This week so far has been a mix of disappointment and harmony 😇. That sure sounds confusing but on seperate occasions it was. What more left of the week is impending #indianelections2019 results tomorrow, I was never been a political person but more of an averted one but this year I am way too emotionally invested with it 😓 - unintentional but inevitable. I guess every Indian all over the world is anxious about tomorrow's outcome! Anyways one can only hope for something less worse at this point 😫 End of rambling. . . I have picked up Less by Andrew Sean Greer and it sounds promising 😃 Have you read it ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ilovereading#readbooks#booksofinstagram#iclickreads#bookphotography#booknerdigans#booksbooksbooks#readersofinstagram#bookstagramindia#bookstagramfeature#becauseofreading#culturetripbooks#addictreading#bookishallure#momentsofmine#alifeofintention#myhappyspace#readmorebooks#flatlayinspiration#bookjunkie#bestbookishpic#prettybooks#bookcommunity#booksandflowers#whpweekend#booksandroses#readstagram#whatbengalurureads#slaythetbr
Los relatos de king, en mi opinión, son lo mejor de toda su obra ya que desde el comienzo nos adentramos en la trama y te mantiene centrado en su desenlace y este libro no es la excepcion. He leído que no le ha gustado a todo el mundo pero en mi opinión es una gran compilación de cuentos y algunos los defino como MUY CREATIVOS. Por otra parte también aparece un poema, aunque no me gustó mucho la verdad (aunque debe ser porque no tengo mucha experiencia leyendo poesía) La fantasía, el terror y en algunos casos la locura se presentan en los relatos, mientras que la incertidumbre de no saber si lo que se relata viene de la realidad o de la mente de un loco. Aunque con algunos matices, es una muy buena recopilación de historias 🐅 . #historiasfantasticas#stephenking#lectorconstante#lectorconstante_sk#stephenkingfans#sk_fans#instachile#chilelibros#chilegram#book#libroadicto#horror#suspenso#culturetripbooks#bookshelf#colector#coleccion#terror#book
À essa altura do ano eu, praticamente, já cumpri minha meta literária do ano, de 50 eu já li 47. Então eu decidi que quando chegar no número 50 eu vou desacelerar nas leituras de lançamentos e afins, e vou reler alguns livros que quero muito e que já passou da hora. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ «CORALINE, Neil Gaiman»⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tem resenha desse livro aqui no blog, mas não foi feita por mim e sim pela Yara, uma das colaboradas que já participou daqui. Eu li esse livro pela primeira vez em fevereiro de 2018, nem faz tanto tempo assim. Porém eu li em audiobook e acho que não consegui pegar tudo da história. Por isso eu quero reler.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ «EXTRAORDINÁRIO, R. J. Palacio»⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Esse é leitura mais "antiga", fiz em 2014 pouco antes de criar o blog e me apaixonei por Auggie e a história que a autora criou para ele. É um favorito e acho que precisa ser lido para me fazer relembrar o motivo de amar tanto esse livro e as lições que ele passa.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ «ELEANOR & PARK, Rainbow Rowell»⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Outro livro favoritado, mas que eu não lembro muito da história, estranho isso né?! Esse foi lido em 2015, o primeiro da autora que li e que me fez ficar apaixonada pela escrita dela. Desde então eu li apenas dois da Rainbow, um de contros e Ligações, que já tem resenha aqui.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ «HISTÓRIA SEM FIM, Michael Ende»⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Esse foi um lido na infância, eu quero reler justamente para ver se ainda lembro da história como eu acho que lembro.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ «O DIÁRIO DE ANNE FRANK»⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Outro lido da infância que tenho um carinho enorme, foi o primeiro livro que lembro ter emprestado da biblioteca. Ele
we love rainy day reading weather ☔️ ✨ happy tuesday everyone! in some reading updates, i’m currently reading Lucifer and Blackbringer! i’m enjoying both, but i think i’m going to try to focus on finishing the Lucifer comics so i can watch the show after 👏🏼 (sorry laini ☹️) i also started watching the seven deadly sins anime on Netflix, and if i can ignore the fact that the magic system was not explained at all (or at least not yet) and sort of makes no sense, the anime is filled with humor and heart and i’m really enjoying it :’) - ✨ headphones from @sudio use coupon code “bookacademy” for 15% off ✨
En este libro nos encontramos con Carmen Mondragón, aka Nahui Olin. Pintora y poeta. Una artista multidisciplinar cuya principal obra fue ella misma. . Nahui habla de "un volcán apagado en cuyo interior hay miles de mujeres esclavas de los hombres" y de cómo un día todas juntas "se transformarán en fuego santo y el volcán entrará en erupción y un río de mujeres de piedra incandescente inventará un camino incendiándolo todo a su paso." Que alguien me lleve, por favor, al México de principios del siglo XX. ¿Por qué todas las mujeres que vivieron en México en ese momento son tan sumamente fascinantes. . Siempre definida en base a su relación con algún hombre: hija de, mujer de, amante de, musa de... Ella quiso ser sujeto de sí misma. Ella en sí era su obra. Al menos la más importante. . Su belleza y el deseo que despertaba en lxs demás, unidos a esa constante de nombrarla y definirla en base a su relación con los hombres, han hecho que durante mucho tiempo Nahui no haya sido más que una cara bonita dentro de una etapa fascinante de México. Poco a poco su historia ha ido recuperándose; en torno a esa idea se estructura esta novela o biografía novelada. . La idea que me ronda en la cabeza desde hace días es: ¿Por qué la olvidaron (ya en gran medida en vida) cuando durante su juventud fue muy conocida no sólo en México sino también en el extranjero? . ¿Porque su reconocimiento venía de su belleza y desaparecida ésta desaparecida ella? . ¿Por el simple hecho de ser mujer, como tantas otras? . ¿Por haber roto con los estereotipos y las limitaciones de su época? . Según Nahui "la Historia no es más que un cementerio donde dejamos que los muertos importantes hablen por todos los demás." Qué importante darles voz a todxs lxs muertos.
If you could take one of your favorite authors to coffee, what questions would you ask them? ☕️ Hullooooo and Happy Tuesday! So there’s all these new people in my office and every cubicle around me has a stranger in it. Halp! They all came from another company and I’m trying to get used to all the noises they make. No, I’m serious. I used to be all alone in a sea of empty cubicles and now there’s whistling, and music, and sneezing, and voicemails being listened to aloud...ahem...plus they all know each other, so I’m like the odd one out. It’ll all change though. I’ve got a candy bowl on my desk so I make friends fast 😁🍫. ☕️ So. If I could take any author out to coffee, it would beeeeee....the author of Beowulf haha! I mean think about it, I could go back in time and find out who the author was in the first place, see the original manuscript, get the exact date and time of its writing, aaaaaannnd I could tell him that his work helped inspire a trilogy that is known across the globe. Only thing is, he may not know what coffee is and think I’m trying to poison him, then have me exiled to some freezing island in the North Sea. So, you know, it could end terribly. Perhaps I should take him out for an ale? ☕️ What about you?? What author would you take out and what would you ask them? ☕️ ——————>> Beautiful Potion of Eternal Warmth mug by @dustandpages 💛. ——————>> #bookstagram#bookstagrammers#bookish#booknerd#booknerdigan#booklover#bookworm#books#reading#reader#readmorebooks#amreading#bookaddict#igreads#instabook#culturetripbooks#bibliophile
Wczoraj marudziłam, że mimo czytania książek z gatunku tej ze zdjęcia, i tak poszło mi okropnie na maturze z historii. 🙈 Dzisiaj wracam pocieszona po ustnym polskim i liczę na podobny wynik jutro, więc proszę o trzymanie ✊ jeszcze ten jeden dzień. A potem będę już mogła oglądać #friends i odliczać ostatnie dni do wylotu na wakacje ✈ A co u was? 😇
Иногда один гораздо важнее множества, только так можно рассмотреть каждую прекрасную деталь. Когда мы смотрим на предмет в отрыве от ему подобных, мы не сравниваем, а наслаждаемся, что он просто есть перед нашим взором. . . . . . . #livelifebeautifully#inspirationpoint#goodmorninggirls#inspirationboard#homesweethome#visualstoryteller#relax_time#inspiredbyflowers#myfloraldays#myseasonalstory#эстетикажизни#эстетикадома
this is your heads up — and my accountability challenge — that i’ll be doing a little book sale in my stories this weekend. exact day and time tbd, just keep an eye out 🙃 ⠀ thoughts coming soon on Deborah Levy’s Things I Don’t Want to Know and The Cost of Living — i binge-read them back to back last week and have so many feelings. also working through a (very loaded, highly personal) review of What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About, which will appear in shortened form here and in full in my newsletter SOON. ⠀ accountability, accountability, accountability.
There’s some fresh content on whatshotblog.com this week including: ✨ 10 Essential Things Every Book Lover Needs ✨ 14 Facts You Didn’t Know About San Fran ✨ A Guide to Alice in Wonderland in Oxford (updated!) ✨ What to Eat in Seoul (updated!) Catch up via the link in bio 😁 What are you working on this week? Any fun plans? I’m seeing the Pikachu film tomorrow!! 💛
Hej hej hej! 🌟 Do jakich postaci porównują was przyjaciele? Albo z jakimi postaciami się utożsamiacie? 🖤✨ ____ Ja niedawno dowiedziałam się od przyjaciela, że jestem połączeniem Lary Jean z "Do wszystkich chłopców których kochałam" i Leah z "Leah gubi rytm". Nie wiem, ile w tym prawdy, ale podoba mi się to porównanie. 😅❤🙈 ____
I’ve been doing pretty good this year in terms of spending less on new books & focusing more on all the unread ones I have 😂. But I was recently given an indigo card so I decided to treat myself! Excited to read these soon 💕
Tuesday // 🌤🙊📰 . So I’m 100% better now which a good thing because I don’t like being sick, but then again, who does? 😂 I just finished reading BABY YOURS by Kennedy Fox and I’m absolutely shook 😳 available on all reading platforms except Amazon, that’ll be this Thursday 💕 . #flexibooktag | @immortalpage, @britishbookreader, @ellieinwonderland_ & @freckledbookworm_ . ✂️ Can you read a book in one sitting: depends on the book, the time, my mood…there’s a lot of factors involved before I can give an exact answer 😂 ✂️ When did you get into reading: I first started this novel when I was in grade 10 and I loved it, then I tried teen fiction and adored it, but only after reading NO LIMITS by Lori Foster in 2015 did I start reading as a hobby ✂️ Do you read comics mangas: I’ve read the Archie comics, but manga isn’t my cup of tea ☕️ ✂️ Do you get sick reading in the car: if I’m not in the mood to read yes, I usually listen to music and sleep though 🏷 Feel free to do this challenge even if you’re not tagged in the photo . 💭 #qotd: what’s a book you want to live in? 💬 #aotd: I think maybe any book written by Lori Foster . ☔️ DAY TWENTY-ONE ☔️ 🎼 ✰ Runaway Baby - @brunomars 📖 ✰ Baby Yours ☕️ ✰ Coca Cola 🍕 ✰ Pizza with Creamy Garlic dipping sauce . Book Tags | * A book you want to live in — #mayaswellread19 . Have a great day bookies 🌸 . . . #bookblog#bookstagramfeature#bookish#bookstagram#spring#readersofinsta#newpost#booksandcoffee#bookstabaddies#onthetable#becauseofreading#obviousstate#culturetripbooks#bookfeaturepage#bookstafeatures
✨AVAILABLE NOW! ✨ Who's in the mood for a rockstar romance?! Look no further, cause I've got a great one for you here! First of all, thank you Lisa Becker for providing me with the wonderful copy of Starfish. Second, my goodness you guys, this book!! Starfish is my very first Lisa Becker novel, but I can already tell you, it's not going to be my last. I read this in one sitting, I couldn't put it down. Marin Collins accepts a four-month internship in the hopes of landing a tech account however, things don't work out quite as she had hoped. Instead she finds herself assigned to go on tour with Kings Quarters, a rock band. Here she meets Brad Osterhauser, a reluctant rockstar, who would rather fiddle around with a computer than a guitar, and the two of them have an instant attraction to each other. Slowly, but surely they start to form a friendship and later on a romance while on tour, but will that be enough when Marin is suddenly accused of not only betraying her company, but also the band and their members? Full review up on my blog - link in bio ❤️ Also, if you’ve made it to the bottom of this, hi! I’ve been sick (my voice is still gone) but I’m on the mend, hope you’re well! . . . . . #bookstagrammer#bookstagramfeatures#bookishlove#booknerdigan#booknerds#booknerd#booknerdigans#culturetripbooks#postitfortheaesthetic #bookster#readersofig #romancereader#bookloversforlife #bookstahygge#amillennialreads #ilovereadingbooks#ireadromance#romancenovels #romancereads#bookstagrammers #vscoreads#lisabecker#newrelease #humansofbookstagram#themagicofbookstagram #instalivre#librariesofinstagram #readingbooks #bøger
💐 Sisters-in-law #bookstagramcollab 💐 . Here I am (on the left)with my sister-in-law @mylondonreadingroom Susie. We’re holding up our clothbound copies of Bleak House whilst at a recent family party. We picked this one for for its pretty cover, but the title in no way reflects either the party or our relationship! 😂 . Susie and I only see each other a few times a year as she lives in London and I’m in Belfast. Over the years, we’ve had many, many great discussions about books, and she’s one of my greatest encouragers with all things bookish. It’s a pity she doesn’t live nearer so that we could be in the same book club, but bookstagram has made our special connection even closer. Our kids (whilst rolling their eyes) talk about us doing “collabs”, and so far we’ve bookstagrammed at the Charles Dickens Museum as well as this party. Hopefully we’ll be able to get together for more bookstagram escapades soon. It’s certainly a tonic for me, as I take the complete giggles at us posing with our books! . If you’re not already following @mylondonreadingroom , hopefully you’ll check out her beautiful, eloquent posts.👌💕 . Do you know any bookstagrammers in real life? Have you met up with any, or any plans to do so? . Thanks to our other sister-in-law who took the pictures and is a talented lady in so many ways. She does “Plantstagram”! 🌱 This time a year ago, I was completely oblivious to the world of bookish and horticultural possibilities on Instagram. I’ll post another day about how I became a bookstagrammer.💐 . . . #bookish#bookstagrammer#bookstagrammersunite#unitedbookstagram#clothboundclassics#sittingwithabook#standingwithabook#readersofinstagram#readers#lovetoread#culturetripbooks
What was the last book you read that lived up to the hype? . I haven’t finished it yet, but RULES OF CIVILITY is more than living up to the hype for me. ♥️ It was on my tbr for years before I finally picked up. It’s a reminder that I need to stop getting so distracted by new releases because there are some incredible books waiting on my shelves. 🙌🏻 . [Featured collection: Penguin Clothbound Classics. Click the link in my bio for ISBNs.] . #penguinclassics#penguinclothboundclassics
‘American culture, protecting the sanctity of its whiteness, still patronises us as foreigners and refuses to recognise Asian American literature as “American” literature.’ . ‘...the myth is that Asian Americans have maintained cultural integrity as Asians, that there is some continuity between them...that the Asian American can be broken down into his American part and his Asian part...’ . Studying AA literature sent me from frustration into celebration into concern into a bit of a personal crisis of faith in my current position in life this week. My sense of self wavered. A lot. I felt uprooted, unstable, sensitive. What happened was set off by my frustrations towards the lack of resources available in my university for the particular genres I was looking at. Mind you, it’s not even a genre of literature we’re talking about, it’s an entire group of people, thousands of writers, that are simply not represented. Asian American fiction has no section in our library. They’re dispersed amongst other sections. There, but not there. I’m not even Asian American myself. I’m Asian European (gonna call it that cos there’s no other way). But similar veins of cultural confusions are felt by me, too. Replace ‘AA’ in the above quotes and insert ‘Asian European’— for once I was reading material that felt very much like ‘home’, in its mental/emotional sense. . I feel more confident than I’ve ever felt in life, I feel at ease with myself, happy in my life choices, so utterly determined to charge headfirst into every task set ahead of me. And yet to still feel like I’m not accepted, that I’m cast aside, that in the current spheres of people I find myself in, my cultural difference still somehow makes me ‘undate-able’, unreachable, an ‘extra’ siTuAtiOn to consider for many. The IDEA of me is still somehow more attractive than actually getting to know me as a person. I’ve learned to be thrilled by my commingled background, I
Tydzień ciężkich decyzji zaczynam od pytania do samej siebie - co tak naprawdę daje mi radość w życiu? Dzisiejsze wyzwanie od #kobiecafotoszkoła to codzienność - i to właśnie ten widok sprawia, że czuje się szczęśliwa. Pomimo wielu potknięć, kiepskich wyborów to właśnie ksiazki dają mi codziennie siłę i wiarę w siebie. To właśnie przy nich się śmieję, płaczę, wkurzam i wątpię. To także dzięki nim poznałam tyle wyjątkowych miejsc, historii i ludzi - dzieki którym codziennie z dumą patrzę na siebie i na to w jakim miejscu mojego życia jestem. To tutaj ładuje baterie, w tym miejscu zaczynam dzień i go kończę. TERAZ wiec, bez żadnych upiekszaczy czy pozowań zapraszam Was do mojego świata 🖤🖤🖤
riddle indeed 🤔 ____ Will I ever stop talking about Game of Thrones? Probably not. I really don't like how fans who voice criticism about the ending of the show are portrayed in the media. As if we were whiny freaks who throw a tantrum because their favourite made-up-person didn't get a rosy-rainbow-happy-ending. I wonder what kind of people they think are watching this show. This is not what we're talking about. To me, it was the intelligent storytelling that made Game of Thrones so great, and that is what was clearly missing from the final. You can be happy that your favourite came out on top, you can yell that your EXPecTAtions were SuBveRteD as many times as you like, but you can't tell me that this was good storytelling. It simply wasn't, and that's why so many fans are disappointed. It's what made this show special, up to a certain point. I still think the cast and crew outdid themselves on every front and delivered on the highest level of excellence. And that's how I'll try to remember the show. Personally, I'm now finally going to focus on the books. I'm rereading the first for the first time in six years, and it's a joy to be back in this world, learning intricacies about the characters we think we know, and already I have faith that whatever GRRM has planned for his ending, it will make sense. It's probably not going to be what I would love (Dany & Jon & Targ Baby surrounded by wolf pups and dragon babies don't take my dream away from me okay not yet), it's probably going to be difficult, but it will receive the build-up and sendoff it deserves. I've been reading posts from the book-fandom and they got me excited to discover all the prophecies and links and symbolisms of ASOIAF. As George said, a story can have many endings. He'll write his, we'll read it, and argue about it on the internet. Dracarys forever 🔥🐉
Tell me a book you read recently you loved? I read #sorceryofthorns by @margaret_rogerson and LOVED it! The world, characters, everything was done so well. I will read anything Margaret writes. This book comes out June 4th SUMMARY All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power. Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them. As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.
Jeśli chodzi o thrillery, dużo wymagam i często kręcę nosem. Czy „Opiekunka”, która pojawi się w księgarniach 5 czerwca, dostarczyła mi oczekiwanej dawki emocji? 😉 Świetnie dobrana para, dwie urocze córeczki, wymarzony dom i nowa opiekunka, która czarującym uśmiechem skutecznie maskuje wyjątkowo mroczny plan… Kim jest ta z pozoru idealna dziewczyna? Jaki skrywa sekret? I czy domownicy w porę zorientują się, że coraz bardziej gęstniejąca między nimi atmosfera wcale nie jest dziełem przypadku? Opis powieści mocno mnie zaintrygował, jednak wzbudzony przez niego entuzjazm stopniowo przygasał z każdym kolejnym rozdziałem. Od samego początku wiemy, kto próbuje zniszczyć szczęśliwe życie rodzinne i dlaczego to robi, przez co niewiele pozostaje nam do odkrycia. Samo śledzenie wytworów chorego umysłu może być fascynującą czytelniczą przygodą, jeśli jednak z łatwością przewidujemy kolejne wydarzenia, satysfakcja z lektury wyraźnie słabnie. Dużo większe wrażenie zrobiła na mnie podobna pod względem fabuły „Bad mommy” Tarryn Fisher. Spodobało mi się natomiast ukazanie, jak niewiele potrzeba, by zniszczyć wypracowywane latami szacunek i zaufanie. Wystarczy drobne niedopowiedzenie, by zasiać w partnerach ziarno niepewności, a jeśli takich nieporozumień jest więcej, zaczyna się prawdziwa karuzela wzajemnych pretensji. I właśnie ten powolny proces niszczenia od środka stabilnie funkcjonującej rodziny najsilniej przyciągał mnie do książki. Powieść czyta się szybko, lekko i z zainteresowaniem, jednak zabrakło mi dreszczyku emocji, otwierania oczu ze zdumienia i tej mrocznej, gęstej atmosfery, jaką w thrillerach psychologicznych tak bardzo lubię. I dlatego myślę, że „Opiekunka” sprawdzi się raczej jako rozrywkowa i niezobowiązująca lektura na weekend niż pełna nowych smaków czytelnicza uczta dla koneserów tego gatunku 😉 Dziękuję za egzemplarz @wydawnictwo_wab! *
❝𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚒𝚌𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚗, 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚎, 𝚘𝚏 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝙽𝚎𝚐𝚛𝚘 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚜, 𝚒𝚗 𝚎𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚌𝚝, 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚑𝚒𝚋𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚎𝚡𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚢 𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚎𝚡𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚝𝚘𝚘 𝚌𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕 𝚍𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚖𝚢 𝚜𝚘𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚞𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗.❞ That Baldwin quote I put in my last post about this book, the one about writing from one’s own experience and creating art from the disorder of life, has a second, more important part.
Happy pub day to this gem ✨ ♥️ and thank you again @midaspublicrelations @sourcebooksfire @clairelegrand for sending this ARC my way! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ It's always been difficult for me to rate and review trilogies. Especially when they're not finished yet. Kingsbane is the second instalment of the Empirium trilogy — and I don't know how I'm supposed to formulate coherent thoughts about this book, because all I can think is… I NEED ANSWERS !!! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ What I can say though, is that I really enjoyed this read. From the very beginning, I was hooked: the stakes are high, everything is uncertain, and the plot keeps twisting, and twisting. Claire Legrand paints a rich and intriguing world, threatened by power and greed and dark forces. If you're into mysterious prophecies, political conspiracies, queens and angels and magical wars centuries in the making— then you're in the right place ! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ While I had a hard time adjusting to the rhythm of the story in Furyborn, the switching POVs worked really well for me in Kingsbane. I loved how it served to reinforce the duality between the Sun and Blood Queen — which is another thing I really enjoyed: Rielle and Eliana's character arcs were incredible, and I can't say much without spoiling anything but… such great character development ! Eliana wasn't a favorite of mine in the first book, but I really learned to love her in Kingsbane. And don't get me started on Rielle — her personality, her evolution as she grows with her powers… it was all so cleverly written ! Ah, I really don't know how I'm supposed to wait for the third book to come out. I have a million questions swimming in my head right now. Ah and also, something that bothered me a liiiittle bot— due to the (many) explicit scenes in the book, I'm not sure about the target audience. I think 14 years old might be a little too young 🙈 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ .