Happy Sunday my friends!
It’s my birthday in two days and I will be 34 years old! I call my self a late career bloomer because it has taken me a very long time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. My passion for books started about three years ago. I always was a reader but I took it more seriously with wanting to start a career with it. I started this blog over a year ago to inspire more people to read. Which included starting an adult book club and junior book club. It was a journey to where I wanted to be and how I wanted to live my life. Tomorrow, I start my happy journey working at a library as a youth literacy coordinator. I am so excited!
Before I start with my recommendation for Love Story Weekend, I want to let you know about this book that I can’t put down- Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford. This book is a Fantasy Fiction and something that I would never pick up and read. Last week when I was in Barnes and Noble, I was drawn to this book by it’s cover and synopsis.
For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine…
Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while Nor remained behind, unable to ever set foot on land.
Then Zadie is gravely injured, and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place. To Nor’s dismay, her future husband, Prince Ceren, is as forbidding and cold as his home—a castle carved into a mountain and devoid of sunlight. And as she grows closer to Ceren’s brother, the charming Prince Talin, Nor uncovers startling truths about a failing royal bloodline, a murdered queen… and a plot to destroy the home she was once so eager to leave.
In order to save her people, Nor must learn to negotiate the treacherous protocols of a court where lies reign and obsession rules. But discovering her own formidable strength may be the one move that costs her everything: the crown, Varenia and Zadie.
How good does this sound? I am half way done and it is very captivating!
Love Story Weekend
Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
n the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.
In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.
Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.
I ordered this book from- Book of the Month for $9.99. I have not started it yet because I have other books that I want to read first. But it is on my TBR list. website- http://www.bookofthemonth.com
I hope everyone has a good work week. I am extremely excited to start mine! I will try to write on Tuesday!
Keep reading 🙂