Waiting on Wednesday: Descendant of the Crane

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, created by Jill at Breaking The Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Publication Date: April 2nd, 2019

Goodreads Summary
Princess Hesina’s world is teetering on calamity. She would rather sneak out of the palace through the secret tunnels her father showed her than face the responsibilities of the crown. That is, until the king is found dead, mysteriously poisoned. Hesina’s court is packed with dissemblers and deceivers, eager to use the king’s assassination for political gain, and it falls on Hesina to lead her people and find her father’s true killer.


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Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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Publication Date: 
March 6th, 2018 by Feiwel & Friends 
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: 
Young Adult, Fantasy
Find: 
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Goodreads Summary
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Priory of the Orange Tree

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Publication Date: February 26th, 2019

Goodreads Summary
A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pull You Out of a Slump

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list. 

As you all know, this year has not been the most productive reading wise for me. It’s safe to say I am most definitely in a slump. I recently wrote a discussion post on how I’ve come to embrace my book slump. However, if you are desperate to get rid of this slump then these type of books are the ones I’d recommend you turn to when facing a reading slump.

1. Contemporary Books

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Discussion: The Pros and Cons of Binge Watching

Binge-watching is the most common pastime nowadays. With the rise in popularity of Netflix and Amazon Prime, TV Shows and films are instantaneously accessible to everyone. Now, I have binge-watched in the past and it’s a great way to unwind. However, there are also some downsides to this binge-watching culture we’ve developed. Here is a summary of some of the pros and cons of binge-watching.

Pros

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What I’ve Been Watching #5 – Movie Magic

Usually, I feature both the film and TV shows I’ve been watching recently. However, with this slump I’m in I’ve found myself watching a lot more than usual. It also helps that at the moment we have a temporary home cinema set up in our very own living room. There is nothing better than watching films on the projector. It makes them all the more epic and immersive. Some of the films I watched were instant classics, others were a bit of a dud. Here is a summary of my summer viewings so far.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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Waiting on Wednesday: Internment

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Internment by Samir Ahmed

Publication Date: March 19th, 2019

Goodreads Summary
Rebellions are built on hope.

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.

With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.

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