Goodreads Monday


Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!


32768520Author: Somaiya Daud
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Pages: 320 pages
Year of Publication: 2018
Synopsis:

In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection…because one wrong move could lead to her death.


How could anyone not intrigued by this blurb? I mean, have you read this?! It’s a SciFi/Fantasy book that I’m sure going to hype! How can I get myself an ARC of this book please?!
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What’s the next book in your TBR? Is this book in your TBR too?

Do you know someone who already write a review of this book? If you know, please comment below with their link, I’d love to check it out!

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Goodreads Monday

 


Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!


32993458Author: Madeline Miller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 352 pages
Year of Publication: 2018
Synopsis:

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power–the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.


I’ve seen so many great reviews about this book, and one of my good friend is a fan of The Song of Achilles so she pushed me to read it, but it’s somehow did’t pick my interest. But when I saw Circe and read it’s synopsis, I know I have got my hands on this one.

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What’s the next book in your TBR? Is this book in your TBR too?

Have you read this book? What do you think of it?

Do you know someone who review this book? If you know, please comment their link, I’d love to check it out!

carolina