Tattered Sundays: Bloodroot

Happy Sunday, everyone!

It has been… a while since I’ve made a post on here. University has been quite a lot and it’s pulled a lot of my focus away from books and doing things that I enjoy (such as blogging), but I’ve found some time to make a post and really wanted to take this opportunity to jump back into one of my tags! If you don’t know, Tattered Sundays is a meme focused on showcasing your damaged but beloved books! As per usual, if you’d like to take part feel free to go ahead and also tag me in your posts so I might get the chance to read them myself!

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Some of My Most Anticipated Fall Releases

Happy Sunday, everyone! How are you all?

I’ll be honest and the past week has not been the easiest. I just started uni back up again and it has honestly been… quite a lot. I’ve returned home exhausted only to get up quite early in the morning, thinking I’ll be awake enough when I come back home to work on homework only to find myself barely able to stand by the end of the day. However, some plus points of the week: I really love all of my classes, and most of them either don’t have exams or we aren’t required to buy any textbooks, which is such a relief honestly. One of my classes asks us to do a history podcast for our final project, which I am so excited for! And I’ve done most of my readings, which has allowed me to write up my Sunday post (which I was really worried that I wouldn’t be able to get to)! And so without further ado, here is the actual post!

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August Wrap-Up and an Honourable Mention

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August has come to an end, and for many of us, it is an end that signifies the return to school. Whether you’ve already started at the end of the month, or are about to start (as I am), we’ve all experienced either some type of dread or anxiety or excitement at the prospect of returning to school. While I have been rather excited for this new semester (I must say, I have picked some amazing classes this semester *hair flip*), my personal form of dread has shown itself through the amount of books I’ve read this month. Which is to say, I’ve only read half of what I read in July– and barely even that. Still, as I’ve said on my Instagram, three books is still good and I’m rather proud that I read at all, but it would’ve been nice to finish off the Summer with a bang, you know?

Anyhow, enough of me telling you all about how disappointed I am with myself and telling you all that it’s still fine, even though I’m still kind of bummed about it, and let’s just get right on into it:

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The Pride Flag Book Tag

First of all, I want to apologize for missing last week’s Sunday post. As I said in my Instagram story, I hadn’t been feeling the most creative on Sunday and, as such, knew that even attempting to write a post would mean creating content that I wasn’t proud of and that wasn’t up to par with my own expectations. Sure, I could’ve done a tag that was quick and easy (like I’m doing today), but even that seemed too much for creative-less me.

Today, however, is a different deal. I stumbled onto the Pride Flag Book Tag by Spencer @ Common Spence entirely by accident, but it was honestly the most happy accident I have ever encountered and I am so excited to embark on this, so without further ado, here it is:

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Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Title: Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis:

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

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Review: Strange the Dreamer

 

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Title: Strange the Dreamer

Author: Laini Taylor

Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis:

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.

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Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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Title: To Kill a Kingdom

Author: Alexandra Christo

Genre: Fantasy

SynopsisPrincess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

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Slytherin Book Recommendations

Hello bookworms, and happy Sunday!

Today I’ve decided to change it up from my typical Tattered Sunday and, instead, to a recommendation post. However, as it is the month that is nearly debut-ed by Harry Potter’s birthday, I’ve decided to keep into the theme of it and recommend some books for my fellow Slytherin, who are severely underappreciated.

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Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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Title: Renegades

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Synopsis:

Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies — humans with extraordinary abilities — who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone… except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice — and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

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