Review: “A Touch of Gold” by Annie Sullivan

36575823Title: A Touch of Gold

Author: Annie Sullivan

Publisher: Blink/HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Publication Date: August 14, 2018

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The story about King Midas’ golden touch was one of the most memorable stories I’ve learned when I was a child. It was a warning against greed and its consequences when you let it take over you. The end of King Midas’ story was pretty much a done deal, one where you could easily imagine him living a happy and contented life with his daughter after having learned his lesson.

Annie Sullivan, however, breaks open that ending to bring forth an entertaining expansion of the old tale in her debut novel A Touch of Gold.

King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.

Kora spends her days locked in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, trying to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers. It isn’t until a charming young duke arrives that Kora realizes there may be someone out there who doesn’t fear her or her curse. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals precious items from the kingdom, leaving the treasury depleted and King Midas vulnerable. Thanks to her unique ability to sense gold, Kora is the only one who can track the thief down. As she sails off on her quest, Kora learns that not everything is what it seems—not thieves, not pirates, and not even curses. She quickly discovers that gold—and the power it brings—is more dangerous than she’d ever believed.

Midas learned his lesson at a price. What will Kora’s journey cost?

I had a hard time deciding what I really think and feel about this book. I did like it – the thought of a book about King Midas’ daughter was an intriguing concept – but somehow it just missed the mark and settled for ‘good’ instead of ‘great.’

A Touch of Gold continues King Midas’ story, putting his daughter, Princess Kora, at the center of things in a creatively expanded world built upon the original myth. Featuring cursed royals, pirates, sirens, a quest to retrieve stolen treasures, deception and betrayal, the book is an adventurous, twisty read.

It starts out strong, opening the story with an attention-grabbing prologue. It has me eating it up. Then, the problems started to trickle in. The first half of the story moved too slowly especially for a standalone.

The story’s secondary characters, meanwhile, annoyed and bothered me. Hettie, Kora’s cousin, got on my nerves. She made getting into the already dragged out first part even harder with all her whinnying and complaining. I seriously wanted to reach into the story and hit her with a pillow (or something). The insta-love between Kora and Aris, the Duke of Wystlinos quickly made me wary, though, this one I understand for reasons I will later explain.

Still, I powered through, and was rewarded when I reached the last half.

Action-filled and twisty up to the end, the last half of this book definitely held the story’s most interesting parts. Pirates! Sea adventure! Fighting off sirens intent to drown you! Who could resist those?!? I definitely couldn’t. Even this, though I enjoyed it, is a little bit problematic. It was rushed and predictable. There were key parts that could have been explored better, like Aris’ betrayal and the immediate shift of Kora’s affection from Aris to Royce.

One thing I can’t fault this book for, though, is Kora’s character growth. Cloistered inside her father’s palace, only getting glimpses of the outside world through her books, Kora has grown full of fear and insecurity. She is scared of hurting people with her strange growing powers, scared of scaring other people away, and, most especially, she is scared of herself. Just like her father, she has let the curse define her and this is a blow to her self-worth, so when someone, a stranger practically, comes around and tells her all these nice things, she falls for it and later pays the price for her naivety.

But she admits her mistakes and, more, she learns from them. Kora starts to trust herself bit by bit as her quest to retrieve her father’s gold progressed, and by the end of the book, she willingly accepts the challenge of becoming the princess her kingdom needs her to be – a capable ruler who has her own agency.

Overall, A Touch of Gold was an interesting and enjoyable read so full of action and adventure. It just wasn’t compelling or engaging enough for me. I’d still recommend you guys give this a try especially if you’re craving for a pirate story with a bit of magic.

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Review: “See All the Stars” by Kit Frick

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Title: See All the Stars

Author: Kit Frick

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books/ Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: August 14, 2018

Rating: ⭐

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Friendship, love, betrayal and forgiveness take center stage in Kit Frick’s debut See All the Stars.

It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself.

THEN They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system.

NOW Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.

THEN Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love.

NOW Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere.

The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself.

Trigger Warning: Alcohol & drug abuse / Grief / Depression

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one unpopular to most readers who have already finished and gave this book glowing reviews.

This is a story that has friendships at its heart. Narrated by Ellory Holland, the story jumps back and forth in alternating chapters between “Then” where the four girls – Ellory, Ret, Jenni and Bex appeared solid and inseparable, and “Now” where the group has fallen apart and each girl has gone her own way. It is immediately clear that something has happened, and it is this – the finding out of what happened in the past – which forms the backbone of this story.

Now, this is nothing new. I’ve read a whole lot of books that use this story device. Half the time it works and gives readers a clearer picture so that they can imagine the story better. Unfortunately, for See All the Stars, it goes the other way.

At first, the “then” and “now” format created mystery and I willingly dived into the story eager to untangle the clues Ellory lets slip and discover what really went down between her and her friends, and her and Matthias. But overtime things got repetitive and it dragged the story out that by the time I got to the big reveal the only thing I felt was relief that I was finally about to finish the book.
The plot twists were also pretty much predictable. I figured out one of the plot twists early on (If your boyfriend keeps on deflecting, girl, he’s doing something behind your back and is about to break your heart) and suspected the other one (When only one character speaks and interacts with another character, it’s usually suspect. Clue: “We Were Liars”). I usually don’t mind, but those combined with the dragged-out story, totally didn’t mix well for me.

The characters and portrayal of toxic friendships were, overall, okay. However, I didn’t find any of them compelling enough. They were, and this is harsh but totally my opinion and you don’t have to agree with me, forgettable.

Sadly, See All the Stars just didn’t work for me. The writing was good but even this couldn’t save this book from its fatal flaws. I’m sure many other readers will like this book, hell, even love it, but this girl will stick to re-reading We Were Liars instead.

First Line Fridays: “In Another Time” by Caroline Leech

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It’s been quite a week for me reading-wise. I was able to finish two books in the last week only to be held back by my current read. Needless to say, it didn’t work for me. I’m still going to finish it – I have roughly 40-45 minute left – but with the way it dragged, my rating is bound to be not good. I’m gearing up for my next two books though. I have Darius the Great is Not Okay and this book that I’m going to feature today for FLF.

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WOMEN’S TIMBER CORPS TRAINING CENTER,  SHANFORD LODGE, BRECHIN, ANGUS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1942

Maisie’s shoulders were on fire, her palms were torn, and her ax handle was smeared with blister pus and blood. Again.

 

 

 

 

In Another Time is the second book from author Caroline Leech. It’s a YA historical romance set during WWII in the Scottish Highlands. I enjoyed her first book so I’m pretty excited for this new one.

In Another Time releases August 28.

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: “Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen” by Sarah Bird

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted Tressa at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted Jill at Breaking the Spine.


We’re halfway through August, can you believe that? Wow! I’m almost done with my August reads and am now planning for September. This book, which I will be featuring today here for CWW, ranks pretty high on my priority list because I just can’t read enough historical novels.

37638135The compelling, hidden story of Cathy Williams, a former slave and the only woman to ever serve the legendary Buffalo Soldiers.

“Here’s the first thing you need to know about Miss Cathy Williams: I am the daughter of a daughter of queen and my mama never let me forget it.”

Though born into bondage on a “miserable tobacco farm” in Little Dixie, Missouri, Cathy Williams was never allowed to consider herself a slave. According to her mother, she was a captive, destine by her noble warrior blood to escape the enemy. Her means of deliverance is Union general Phillip Henry “Smash ’em Up” Sheridan, the outcast of West Point who takes the rawboned, prideful young woman into service. At war’s end, having tasted freedom, Cathy refuses to return to servitude and makes the monumental decision to disguise herself as a man and join the Army’s legendary Buffalo Soldiers.

Alone now in the ultimate man’s world, Cathy must fight not only for her survival and freedom, but she also vows to never give up on finding her mother, her little sister, and the love of the only man strong enough to win her heart. Inspired by the stunning, true story of Private Williams, this American heroine comes to vivid life in sweeping and magnificent tale about one woman’s fight for freedom, respect and independence.

I’ve always been a history geek and my love for history extends itself to fiction, which is why historical novels have a special place in my reader heart. I’m especially excited to read this one because there aren’t much stuff written about Cathay Williams and I think her story must be told even if it is through fiction. Imagine posing as a man to fight a war for your own freedom and independence.
Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen comes out September 4. Meanwhile, you can already pre-order it: Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Books-a-Million // IndieBound // Powells

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About the Author:
SARAH BIRD’s previous novel, Above the East China Sea, was long-listed for the Dublin International Literary Award. Sarah has been selected for the Meryl Streep Screenwriting Lab, the B&N Discover Great Writers program, NPR’s Moth Radio series, the Texas Literary Hall of Fame, and New York Libraries Books to Remember list. She first heard Cathy Williams’ story in the late seventies while researching African-American rodeos.

The Blogger Aesthetic Tag (aka “The Rachel Tries to be Artsy” Post)

Blogger Aesthetic Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Sara of The Bibliophagist a couple of weeks ago. (Thanks Sara! 😊😊😊) You can check out her own cool blogger aesthetics here.

I really don’t consider myself artsy. The drawing gene skipped me and went straight to my sisters – the one born after me and our youngest – so , this is something I don’t usually do. I tried, though. 😅😅😅 (Thank God for online collage makers.!)


The Rules

  1. Collect any number of images that you feel represent you as a person—your personality, aspirations, favorite things, anything at all that makes you you.
  2. Put your chosen images together into a collage of whatever size and shape you find pleasing.
  3. Share your masterpiece with everyone, in all the places.
  4. Maybe nominate other bloggers as a way to tell them, “Hey, you, I think you’re awesome, and we should celebrate that awesomeness.”

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Beach // Whether it be to swim, surf or just plain lounge around with a book in my hands, a cool drink on my side and my feet on warm sand, I love being in the beach, and I consider myself especially lucky being from the Philippines. My country has some of the most beautiful beaches, and all I have to do is get in my car and drive to them. (Well, that and maybe make hotel reservations because I wouldn’t want to sleep in my car.)

This beach photo is actually my own. I took it a couple of years ago when I and three other of my friends went to Baler, Aurora for the summer. Baler is known mostly as a surf spot, but if you’re willing to drive a bit farther, about an hour and a half or two tops, you can easily reach the town of Dipaculao. They have this long stretch of white sand beach, mostly undiscovered by tourist. It was just so quiet there. I intend to go back one of these days.

Coffee // I’m not a morning person but I prefer starting my day early so I require coffee first thing to start me up, you know, to magically turn me human. Without it, you’ll only get a grumpy vessel of me.

Music // Music comes pretty high up my list of things I love. Be it pop, rock, country or r&b, name it and I’ll listen to it as long as it’s good. (An aside, the way the girl is dressed in the photo, sneakers and jeans, that’s also my style. I’m more of a comfort over style girl and sneakers are definitely comfortable.)

Books // Of course books are part of my aesthetic. I have this blog about books, right? 🤣 I dedicate an unbelievable amount of time either writing, talking, reading or thinking about books. (Stares at bookshelves, at books stacked near bookshelves.)

Writing // I don’t know when writing started being something fun to do. I remember joining slogan-making and poetry contests in grade school, and, in high school, I joined the school newspaper where I wrote features. Then in college, I joined the university newspaper where I covered and wrote sports news. These days though I’m mostly writing, well, for this blog, dabble in fanfic here and there, and plot out stories I would love to write once I have enough of it – details, history, etc.

Dogs // I ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ dogs!!! I’ve had dogs for as long as I can remember. Right now, we have 5 dogs who are all sweet (and mischievous) and loving.


I’m tagging: Amy 🍂 Jennifer 🍂 Bibi 🍂 Shelea and anyone else who feels like doing this tag 😊 It’s okay if you don’t do this, no pressure. This is totally for fun.

First Line Fridays: “Conspiracy in Death” by J.D. Robb

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Hey there! Look at that, it’s Friday already! Yay for all of us!

I’ve been feeling a bit saturated right now, reading multiple books at the same time can do that to you. I usually can keep up with no issue whatsoever, but I think it’s because I’m not really feeling one of the books I’m reading??? I’m powering though it, same thing I did with a book I recently finished (which hid all the gems in its last part so it was worth it), but I just got tired and decided to put it down for now and give it another go later.

Anyway, I needed something to lift up my mood, and what do I do? Yeah, pick up another book, and today, let me just share the first couple of lines of it with you guys.

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In my hands is power. The power to heal or to destroy. To grant life ot to cause death. I revere this gift, have honed it over time to an art as magnificent and awesome as any painting in the Louvre.

I am art, I am science. In all the ways that matter, I am God.

 

 

 

 

A friend of mine introduced the In Death series to me sometime in the last months of 2016. I was on a reading rut and none of the books I tried to read managed to bring me out of my funk, so she recommended this series knowing that I love police procedurals and romance. I never looked back.

Conspiracy in Death is one of my favorite installment in J.D. Robb’s long-running In Death series. Eve has always been a strong character, but she was really put through the wringer in this one and I just loved how Roarke and the rest of their friends closed ranks around her.

I really recommend this series to everyone, so I hope you enjoyed the line from one of its books.

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: “Darius the Great is Not Okay” by Adib Khorram

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted Tressa at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted Jill at Breaking the Spine.


This is going to be a quick one because I have to hurry to work. Nope, not running late but I just always make it a point to be at the clinic at least 15 minutes earlier before my shift that way shift change endorsements are done just before my colleague’s shift ends. Traffic’s always mad crazy in the city and I want her to go home earlier, or at least clock out on time. It’s a little favor we all do for one another at work, and trust me, it makes working a very stressful job a wee bit easier.

Anyway, back to the topic of books. I’m currently reading this week’s CWW pick alongside Annie Sullivan’s A Touch of Gold, and I got to say I’m enjoying the first few chapters of it I already finished.

37506437Darius doesn’t think he’ll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.

Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s about to take his first-ever trip to Iran, and it’s pretty overwhelming–especially when he’s also dealing with clinical depression, a disapproving dad, and a chronically anemic social life. In Iran, he gets to know his ailing but still formidable grandfather, his loving grandmother, and the rest of his mom’s family for the first time. And he meets Sohrab, the boy next door who changes everything.

Sohrab makes sure people speak English so Darius can understand what’s going on. He gets Darius an Iranian National Football Team jersey that makes him feel like a True Persian for the first time. And he understand that sometimes, best friends don’t have to talk. Darius has never had a true friend before, but now he’s spending his days with Sohrab playing soccer, eating rosewater ice cream, and sitting together for hours in their special place, a rooftop overlooking the Yazdi skyline.

Sohrab calls him Darioush–the original Persian version of his name–and Darius has never felt more like himself than he does now that he’s Darioush to Sohrab. When it’s time to go home to America, he’ll have to find a way to be Darioush on his own.

Darius the Great is Not Okay has been a funny read so far. I love Darius’ wit and sarcasm, and can’t wait to get to know his character more. This one is releasing at the end of this month, August 28, but I’ll try to write up a review for it once I finish it. Maybe this weekend? Not sure, but at the pace I’m going, I think I’m all good.

That’s it for me today. I hope all of you are doing fine this mid-week.

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Review: “The Masterpiece” by Fiona Davis

37504654Title: The Masterpiece

Author: Fiona Davis

Publisher: Dutton Books / Penguin Publishing Group

Publication Date: August 7, 2018

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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(Digital ARC graciously provided by Penguin Publishing Group via their First to Read program)

 

New York’s Grand Central Terminal provides common ground for two women in Fiona Davis’ latest historical.

For the nearly nine million people who live in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different.

For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future, which she is certain will shine as brightly as the constellations on the main concourse ceiling. It is 1928, and twenty-five-year-old Clara is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art. A talented illustrator, she has dreams of creating cover art for Vogue, but not even the prestige of the school can override the public’s disdain for a “woman artist.” Brash, fiery, confident, and single-minded–even while juggling the affections of two men, a wealthy would-be poet and a brilliant experimental painter–Clara is determined to achieve every creative success. But she and her bohemian friends have no idea that they’ll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression, an insatiable monster with the power to destroy the entire art scene. And even poverty and hunger will do little to prepare Clara for the greater tragedy yet to come.

Nearly fifty years later, in 1974, the terminal has declined almost as sharply as Virginia Clay’s life. Full of grime and danger, from the smoke-blackened ceiling to the pickpockets and drug dealers who roam the floor, Grand Central is at the center of a fierce lawsuit: Is the once-grand building a landmark to be preserved, or a cancer to be demolished? For Virginia, it is simply her last resort. Recently divorced, she has just accepted a job in the information booth in order to support herself and her college-age daughter, Ruby. But when Virginia stumbles upon an abandoned art school within the terminal and discovers a striking watercolor hidden under the dust, her eyes are opened to the elegance beneath the decay. She embarks on a quest to find the artist of the unsigned masterpiece–an impassioned chase that draws Virginia not only into the battle to save Grand Central but deep into the mystery of Clara Darden, the famed 1920s illustrator who disappeared from history in 1931.

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Fiona Davis has long been on my long TBR list since her first book, The Dollhouse, was released in 2016. I don’t know why, but for some reason I’ve never read any of her books so, when I saw that this one was up for request on Penguin’s First to Read, I grabbed my chance to change that.

And boy, it had me asking why I waited so long.

Going back and forth in time between late 1920s and mid-70s, The Masterpiece is told from the point of view of two women – Clara Darden and Virginia Clay. Together, these two very different but resilient women tell a stunning and engaging story with art and tragedy at its heart and New York’s Grand Central Terminal in the backdrop.

I absolutely loved this story. It had everything I was looking for in a historical fiction – romance, mystery, and whole load of well-researched historical background.

While both women’s stories were interesting, I was more drawn to Clara Darden. She is brash, unapologetically ambitious, talented and confident, and I loved her for all those characteristics. Her story is more about her fight for recognition as a female artist in a world dominated by men. She also adds a little romance into the story as she draws the attention of two wildly opposing men – wealthy, budding poet Oliver Smith and passionate, temperamental but talented painter Levon Zakarian. These two men would influence Clara’s story, helping her reach her dream of drawing cover illustrations for Vogue and challenging her to step out of her comfort zone to create what is to be her masterpiece, The Siren.  This work, thought to be destroyed in a tragic train crash serves as a tie to Virginia’s story.

I loved how Clara and Virginia connected. They are both different and similar both of the same time. Virginia’s challenges may have been different from Clara’s but both women faced them with incredible tenacity and toughness, and I think the latter saw this as well nearing the end of the book. I’m sure she saw a bit of her younger herself in Virginia, and I think this is why she still kept on talking to the younger woman even though her tendency towards insistence and naivety initially annoyed her.

Meanwhile, for Virginia who is still struggling with her mastectomy and recent divorce, the solving The Siren’s mystery  and helping save Grand Central from demolition gave her a new sense of direction. She’s bulheaded in her own way, never stopping her search even when blocks are thrown her way. It’s sublime but it takes a certain amount of strength to push through all those challenges especially after what Virginia has already been through, and this, for me, is what makes her character so relatable and likable.

The dual perspective and the time-jumping were seamless. And, for a historical fiction, this one was actually pretty fast-paced, which was a nice surprise for me. The bits of Grand Central history weaved into the narrative were fascinating, adding more color and richness to Clara’s and Virginia’s stories.

I definitely and insistently recommend The Masterpiece to everyone and anyone who loves historical fiction. I cannot rave about this book enough. It was just that good!

Music Mondays: “Paris” by Chicosci

Music Mondays

Music Mondays is a book meme where you share a song you really like. It is hosted by The Tattoed Book Geek.


I listen to a whole lot of types of music. Doesn’t matter if it’s pop, rock, alternative, country or R&B, as long as it’s good and I like it, I’ll listen to it. Back in high school though, I mainly listened to just rock (mostly emo-screamo rock). I don’t why exactly but I theorize (Wow, theorize? Really Rach?!?) it’s part of me trying to get to know myself more – trying to find out what things I like and what I don’t? Kind of like that.

Anyway, today’s Music Monday is a little bit of a throwback to that time. Here’s Paris by Chicosci.

The band is not as active in the music scene as they used to when I was in high school and college, but I still listen to this song. It’s a good one when I need some picker-upper or whenever I’m in the mood for something with a lot of drums, and this song certainly has that.

I have some things lined up for the blog this week, my limited time permitting. My review of Fiona Davis’ The Masterpiece is set to be posted tomorrow. I might have another review of a backread I recently finish late last week. Right now though, I’m kind of trying to finish Adib Khorram’s Darius the Great is Not Okay. I didn’t notice that my copy is about to expire (I only have 7 days left) and now I’m rushing to finish it. I’m positive I’ll finish it before it expires though so I’m still good.

I hope this week plays out well for all of us. It’s August’s first full week and from here on out, days will fly by all of us. I’m really excited for December!

Alright, that’s it for me today. Ta-ta!

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First Line Fridays: “Carve the Mark” by Veronica Roth

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Friday! At last!

The week has mostly been uneventful for me. It was very routinary – home, work then home again – but I welcome it especially after the craziness of July. I was able to finally get back to reading and am finally almost finished with Fiona Davis’ The Masterpiece, which I will try to review this Sunday if things go as planned. So today, for FLF, I picked one of the books on my TBR.

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Hushflowers always bloomed when the night was longest. The whole city celebrated the day the bundle of petals peeled apart into rich red – partly because the hushflowers were their nation’s lifeblood, and partly, Akos thought, to keep them all from going crazy in the cold.

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve had Carve the Mark for over a year now but I admit I waited for The Fates Divide to be released this year before putting it on my to-read schedule. I’m saving both books for my short holiday in December though so I can’t really tell you anything much about it aside from it being written in third person POV, which was kind of a surprise for me since the whole Divergent series (which I loved, except Allegiant for reasons I discussed in my review of the book way back 2013) were written in first person POV.

How about you guys, what are you reading today?

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