Who is hyped for the weekend! I am really excited to have a sleep in, but I still have to go into the lab and do some work…so it is not really a break. I also am going to try to book the flights and accomodation for my Melbourne trip over the weekend (a little late as it is just over 2 weeks away) and my tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON!
Anyways, lets get into book talk and go through some of the books I have added to my TBR over the last week.
Talon by Julie Kagawa
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.
I really liked her other series I read a couple years ago, and when I saw these books at the book shop last week, the covers really spoke to me (I mean DRAGONS) so I am keen to delve into this series in the future.
Ever the Hunter by Erin Summerill
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.
However, it’s not so simple.
The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.
I could say that the description really drew me to this book (and it did) but really it was the stunning cover!
And It Came to Pass by Laura Stone
Adam Young is a devout, young Mormon following the pious path set forth for him by his church and family. But when his mission trajectory sends him to Barcelona, Spain, with a handsome mission companion named Brandon Christensen, Adam discovers there may be more to life and love than he ever expected.
How could I not want to read this book! I saw one of my friends on Goodreads started reading it and I knew I would have to pick it up sometime in the future. If this story breaks my heart I will not be happy!
I only added three books to my TBR this week, but as I am having a slow reading month so far my TBR list is only going to get bigger… one day I will have my read shelf be bigger then my to read shelf.