Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn’t like his job, and the immortal who’s still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago.
Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren’s capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can only be collected one unit at a time from individual people.
By using breath and drawing upon the color in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be accomplished. It will take considerable quantities of each to resolve all the challenges facing Vivenna and Siri, princesses of Idris; Susebron the God King; Lightsong, reluctant god of bravery, and mysterious Vasher, the Warbreaker.
I really enjoyed every bit of Warbreaker. I love politics in my fantasy, this book had great political intrigue. The plot of the story is great, two sisters who are completely different, one is being sent to marry the God King. There’s a huge plot twist which just made me love this book more. The magic system is based on colors and Biochromatic breaths.
The characters in this book so fun and great to follow. I really enjoyed Lightsong’s carefree sarcasm and nonchalant banter. I loved the way Siri held her own and became her own person being forced into a unique position. Then Vivenna after receiving duty training all her life to be a wife to the god king. There was so much character growth in this book. The character introductions were done really well. I didn’t feel as though there were a bunch of unnecessary characters. I loved how the God King was portrayed in this story as well. Instead of the usual evil king. Then Vasher and his important role that he plays, this book really just took me on a ride.
The writing kept me intrigued and wanting to keep reading. The world building, magic system and characters with the plot and everything all together this book was so good. I rated this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
I hope you all enjoyed reading my review of Warbreaker. I will post a link of my Readerly Gist below as well. Stay safe y’all and keep reading and dreaming 🌸✨🦋
“Beautiful, timely, intoxicatingly real and meticulously researched…do not sleep on this series.”
―New York Times bestselling author, Roshani Chokshi
After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government, and on the brink of war with the King of Crows. While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a startling vision of a girl, Sarah Beth Olson, who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace. Sarah Beth says she knows how to stop the King of Crows-but, she will need the Diviners’ help to do it.
Elsewhere, Jericho has returned after his escape from Jake Marlowe’s estate, where he has learned the shocking truth behind the King of Crow’s plans. Now, the Diviners must travel to Bountiful, Nebraska, in hopes of joining forces with Sarah Beth and to stop the King of Crows and his army of the dead forever. But as rumors of towns becoming ghost towns and the dead developing unprecedented powers begin to surface, all hope seems to be lost. In this sweeping finale, The Diviners will be forced to confront their greatest fears and learn to rely on one another if they hope to save the nation, and world from catastrophe…
“Unlike anything I’ve ever read, this mind-blowing series is one of my all-time favorites.”
—Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn
This is the fourth and last book in the Diviner’s series. The characters in The Diviner’s series bring me so much joy just to read. The banter, love and trust between this friend group was so great to see. Evie the main character grew so much in the series. She finally chose the man she loved and got out of that love triangle. The writing and atmosphere is amazing, it kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen.
There was a lot of character growth from all the friends in this book. Theta conquered her fear, Evie learned to be a true friend after going through a life changing situation. I love these characters so much I wish I could speak on each of them. Give details on everyone but I just want you to love these characters as much as I do Evie, Theta, Sam, Jericho, Memphis, Isaiah, Ling, Henry, Uncle Bill and Uncle Will. SN: I never remember character names but, the fact I remember everyone tells you I love this series and how attached I am to them.
The plot of trying to find and kill the King of Crows and Eye that’s controlling the dead. I just loved this series and The King of Crows was a great ending and close to the series. I definitely think this book was one of my favorites of the series. There was so much happening, my heart was ripped out and stomped on multiple times. I won’t go into spoilers but please pick this series up if you want to get attached to characters, cry your eyes out and have your heart stomped on multiple times do it. The 1920’s setting, flappers, ghosts, magic and witches you won’t regret it. I highly recommend this series if you couldn’t tell. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
I hope you enjoyed this post of my review for The King of Crows. I have also linked my gist from Readerly below if you’d like to check that out. Stay safe, keep reading and dreaming 🌸🦋✨.
There was such fear in the world. But love was everywhere if you looked. It was the best thing about humans. That they could stare into the abyss and still open up their hearts. A spit in the eye to fear.
– Sam (Before the Devil Breaks You Libba Bray)
New York City. 1927. Lights are bright. Jazz is king. Parties are wild. And the dead are coming… After battling a supernatural sleeping sickness that early claimed two of their own, the Diviners have had enough of lies. They’re more determined than ever to uncover the mystery behind their extraordinary powers, even as they face off against an all-new terror. Out on Ward’s Island, far from the city’s bustle, sits a mental hospital haunted by the lost souls of people long forgotten–ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the man in the stovepipe hat, also known as the King of Crows. With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over, and New York City on the verge of panic, the Diviners must band together and brave the sinister ghosts invading the asylum, a fight that will bring them fact-to-face with the King of Crows. But as the explosive secrets of the past come to light, loyalties and friendships will be tested, love will hang in the balance, and the Diviners will question all that they’ve ever known. All the while, malevolent forces gather from every corner in a battle for the very soul of a nation–a fight that could claim the Diviners themselves.
All the times I say, ‘Don’t see me’? With you, I wish I had an opposite power: See me. See me, Evie. See all of me. There’s a fella who loves you right here. I’m not perfect. I’m a handful. But you know what? So are you. There. Not sugarcoating it.
– Sam (Before the Devil Breaks you Libba Bray)
I really enjoyed the third installment to the Diviner’s rejoining my favorite cast of characters. One thing I can say about Libba Bray is she knows how to write a great group of characters. I love this series so much solely for the characters. My favorite characters are Theta and Memphis. Evie to me is somewhat unlikeable, I feel like she’s very selfish and continues to make the same dumb choices. Evie finds out hidden secrets about her brother James.
We find out the history of a few characters pasts and who they really are, which I loved. This book just there’s so much I want to say but it’s spoilers. I’m not going to say much more because it’s the third book also. There’s different forms of representation from LGBT+, disability, to diverse characters. I love that this story is set in the 1920’s that’s one of my favorite things about this series. If you love ghosts, magic, awesome friendships, different forms of rep and a series you’ll probably never forget. Pick this up. I rated this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
I hope you all enjoyed this review of Before the Devil Breaks you. I have also linked the gist from my Readerly if you’d like to check that out as well. Keep reading and dreaming, stay tuned for my next post coming Wednesday. 🌸✨🦋
My thoughts : I picked this in the beginning of the month via audiobook. It was a random purchase from Libro.fm. I liked the characters and enjoyed the world building. The book was enjoyable but not memorable. I know there’s another book in the series but I’m not interested in the book to continue on. I more than likely don’t see myself picking this up again. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
My thoughts : This was a Sci-fi story about an AI who loves music and a young girl who loves books but both are illegal. I really enjoyed this story and the characters. I love reading books about people who love books. I gave this a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ star rating.
My thoughts : I really enjoyed this is fantasy the world building and story of Nona a 10 year old studying to be a Nun and Assassin. The story was interesting and kept me wanting to read. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
My thoughts : I fell in LOVE with HeartStopper and Nick and Charlie. This graphic novel series is a LGTBQ+ romance about two guys who meet in school. Charlie is in a toxic relationship when him and Nick meet. They become friends and things flow from there. I binged all three volumes in one sitting at like 2:00 am and I don’t regret it. Nick and Charlie have been on my mind since and I can’t wait to pick up Vol 4. Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
My thoughts : When I read this book I decided to go the audiobook and ebook route. Which honestly was a great choice in the long run. I loved this book, the characters, world building, magic system, and dragons. What else can you ask for to make the perfect fantasy book. If you’d like to know more of my thoughts check out my review. My rating of this is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
My thoughts : This is the second installment in the Ancestor Trilogy. I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first. I started to just not really care about anything that was going on in the book. That’s not to say it wasn’t good I just think I was ready to read other things. I don’t see myself picking up the last book only because I was so uninterested in the second. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
My thoughts : Ring Shout I picked up on a whim, I had also purchased this on Libro.fm some time ago. I decided it was time to go ahead to and give it a listen especially seeing as how it was such a quick read. This is a historical fantasy with a supernatural twist. This story follows a young girls that’s fighting monsters called “Ku Kluxes”. I really enjoyed this short in captivating read. I thought it was truly interesting and a great novella. I rated it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
My thoughts : The third installment in the Diviner’s series. I loved this book just like I have the rest. The characters are amazing, the plot is great, the magic, representation, the setting. Everything to make the most amazing series. I wrote a review for this book on my blog check it out if you’d like to know more thoughts! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
My thoughts : The fourth and final installment in the Diviner’s series. I loved this book just like I have the rest. The characters are amazing, the plot is great, the magic, representation, the setting. The wrap up and conclusion was great. This book ripped my heart out ugh I was I cried, I was mad, happy probably experienced every emotional possible while reading this. The Diviner’s series will never be forgotten in my heart. I wrote a review for this book on my blog check it out if you’d like to know more thoughts! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
My thoughts : As many of you know I’m not a romance reader at all and I could care less. But this, this book right here OMG. This book was hilarious I was laughing just about half way through this book. This book follows a hate to love romance between the bridesmaid and best man. When everyone except them at the wedding has food poisoning. The bride her twin sister asks her to go on her Honeymoon instead with the Best Man whom she can’t stand. I listened to this entire book all the way through while I was working without pausing. I loved it so much, it has me curious to pick up more books from Christina Lauren. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
I hope you all enjoyed this months wrap up. I’m the comments Drop below one of your favorite five star reads from April! Stay safe and keep reading and dreaming 🌸✨🦋.
These are all the books I’m planning to read in May, I wanted to leave some space just in case I wanted to pick up something else. I hope you all enjoyed this read of my May TBR. Stay safe and keep reading and dreaming 🦋🌸✨.
“I emerged from Black Sun bleary-eyed, tongue-tied, heart-swollen. This is a brilliant world that shows the full panoply of human grace and depravity. Rebecca Roanhorse is the epic voice of our continent and time.”
-Ken Liu, award-winning author of The Grace of Kings, and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories.
A god will return When the earth and sky converge Under the black sun
In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.
Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.
Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.
“Absolutely tremendous. Roanhorse knocks it out of the park again with an epic tale about duty and destiny that will sweep readers away and broaden the horizons of an entire genre.”
-S.A. Chakraborty, nationally bestselling author of The City of Brass.
I received the ARC copy of this last year from Netgalley and never got to it. I picked up this book via audiobook a few weeks ago and haven’t able to stop thinking about it. Which is part of the reason I feel it necessary to write this review! I think if you love epic fantasy with violence, intriguing world building and interesting characters this is the book for you. There are definitely trigger warnings for this so please check them out if you feel necessary.
When I picked this book up in a few minutes of the first chapter, I was on the edge of my seat. The characters in this book are the some of the most unique I’ve ever read. Serapio is my favorite character POV as well as Xiala. I do feel as though there’s unnecessary romance created between certain characters. I don’t love romance so it’s not crucial for it to be in books I read. I felt as though the relationships were done well besides that.
I enjoyed the world building and plot of this story a lot. I found myself not wanting the book to end the closer it got to being over. After getting to know Serapio’s history and background this story had me wanting to know more. I definitely see myself rereading this book very soon. I can’t wait for the second installment to release I will be picking it up for sure. I rated Black Sun ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
Have you guys picked up Black Sun if so what did you think of it? I hope you enjoyed my review of Black Sun. I linked my Readerly Gist below as well if you want to check it out. Stay safe and Keep reading and dreaming 🌸✨🦋
“Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it.”
– Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians
Synopsis: “Kihrin grew up in the slums of Quur, a thief and a minstrel’s son raised on tales of long-lost princes and magnificent quests. When he is claimed against his will as the missing son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds himself at the mercy of his new family’s ruthless power plays and political ambitions. Practically a prisoner, Kihrin discovers that being a long-lost prince is nothing like what the storybooks promised. The storybooks have lied about a lot of other things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, and how the hero always wins. Then again, maybe he isn’t the hero after all. For Kihrin is not destined to save the world. He’s destined to destroy it.”
“It’s impossible not to be impressed with the ambition of it all . . . a larger-than-life adventure story about thieves, wizards, assassins and kings to dwell in for a good long while.”
―The New York Times
From the moment I picked up this book and started the audio I knew it would be a favorite. I truly believe that this story being written in dual perspective of Kihrin and Talon made the story so much more interesting. Following Kihrin’s story just made me want to continue reading. I had to know what was going to happen next. This book has deep family secrets, dragons, swords, and it’s a thick fantasy book. How could you not want to read it?! The writing and world building had me immersed, the entire time I was reading. I was in no rush to finish because I was genuinely enjoying it. The plot is intriguing for sure the twists and turns this book takes you through, I had to hold on too my seat. I enjoyed my time reading this book and I definitely think it’ll be going on my favorites. I rated the Ruin of Kings ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.