Entry 97: Circe [RECOMMENDED]

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Author: Madeline Miller
Genre:
Fiction > Young Adult > Fantasy
Fiction > Young Adult > Historical
Expected Publication: April 10th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 393
Format Read In: Audiobook

Summary from Goodreads (GOODREADS LINK)

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

My Review:

Trigger warning: vague description of rape, child abuse, off-page beastiality, explicit C-section scene, sexual abuse, violence, blood

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[Book Tag Tuesdays] Women’s History Book Tag

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I found this tag on Jenna’s blog and while I missed International Women’s Day, she kindly reminded me that March is the US’s Women’s History Month so I’m not too late, haha! (On that note, the Canadian Women’s History Month is October, so I’d like to see a women’s history book tag focused on Canadian women…)

The Rules:

↠ Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
↠ Link to the creator’s blog in your post.
↠ Answer the questions below using only books written by women.
↠ Feel free to use the same graphics.
↠ Tag 8 others to take part in the tag.

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Entry 98: Fury of a Phoenix (Nix #1)

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Author: Shannon Mayer
Genre:
Fiction > Adult > Supernatural
Expected Publication: July 11th 2017 by Hijinks Ink Publishing
Pages: 328
Format Read In: Paperback

Summary from Goodreads (GOODREADS LINK)

I knew the sins of my past would call to collect what was left of my soul. If I’d known the price I’d pay, I would’ve sacrificed more to stay hidden from the magic.

In the middle of Wyoming–away from the abnormals of the world–I thought I was free and clear. I started a new life. Found a love I’d never known in a husband, and a son who was my everything.

And in a blinding instant, that life was stolen from me.

The rage of a grieving mother is an ugly beast. More so when she has the skills and killer instinct to back up the wrath and the knowledge that an accident was anything but.

Once more, I will pick up my guns. This time to hunt those who took my husband’s and son’s lives.

Let them see the assassin, trained to kill abnormals, stalk the shadows again.

Let them see the Phoenix rise from the fragments of a broken life as she burns with a fury that cannot be contained.

Let the killing games begin.

My Review:

Trigger warnings: on-page death of a child, on-page death of a dog, violence, blood, off-page rape, off-page child abuse, threat of sexual violence, fatphobia

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Entry 96: Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1)

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Author: Natasha Ngan
Genre:
Fiction > Young Adult > Fantasy
Fiction > Young Adult > LGBTQA+
Expected Publication: November 6th 2018 by Jimmy Patterson Books
Pages: 400
Format Read In: Audiobook

Summary from Goodreads (GOODREADS LINK)

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most demeaning. This year, there’s a ninth. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.

In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it’s Lei they’re after — the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king’s interest.

Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king’s consort. There, she does the unthinkable — she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world’s entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.

My Review:

Trigger warning: on-page animal killing, sexism, classism, slurs against women, sexual harassment, genocide, sexual assault, off- and on-page rape, violence

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorites You’d Like to Revisit

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With the amount of books I have in my TBR that I’m itching to get to, I just don’t have the time to be revisiting previous books I’ve read, and even enjoyed. But if I ever decide to forgo the TBR once and for all, I’ll definitely let myself re-read the books on this list!

You can find other Top Five Wednesday prompts here.

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[Book Tag Tuesdays] The Dreamy Book Covers Tag

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I found this book tag on The Book Princess Reviews and I love giving unconsolidated opinions to book covers, so here we are!

The Rules: 

1. Thank the lovely person who tagged you, spread the love!

2. Meantion me Tiana @ The Book Raven as the lovely creater of this book tag!

3. Use the original tag image in your post. (However, Feel free to add whatever other graphics your heart desires!)

4. At least tag 1 fellow blogger for this tag. Even if your like me sometimes and feel a bit lazy 😉

5. List the rules

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