🌵 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having the most wonderful day and an incredible half week.❤️
⚡️ Before starting, I have to talk a little about what is happening in the world right now regarding COVID-19, In Argentina right now we have 56 cases, two dead and some people recovered, this can change and possibly will do so, over the days. I try not to do it so much on Twitter for example because I know that EVERYONE is talking about it, and there’s a lot of information and really although I feel that it’s a time where we all need to remain calm about it and take good care of ourselves, I wouldn’t want it to overwhelm any of you. So I decide to talk about it briefly here, especially to tell you that I hope you’re safe and that although it’s necessary to stay calm, you have to also know how important it is to take care of ourselves at this moment, not only for ourselves but also for others. Wash your hands, keep your workspace or home as clean and airy as possible, cough or sneeze into the crease of your arm, and try not to touch your faces much with your hands. Especially for those who still have to go to work outside their houses, I send you all my best energy and my love, we’ll overcome this and for those countries that are going through the worst right now, I send all my love, my thoughts are always with you. I love you and as always I want to express the importance of thinking about others and leaving selfishness aside in such a critical moment.⚡️
Going back to what we’re here for today, I thought it would be something fun to check my TBR and make a list of those books that although I really WANT to read, I find them super intimidating for some reason. Sometimes I see the fact of being intimidated by a book as such a silly situation, right? But it happens to all of us at some point, so I thought it would be a good idea to share this list with you and tell you what I feel about each book so that in some way we can chat about it and shake off all those doubts, insecurities and general intimidation by them. 🥰
What I plan to do is share with you my top 10 most intimidating books that I’ve added to my TBR either in Goodreads or that I already own, you’ll be able to see in addition to each title, its synopsis and a brief explanation of why I feel intimidated by it. 😊 The books aren’t ordered in a specific way, just random, so I hope you can help me change my ideas and tell me a little about what you think about them, as well as share your most intimidating books with me. 👏🏻 I can’t wait to show you my lists, so … Let’s get started! 🌵
A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.
Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.
Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.
Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
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This one is easy because I know that it intimidates me because this book has more than 800 pages! plus I could use this book as a weapon easily, so that’s already intimidating lol. Beyond that, I would love to read it because it has dragons and I’ve heard the best things about the world and its political construction.
Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn’t be more different. But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. Whether they’re putting on a play, forming a secret society, or celebrating Christmas, there’s one thing they can’t help wondering: Will Father return home safely?
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I would really love to read this book, especially after the movie came out, I’ve been seeing that everyone who has been reading it for the first time has loved it, so I want to try it, but again, it’s a BIG BOY, and it’s also a classic, Those are two really intimidating factors for me, especially since I’m not sure if the writing style will be for me.
Far beneath the surface of the earth, upon the shores of the Starless Sea, there is a labyrinthine collection of tunnels and rooms filled with stories. The entryways that lead to this sanctuary are often hidden, sometimes on forest floors, sometimes in private homes, sometimes in plain sight. But those who seek will find. Their doors have been waiting for them.
Zachary Ezra Rawlins is searching for his door, though he does not know it. He follows a silent siren song, an inexplicable knowledge that he is meant for another place. When he discovers a mysterious book in the stacks of his campus library he begins to read, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, lost cities, and nameless acolytes. Suddenly a turn of the page brings Zachary to a story from his own childhood impossibly written in this book that is older than he is.
A bee, a key, and a sword emblazoned on the book lead Zachary to two people who will change the course of his life: Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired painter, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances. These strangers guide Zachary through masquerade party dances and whispered back room stories to the headquarters of a secret society where doorknobs hang from ribbons, and finally through a door conjured from paint to the place he has always yearned for. Amid twisting tunnels filled with books, gilded ballrooms, and wine-dark shores Zachary falls into an intoxicating world soaked in romance and mystery. But a battle is raging over the fate of this place and though there are those who would willingly sacrifice everything to protect it, there are just as many intent on its destruction. As Zachary, Mirabel, and Dorian venture deeper into the space and its histories and myths, searching for answers and each other, a timeless love story unspools, casting a spell of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a Starless Sea.
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This book sounds incredible, no doubt, but my intimidating factor here is the author herself, and I know … I’ve never read the author, so I don’t have why to feel that way, but something in my head tells me that although I’ve I heard that she writes atmospherically, it could be something heavy and slow to read. That thought has stopped me from trying both this one and The Night Circus, but I hope you can change this paradigm because I feel like maybe I could enjoy her stories.
When Rin aced the Keju — the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies — it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard — the most elite military school in Nikan — was even more surprising.
But surprises aren’t always good.
Because being a dark-skinned peasant girl from the south is not an easy thing at Sinegard. Targeted from the outset by rival classmates for her color, poverty, and gender, Rin discovers she possesses a lethal, unearthly power — an aptitude for the nearly-mythical art of shamanism. Exploring the depths of her gift with the help of a seemingly insane teacher and psychoactive substances, Rin learns that gods long thought dead are very much alive — and that mastering control over those powers could mean more than just surviving school.
For while the Nikara Empire is at peace, the Federation of Mugen still lurks across a narrow sea. The militarily advanced Federation occupied Nikan for decades after the First Poppy War, and only barely lost the continent in the Second. And while most of the people are complacent to go about their lives, a few are aware that a Third Poppy War is just a spark away.
Rin’s shamanic powers may be the only way to save her people. But as she finds out more about the god that has chosen her, the vengeful Phoenix, she fears that winning the war may cost her humanity … and that it may already be too late.
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I’ve heard incredible things about this book and the genre of adult fantasy is something I want to try more, but I’m very intimidated by the hype. And this factor is very common in me, I don’t know if it happens to you guys, but when I see a book everywhere then I try to avoid it at all costs, maybe it’s the pressure that the community unintentionally puts on yourself and maybe I don’t like the book and then everyone will come after me lol. I don’t know, guys, I’ve heard a lot about the book and I think I could give it a chance to maybe read a couple of chapters, but it intimidates me a lot, that’s for sure.
Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
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OMG, this book! A while ago I tried a chapter and I liked it, then I put it in some posts to see if you were interested in seeing me reading it and the conclusion is YES, I want to read it. I want to read it because I would love to know which side I will be in if I hate it completely or love it with my life because I know from how much I have seen of it, that there’s no middle ground and that without a doubt, intimidates me quite a lot. It’s such a well-known book and has so many fans! I hope that if I get to read it once and for all, I’ll enjoy it *fingers crossed*
My name is Kvothe.
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me.
So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature–the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.
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With this book I have a mix of all my feelings with the previous books, first, it’s super loved and highly known so that intimidates me a bit, it’s also quite long, has more than 700 pages I think, and I also know that the trilogy isn’t complete so It’s kind of scary because maybe I’ll love it and I will not be able to finish it, it would be tragic. I’ve been putting it off forever, I know I want to read it because it sounds so poetic and wonderful, so I hope to get all these ideas away from me to finally be able to do it!
Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?
Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.
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Of course, I’m intimidated by this one!! I LOVE Leigh, she’s one of my favorite authors, so, on the one hand, I shouldn’t feel that way, but on the other hand, I think that maybe I don’t like the book, I haven’t been seeing very positive opinions, on the contrary, and that makes me feel insecure. So even when I want to read it, I see myself avoiding it, which is rare when there’s an author that I love so much. I hope to gather courage and finally read it to tell you my thoughts, but am I intimidated by it? YES, and a lot.
Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.
Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.
As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.
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Maybe I start to sound somewhat repetitive, but I’ll be completely honest … there’s a lot of hype around this book, everyone who reads it seems to love it and although that sometimes drives you to read a book, this time it makes me intimidated to grab it. It’s also historical fiction and it’s not usually my type of genre, despite that, I want to read it because I know it has paranormal aspects, so I think that could make it easier for me to enter the genre. We’ll see what happens with this, also the series is quite long, but we’ll see.
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around – and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries – including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.
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Again, I LOVE the author, Laini Taylor marked my life with her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, so I was dying to read more by her, but then this book came out and despite hearing incredible things, I never dared to grab it and here I feel that I’m especially intimidated by my idea that it will not be as incredible as her previous trilogy. I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t go into it with so many expectations, but it’s very difficult for me, so I must gather courage and read it!!
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.
Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?
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Another book that intimidates me because of the great hype that surrounds it, also its fans are quite hardcore, so it scares me to have an unpopular opinion and that they come again for me lol. Obviously, all opinions are valid, but you know, there’s always someone who wouldn’t agree. On the other hand, it is also a plot that sounds quite heavy and hard, so I think it could be slow to read, that’s an assumption absolutely mine without arguments because I’ve never read the author, so I hope as I repeated several times, that you can tell me a little more of it, to stop being afraid and decide to read it!
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I hope you enjoyed it, love & now it’s your turn to tell me EVERYTHING in the comments, you know I love to know your thoughts.
🌵 Do you agree with any of my thoughts? Have you read any of these books? & What are the books that intimidate you the most, and why? 🌵