Weekly Reading List #191

By Cynthia Bujnicki

Hey there readers! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I’m working very hard to catch up on my reading here. So many books, so little time, but I’m pushing it, I’m making sure to make the time to read and enjoy these novels to their fullest extent. I’m a woman who loves to read.

Now, check out these titles. Once again, let me know what you think of them and remember to stay tuned for reviews, especially if there is a title you’re particularly interested in. If there’s a book you think I would be interested in, leave a note in the comments and if you’re interested in writing for Cyn’s Workshop please send me an email to cynthiabujnicki@cynsworkshop.com. I am now accepting submissions and pay 15 cents on the word. Happy reading!

1. 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?

2. Mage: The Ancient’s Might (The Nephilium Lands Book 2)

by S.A. Edwards

Everything must have an equal and opposite for peace to remain. But now, the balance is off.

With the truth beyond the Void revealed, Clara begins her search, but the rules here are different. Mage are hunted. Magic is feared. And the seven gifts are few and far between, replaced by many, far more powerful gifts.

When the Gates begin to fail, threatening to unleash every Hellion in existence, Clara must discover the cause and put a stop to it, all the while fleeing her own pending destruction.

3. The Woods

by R.L. Toalson

After a tragic explosion causes Lenora to lose her family, she goes to live with her estranged uncle at his estate. There, Lenora is drawn to the nearby woods and the magic she discovers within them. Can this magic reunite her with her family, or is it more sinister than she realizes?

Twelve-year-old Lenora’s world is turned upside down after an explosion makes her the lone surviving member of her immediate family. She has nowhere to go, until her estranged Uncle Richard shows up and takes her away to live with him in his lonely mansion. Quiet and stern, he spends most of his time in his study conducting research and experimenting. Lenora is able to explore parts of the mansion and its lovely gardens, but Uncle Richard has one rule for her: Stay out of the woods.

Years ago, Lenora’s cousin, Bobby went into Gilgevnah Woods and never came out. Now, Uncle Richard will do anything he can to destroy them. Lenora knows she is meant to stay away, but her grief and loneliness draw her in.

Upon entering the woods, she finds a world full of enchantment and beauty. Lenora befriends Bela the Scorlaman, keeper of Gilgevnah Woods, who shows her the wonder and the mystery of the place, but also promises to reunite her with her family. Is it too good to be true?

Will Lenora find peace in the magic of Gilgevnah Woods, or will she find something darker?

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