top ten tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Book Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Fictional Crushes. I decided to change the topic to favourite book characters. We all have favourite fictional characters and these are just some of my long list of favourite book characters that I absolutely love reading about and am emotionally invested in.

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Bryce (House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas)
Malik (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown)
Zylas (The Guild Codex: Demonized by Annette Marie)

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Celaena (Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas)
Murderbot (The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells)
Izzy (The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven)

What book characters do you love?

book tag

The Life’s A Beach Book Tag

I was tagged to do the ‘Life’s A Beach’ Book Tag by Mermaid Reads and it was originally created by Lefty Reads. I love how summery the questions are for this tag and I liked answering all the questions. Let’s get on to it!

QUESTIONS:

The Sand – A book that stuck with you long after you finished reading it

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The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu – I loved this book and I love how Marie Lu writes this story that discusses the limitations placed on women’s lives in the past by telling the story of Nannerl (Mozart’s sister) who had the same dreams as Mozart but wasn’t allowed to pursue them because of her gender. This is such a heart wrenching, thought provoking book and I loved it.

The Sun – A book that burned you

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green – I heard so many good things about this book so I was excited to read it but I ended up not liking it.

The Waves – A book that calms you down after a long day

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Urban fantasy/paranormal is my favourite genre so books from that genre are my go-to for when I need to be calm. The Guild Codex series by Annette Marie is one of my recent favourites in this genre.

The Bathing Suit – A book with a pretty, summery cover

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Under A Dancing Star by Laura Wood – This book is even prettier in real life because it has gold foiling on it.

The Birds – A book that is everywhere

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A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson – This book is on my tbr and since I’ve put it on there I’ve been seeing it everywhere and everyone who has read it seems love it so I hope I do too.

The Company – A book with wonderful characters

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The Diviners by Libba Bray – I love the characters within this series and I liked how each character was fully fleshed out and given their own back story. I also loved when they came together as well.

The Ice-Cold Drinks – A book you absolutely gulped down

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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown – I was so surprised at how fast I read this book, I just wanted to keep reading.

The Fun Memories – A book you can’t wait to return to

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A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood – I’ve been wanting to reread this book recently so I think I’ll be rereading this soon, it’s a great summer book so I hope to reread it before summer ends.

Have you read any of these books? What would be some of your answers to these questions?

book review

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #1) by Roseanne A. Brown

a song of wraiths and ruinBook: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
Series: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #1
Author: Roseanne A. Brown
Genre: YA fantasy

For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts his younger sister, Nadia, as payment to enter the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s freedom.

But Karina has deadly aspirations of her own. Her mother, the Sultana, has been assassinated; her court threatens mutiny; and Solstasia looms like a knife over her neck. Grief-stricken, Karina decides to resurrect her mother through ancient magic . . . requiring the beating heart of a king. And she knows just how to obtain one: by offering her hand in marriage to the victor of the Solstasia competition.

When Malik rigs his way into the contest, they are set on a heart-pounding course to destroy each other. But as attraction flares between them and ancient evils stir, will they be able to see their tasks to the death?

My Rating: 5 STARS

My Review:

I loved this book, it immediately sucked me in and I read it so quickly. I read this in almost one sitting, the plot was so intriguing and so many things were happening that I just couldn’t stop reading.

It’s told from dual pov and I loved reading about Malik. The story opens up with him and I really liked reading about him and his sisters trying to take care of each other. Malik has panic attacks and is very anxious all the time and I really liked how that was included in this book and how is was described throughout the story, especially in a fantasy setting.

Karina is a hard character to like, from the beginning she dismisses her friends/advisors and lashed out a few times at them but I still thought her storyline was interesting and I was very intrigued by what her choices would be.

The story was really captivating, I loved how the magic was described in both the past and the present. The magical elements were very interesting and I loved how the ending came about.

Overall I loved A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, I was thoroughly captivated by the story and loved reading about the magic and the characters and their choices. I can’t wait to see where the story goes next.