Weekly Reading List #49


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend. For me, this weekend has been spent at the Annual South Florida Supercon! Woo! It was tons of fun, as always. And if any of you were there you know how much fun it was. Anyway, it’s been a pretty busy past few weeks which is why I’m a little slow on the reading here, but here’s what I’ve got coming up. And as you can imagine, I didn’t have a ton of time to read this weekend. I’m almost done with Dog with a Bone, just got 2 chapters left and I’m enjoying it, needs a little more structure to it, but overall, I’m liking it. Check out the other books and she if they catch your fancy. Happy Fourth of July!

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1. Dog with a Bone (Black Dog #1)

By Hailey Edwards

“Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie.

Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens her eyes to the fact sometimes fae need protection too, and that sometimes humans are the real monsters.”

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2. Firstlife (Everlife #1)

By Gena Showalter

“ONE CHOICE.
TWO REALMS.
NO SECOND CHANCE.

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…”

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3. The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria #1)

By Anthony Ryan

“The Waking Fire is set in a vibrant new world where the blood of drakes—creatures similar to dragons—is valued beyond reckoning, and can be distilled into elixirs that grant fearsome powers to those who are “blood-blessed.” The novel follows an unregistered blood-blessed as he searches for an elusive variety of drake so potent, its capture would mean unrivalled riches; the second in command of a blood-burning ironclad ship; and a young woman in a lifelong contract to a trading syndicate, whose espionage mission places her on the front lines of a newly declared war. As empires clash and arcane mysteries reveal themselves, these characters are tested again and again and soon discover that the fate of the world rests on their shoulders.

The Draconis Memoria is a remarkable new epic fantasy series with steampunk flavor, full of the phenomenal worldbuilding and non-stop action that have gained Anthony Ryan a global fan base.”

*as always, all synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads.

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