Waiting on Wednesday: We Hunt The Flame

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, #1)

From Goodreads:

People lived because she killed.
People died because he lived.

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. 

Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.

Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands

This sounds stunning.

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Books Left Unread #165

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

The Casquette Girls (The Casquette Girls #1)

I don’t have a good reason for not starting this one other than the length of the book. Books over 450 pages intimidate me a bit.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Aurora Rising

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)

From Goodreads:

From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure.

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.

The need for this story is STRONG.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Outrageous/Crazy/Uncharacteristic Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books

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  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…          

Outrageous/Crazy/Uncharacteristic Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books

  1. I drove four+ hours to attend a festival
  2. I left my husband at home and got a hotel room on my own so I could attend a festival
  3. I missed a family gathering
  4. I left my husband with friends and no car
  5. I carried two very large canvas bags weighing about 90lbs
  6. I’ve also carried bags that weighed 85lbs and 70lbs
  7. I’ve stopped following/lost friendships because I didn’t like how someone handled themselves when it came to new books (meaning they were rude that they got an ARC when nobody else really did). I also lost friendships (loose term) because I felt I was being used for my arcs.
  8. I’ve fibbed about how much I really spent on books
  9. I started a hidden list on Amazon for the books I’m quietly keeping an eye on
  10. I’ve ignored adult chores so I could read/listen/finish a book I was highly addicted to.

What have you done for the love of books?

Books Left Unread #164

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce

Trickster's Choice (Daughter of the Lioness, #1)

I haven’t read anything by this author before but I know there is a lot of hype around whatever she writes… maybe that is what keeps me from starting this?

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Waiting on Wednesday: Kingsbane

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Kingsbane by Claire Legrand

Kingsbane (Empirium, #2)

From Goodreads:

Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien — but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist. Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity’s long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption — fear of becoming another Rielle — keeps Eliana’s power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted — by embracing her mother’s power, or rejecting it forever.

YES – PLEASE AND THANK YOU. I cannot wait to find out what happens next!

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Books Left Unread #163

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

Rush by Eve Silver

Rush (The Game, #1)

I believe the fantasy side of this story has kept me from reading it… have you read it?

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