Books I’m Removing From My Physical Shelves #5

Not a single person will be surprised by the fact that I still haven’t actually taken these books out of my house yet. I did sell some on Zifit, but I can’t remember which ones, so it’s highly likely that these books are currently stacked under my bed. Will I get rid of them soon, who knows? (the answer to that is most likely no)

Ink by Alice Broadway

I actually quite enjoyed this book and thought the concept of it was both haunting and beautiful at the same time. It’s such an interesting idea and entirely unique. 

Although I did enjoy this a lot, I never actually saw the rest of the series in any shops. I don’t even know what they are called or what they look like. I haven’t completely put this series behind me, as I might get it on my Kindle at some point, but it is time to get rid of the physical book. 

Synopsis: There are no secrets in Saintstone.

From the second you’re born, every achievement, every failing, every significant moment are all immortalized on your skin. There are honorable marks that let people know you’re trustworthy. And shameful tattoos that announce you as a traitor.

After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story. That is, until she glimpses a mark on the back of his neck…the symbol of the worst crime a person can commit in Saintstone. Leora knows it has to be a mistake, but before she can do anything about it, the horrifying secret gets out, jeopardizing her father’s legacy…and Leora’s life.

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

I read this a couple of years ago and wasn’t particularly interested in the story so I never continued the series. It was interesting enough for me to finish the book, but it wasn’t gripping enough for me to pursue the next book. It’s now been sitting on my shelves for years so it’s definitely time to get rid of it. 

Synopsis: Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic.  For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female.

Amani Al’Hiza is all three. She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can’t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she’s destined to wind up wed or dead.

Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route. But though she’s spent years dreaming of leaving Dustwalk, she never imagined she’d gallop away on mythical horse—or that it would take a foreign fugitive to show her the heart of the desert she thought she knew.

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