Title: The Storm Crow
Author: Kalyn Josephson
# of Pages: 368
Anticipated Release Date: 07/09/2019
* I received this ARC as part of Miss Print’s ARC Adoption Program.
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.
That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother’s death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.
But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.
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Title: The Devil’s Thief
Author: Lisa Maxwell
# of Pages: 700
Synopsis (From Goodreads):
Hunt the Stones.
Beware the Thief.
Avenge the Past.
Esta’s parents were murdered. Her life was stolen. And everything she knew about magic was a lie. She thought the Book of Mysteries held the key to freeing the Mageus from the Order’s grasp, but the danger within its pages was greater than she ever imagined.
Now the Book’s furious power lives inside Harte. If he can’t control it, it will rip apart the world to get its revenge, and it will use Esta to do it.
To bind the power, Esta and Harte must track down four elemental stones scattered across the continent. But the world outside the city is like nothing they expected. There are Mageus beyond the Brink not willing to live in the shadows—and the Order isn’t alone in its mission to crush them.
In St. Louis, the extravagant World’s Fair hides the first stone, but an old enemy is out for revenge and a new enemy is emerging. And back in New York, Viola and Jianyu must defeat a traitor in a city on the verge of chaos.
As past and future collide, time is running out to rewrite history—even for a time-traveling thief.
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The Easter Readathon is ran by Kate over at Reading Through Infinity. It takes place over the long Easter holiday weekend from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22.
You can keep track of your progress using the hashtag #EasterReadathon and by posting your TBR on your blog this week.
There are optional Reading Challenges to participate in throughout the weekend. Completing one challenge earns you an entry into her giveaway! To see all of the reading challenges and enter her giveaway, visit her blog here.
Onto my TBR pile for the weekend….
I recently started reading Red Rising, the first book of the Red Rising trilogy. For the Easter Readathon, I plan to see how far I can get into the series. I hope to finish Red Rising and start Golden Son before the end of the weekend.
Title: The Last Magician
Author: Lisa Maxwell
# of Pages: 498
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.
Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.
But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.
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An Ember in the Ashes – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
A Torch Against the Night – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Truly Devious – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (Review here)
Smoke and Iron – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
A Reaper at the Gates – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
The Poppy War – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (Review here)
Golden State – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
The Last Magician – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
March Reading Stats
Books Read this Month: 8
Young Adult: 6 / Adult: 2
3 ⭐ 1
4 ⭐ : 4
5 ⭐ : 3
Favorite Book of the Month: The Last Magician
April Reading Goals
- March was the first month that I had read one of my Book of the Month selections so I want to read two in April to catch up on that yearly goal.
- I want to make this month my best reading month so far by reading 9 books.
- As I previously said in my April TBR, I would like to read at least half of the remaining V.E. Schwab novels that I have not gotten to yet.
What was your favorite book of March?
Title: The Poppy War
Author: R.F. Kuang
# of Pages: 530
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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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