I was supposed to put this post up, yesterday, but my WiFi just had go on a strike at just the right moment! Honestly, its like it hates me (on second thoughts, nope, I am way too adorable :P)
Getting back on the topic! MY December started off a little slow but ended with a bang! How, you may ask? Well with a book delivery of course 😉
All three pretty books, don’t you think? Not that the covers were the only reason for me to get them (yes yes I am a cover snob) but all three had such interesting blurbs!
The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up—which comes with the territory when you’re the human daughter of the ancient Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris. Isadora is tired of living with crazy relatives who think she’s only worthy of a passing glance—so when she gets the chance to move to California with her brother, she jumps on it. But her new life comes with plenty of its own dramatic—and dangerous—complications . . . and Isadora quickly learns there’s no such thing as a clean break from family.
I am in love with mythology. Any kind. Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Indian, etc. I have always believed that mythology was the perfect way of starting to understand any new culture (but I do blame Uncle Rick, for my obsession with mythology in fiction) (well, nope, Not really :D). So when I read the blurb for this book, I just had to get it. Kiersten White is a new author for me. I haven’t read the Paranormalcy series yet, though it is on my iBooks and my TBR List.
So this will be current read and hopefully, unless adult things get in the way, I will be done with this book, by this weekend. I can’t wait to get into the the author’s own version of the Egyptian Myths in this book ❤
These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman
It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.
Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?
Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.
Science Fiction is another genre that I love, because it shows that there no bounds as to what a human can imagine and where the human race can go, if they put their hearts to it. (Also, I saw Interstellar and now I wish to devour books about travelling in space).
The second book for this series, This Shattered World is suuposed to be released this month!! Yes, this month!! And the cover is honestly just as pretty this one, along with the blurb. I honestly love the idea of enemies on two different sides falling in love! So, I am gonna start TBS, only when it is released because I am very impatient when it comes to waiting for the next book (be honest, so are you all!)
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.
Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.
Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence… and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.
I have to be honest, I love this different, crueler version of royalty the author seems to depict. And the illicit relationships, oooh I love the forbidden passionate relationships between characters! It really does seem to build their relationships in a way that no other obstructions can (Oops, I am a closet romantic *giggles*).
I can’t wait to dive into these books.. My TBR pile just seems to grow and grow and the time doesn’t seem to extend any extra, sadly enough!
You should go check out my Booksoulmate’s Blog! She is my British Book Twin and is absolutely amazing ❤ ❤ My BookSoulMate
Another Side Note:
Expect a lot more posts today, well because my WiFi went down yesterday!