Organising My Goodreads #13

I’m almost at the point of my Goodreads to read shelf where it’s all of the random books I have on my Kindle, so these posts are going to get very funny. But more on that next time.

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

This book sat on my shelf for years and although I really wanted to read it, I never picked it up. I recently decided to get rid of the actual book and last year I read another of Claire Legrand’s books and I didn’t enjoy it much. 

So, this is a pretty easy decision to make. It’s a stunning cover, but unfortunately that isn’t enough to make me want to read it.

Verdict: remove

Synopsis: When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.

One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire’s heart is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.

Life Eternal by Yvonne Woon

I read the first book in this series when I was a young teenager and remember loving it, but not knowing it was a series. Back in 2017 I ordered the rest of the series, but surprise, surprise, I didn’t read them. 

I think my time of liking this series has passed and I have no desire to continue reading it.

Verdict: remove

Synopsis: Renee Winters has changed. When she looks in the mirror, a beautiful girl with an older, sadder face stares back. Her condition has doctors mystified, but Ren?e can never reveal the truth: she died last May, and was brought back to life by the kiss of her Undead soul mate, Dante Berlin.

Now, her separation from Dante becomes almost unbearable. His second life is close to an end, and each passing day means one less that she will spend with the boy who shares her soul.

Just when Renee has almost given up hope, she learns of the Nine Sisters–brilliant scholars who, according to legend, found a way to cheat death. She can’t shake the feeling that they are somehow connected to her dreams, strange visions that hint at a discovery so powerful, and so dangerous, that some will stop at nothing to protect it.

Renee thought she knew the truth about life and death. But there is a secret woven through history that holds the only hope for Dante and Renee. Unless they find answers soon, their time together is doomed to be cut short.

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

This has been sat on my shelves for quite a while now, but I think I do want to get to it at some point. Not sure why out of everything this is I’d keep, but the title intrigues me and I want to know more.

Verdict: keep

Synopsis: After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, who have lost their families and homes because of Aric and his men. The crew has one mission: stay alive, and take down Aric’s armed and armored fleet.

But when Caledonia’s best friend and second-in-command barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether to let him join their crew. Is this boy the key to taking down Aric Athair once and for all . . . or will he threaten everything the women of the Mors Navis have worked for?

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

I’ve already removed this from my actual physical shelves, so this is an easy decision. I don’t really know why I bought this book in the first place because looking back, Divergent really wasn’t that great. 

Verdict: remove

Synopsis: In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift.

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost.

Then Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?

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