Thursday, July 22, 2021

Blogger Hop || Have you ever done the Classics Club challenge? If not, would you want to?

 No Book Beginning or Friday 56 this week from me, I'm a little behind on my reading. Hopefully, I'll have caught up by next week. 

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Q: Have you ever done the Classics Club challenge? If not, would you want to? 

A: I've never heard of that before. I'm not sure, I'm kind of a mood reader, and having a certain book I need to read reminds me of the required reading from school, so I don't think I would have fun.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Review: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

 The Well of Ascension
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: The Mistborn Saga #2
Genre: Fantasy/Sci-fi/Adventure
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: August 21st, 2007
Edition: Kindle Edition, 815 pages
Source: Library
Purchase: Amazon US | Barnes & Noble | BAM | Book Depository | Bookshop | Powell's

   The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler -- the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years -- has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.
   As Kelsier's protégé and slayer of the Lord Ruler she is now venerated by a budding new religion, a distinction that makes her intensely uncomfortable. Even more worrying, the mists have begun behaving strangely since the Lord Ruler died, and seem to harbor a strange vaporous entity that haunts her.
   Stopping assassins may keep Vin's Mistborn skills sharp, but it's the least of her problems. Luthadel, the largest city of the former empire, doesn't run itself, and Vin and the other members of Kelsier's crew, who lead the revolution, must learn a whole new set of practical and political skills to help. It certainly won't get easier with three armies – one of them composed of ferocious giants – now vying to conquer the city, and no sign of the Lord Ruler's hidden cache of atium, the rarest and most powerful allomantic metal.
   As the siege of Luthadel tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read In One Sitting (or would if I had the time)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish,
Now, hosted by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl 
To take part, just pick your top ten, and add the link here.

 I haven't read many books in one sitting, but there have been a couple. There are far more that I would love to just sit and read. I'm not going to count Manga, because I feel like that would be cheating.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Book Beginning | Friday 56 | Blogger Hop || Air Awakens (Air Awakens #1) by Elise Kova

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

I got this book in March from Prime Reading, it's kind of like Kindle Unlimited, but I don't have to pay extra since we already have Amazon Prime, and it seems that there's no time limit for when I need to return it. I meant to read it sooner, but I just kept forgetting. Once again, NetGalley and the public library. Although I did recently go through and remove books, aside from the Manga, from my holds. It was getting too much. I still haven't read all the new books I got over a year ago that I have on my shelves, and I went and bought new books today. Such is life. 📚📚

A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...
   The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.
   Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all--the Crown Prince Aldrik--she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she's known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she's always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla's indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Review: Red Tigress by Amélie Wen Zhao

 Red Tigress
Author: Blood Heir Trilogy #2
Series: Amélie Wen Zhao
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2021
Edition: Kindle Edition, 464 pages
Source: Library
Purchase: Amazon US | Barnes & Noble | BAMBookshop | Powell's

   Ana Mikhailov is the only surviving member of the royal family of Cyrilia. She has no army, no title, and no allies, and now she must find a way to take back the throne or risk the brutal retribution of the empress. Morganya is determined to establish a new world order on the spilled blood of non-Affinites. Ana is certain that Morganya won't stop until she kills them all.
   Ana's only chance at navigating the dangerous world of her homeland means partnering with Ramson Quicktongue again. But the cunning crime lord has schemes of his own. For Ana to find an army, they must cross the Whitewaves to the impenetrable stone forts of Bregon. Only, no one can be certain what they will find there.
   A dark power has risen. Will revolution bring peace--or will it only paint the streets in more blood.