredible, but I don’t know how bothered I am about this one. I basically added it to my to be read because the name and cover intrigued me, but that’s not enough of a reason to keep it. If I’m meant to read it, I’ll cross paths with it again in the future. 

Verdict: remove

Synopsis: When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian—the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.

Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He’s still kindhearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what’s really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives…

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

This is one of the books I constantly tell myself I will read next and I came very close to reading it a few days ago. Unfortunately, I’m between ARCs right now and I’ve only got a few days to cram in another book so I’ve had to go for something shorter. However, I will make it my mission to at least read this book this year. 

Verdict: keep

Synopsis: Every enchantment has a price.

With a flick of her paintbrush, Isobel creates stunning portraits for a dangerous set of clients: the fair folk. These immortal creatures cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and they trade valuable enchantments for Isobel’s paintings. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—Isobel makes a deadly mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes, a weakness that could cost him his throne, and even his life.

Furious, Rook spirits Isobel away to his kingdom to stand trial for her crime. But something is seriously amiss in his world, and they are attacked from every side. With Isobel and Rook depending upon each other for survival, their alliance blossoms into trust, perhaps even love . . . a forbidden emotion that would violate the fair folks’ ruthless laws, rendering both their lives forfeit. What force could Isobel’s paintings conjure that is powerful enough to defy the ancient malice of the fairy courts?

Isobel and Rook journey along a knife-edge in a lush world where beauty masks corruption and the cost of survival might be more frightening than death itself.

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