By: Cynthia Ayala
Hey there readers! I know it’s been a while but I returned to college so I didn’t really have enough time to read let alone blog much of the time. But I have returned so yay! Most of you may have noticed that I have changed the template on my blog a bit as far as banner photos go and such and I hope you all like them. Now that I took a design course at college designing the content is a lot of fun with Adobe InDesign. It’s worth the $20 a month expense while I’m in school to be quite honest.
But enough about that, here is my weekly reading segment. For those of you who may be new, this is a weekly piece where I share what I’m reading now and what I will be reading soon enough. I like to give readers an opportunity to see what there is out there in case they are struggling with finding something to read. I include book synopsis and other details from the novel to give an idea of the genre, author and content of the novel. So I hope you all enjoy!
1. A Natural History of Dragons (Memoir by Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan
So I’m already halfway through with this novel and I like it. It really does read like a memoir and while many people may not be interested in that as they read a novel about Dragon’s and Adventure, take care that the title of the novel did warn the readers. It is very much a fictional memoir based in a fictional land of a fictional woman where dragons live. This is a world I would very much love to live in, sort of Victorian England-esc with a touch of fantasy. Besides, I am a girl who loves dragons, even have a tattoo of one right above my heart…not that you needed to know that. Anyway, here is the general synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
“All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day.
Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever. “
2. Wolf Pact (Wolf Pact #1-4) by Melissa de la Cruz
I have this novel in my Nook library and have been dying to get to read it for the longest time. Now, I am officially making the time to read it, in fact I am going to read everything in my Nook library and my Kindle library because yes, I have both on my Samsung Nook Tab 4. I loved the Blue Bloods series, the first few books more than the last few, but Bliss was a very interesting character, constantly lost, constantly possessed. And then she just vanished from the books until the near end to get her own 4 novellas that have officially – and thankfully – been combined into one novel.
Anyway, here is the synopsis, courtesy of Goodreads:
“Lawson and his brothers escaped from the underworld and now lead desperate, dangerous lives. They’re pursued by the Hounds of Hell from one town to the next, never calling any place home. But when the hounds finally catch up with them and capture the girl Lawson loves, the hunters become the hunted. Lawson will stop at nothing to track down the hounds, even if the chances of saving Tala are slim…
The only hope he has lies in Bliss Llewellyn. Bliss, too, has lost someone to the beasts and will do anything to get them back—even if it means joining forces with the insolent, dangerously good-looking boy with a wolf’s soul.”
3. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
I’m a sucker for Fairy Tale retellings and I’ve had this series heavily recommended to me, so here I am, finally putting it on my to read list and once I get through with the above novels, this one is coming up! I’m not really into a lot of what is considered “girly” but the original fairy tales are just so bitter-sweet and amazing and so far, I have yet to be disappointed by a fairy tale retelling. What can I say, I’ve got the feet of Cinderella and her compassion for animals, an undeniable love of apples like Snow White, love to read like Belle and love my beauty sleep. Darn those princess-like attributions.
But enough of my rambling, here is the synopsis, once again courtesy of Goodreads:
“Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.”
Have a nice day folks, I hope what interest me will interest you as well. And remember, whatever you see here is going to be reviewed on this site as soon as possible so stay tuned.