When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide. Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one…
I was really looking forward to this book. The title is awesome, the cover is absouetly gorgeous, and the synopsis sounds really, really intriguing. I love high fantasy worlds with kingdoms and main characters who are vicious and will fight for what they want.
Welcome to #RockyRecommends! Every Friday, my big fluffy cat usually picks out a book he has read and loved to recommend to everybody. This week, he’s recommending a show! I’ve wanted to do more movie/show recommendations, but then I promptly forgot, but now that I’ve remembered, they will be more frequent!
I know I’m doing a Top Ten Tuesday and it’s not Tuesday, but I liked this prompt, but wasn’t able to post this on Tuesday, so I’m doing it now! There are so many books I’d love to see become movies or TV shows, and this is just a few!
Welcome to Colsten Can’t Wait, which is my verison of Waiting On Wednesday! Every week, my cat and I pick out an upcoming book we’re looking forward to and highlight it! This week, we picked out The Library Of Lost Things!
I’m craving sweet stuff right now and don’t have a lot of sweet stuff to eat, so I thought it would be fun to make the craving worse by doing a tag about cake! Plus, I love cake, so I thought it would be a good idea haha. I’m not sure who the original creator of this tag is, but all credit to them! I think it started on Bookstagram awhile ago!
I thought it would be a cool idea to talk about the things I find difficult about blogging. I don’t really know why haha. I don’t know if I blogging looks easy for me, but I thought it’d be a good idea to talk about things I’m working on and areas I’d like to improve upon.
In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame. When Alu’s ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her. But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is—a death sentence. Desperate to save her sister, Kammani schemes her way into the palace to heal the ruler. There she discovers more danger lurking in the sand-stone corridors than she could have ever imagined and that her own life—and heart—are at stake. But Kammani will stop at nothing to dig up the palace’s buried secrets even if it means sacrificing everything…including herself.
This book sounded haunting and brutal and maybe a little terrifying. It’s about girls who given the “honor” of being buried alive with their ruler and a palace with secrets lurking around every corner. Kammani, the main character is a healer and wants to save her sister from a death sentence, while her sister wants the honor. I really enjoy sister stories and I was looking forward to seeing how this one would unfold! Trigger warnings: gore, violence, mention of rape, sexual assault (groping), grief