Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn
I’m not sure where I got the recommendation for this book but it’s kind of your typical high fantasy story about a prince and political power and some magical people. So if that’s your thing read on!
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The Huntress by Kate Quinn
This is the same author that wrote the Alice Network which I enjoyed (although I didn’t totally love it) and this book has been getting a lot of love from people so I thought I would give it a shot.
In this book we follow three different story lines all interwoven with the story of “the Huntress” a German Nazi who (among other things) killed six children. The war is over, most people want to forget, but some people need to find and punish those who did wrong.
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The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A McKillip
This is a high fantasy novel following the life of Sybel, a wizard woman who lives alone in the mountains with the magical beasts she has called. However a child is brought to her and slowly she is brought down from her snowy isolation and involved in the lives of the kingdoms below. Continue reading “(34) The Forgotten Beasts of Eld // Bookish Blurb”
We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled by Wendy Pearlman
This is the third book I’ve read as part of the book club I’m in.
This is a nonfiction book of interviews with Syrians all about the Syrian war etc. The book is set up into eight sections following the various stages of events. Within each section are people’s stories. Each person is on their own page with a block of text of whatever they said.
I’m not sure how to explain or even describe this book. It is beautiful and it is devastating. Continue reading “(25) We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled // Bookish Blurb”
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
I really enjoyed Heart’s Blood so I thought I would try more books by the author.
This is an adult fantasy novel set in a sort of gaelic historic setting with fae folk and magic in the trees. We follow Sorcha, the seventh child and youngest in her family. When her brothers get cursed it is up to her to break the spell. Continue reading “(23) Daughter of the Forest // Bookish Blurb”
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This is a teen fantasy novel where the magical people have all lost their magic and the nonmagical people oppress them. However magic can come back if only Zeile and her friends are able to collect magical items and do this magical ceremony on a magical island. Continue reading “(83) Children of Blood and Bone // Bookish Blurb”
White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
Hana and Emi are two sisters in Korea. In 1943 Hana is taken by the Japanese army to become a “comfort woman”. In 2011, Emi is still looking for her. Continue reading “(81) White Chrysanthemum // Bookish Blurb”
Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik
This is the fifth book in the Temeraire series. I thought this was the last one but I was most wrong.
In this book Laurence and Temeraire face the consequences of their actions and fight the French and Napoleon. Continue reading “(79) Victory of Eagles //Bookish Blurb”
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
Reading Spinning Silver reminded me that Naomi Novik wrote this series as well. I remember reading it a while ago and liking it so I wanted to read it again.
Basically this series is set during the Napoleonic Wars (which I know very little about) except that there are dragons. In this book an English Naval Captain seizes a dragon egg from a French ship. The dragon hatches on his boat and bonds with him. Thus he has to give up his naval career and join the Aerial Corps where he and Temeraire (the dragon) learn to fight the war from the sky. Continue reading “(68) His Majesty’s Dragon // Bookish Blurb”
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
This book follows the story of three women in Germany following the aftermath of WWII. Marianne was told to protect the women so that’s what she tries to do but finding them is not the same thing as saving them. Continue reading “(60) The Women in the Castle // Bookish Blurb”