Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - Ash & Bramble

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week on WoW is Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas. Yes, another Cinderella fairy-tale retelling. And yes, another fairy-tale retelling. I really have no other reason to want read this book because it's a fairy-tale retelling. It doesn't really have a good rating on Goodreads, but I still want to read it. The book will be released on September 15th.
Buy The Book Now at The Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

"When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.

Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.

Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.

Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight."
From Goodreads

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

TTT. Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught Demonology in YA Literature

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish
I think I wouldn't mind teaching literature. I used to enjoy some of the literature classes I took - my favourite class was 20th Century North-American Literature. But if I were to teach a Literature class, it would be related with the supernatural. So, let my class begin...

Demonology in YA Literature 666

Welcome to Demonology in YA Literature. During the next semester, it will be discussed the different demonic representations in Young Adult Literature and its roots. To pass this course students are required to read and fangirl. The required readings can be purchase in physical format or eBook. 


These are the first five readings and each story represents demons is a very different way. In Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Dreams by Daniela Sacerdoti and The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent the main characters are demon hunters which gives the opportunity to understand the reasons that motive a human to fight demons. In Daughter of Smoke & Blood by Laini Taylor there will be a discussion about who the real demons are.


Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge offers another representation of demons and their physical/psychological effects on the human being. In the Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr and Written in Red by Anne Bishop, there will be analyzed the other demons as the demons can be represented by vampires, fairies and/or human beings. Riders by Veronica Rossi (my cheating book as it hasn't been published yet) will offer a discussion about the Four Horsemen. 

I wish good luck to everyone enrolling in this course. =P

Monday, 24 August 2015

Bout of Books 14 Read-a-Thon - Wrap Up


Time really does fly when you're having fun! I can't believe another Bout of Books has come to an end. It seems it just started yesterday. But once again we did! Congratulations guys; we're survivors. =D I wish I had read more, but I'm proud of myself because I haven't read a single book in months because of my reading slump (hopefully, I overcame it).  

My goals for Bout of Books 14 were:
  1. To read every day;
  2. To participate in two challenges;
  3. To write at least one blog post per day.
To read every day? Check. To participate in two challenges? Check. To write at least one blog per day? Check. I fulfilled all of my goals. =D

About my readings:
  • read four out of the five books I propose myself to read at the beginning of the Bout of Books 14 (I didn't receive my copy of Court of Five by Kate Elliot, so it doesn't count). However, I started reading Child of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier.
  • The day I read more was August 21st (Friday) and the day I read less was August 17th (Wednesday). On Sunday I read 250 pages and on Wednesday I read 100 pages
  • From May 11th to May 17th I read 1182 pages from five different books (one physical book and four ebooks). 
Here are photos of the books I read (the covers belong to the ebook - The Stars Never Rise can be seen in my Kobo):



About the challenges:
My Progress & Challenges
Bout of Books 14 Read-a-Thon - August 17th 

I hope to see everyone again in January (from August to January really goes a long time; there should be another read-a-thon in-between). Until then, happy readings! ;)

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Bout of Books 14 Read-a-Thon - August 23rd

 Pages read today: 135 pages of Son of the Shadows
Total of pages read: 1182 pages
Books read today: Son of the Shadow
Books read: Salem's Fury by Aaron Galvin
The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel  
Daughter of the Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Challenge: What to read next? hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much

"For this Challenge, you need to recommend 3 books (and only 3 books) that you have read this year that you think should be recognized as something great - something everyone should have on their TBR list for this fall. If you can, say a short little something about why you recommend these books."

I choose three books that not only were published this year, but are my current favourite readings of this year (really can't tell which is in first place).



A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - This book became one of my favourite fairy-tale retellings (and I believe I can say that I've read a lot of them). I simply loved everything about it - the characters, the world built, the plot and its twists... Everything is magical in this story! Sarah J. Maas created a masterpiece that deserves to be read by everyone.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - Thanks to this book Sabaa Tahir became an insta-buy author for me. I love how she created this world based on ancient Rome (history geek here) and how perfectly-flawed the characters were/are. After finishing reading An Ember in the Ashes, I couldn't stop thinking about it (I will probably re-read it and I don't re-read). It's another book that, in my opinion, deserves to be read.

Ps. I Still Love You by Jenny Han - A lovely-cute story that warms my heart. Yep, that's how my romantic-self describes Ps. I Still Love You. The story really played with my emotions. And, who doesn't like to read a books that plays with the emotions? 

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Bout of Books 14 Read-a-Thon - August 22nd

 Pages read today: 79 pages of Daughter of Smoke and Bone [ebook] + 70 pages of Son of the Shadows
Total of pages read: 1047 pages
Books read today: Daughter of Smoke and Bone & Son of the Shadow
Books read: Salem's Fury by Aaron Galvin
The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel  
Daughter of the Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Challenge: Road Trip hosted by Steph in Wonderland

"For this challenge, I'd like for you to come up with a list of the top 4-5 states/places you'd love to visit and find a book (you either read or want to read) that takes place in that state/place or a book by an author who lives or is from there."

My Book Road Trip

There are so many places I want to visit. I've been dreaming about traveling the world since I can remember. But, sadly, I'm stuck in this place. And, I feel like I never will leave it... 

All of Ireland - Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier & Dreams by Daniela Sacerdoti. Ireland seems a magical place. Its folk tales are beautiful and an inspiration for so many writers. I simply would love to loose myself in its magic landscapes and meet a fairy. 

Beijing, China - Cinder by Marissa Meyer. There is some pollution in Beijing, but I'd go thought it so that I could see the Forbidden City. And, I'd take a walk in the Great Wall of China (not in Beijing, right? But pretty close, right? My geography is awful). I'd love Mushu to be my guide, but that would be wishing for too much.   

London, United Kingdom - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling. I really want to go to London. The Buckingham Palace, the British Museum and Madame Tussauds Museum, the Big Ben... But the main reason I want to go to London is to visit every Harry Potter related place because it'd be like a dream coming true. *still waiting for my letter*

Mumbai, India - Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck. The colors, the smells, the history... I'd lose myself in India's culture. And the food, I'd love to taste Indian food in India.

Prague, Czech Republic - Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I feel in love with Prague while reading the book mentioned. I'd be the happiest person in the world if I lost myself in a city that looks medieval. Not to mention the beautiful architecture and all the art. *dreaming*

Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck & Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Friday, 21 August 2015

Bout of Books 14 Read-a-Thon - August 21st

 Pages read today: 250 pages of Daughter of Smoke and Bone [ebook]
Total of pages read: 898 pages
Books read today: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Books read: Salem's Fury by Aaron Galvin
The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel  


"Today I have the Character Soulmates Challenge for you. It's great because we are going to be shipping characters from different books. Have you ever thought __(person)__ from this book would be just perfect with __(person)__ from this other book? Well here is your chance to finally pair them up and watch the sparks fly." 

I don't really ship characters from different books. But in a previous read-a-thon, I was faced with a similar question and I find that these two characters would have a great frienship.

http://www.bookdepository.com/Delirium-Lauren-Oliver/9780061726835/?a_aid=MyLovelySecret

Ship Name: Lessia (I don't even know how to read this) 
Reason: I think Cassia from "Matched" by Ally Condie and Lena from "Delirium" by Lauren Oliver would be good friends. They both grew up in dystopian societies and love opened their eyes to the truth. These two girls have lots in common. They would understand each other - they know how it's to be afraid of a controlling society; how it is to love someone you can't - and build a unbreakable friendship.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Bout of Books 14 Read-a-Thon - August 20th

 Pages read today: 175 pages of The Book of Ivy [ebook] + 50 pages of Daughter of Smoke and Bone [ebook]
Total of pages read: 648 pages
Books read today: The Book of Ivy & Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Books read: Salem's Fury by Aaron Galvin
The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel  


"For this challenge, you need to convey the four seasons in book covers – through color, title, cover, etc. You can be literal or take a more creative approach. Anything goes! Just show me four seasons in book covers."

I decided to take a creative approach and only use books from Juliet Marillier for this challenge. The dark nature in Dreamer's Pool for winter, the green trees in Shadowfell for spring, the night scene in Prickle Moon for summer (summer nights!) and the yellow-red-brown scenery in Child of the Prophecy for autumn. 
Did you take a creative or literal approach? Which books did you chose? :)

Review 5. Salem's Fury by Aaron Galvin

Title: Salem's Fury [Sequel of Salem's Vengeance]
Author: Aaron Galvin 
Publisher: Createspace
Published: April 6th 2015
Pages: 248 pages

"Sarah Kelly fears a father’s sins are revisited upon the children. Her sister believes different. Adopted by the Miamiak and raised in the wilderness, Rebecca shares no such concerns. For her, memories of their early life and of Hecate’s attack remain dim. But history condemns those who neglect the past. When a war party brings news of a neighboring tribe attacked for harboring white folk, they demand the Miamiak aid in avenging their fallen brothers. With rumors the culprits were held in sway to a fearless witch on the rampage, Rebecca must decide whether to guard those she holds dear or seek vengeance upon a forgotten shade of Salem."

Review:

Fifteen years have passed since the night that changed the life of the Kelly children. For fifteen years they lived in peace, away from Salem - at least, physically as that night scared them for life. But their freedom was once again disturbed by Salem's Vengeance...

Aaron Galvin did it again! He created once again a dark world full of mysteries and twists with attention to the detail. The historical research is clearly present as it was in Salem's Vengeance, but this time it is given an inside look of the native-American communities. Once again, historical figures are mentioned which always brings authenticity to the story. It makes you wonder if the events in Salem's Fury haven't really happened...

I confess I wasn't fond of Rebecca in the first book. I know she was just a child, but she came across spoiled. Perhaps because the story was in Sarah's point-of-view... But in Salem's Fury, she grew from a spoiled child to a strong and independent woman. Her wild spirit and the love for the Miamiak made her such a great character. Who knew that little girl had such strength in her?

[Major SPOILERS ahead] First, do not get attached to any character. You never know who will die. Just do not get attached! Second, am I the only that did not want Sarah to die? Her soul was broken after murdering Hecate. She was left with both physical and psychological scars. She allowed her sorrow to ruin the life she still has left (it was really sad to see how her relationship with Priest was ruined; my romantic self had high hopes for them after Salem's Vengeance). I wish Sarah had had an opportunity to redeem herself and fight the demons from her past and be once again the girl she became in Salem's Vengeance.

Now, I can't wait for the final book. I must know more about Priest´s past - who is the child? Where is it? And I hope Andrew finds redemption (I felt really bad for him; I hope he can deal with his demons and survive - strong emphases in survive). 

I received this book from the author Aaron Galvin in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Bout of Books 14 Read-a-Thon - August 19th

 Pages read today: 127 pages of The Stars Never Rise [ebook] + 30 pages of The Book of Ivy [ebook]
Total of pages read: 423 pages
Books read today: The Stars Never Rise & The Book of Ivy
Books read: Salem's Fury by Aaron Galvin
The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

Challenge: MASH hosted by Rocky Top Real Talk

I think this will be very embarrassing, but I never played MASH in my life (as I've never seen anyone playing it either). I've been looking at examples, but I still don't understand how to play it. Call me slow, call me whatever you wish, but I do not understand which words I'm supposed to erase - how do I do that? For that reason I will not participate in this challenge. Good luck to everyone who did.  

Waiting on Wednesday - Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week on WoW is Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith. I've never read anything from the author, but the summary caught my attention and it seems a good addition to my short contemporary collection (even if it seems it will break my heart; but sometimes we need to get our heart broken). The book will be released on September 1st.



Buy The Book Now at The Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide
"On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they'll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

This new must-read novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that must be made when life and love lead in different directions."

From Goodreads 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

TTT. Top Ten Of My Auto-buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish
This TTT will be very short. I've many favourite authors, but I can't say I auto-buy all their books. I love Patricia Briggs, but I only auto-buy her Mercy Thompson stories. I enjoy George R.R. Martin's work, but I only buy his series A Song of Ice and Fire (and everything related with the TV series, Game of Thrones). So, only two authors made this list (and one of them has only published a book yet). 


1. Juliet Marillier. Surprised? I know you aren't. I already wrote a million times how much I love her stories. She's the Queen! I must buy everything she publishes these days -sadly, I still have to buy/read some of her older words. I pre-ordered my copy of Tower of Thorns many months ago and it only comes out in November. 


2. Sabaa Tahir. I'm in love with An Ember in the Ashes (the title is simply beautiful). I didn't expect to love the story as much as I did; I didn't expect to fall for the characters as I did. Now, I simply can't wait for its sequel. Sabaa Tahir won a reader for life because if all her stories are as An Ember in the Ashes, I must read them. She is an amazing writer.

Bout of Books 14 Read-a-Thon - August 18th

 Pages read today: 66 pages of Salem's Fury [ebook] + 100 pages of The Stars Never Rise [ebook]
Total of pages read: 266 pages
Books read today: Salem's Fury & The Stars Never Rise
Books read: Salem's Fury by Aaron Galvin

Challenge: Book Scavenger Hunt hosted by The Book Monsters

1. A Book that begins with “B”  (for Bout of Books!)
2. A book you’re planning to read/currently reading for Bout of Books
3. Blue Book(s)
4. Books from your favorite genre!
5. A book on your TBR shelf, or your full TBR shelves

This was a fun hunt. :) First, my favourite genre is fantasy, but Dreamer's Pool also features another genre I adore as it's a fairy-tale retelling. Second, if I showed my full TBR pile (yes, pile, not shelves; my TBR books are in a box), this would be a really long challenge.


1. Blood Red Road by Moira Young
2. The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
3. Destined by Aprilynne Pike 
4. Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier
5. Rebel Heart by Moira Young

Monday, 17 August 2015

Bout of Books 14 Read-a-Thon - August 17th

Pages read today: 100 pages of Salem's Fury [ebook]
Total of pages read: 100 pages
Books read today: Salem's Fury
Books read: ---

Challenge: Between Library Shelves hosted by Fictional World Travel

"Today's challenge is to list 3 to 6 books of fiction that take place in countries other than the one you currently reside in. Some countries are easy to find books set in them, but possibly the more challenging of picks will be the ones that intrigue the most."

As I live in Portugal, it's easy to find books that take place in other countries. I confess that I can't remember the last time I read a book that took place in my country. Well, I choose three sets that I find beautifully-dark.

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London is set in a post-apocalyptic Denver.   

Spirit by Daniela Sacerdoti is set in the ancient forests of Poland.  

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier is set in an early 1500 Transylvania, Romania [one of my favourite sets].

http://www.bookdepository.com/Darkness-Before-Dawn-1-London/9780062020659/?a_aid=MyLovelySecrethttp://www.bookdepository.com/Wildwood-Dancing-Juliet-Marillier/9780375844744/?a_aid=MyLovelySecrethttp://www.bookdepository.com/Spirit-Daniela-Sacerdoti/9781845025403/?a_aid=MyLovelySecret

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Bout of Books 14 Read-a-Thon - My Goals

"The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team"
Don't forget: Tomorrow is the first day of Bout of Books 14. It is a good opportunity to meet new book bloggers and to read 24/7. 

My Goals (even though goals aren't an official part of the read-a-thon, I still publish them because they help me keep focus on my readings) 

My goals for Bout of Books 14 Read-a-Thon are:
  1. To read every day;
  2. To participate in two challenges;
  3. To write at least one blog post per day.
As many of you already know, I'm going through a reading slump. I haven't read a single book in a really long time. So, here are the books I've chosen to read during the read-a-thon and luckily I'll read at least two of them. I'll be reading mostly in English, but I'll read my Portuguese version of Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier (I'll finally read it... Or at least, I'll start reading it). Also, I plan reading Court of Fives by Kate Elliot, but it only comes out on August 18th (hopefully, I'll have it this week).


Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 
Salem's Fury by Aaron Galvin     
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

As always, good luck for the read-a-thon and don't forget to have fun. ;)

Bout of Books 14 Rea-a-Thon - Sign Up

"The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team"
Here I go again! Hopefully, Bout of Book 13 will help me get over my reading slump. I just want to read pages, pages and mores pages! I wish everyone who is participating good luck. And have lots of fun!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

TTT. Top Ten Authors I've Read The Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
http://www.bookdepository.com/Shifting-Shadows-Patricia-Briggs/9780425265000/?a_aid=MyLovelySecrethttp://www.bookdepository.com/Fantastic-Beasts-Where-Find-Them-Newt-Scamander/9780545850568/?a_aid=MyLovelySecret

Patricia Briggs - I haven't read all of her books, but I've read the eight books from Mercy Thompson as well as collection of short-stories Shifting Shadows. Wait, should I count the comic books as well?

 J.K Rowling - Harry Potter. Enough said! Oh, and Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Juliete Marillier - Sadly I've only read seven of her books. She has so many lovely/amazing stories, that I just want to get my hands on them (but sadly, once again, there are books I can't find anywhere).

George R.R. Martin - It took me some time, but I caught up with A Song of Ice and Fire. So many pages! I've also read The Ice Dragon, a short-story with pictures.

Karen Marie Mooning - Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever and Shadowfever. And the comic book Fever Moon: The Fear Dorcha. Everything that ends in fever.  

Melissa Marr -  I've read almost everything she wrote.

Sophie Kinsella - I already read six books from her, but I still have so much to read! Must finish reading the Shopaholic series. 

Rick Riordan - I simply love Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I read the series for the first time back in February and now I can't wait to read The Heroes of Olympus.

L.J. Smith - Four books from the Vampire Diaries series and the first book from Vampire Diaries: The Return. I read the books because I wanted to watch the TV series, but in the end I only watched six episodes and I was over with it. 

Christopher Paolini - I've read everything her wrote (the Inheritance Cycle).   

http://www.bookdepository.com/Wicked-Lovely-Melissa-Marr/9780061214677/?a_aid=MyAffiliateNamehttp://www.bookdepository.com/Confessions-Shopaholic-Sophie-Kinsella/9780385335485/?a_aid=MyAffiliateNamehttp://www.bookdepository.com/Percy-Jackson-Lightning-Thief-Rick-Riordan/9780141346809/?a_aid=MyAffiliateName

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

TTT. Ten Fairytale Retellings I've Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Remember when Top Ten Tuesday allowed everyone to choose their own topic? This was pretty much the topic I chose. But if you've been following me for some time now, you know how much I like talking about fairy-tale retellings - and if you've been following me for some time, you'll find this post repetitive. I'm sorry.

Well, there is nothing better than start participating again in this meme than by mentioning my favourite fairy-tale retellings.  


What do have in common the first three fairy-tale retellings? Yes, you're right: all of them are retellings of the tale Beauty and the Beast - as most of you already know, my favorite fairytale. Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier, as it's obvious is my favorite fairy-tale retelling of all time. Something you already know as well as I keep telling you to read it. But I've recently fall in love with A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I read it during Bout of Books 13 and I loved how this retelling included fairies. I had high expectations for the book and I was so happy when it didn't disappoint me. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge is also one of my favorites. Beauty and the Beast mixed with Greek mythology? It's pretty obvious that I was going to love it. I'm a huge Greek mythology geek.  These three  may all be retellings of the same fairytale, but they are completely different. 

I've also read Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge during Bout of Books 13. It's only a novella, but I wish it was a novel. Hodge did such an amazing job retelling Cinderella's tale - she even used its dark side. I loved Maia. I must confess that it's my favorite work from the author. Cinder by Marissa Meyer is another retelling of Cinderella. This one is set on the future. Our Cinderella is known by Cinder and she is cyborg. So different from the usual fairy-tale retellings.

Back to Juliet Marillier. Do you know as I'm always saying that she's the Queen? That's because I pretty much adore everything she writes. Daughter of the Forest, part of the Sevenwaters trilogy, is a retelling loosely based on The Six Swans. It's incredible well-written. I must read its sequels very soon. Wildwood Dancing was the first book I read from Marillier. It's based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Also, it is set in 1500s Transylvania, which means the Night People were inspired by vampires. Dreamer's Pool is the first of a fantasy trilogy for adults. I can't tell you in which tale it's based on or I'll spoil it for you if you haven't read it yet - and if you haven't read it yet, you should read it as soon as possible. Just do it!

When I picked up this topic in May, I still had to read Thorn by Intisar Khanani. I was right when I said that I'd like it. It is based on The Goose Girl and it deserves every single good review (you can read mine here) that receives. Now, you all know I always cheat on TTT, right? My cheating book is the sequel of Dreamer's Pool, Tower of Thorns (which I already pre-ordered). Marillier wrote it, so I already know without a doubt that I'll love it. I'm suspicious about the tale its based on because of the cover (Rapunzel) but I'm not one hundred percent sure.