I think this may become my second longest running series soon. I’ve got so many books on my Goodreads to be read and I’ve hardly made a dent yet. I’m having fun though!
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
I’ve told myself I would read this by now, but that hasn’t happened (obviously), however, it is on Kindle Unlimited, so I will probably read it at some point. I’ve wanted this book for such a long time and I really like Kendare’s writing style. So keeping this quick, I will be keeping Three Dark Crowns on my Goodreads shelves.
Synopsis: When kingdom come, there will be one.
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.
The last queen standing gets the crown.
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser
I seem to remember adding this to my Goodreads to be read based on the cover and title alone. I’ve never seen anyone talk about it online and I’ve never seen it in a bookshop. Taking a look at it on Goodreads, I don’t have a single friend who has read it. However, I love this type of story and the cover looks really intriguing so I will be keeping it on my to read.
Synopsis: Amy Lennox doesn’t know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother’s childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.
Amy’s grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House–but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy’s new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts–at whatever cost.
Tess of the Road (Tess of the Road #1) by Rachel Hartman
This is one of the random books I added based on its name and cover. Terribly shallow, I know. The title is cool though and the cover definitely draws the eye, but is that enough of a reason to want to read something? Not really.
Honestly, this does sound pretty good, but it’s been on my Goodreads for years now and I’ve never thought about it since adding it. For this reason, I think I’ll have to remove it. If I’m meant to read it, I’ll come across it again someday.
Synopsis: In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.
Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it’s a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl—a subspecies of dragon—who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she’s tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.
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