This meme tries to answer the following three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you finish recently reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest.
When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island’s original eight settlers to burn “the witch” out of her home. So Rona cursed them. Fast-forward one hundred–some years: All Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable teenage life. She has reason to hope: First, her supernatural powers, if they can be called that, are unexceptional. Second, her love life is nonexistent, which means she might escape the other perverse side effect of the matriarch’s backfiring curse, too. But then a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast any spell for the right price. Nor senses a storm coming and is pretty sure she’ll be smack in the eye of it. In her second novel, Leslye Walton spins a dark, mesmerizing tale of a girl stumbling along the path toward self-acceptance and first love, even as the Price Guide’s malevolent author — Nor’s own mother — looms and threatens to strangle any hope for happiness.
I honestly didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I’m doing it, is a very short book so I’ll probably finish it soon. This book gives me all the witchy vibes I needed, I was looking for a book like this one since I read and love “The Wicked Deep”, so I’m happy, enjoying it a lot and really unhurried to finish it
What did you finish recently reading?
Furyborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand
Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it.
When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.
A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire 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.
Before reading it, I had seen some very good reviews about this book and some very bad ones so I really didn’t know what to expect. Personally I think it’s a difficult book to explain to those who haven’t read it yet, especially because although it has things that I didn’t liked, there were other very good and solid so I think I’m in the middle of the discussion regarding to Furyborn .
Things I liked: The double POV and the idea of the plot in general
Things that I didn’t like: how unnecessarily long this books is, and the characters are too sexualized.
I’ll leave you my full review HERE in case you want to know more of my thoughts about the book
What do you think you’ll read next?
A List of Cages by Robin Roe or Freefall Summer by Tracy Barrett
I need some Contemporary in my life right now because I’ve really been reading pure fantasy and magical things, and I DON’T COMPLAIN !, I love fantasy, you know, but I always need a break and I need that break right now.
I’ll be reading these two beauties that I really feel that I’ll enjoy. I know that “A List of Cages” is a bit deeper, I know that it will touch my feelings and I’m ready for it, while “FreeFell Summer” I think it will be something lighter and fun. I can’t wait to read them.
If you have already read them let me know in the comments, if you have enjoyed or not and all your thoughts about it, I would love to know