“This is a bad idea,” said Kell
“The best kind,” said Rhy
Do you know what makes you weak?
You never had to be strong.
I went into this book with high expectations because the first book in the trilogy was so good but it just didn‘t hit the mark for me. I was really quite bored until the last few chapters when things started to finally happen. But at least the ending made sure I‘ll have to read the third book too.
Another beautiful day reading outside! 📚🍁🍂 I hope there are many more gorgeous fall days this month! 💕 I'm hoping to finish this today and move on to my reread of A Conjuring of Light next! After that, there's nothing left to do but wait for the first Threads of Power book to be published! 😭
I forgot how much I love these characters! ❤️ Also, it's a little colder today, but still perfect outside reading weather! 🍁🍂📚
Behold! Coldstone has a Halloween themed ice cream! 🎃🍁🖤 It's cake batter flavor (and colored black!), and filled with m&m's, kit kats, and Halloween Oreos! Plus the waffle cone is orange! HOW EPIC IS THIS?!?! 😱 It looks...kind of menacing in the picture, but I promise that it was in fact delicious! 😅 Eating this at the pavilion in town while reading was particularly blissful! 🎃
3✨The second book in the series did pretty well. Events in the first book caused two characters to be connected. This got pretty repetitive as the story went on. However, a game/ event similar to gladiators caused a lot of drama all around. Magic was learned and used in this battle game, and it made the story more exciting.
I am almost done with the tagged book so my next audio while I clean for Easter is Beyonders. I may DNF the tales of ancient Egypt this month since I‘m finding no drive to pick it up. I started Dinoverse #4 yesterday and I‘m already two chapters in. 😍 @Andrew65 #weekendreading
I don‘t really know what to say about this book, to be honest I was wondering how, after the ending of the first book, the story with these AMAZING characters would continue. I have to say that I‘m far from disappointed and honestly quite speechless. I loved the fact that this book focused a lot more on the magic in the world and how the characters developed. I cannot wait to start reading the next book because I HAVE to know how it ends.
She knew she should probably bow, kiss his hand, or swoon-at the very least explain what she was doing there, in the private palace halls, as close to the prison as anyone would let her-but instead she flicked her fingers, producing a small blade. “Who do I need to kill?”
“Do you think you‘ll ever stop running?”
She tensed against him. “I don‘t know how.”
Kell‘s free hand drifted up her bare arm to the nape of her neck. He tipped his head and rested his forehead against hers.
“You could just…” he whispered, “stay.”
“Or you could go,” she countered, “with me.”
“Everyone thinks I have a death wish, you know? But I don‘t want to die-dying is easy. No, I want to live, but getting close to death is the only way to feel alive. And once you do, it makes you realize that everything you were doing before wasn‘t actually living. It was just making do.”
If anyone was bullheaded enough to do something this stupid, this rash, this suicidal, it was the girl who‘d picked his pocket that night in Grey London, who‘d followed him through a door in the worlds-a door she should never have survived-and faced the black stone and the white royals and death itself with a sharpened smile.
“I‘m sorry.” He sounded so…earnest, which made Lila instantly suspicious. Alucard was many things, but genuine wasn‘t usually one of them.
“For growing on me?” She asked.
He shook his head. “For whatever happened to you. For whoever hurt you so deeply that you see things like friends and fondness as weapons instead of shields.”
I am Delilah Bard, she thought as the ropes cut into her skin. I am a thief and a pirate and a traveler. I have set foot in three different words, and lived. I have shed the blood of royals and held magic in my hands. And a ship full of men cannot do what I can. I don‘t need any of you.
I am one of a damned kind.
This book, lost me a bit. Overall, I found it slow and tedious. I understand that the author essentially used the second book to better explain the magical system and for character development, but literally nothing happens until the last few chapters of the novel. The one positive of the second book, which kept me reading, was that Lila‘s character becomes more complex and you see a lot more of her personality compared to the first book.
Surprisingly, I enjoyed the second book a lot more than I did the first one. If it wasn't for a random pick, I might wouldn't even have continued reading the trilogy. But now I'm hooked. I was emotionally fully involved, wanted to hit Lila several times, and to hug Kell really, really tight. Well, now I'm all up for the next volume!