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Reading Challenge G-K

This one focuses on G, H, I , J, K

The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima

The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms, #3)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Book 3 of the seven realms series. There was so much pay off in this book. I really love and adore this series and I’m glad we’re finally seeing things come together.  It was thrilling. I can’t talk in details because spoilers. So just go read this series if you haven’t yet.

House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

House of Dragons (House of Dragons, #1)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A new series with Dragons! Our main characters are humans who are bonded to a dragon. Only households of the elites have access to dragon eggs and are thus given a dragon of their own. The story starts with the day people will be chosen to compete for Emperor/ Empress  but things don’t’ go according to plan, of course. Our cast of 5 characters are so messy and it was a delight to read about them. Some are more memorable than others but they all had distinct voices & desires which makes it easy to distinguish between them. I believe this is a duology so I’m interested regardless but even more so to see how this story wraps up, what with that ending. There is definitely one character that will enrage you. If you are at all interested in this I highly recommend. It’s a big book but its quick paced and switching amongst five POV’s kind of helps. The world building for the lore doesn’t happen until the last third of the book. I believe that the next book will dive more into that.   

Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson

Into the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #3)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is the conclusion to the Gold Seer series following a girl who can sense the presence of gold. Set during the Gold Rush where this extraordinary power is helpful but in the wrong hands a curse. There is way more world building in the case of the magical element than in all the other books. For most of the series the magical element is very minimum. Our Main character Lee doesn’t know much about her gift or if there are even other’s out there like her. More light is shed on this in this book. I really hope we get more of this world with different characters and their different gifts & time periods. The possibilities are endless.  

The Jump Rope Rhyme by Jo Walton

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Flash fiction in Nevertheless, She Persisted, a collection of very short accounts of times when someone persisted in their pursuit regardless of how daunting or how many obstacles obstruct their way. In the face of hardships they hold the line or in some cases pave the way for others to get an opportunity. In this particular story is told through rhyme hence the name.

The King of Crows by Libba Bray

The King of Crows (The Diviners, #4)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The final book in the Diviner series and I have to say I was disappointed. All the books leading up were wonderfully spooky & just fantastic. I was prepared for the worst (best) endings having read other series by this author and knowing what she is capable of (pain, lots of heartache) However that isn’t what I recieved in the way that I was hoping for. (Who doesn’t wish for painful heartache when reading??) This didn’t go out in a BRUTAL way but with a whimper. This was a BIG, Long Yawn. It’s been over half a year but I recall next to nothing about this last book. Maybe it’s for the best. It was unremarkable for such a looong book.