ARC Review | Riven (The Relic Trilogy #2) by Bronwyn Eley

ARC Review | Riven (The Relic Trilogy #2) by Bronwyn Eley

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Title: Riven

By: Bronwyn Eley

Series: The Relic Trilogy #2

Pages: 492

Publication: August 13th, 2020

By: Talem Press

Genre: YA | Dark | Fantasy

Buy it: Amazon

 

 

 

Synopsis


Kaylan’s life as she knew it is over. Again.

Hunted by the guards of Edriast and their ruthless captain, Kaylan is forced to flee into a world she’s never seen, armed with a power she never wanted. With her brother Elias by her side, she escapes to the distant city of Stynos, where rumour has it a possible ally is waiting… An ally who might help Kaylan control the violent magic that’s become her burden to bear.

But Kaylan can’t hide forever – not from the forces that surround her, or from the darkness inside herself. Rebel leader Bellamy seeks her help to destroy a regime; Captain Thorn pursues her with a vengeance; and as her power grows, her inner demons begin to seep through the cracks…

Kaylan may be strong, but is she strong enough to resist the Relic?

Riven is the engrossing second instalment in Bronwyn Eley’s dark YA fantasy series, The Relic Trilogy.

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Colorful Bookish Sundays | Prioritizing Books from my TBR 🩰

Colorful Bookish Sundays | Prioritizing Books from my TBR 🩰

☀️ Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day, full of good readings & amazing moments.❤️ Super excited for today’s post, this is the beginning of a new series of super chill posts that I’ll be bringing you every Sunday from now on! YAY!! 🥳 These will be our “Colorful Bookish Sundays” and it will be, basically, to organize my priority list, choosing some books from my Goodreads TBR to add to my list which I’ll check every month when creating my monthly TBRs, that way I hope to start reading those books that I’m most excited about, so they don’t end up in my TBR for years as many of them are already doing  😅 
You may not know this, but I have a mini book list that I go to when I build my TBR every month, but it’s super outdated and I’ve been wanting to renew it for a while now, so I thought it would be a fun and different idea to do it, and also share with you the process and know your thoughts, which always helps me a lot to make decisions.

I’m looking to give to this post series a fun and relaxed look, so I decided to show you a specific color every Sunday, I LOVE some good beautiful covers and even more when there’s a beautiful color palette in them, so I think it could be interesting organize them by color, chat a little about them, and as always try to organize myself better with my books and my future readings  😍 & you can know what color we’ll play every Sunday based on the icon that will accompany the title, but I’ll also let you know below.

The dynamic will be to show you the selected books and then separate them by categories to finally make a decision of which one/ones will be my choice to add to my list of priorities and obviously, I would love to know what you think about them!  👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 

This is an idea in progress, to be honest with you I’ve been thinking about it for only a couple of days, so there are details that I’m still thinking about and working on, but I’m generally happy to bring you posts on Sundays again, it seems like a fun idea and hopefully, it will be entertaining for both you and me. 🥺  I hope you like it, I know it sounds weird now and you’re probably thinking “Sofi, what are you doing?”  😂  but have patience, I promise I’ll do my best and we’ll see how the idea progresses over time. I LOVE YOU ❤️, thanks for the constant support, it means a lot to me, so now get comfortable, prepare your favorite drink and let’s start! ☀️  Continue reading “Colorful Bookish Sundays | Prioritizing Books from my TBR 🩰”

Bookish Heavenly Virtues Book Tag ☁️

Bookish Heavenly Virtues Book Tag ☁️

☁️ Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day, full of good readings & beautiful experiences! ❤️ Today I’ve returned, after months, with a new book tag: “Bookish Heavenly Virtues Book Tag” which looks like a lot of fun, I was tagged by my beloved Orang-utan Librarian last year to make this tag, so I’m very sorry for the delay, but I’m trying to catch up with my nominations and tags, for which I’m more than grateful, you know that! So, THANK YOU SO MUCH, for tagging me, I’m very excited to do this tag and obviously Ilett me tell you, to you reading this post that you need to follow Orang-utan Librarian’s blog, because it’s simply wonderful and I would be surprised if you don’t follow it already, it’s a huge inspiration for me. 🥰 

Now before starting to answer the questions, I’d like to clarify, as always, that my opinions aren’t the absolute truth of anything, they’re simply my thoughts and it’s ok that you have contrary thoughts or you don’t agree with me, that’s super respectable and I would love to chat with you in the comments about EVERYTHING you think of each one of these books. 😊  In addition, you may see me making at least one book tag per month of what remains of this 2020 and so I hope I can catch up or at least do my best with all the tags that I’ve been nominated for 🌻, I have them all written down, so I won’t forget any unless I’ve already done it. So I hope you like book tags, and that together we have a lot of fun in the coming months with them. 👏🏻 

Now without further ado, let’s get started! 😄 Super excited to share my answers with you all ☁️  Continue reading “Bookish Heavenly Virtues Book Tag ☁️”

Book Bloggers Appreciation | July 2020 💻

Book Bloggers Appreciation | July 2020 💻

💫 Hi, my beautiful friends, I hope you’re having the most amazing day. ❤️ This is a blog post series, where every month I’m highlighting a series of blog posts, from around the book blogger community, that I enjoyed reading or that I think are amazing and deserve more love and recognition. With this, I hope to be able to somehow support other book bloggers more, and I also hope you can find new book blogs to follow or content that interests you or help you. 👏🏻 
Maybe the look of this post will be simpler to what you usually see on the blog, but I like this idea and it’s honestly with the simple purpose of supporting each other more and we can find new content in a simple and organized way.
I don’t have a certain amount to I’m highlighting per month, they’re just posts I’ve come across with and I think they’re INCREDIBLE, so I want to share them with you all. I used to make a small top 5 with my favorite posts of the month, but I realized that I had to delete many posts to be able to select only 5, and I don’t think it’s fair, there are SO many wonderful posts and everyone deserves the same love and recognition, so that’s why I decided to make this post apart. 😊 

Before starting the post, I want to take this moment to be thankful, because I’m one of the nominees for the 2020 Book Blogger Awards, and I just CAN’T believe it!!! 🎉 THANK YOU SO MUCH, beautiful people for voting for me and for supporting me every day and expressing your love with so many beautiful words, they mean a lot to me and I want you to know that I’ll always remember this moment, it’s super special for me. 😭  I’m nominated for two of the categories, one of them is “Most Supportive” & “Best Recommendations” which means so much to me, because I really work hard to give you the best recs that I can according to each of your tastes & also the fact that being nominated as most supportive means EVERYTHING, I couldn’t be happier, supporting you is what I love the most. 🥺 🥺 🥺 
So just THANK YOU, you know you can go to the post and vote for your favorites, it doesn’t have to be me, there are SO MANY bloggers that I love and respect that also deserve this, so simply by giving your vote, you’re already doing something wonderful. THANK YOU, THANK YOU & THANK YOU… I LOVE YOU!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 

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I hope you enjoy, like and support this idea and let’s start! 💫  Continue reading “Book Bloggers Appreciation | July 2020 💻”

August TBR | #ARCAugust, Latinx Readathon & Trying a New Category! ❄️

August TBR | #ARCAugust, Latinx Readathon & Trying a New Category! ❄️

❄️ Hi, my beautiful bookish friends! I hope you’re having the most incredible day with the best readings.❤️ Today I bring you a new Monthly TBR, where I share with you my reading plans for the month of August. SO excited to be sharing another month of possible readings with you, I always have SO MUCH FUN! Ok, so this month I’ve planned a somewhat ambitious TBR… maybe, I know I’m coming out of my Reading Slump, so all these plans are always keeping in mind that I want to take it easy, but I still wanted to add a little more book options than I usually put, since I’ll be inaugurating a new section in my TBRs from now on, which I hope will help me to be more relaxed with respect to my lists and have a greater variety of options according to my mood. 🤩 Super excited to share it s with you but before, I want to come back to thank you for the incredible July that you’ve made me go through, filled with love and support… THANK YOU, my beautiful friends, here for an even better August. 👏🏻 You know that if you want me to support you with anything you can send me an e-mail or find me on Twitter, I’m always more than happy to give you a hand with what I can & I’ll be doing a LOT of blogs hopping this month, I’m looking forward to seeing that it’s been happening on your blog!  😍 

So going back to my reading this August, I have many plans!! First, I want to participate in #ARCAugust because it’s the perfect time to read as many ARCs as possible and so feel more relaxed about it, catching up with them. I have a selection of ARCs that I’m really excited about, I have several sequels, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing what will happen in these stories.
Then I’ll also be participating in the Latinx Readathon, a Readathon hosted by Sofia (Aelin’s Kingdom), Nikkie (Nikkie Reads), Jane Josée (Big Black Books) & ( lou reading things ), I leave you all the links so that you follow these wonderful girls & this Readathon is obviously all about reading books by Latinx authors and/or that the book contains some kind of Latinx representation in them, but it also includes many super fun proms in an incredible bingo that the girls have created. My decision to participate was a last-minute thing because I didn’t know about Readathon, but when I knew it I really had to do it to show my support for this incredible idea and as Latina, I feel super proud of this incredible work, so if you want to join in it’s not too late, you can do it simply by picking up a book from a Latinx author. All the information is in the Twitter account, which you can access by clicking on the name itself and I hope you like it and decide to support the idea! ❤️ 
I know it will not be possible for me to read a book for each on of the promps because they’re many, so I decided to do a bingo line and I’ll be reading 3 books for that, which I’ll share with you in a moment and I almost forgot, the readathon takes place throughout the whole month of August. 😊 

And finally, because this is getting long (to no one’s surprise 😂 ) I want to share with you my new section, where I’ll be piling even more books to add to my TBR, I know it sounds crazy, but my idea is something like this: This section will be called “The Back-Up Pile” in there I’ll have a mini-list with possible readings, what does this mean? Well, sometimes and after going through my reading slump, I realized that my reading mood has been changing a lot and sometimes I don’t feel really motivated to read something that’s already in my TBR originally or maybe I just want to change the genre, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a backup list where I can choose some readings that I already own, some that remain from my past TBR and I didn’t get to read or just new buys and releases that I’m really excited about, in this way I think my TBRs will be more fun and didactical & I’ll also have more options just in case I feel like reading something different during the month.  🥰 
I hope you get what I mean, I know it sounds a bit messy, but once I show it to you I know you’ll understand better. Let me know in the comments if you like the idea, if it would be something that would work for you or if you would like to try it, I would love that & obviously, let me know everything about the books in this section, I would LOVE to know your thoughts!  😍 

Now, without further ado, I LOVE YOU  🌻 & let the books party begin! ❄️  Continue reading “August TBR | #ARCAugust, Latinx Readathon & Trying a New Category! ❄️”

July Wrap Up | Having fun with PopCulture Readathon & Getting out of my Reading Slump ❄️

July Wrap Up | Having fun with PopCulture Readathon & Getting out of my Reading Slump ❄️

❄️ Hi guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day full of good readings.❤️ Today I bring you a new post… my July Wrap Up! where I’ll tell you ALL about my readings of the month. July was such a crazy month for me, maybe a little messy in terms of reading, but I also had a lot of fun and I’ve had beautiful surprises and blessings to be thankful for, so I can say that it was a great month and although I didn’t read as much I was expecting to, it’s okay, I’m learning to be patient with myself and understand that I’m just coming out of a reading slump so I understand that it will have a somewhat slow start and that’s ok, we must love and understand ourselves when we’re going through this type of state, I‘m glad that I was able to read and actually enjoy the process, which was difficult for me a month ago. I didn’t really read any book that blew me away, but I did enjoy one enough and I’ve found super interesting stories, I’m also happy to have given the opportunity to several genres, which is always positive, I’ll tell you more in my statistics and in my summary of each book. 😊 

Before starting and sharing with you all my readings, I want to thank you SO SO much for all the love I’ve received this month, I’m infinitely grateful, guys, for each one of you, the connections I’ve made thanks to the blog are what I treasure the most of this beautiful experience. 🥰  I was the blog of the day on Twitter 🎉, which is always a wonderful and super significant detail that helps me grow, so thanks to @TheWriteReads for all their work and support he gives to the book bloggers community & in addition to this I’ve reached the 5000 followers with the blog and I just CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! I don’t really know how to express how grateful I feel with each person who decides to follow my blog, it makes me happy and I promise that I’ll only improve every day to give you the best of myself. I LOVE YOU and you know I’m always there for you if you need me

Plus, I want to thank every book blogger who has included me in their lists for the Book Blogger Awards nominations, I didn’t expect all the love I received and my heart explodes with joy, thank you SO much, guys, you’re wonderful. ❤️ 

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So during the month of June, I participated in the incredible PopCulture Readathon and my personal goal was simply to read as much as I could, so even though I didn’t read how much I wanted, I read what I could and that’s fine with me, let’s say I made it 😅 This was one of the best and most enjoyable readathons in which I’ve participated, I’m absolutely in love with it and I hope I can participate in the future when I feel like reading more, so I can get more out of it. 😍 Even so, I had a lot of fun, I loved it and I read an incredible fantasy, I participated in a blog tour where I discovered a magical book with an incredible atmosphere, a unique mystery, an unexpected short novel, the end of a series which left me with mixed feelings & I DNF a very popular book. 👏🏻 I also want to talk a little about my current reading, so without further ado, I hope you enjoy the post, remember that I love to know what you think, so let me know everything in the comments, I LOVE YOU & let’s get started! ❄️ Continue reading “July Wrap Up | Having fun with PopCulture Readathon & Getting out of my Reading Slump ❄️”

August 2020 New Book Releases 🔥

August 2020 New Book Releases 🔥

🔥 Hi guys, I hope you’re having a wonderful day, surrounded by the best readings!! ❤️ Today I’m bringing you one of my favorite posts where I show you my most anticipated new releases of the month. 🥰 I’m SO excited to be this 2020 sharing with you, is really a blessing, so I hope you enjoy these posts and find some new books to add to your endless TBR because as I always say: Good for the soul but bad for the walletright? But it’s what we love …BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS, so I hope you enjoy it. The books I choose to add here are just some that I would love to read at some point because they sound like something I’ll personally enjoy, so without more further ado, let’s start! 🔥

‼️ Many of the releases were already ready to come out in August have been postponed due to Covid and everything that’s happening in the world right now. So I’ll let you know if some of these dates change, as well as I will not be including some of those titles that have already been confirmed as postponed 😊  Continue reading “August 2020 New Book Releases 🔥”

My Experience with WordPress Premium for a Year & Reading Update 🌿

My Experience with WordPress Premium for a Year & Reading Update 🌿

 🌿 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day and a great start to the week!❤️ Today I bring you a different section, I want to be able to talk to you about some perhaps more personal topics or also about things from the blog and my reading habits and I couldn’t find any time to do it, so I thought it would be good to start this new section in the blog where I’ll share with you what’s happening with me and in my life right now, and also things that I want to chat with you and know your opinion about. Obviously, I’ll only be using it for things that I see as important, or that seems interesting to discuss or chat with you. 😊 
I don’t want any place or section in my blog to be negative in any way, this will not be either, so don’t be afraid to stay, here we’ll discuss other things that I regularly miss or sometimes I tell them very superficially in other posts and I think they deserve greater attention and depth.

With that said, today I wanted to chat a bit with you about my experience having and using WordPress Premium for a whole year and how I felt about it, and my general opinion. I also want to share with you what I’m reading right now and what book I’ve recently decided DNFed and why. I hope you enjoy, that this is something that you might find interesting or useful in some way and decide to stay and chat with me & without further ado, let’s start! 🌿  Continue reading “My Experience with WordPress Premium for a Year & Reading Update 🌿”

Top 10 | My Favorite Books of All Time & 5000 Followers 🎉

Top 10 | My Favorite Books of All Time & 5000 Followers 🎉

 🌻 Hi guys, I hope you’re having a beautiful day surrounded by incredible readings! ❤️ Today I’m SO SO excited, this is a very special post of thanks because the blog has reached 5000 followers and in honor of it, as a small but fun celebration, I want to share with you my favorite books of all time!!!  🎉


 

OMG, I still can’t really believe the blog reach the amount of 5000 followers 🥳, it’s SO awesome to think that there are 5000 wonderful people who have trusted me to entertain them and I hope I’m giving enough of myself to all of you. Each person who decides to trust me and my work with my blog means the world to me and only empowers me to improve every day to bring you only the best and always looking for this to be a place of love and harmony where we can share our love for reading, but also where you can be 100% honest without fear and without reservations because here there’s only positivity and acceptance. 🥰  I LOVE YOU from the bottom my heart, I’m very blessed by the fact of living every day enjoying this experience of being a book blogger and all the good that comes with it, I’ve met wonderful people and you know that you’re one of them, I’ve discovered incredible new reading and I’ve grown as a person and as a reader a lot. Also, of course, I’ve learned from you and I’ve overcome many of my insecurities and fears thanks to this safe space. 🥺 I would like to have all the right words to express everything I feel right now, but I’ll fail just trying, the feeling is much bigger than the words, but I hope you get a little bit of that through this post. I know it’s a little all over the place maybe because I’m talking about everything I feel right now, but it seems right because it’s real and honest, so I’ll just go with the flow lol. I’m planning to do a super special and incredible giveaway to celebrate my 4 years with the blog, that will be in November, I wanted to tell you to know that there will be a “THANK YOU” giveaway to return a little of all the love that I receive day by day. So, in summary, I wanted to say THANK YOU, for always being there for me, commenting on my posts, putting likes, sharing my work, that means a lot and helps me a lot to grow. You’re wonderful and I wish that all your dreams come true. LOVE YOU!! 😍 

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In other news, but also as a celebration of this special day, I want to share with you my top 10 favorite books of ALL times and only for you 👏🏻, I’ll leave a small quote because I think it gives more depth and more meaning to each book, and I know that you like quotes as much as me, so I’ll add them together with the synopsis my reviews and the links where you can add and buy the books if you’re interested. The books aren’t in any specific order, because that would break my heart, I LOVE them all equally and I highly recommend them. ❤️ 
I hope you like this idea, I felt it would be fun and light, my main goal was simply to thank, but I’m also a book blogger so it obviously seemed very appropriate to share my most loved books with you! Now without further ado, I hope you enjoy, let me know everything in the comments & let’s get started! 🌻  Continue reading “Top 10 | My Favorite Books of All Time & 5000 Followers 🎉”

Double Book Review | Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) & Rebel (Legend #4) ⚡️

Double Book Review | Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) & Rebel (Legend #4) ⚡️

 ⚡️ Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day, full of good readings! ❤️ Today I bring you two book reviews of books that I’ve recently read and I’m dying to share my thoughts with each one of you. I hope you don’t mind if I do this from time to time, I would make a separate post for each one, but I have everything already organized for the month and I didn’t want to stop sharing the reviews with you. I loved one of the books, a complete fantasy that involves Chinese mythology and a unique basic idea & the other one is one of the most anticipated books of this year! I hope you enjoy and let me know all your thoughts in the comments, I would LOVE to know! ⚡️ Continue reading “Double Book Review | Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) & Rebel (Legend #4) ⚡️”