Weekly Reading List #190

By Cynthia Bujnicki

Hello there, avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. It’s been just a little crazy for me, especially with this pregnancy. Little Dante (yes, he’s named after Dante Alighieri poet best known for The Divine Comedy) is very low. As in the doctors strongly believe he’s going to be early. So much of this week has been spent getting the little guy’s room ready for him instead of reading. So I fell a little behind with doing that in the day and then going to work at night. It was hectic. But it’s done, and now I can read again! I plan on reading to my kid every day, every night, every moment I can spare it so that he loves the written word as much as me.

So, on that note, check out my latest reading list. Once again, let me know what you think of these titles, do they interest you or not. And don’t forget to stay tuned for reviews on these titles. Happy reading!

1. The Tenth Girl

by Sara Faring

Simmering in Patagonian myth, The Tenth Girl is a gothic psychological thriller with a haunting twist.\

At the very southern tip of South America looms an isolated finishing school. Legend has it that the land will curse those who settle there. But for Mavi—a bold Buenos Aires native fleeing the military regime that took her mother—it offers an escape to a new life as a young teacher to Argentina’s elite girls.

Mavi tries to embrace the strangeness of the imposing house—despite warnings not to roam at night, threats from an enigmatic young man, and rumors of mysterious Others. But one of Mavi’s ten students is missing, and when students and teachers alike begin to behave as if possessed, the forces haunting this unholy cliff will no longer be ignored.

One of these spirits holds a secret that could unravel Mavi’s existence. In order to survive she must solve a cosmic mystery—and then fight for her life.

2. Mage: The Guardian’s Oath (The Nephilium Lands #1)

by S.A. Edwards

On the third day of the harvest month, Clara Vedette was born. Again.

Eighteen years trapped in a village is enough to drive anyone crazy, so when a way out appears in the wall, Clara leaps at the chance to leave.

But her joy quickly diminishes, for outside the wall’s protection, the hunters seeking her life can sense her, and an ancient, sinister plot emerges – a plot that’s killed her six times, and now, only one chance remains.

To save those she loves and gain her freedom, Clara must face the darkest magic and find the courage to do what she fears most.

3. Shatter the Sky (Shatter the Sky #1)

by Rebecca Kim Wells

Raised among the ruins of a conquered mountain nation, Maren dreams only of sharing a quiet life with her girlfriend Kaia—until the day Kaia is abducted by the Aurati, prophetic agents of the emperor, and forced to join their ranks. Desperate to save her, Maren hatches a plan to steal one of the emperor’s coveted dragons and storm the Aurati stronghold.

If Maren is to have any hope of succeeding, she must become an apprentice to the Aromatory—the emperor’s mysterious dragon trainer. But Maren is unprepared for the dangerous secrets she uncovers: rumors of a lost prince, a brewing rebellion, and a prophecy that threatens to shatter the empire itself. Not to mention the strange dreams she’s been having about a beast deep underground…

With time running out, can Maren survive long enough to rescue Kaia from impending death? Or could it be that Maren is destined for something greater than she could have ever imagined?

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