“Wicked, wicked to the core, the city will burn forevermore” – Amanda Foody, Daughter of the Burning City
Devilish complex and completely ensnaring, Amanda Foody’s debute novel, Daughter of the Burning City debuted on July 25th, 2017. With a stunning cover, an utterly original cast of characters and a cleverly weaved plot, Foody did not disappoint, and fans of the genre will find themselves more than satisfied with this addition!
Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show. But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that – illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed until one of them is murdered. Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca. Their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all her loved ones disappear.
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FairyLoot is a monthly book subscription box that specializes in Young Adult Fantasy books, based out of London, England. Recent themes include Elementalists (June 2017), Warriors and Legends (May 2017), and Dreams and Wishes (April 2017) . Every month they have a different theme and select an exciting new title with 4-6 hand selected goodies – like book inspired teas, candles, bookmarks, tote bags, and more!
So, how can you get a FairyLoot box of your own (because once you see the awesome books and all the awesome loot in them, I know you’ll want one too)? For more information, check out http://www.fairyloot.com/
And, if you decide to subscribe? Check out my FairyLoot Page for current discount codes for 3 and 6 month subscriptions!
So now, on to the exciting part – the unboxing! July 2017’s FairyLoot box was all about “Tricksters”, and it featured some truly awesome stuff! (Warning: Spoilers for box contents past this point!)
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Let me start this off by first saying – Happy 150th Birthday Canada! Today, many Canadian bookworms, such as myself, are out and about celebrating the “birth” of our home nation. So what are we celebrating up here in the Great White North, you ask? The year 2017 marks 150 years since Confederation – what many consider to be the official creation of the Dominion of Canada. And while we celebrate this milestone, it is also important to remember that for many Indigenous people (and non-Indigenous people, too), Canada exists on stolen land. While multiple First Nations have treaty agreements with Canada, others do not; there are unceded territories, and broken treaties too. It’s your birthday, Canada, so make a wish. And make it count!
So, what will I be reading this month?
Well, after a crazily busy June, I have a lot of catching up to do; I’m hoping that a more consistent work schedule will help me keep more up to date with my TBR and my blog posting schedule, but only time will tell! I am especially behind when it comes to reading books I received for my birthday! That being said, much of this list may look similar to my June TBR, but there’s some new books on here as well!
- Now I Rise by Kiersten White (June 27, 2017)
- Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh (June 13, 2017)
- Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts (May 30, 2017)
- Thief’s Cunning by Sarah Ahiers (June 13, 2017)
- Beren and Luthien by J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrated by Alan Lee and edited by Christopher Tolkien (June 1, 2017)
- Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau (June 6th, 2017)
- Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell (May 4th, 2017)
- Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody (July 25th, 2017)
- The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (July 18, 2017)
- Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (December 11th, 2012)
So, what will you be reading this month? Let me know in the comments!