ARC Book Review: Wicked As You Wish

Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco
Rating: 5 Stars
Series: A Hundred Names for Magic, #1
Length: 432 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:
Tala Warnock has little use for magic – as a descendant of Maria Makiling, the legendary Filipina heroine, she negates spells, often by accident. But her family’s old ties to the country of Avalon (frozen, bespelled, and unreachable for almost 12 years) soon finds them guarding its last prince from those who would use his kingdom’s magic for insidious ends.

And with the rise of dangerous spelltech in the Royal States of America; the appearance of the firebird, Avalon’s deadliest weapon, at her doorstep; and the re-emergence of the Snow Queen, powerful but long thought dead, who wants nothing more than to take the firebird’s magic for her own – Tala’s life is about to get even more complicated….

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The Sunday Post – An Update

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Welcome to The Sunday Post, which is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a chance to recap the previous week and announce anything for the upcoming week. You can talk about whatever you want in this post as well.

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I’m Joining The Pondathon!

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

I wasn’t really planning on joining the Pondathon, but after seeing everyone joining and designing a completely adorable character, I decided to join after all. The Pondathon is a readathon that I know that I can do and it seems to be a lot of fun to do as well! Not to mention, there’s a whole community doing it! It is going to be fun doing this with a lot of friends and following along the story of the Pondathon as it goes on.

Note: All art on this post is from CW, who is hosting this awesome readathon!

What is the Pondathon?

The Pondathon is a co-operative and story-driven readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of the Pondathon is to read books and collect points to protect the friends over at The Quiet Pond from the encroaching malevolent forces that threaten our friends in the forest.

Have fun participating in the Pondathon readathon by joining one of five teams, each with a unique way to collect points and signing up! You can also follow the story of the Pondathon as it unfolds, and participants can also complete ‘side quests’ during the readathon to collect extra points. The readathon takes place from January 24th 2020 to March 7th 2020. More information about the readathon can be found here.
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Book Review: The Wicker King

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
Rating: 2 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 305 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Synopsis:
When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not.

August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth.

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My 2020 Most Anticipated Books

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When there’s a new year, there are new books coming out. Every reader already knows what new and upcoming book they want, even though it is only the beginning of the year. I have gone through my books and found all my anticipated books for this year that I am excited to read. Here are my most anticipated books of 2020 (in no particular order);

ReverieWicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco
Release Date:
March 3rd, 2020

 

 

 

 

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December Recap – End of 2019

 

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The year finally ends and I have managed to read 5 books/graphic novels this month. It has been a pretty good month as I enjoyed all my reads. I did not really have any problem with any of them. I did take a “break” after Christmas until New Year’s but that didn’t stop me from reading what I can before the end of the year comes around.

Read:

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool Naturally Tan by Tan France Gretel by Ben Meares Days of Sugar and Spice by Loïc Clément Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool – ★★★★
Naturally Tan by Tan France – ★★★★★
Gretel by Ben Meares – ★★★★
Days of Sugar and Space by Loïc Clément – ★★★★
Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco – ★★★★★

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End of the Year – Top 10 2019 Books

NEOTYLCan you believe that 2019 is almost over? It is only days away now. 2020 is just around the corner and I hope that it is going to be a really good year. I did a lot less reading than last year, but it was still a good year for what I did read. I looked back to all the books I read for the last year and determined my Top 10 Books for 2019.

#1 –
Red, White & Royal Blue
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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