Weekly Reading List #279

Hey, there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful day! I sure am. I’m working so hard to catch up on my reading list and you know what I think I am starting to really make some headway. But that is the eternal struggle for us readers isn’t it, our neverending TBR piles.

I’m starting this week off with Witches Steeped in Gold. I had mean to end the previous week with it but when I finished the book I was not comfortable with how much time I had to write the review. I’m someone who likes to handwrite my reviews first before I type them. I honestly believe my quality of writing is much better that way. So I wanted to give myself an extra day to write the review and get all my thoughts down on paper.

So on that note, I hope you all will heck out these three books below and stay tuned for my reviews. Have a great day reader and happy reading!

1. Witches Steeped in Gold

by Ciannon Smart

This Jamaican-inspired fantasy debut about two enemy witches who must enter into a deadly alliance to take down a common enemy has the twisted cat-and-mouse of Killing Eve with the richly imagined fantasy world of Furyborn and Ember in the Ashes.

Divided by their order. United by their vengeance.

Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every day brings her closer to freedom–and vengeance.

Jazmyne is the Queen’s daughter, but unlike her sister before her, she has no intention of dying to strengthen her mother’s power.

Sworn enemies, these two witches enter a precarious alliance to take down a mutual threat. But power is intoxicating, revenge is a bloody pursuit, and nothing is certain–except the lengths they will go to win this game.

Meanwhile, the new empress has made a dangerous alliance that might destroy everything they hold dear.

2. Rone Isa: A Dystopian Sci-Fi Opera

by Robin Murarka 

From the author of AKIN, Robin Murarka’s Rone Isa traverses that border between science and literary fiction, weaving a futuristic world seeped in technology and wonder, all the while delving into the recesses of the human condition.

In an instant, the singularity is born. Garbled noise, quickly becoming coherent, strange messages, and soon, she is revealed, calling herself ‘Enoya’. The engineer, Dargaud, locked in his small, decrepit loft, marvels over his creation, unaware that she is observing him as much as he is observing her.

Set in the futuristic metropolis of Agnus Sistra IV, Rone Isa follows the newly birthed artificial intelligence, ‘Enoya’, as she learns about the world of man, trying to comprehend abstraction and violence, much as a child would. Dargaud, the engineer that created her, also explores the newfound equity in her abilities, and basks in the carnality afforded to him through her achievements.

Reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Rone Isa delves into the depths of artificial intelligence and its relationship with humans.

What secrets reside in her artificial mind? And will Dargaud’s excess destroy him?

3. Go the Distance: A Twisted Tale

by Jen Calonita 

The 11th installment in the New York Times best-selling A TWISTED TALE series asks: What if Meg had to become a Greek god?

After Hercules proves he’s a true hero and regains his godship, all seems right in the world. That is, until Zeus tells Meg that she can’t be with Hercules because she’s, well, mortal.

Luckily, Hera has a solution, offering Meg a chance to prove herself worthy of a spot on Mt. Olympus–as a god. All Meg has to do is complete a mysterious quest.

The mission? Oh, just to rescue her ex’s current wife from the Underworld. The ex-boyfriend she saved by selling her soul to Hades. The ex-boyfriend who immediately moved on to someone else while she was stuck in the Underworld. Can Meg put her past behind her and use her quick-wit to defeat monsters and gods alike, including the nefarious Hades? Will she finally figure out her place and contribution to the world? Or will her fear of commitment have her running away from an eternity of godhood with Herc?

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