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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Books, Books, Books!

Feeling the urge to publish a blog post, I thought I might write a wee page on the books I've recently read, the book I'm currently reading, and the books I plan to read, soon. :)


Recent Reads
(...a.k.a. books I still need to write the reviews for)

1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

The tale of a dystopian society that burns books in order to keep citizens from gaining knowledge.

Protagonist: Guy Montag

Antagonist(s): society

My rating: one star

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2. Cold Iron by Sophie Masson.

A Cinderella story of sorts, telling of a young servant, a lame goatherd, and their quest in restoring an abandoned princess's power.

Protagonist: Malkin

Antagonist(s): the Duke of Fisher Forest & Oscuro the magician

My rating: three stars

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Current Reads

Clementine by Sophie Masson.

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Description (from Goodreads):

Aurora the daughter of a lord, and Clementine a servant's child, are blessed with gifts by the fairy Woodland Ladies at their joint christening. Then the vicious oldest Lady prophecies that at the age of sixteen, Clementine will betray Aurora to death.


Books to Read

1. Carabas by Sophie Masson.

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Description (from Goodreads):

When the people of a small village discover the miraculous powers of a young woman they know as Catou, they decide to execute her. Only the miller's son, Fredrick, defends her, and the two are forced to leave their village and seek refuge at the king's court -- a journey filled with danger and discovery.

2. The Beast Within by Serena Valentino.

Description (from Goodreads):

A cursed prince sits alone in a secluded castle. Few have seen him, but those who claim they have say his hair is wild and nails are sharp -- like a beast's! But how did this prince, once jovial and beloved by the people, come to be a reclusive and bitter monster? And is it possible that he can ever find true love and break the curse that has been placed upon him?

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3. Dauntless by Dina L. Sleiman.

Description (from Goodreads):

Though once a baron's daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village. Dubbed the "Ghosts of Farthingale Forest", her band of followers soon become the enemies of the throne when the hijack ill-gotten gold meant for the king.

Timothy Grey, ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, longs to perform some feat so legendary that he will rise from obscurity and earn a title of his own. When the Ghosts of Farthingale Forest are spotted in Wyndeshire, where he serves as assistant to the local earl, he might have found his chance. But when he comes face-to-face with the leader of the thieves, will he choose fame... or love?

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I am so thrilled to soon be reading these fantastical tales! What are you reading, right now? What books do you plan to read, soon? :)

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