Yup! I’m still alive. I’ve been inactive for like ages due to work but as we all know, you can’t just leave something you are passionate about, right?
Well, hey it’s Monday again. I know most of you hate this day because for most of you, it means early morning routine (again…), traffic jam, and work. So, to save us from this desperation we need something wonderful to look forward too and for people who usually keep their nose in front of a book, what are you reading today or plan to read this week?
Looking back, I was planning to read and review Uprooted by Naomi Novik and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas but I ended up reading it only. Maybe, I can leave a review for both this month if my schedule permits me to do so.
I was really captivated by Uprooted. I loved it so much that I gave it 5 stars! The plot and world building are an absolute A+. I’m an avid fan of magical stories and Uprooted did bring out a very colorful world to my imagination. I bought this book because I fell in love with the cover and luckily the story did not disappoint!
While I did not like the last few chapters of A Court of Thorns and Roses, this book still leaves me wanting for more. The love story between Feyre and Tamlin’s is spellbinding. It’s somewhat a mixture of both “The Beauty and the Beast” and the myth of Persephone but with a badass protagonist. I can’t wait to discover more of Feyre’s adventure now that… (spoiler)
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
That’s my It’s Monday! What are you reading? for this week.
Last month, I borrowed the whole collection of Rick Riordan’sbooks from my best friend who was happy to lend it to me just to share the fandom and for someone to squeeeee with as the series continues to pile up.
Just look at these and imagine all of these books for me to read to my heart’s content! ( Percy Jackon’s Series were not included in the image.) Amazeballs! I’m super lucky. <3
Anyway, you might ask why I haven’t read both series before. This is because I’ve watched the movie adaptation first and I didn’t like it that much. I know I shouldn’t judge, but first impression last. Hopefully, now that I have the books, I’m very much willing to be rescued from despair, I’m willing to give them all a chance. After all, I’m a mythology freak.
I’m finishing off the book called Unlocked by Margo Kelly, which is scheduled for my review this coming Tuesday ( OMG! That’s tomorrow.) *sigh* I’ve got too much work piling up and I’ve been neglecting everything on my calendar.
I’ve been wanting to start reading The Raven Cycle series, but it isn’t available in any nearby bookstores. Maybe, I’ll order it online via The Book Depository. But I’m still waiting for the Uprooted book I ordered last July 11. It is my first transaction with them, and I’m really excited to have the book. It’s one of the #buymecover books. I’ll be posting my Book Depository experience here soon, so better watch out.
For this week’s read and “It’s Monday! What are you reading?”. I’m starting off with Percy Jackon and The Lightning Thief. I’ve read twenty percent of the book and thank goodness I’m already loving it. No wonder why you guys are all addicted to Rick Riordan’s novel.
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper.
And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe.
She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.
Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.
The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.
But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.
That’s my It’s Monday! What are you reading? for this week, I know I’ve got a long way to go with the Rick Riordan‘s book, but I really hope to finish it soon along with my other TBRs.