I’ve been wanting to join a readathon this month and while browsing the Epic Reads facebook group, I discovered that there is one this very weekend! Imagine my luck! The Express Lane Readathon is hosted/created by Sarah @ Travel Through Fiction. It goes from May 8th-10th and you can read whatever you want during this, the object is just to read as much as you can. I have only read 6 books so far this year, so I’m really trying to up my reading this month now that I’m feeling better than I have all year. (I wish I were exaggerating.)
The TBR List this Weekend
There are a couple of books I definitely want to get through this week but I’m going to just go easy on myself and keep this readathon’s TBR pretty short.
Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who–and what–he’s become.
As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. They’re pieces on a board, being orchestrated by someone… or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer.
I only have about 200 pages left of this book so I’m hoping to get it finish right away. I am LOVING it so much. If you haven’t read the first book, Wicked Saints, then you definitely should because Ruthless Gods is so much better.
Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom’s borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution–send in Guinevere to be Arthur’s wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king’s idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere’s real name–and her true identity–is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot.
To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old–including Arthur’s own family–demand things continue as they have been, and the new–those drawn by the dream of Camelot–fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. Arthur’s knights believe they are strong enough to face any threat, but Guinevere knows it will take more than swords to keep Camelot free.
Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself?
I am about 200 pages into this book and I am really enjoying it. It’s such an easy book to fall right into and I find Camelot oddly soothing considering everything that is going on in the book. It feels like a magical escape. I have about 150 pages left of this book so I should be able to easily finish it during the readathon. This is a book I have been wanting to finish for quite a while so I’m excited to FINALLY be getting around to it!
Liv Fleming’s father went missing more than two years ago, not long after he claimed to have been abducted by aliens. Liv has long accepted that he’s dead, though that doesn’t mean she has given up their traditions. Every Sunday, she and her lifelong friend Doug Monk trudge through the woods to check the traps Lee left behind, traps he set to catch the aliens he so desperately believed were after him.
But Liv is done with childhood fantasies. Done pretending she believes her father’s absurd theories. Done going through the motions for Doug’s sake. However, on the very day she chooses to destroy the traps, she discovers in one of them a creature so inhuman it can only be one thing. In that moment, she’s faced with a painful realization: her dad was telling the truth. And no one believed him.
Now, she and Doug have a choice to make. They can turn the alien over to the authorities…or they can take matters into their own hands.
This book sounds so damn good. Thanks to Scribd, I started listening to it this week and I am hooked even though I have barely listened to any of it. Although to be real, I was hooked on this book the second I learned what it’s about! I honestly won’t be surprised if this turns out to be a book that I just HAVE to have a physical copy of – not to mention, that cover is AMAZING.