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Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing weekend! It snowed Saturday evening… and then promptly started raining about an hour after, so snow didn’t stay 😦 I’m waiting for snow to lay so my son can play in it since he has never seen snow :-O
Anyway, this weeks pick for me was a book that I ordered during Black Friday and I am extremely excited for it to show up!
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
October 10th 2017 by Philomel Books
Amazon: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, Band 1)
An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress–and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.
Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?
Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.
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Wow what a cover! I hope it lives up to your expectations. Happy reading 😊
It is definitely pretty! I have heard some good things so far, so hopefully I will enjoy it just as much! thanks for stopping by 🙂
Here’s my link for today https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2017/11/27/goodreads-monday-a-lotus-grows-in-the-mud-by-goldie-hawn/
I got this book in a book subscription box but have yet to read it.
I had my eye on it even before it was released but.. you know the deal.. Always too many books to read, haha. Looking forward to your review on it though! [Although I hope I maybe have read it myself before then but.. probably not. :’)]
I had it on my tbr before it’s release, and when I saw it on a Black Friday deal, I thought why not? 😅😅 it should hopefully be arriving some time this week and hopefully I’ll get to it soon!
Haha, awesome! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Oh I can’t wait for you to read that one! I read it a little while ago and found it quite good. I was surprised by how dark it was, but the story was fascinating and the world and writing were beautiful. I hope youll enjoy it 🙂
My copy arrived today, so hopefully I’ll be able to get to it soon! 🙂 I’ve heard great things though 🙂
Oh yay!! I hope you will love it 🙂
Just saw this meme. Looks like fun and I hope to join in next week.
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns certainly has an eye-catching cover.
I hope you do too! It does 😍😍 my copy arrived today, so hopefully I’ll get to it soon 🙂
Ha couldn’t resist Black Friday sales huh? Good on you ;-). Looks deliciously dark and evil :-). Happy reading to you too!!
No 😅😅 and I don’t even live in America! Thanks!