I really thought by the time I sat down to write the next post in this series the books would be gone, but no. They are still piled up on my bedroom floor, of course they are, I should really know myself better by now. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are still there when I write the next post.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
I only brought this book because Leigh Bardugo wrote it, but in reality, I have no interest in DC. I’m pretty sure this was very cheap in The Works and that’s why I got it, but it’s been sitting on my shelves for years now and I’ve never once thought about picking it up.
Synopsis: Daughter of immortals.
Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.
Daughter of death.
Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.
Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I have a real love-hate relationship with this book. I’ve attempted to read it multiple times now, but just can’t get past the first chapter for some reason. This is one of the biggest marmite series and I definitely get it. I couldn’t even tell you how long I have owned this book now, but after multiple failed attempts at reading it, its definitely time to give it up.
Synopsis: This is a world divided by blood—red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.
But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance—Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
This is the only book mentioned today that I’ve actually read and I won’t lie, I wish I hadn’t. It was quite possibly the most underwhelming book I’ve ever read and that’s all I remember about it. It was so forgettable that I didn’t realise I hadn’t posted a review of it. I searched for one while writing this post, but apparently, it doesn’t exist. So that really proves how forgettablele it was.
Synopsis: They say the thirst of blood is like a madness – they must sate it. Even with their own kin.
On the eve of her divining, the day she’ll discover her fate, seventeen-year-old Lil and her twin sister Kizzy are captured and enslaved by the cruel Boyar Valcar, taken far away from their beloved traveller community.
Forced to work in the harsh and unwelcoming castle kitchens, Lil is comforted when she meets Mira, a fellow slave who she feels drawn to in a way she doesn’t understand. But she also learns about the Dragon, a mysterious and terrifying figure of myth and legend who takes girls as gifts.
They may not have had their divining day, but the girls will still discover their fate…
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