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Tue September 19th- TTT: Ten books on my autumn TBR
Thu September 21st- Cold Magic – Kate Elliott
Fri 22nd September- Switched- Amanda Hocking
Sat 23rd September- Cover Reveal- Sleeping Dragons series by Ophelia Bell
My life/ books I’ve finished
I’ve spent nearly all my free time last week obsessing over new books, and since it was my birthday on Tuesday (received a large chocolate cake, new MP3 player, bottled cocktail mix, how I love cocktails, and a £50 Amazon voucher since I don’t make a big fuss over my birthdays) I’ve been looking at a lot of other books my library can’t get in that I’d like to buy. But other than that I’ve been to college as usual and going out around my local area with my new support worker.
Today my dad and I went for a walk around Betws Y Coed and Penmachno and while the walk was long and extremely enjoyable, the weather wasn’t great as it kept raining and the view points were obscured by a lot of mist..
Yay! An African inspired fantasy, I’ve said before how much I love culturally inspired novels especially those with magical elements.
For hundreds of years the Guardians have ruled the world of the Hundred, but these powerful gods no longer exert their will on the world. Only the reeves are loosing their authority, for there is a dark shadow across the land that not even they can stop.
I’ve read in other reviews that this book is Asian inspired but I mostly want to read this because I love this authors other books.
She annihilates standardized tests and the bad guys.
Genie Lo is one among droves of Ivy-hopeful overachievers in her sleepy Bay Area suburb. You know, the type who wins. When she’s not crushing it at volleyball or hitting the books, Genie is typically working on how to crack the elusive Harvard entry code.
But when her hometown comes under siege from hellspawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are dramatically rearranged. Enter Quentin Sun, a mysterious new kid in class who becomes Genie’s self-appointed guide to battling demons. While Genie knows Quentin only as an attractive transfer student with an oddly formal command of the English language, in another reality he is Sun Wukong, the mythological Monkey King incarnate—right down to the furry tale and penchant for peaches.
Suddenly, acing the SATs is the least of Genie’s worries. The fates of her friends, family, and the entire Bay Area all depend on her summoning an inner power that Quentin assures her is strong enough to level the very gates of Heaven. But every second Genie spends tapping into the secret of her true nature is a second in which the lives of her loved ones hang in the balance.
Chinese mythology? *squeals in delight*
Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty—an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and One Thousand and One Nights, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts
Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.
But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass–a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.
In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.
After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for . . .
This is one book I am going to get my hands on whether I get approved for an arc or not. Everything and I mean everything in this book is calling my name 😛 😉