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Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty—until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk—grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh—Miryem’s fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. Set an impossible challenge by the nameless king, Miryem unwittingly spins a web that draws in a peasant girl, Wanda, and the unhappy daughter of a local lord who plots to wed his child to the dashing young tsar. But Tsar Mirnatius is not what he seems. And the secret he hides threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike. Torn between deadly choices, Miryem and her two unlikely allies embark on a desperate quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power, and love.
I adored Uprooted and I was so happy that I wouldn’t have to wait too long for the Naomi’s next book! Luckily, I was able to get my hands on an ARC and I could not wait to see what this world had in store for me.
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Welcome to another recommendation from everybody’s favorite fluff! Rocky was feeling a bit under the weather last week, but thanks to some medicine and love he’s feeling much better. And this week he has decided to recommend Heart Of Iron by Ashley Poston!
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Rocky hasn’t been feeling well for a couple days, which is why this week’s installment is going up a day late. He has gone to the vet and now has medicine, which should help him be back on the mend! Nevertheless, he is still recommending This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada!
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Everyone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cocha is a seventeen-year-old girl. A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia’s age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve them, they will prove that no one is beyond their control. Soon, Ia is trapped at the Commonwealth’s military academy, desperately plotting her escape. But new acquaintances—including Brinn, a seemingly average student with a closely-held secret, and their charming Flight Master, Knives—cause Ia to question her own alliances. Can she find a way to escape the Commonwealth’s clutches before these bonds deepen?
I was mildly looking forward to this one. It sounded interesting enough, but it wasn’t really registering on my radar. But, I had the opportunity to make a trade for a manuscript and I took it.
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Welcome to another week of #RockyRecommends! Today is the fourth installment; we’ve been at this a whole month! Today Rocky is recommending Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser.
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Going into this book, I was nervous. This was the second adult fantasy book I’d tried to read in years and I had to put the first one down in disinterest. But I had heard nothing but hype for Uprooted and I thought the premise sounded interesting enough.
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*Minor spoilers probably*
Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her fate. But the river god hasn’t spoken her name yet—and if he hasn’t by now, there’s a chance he never will. Caro decides to take her future into her own hands when her father is arrested for refusing to transport a mysterious crate. By agreeing to deliver it in exchange for his release, Caro finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies, with dangerous pirates after the cargo—an arrogant courier with a secret—and without the river god to help her. With so much at stake, Caro must choose between the life she always wanted and the one she never could have imagined for herself.
I was surprised by this one. I mostly picked it up due to Mith, my Twitter friend (Who is wonderful by the way. She is @guyliners on Twitter and she blogs which I’ll link here.) recommendation. And I’m very glad I did.
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