Hey guys,

I thought I would try something a little different. So along with my reviews for books, FairyLoot and the release lists every month, I’m also going to do a To Be Read list. I’ll probably do 5 books in here where I will give you guys a short summery.

Something I’ll also be doing is a review for Chocolate and Book. This is a different kind of subscription box. You get your book, a drink and some chocolate to go with it. Its the perfect evening in.

I know its a little late but this is just to get the ball rolling on this. Currently this month I have read A Court of Thorns and Roses and Mist and Fury and Ahe’ey.

To read for the rest of the month I have given myself another 4 books. We have

  • Sleeping Giants
  • Waking Gods
  • Descendants
  • Heart Born

The first two of the list are the First and Second in the Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel. These are a lot more different to what I thought they would be. I loved the sound of the story but upon opening the book I found it not to be a story as such but case note and experiment logs. I thought I would still give it ago though.

Summery: A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.

But some can never stop searching for answers.

Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?

Next on the list we have Descendants by Rae Else. Now the story of this sounds so good.


Summery: El, a seventeen-year-old has inherited an ancient and deadly power. She loses control of it, causing a horrific accident, and becomes the prey of a secret organisation, known as the Order.

Forced from her family and home, she hides in plain sight amidst the crowds of London, and is thrust into a world she never knew existed; one full of arete: beings with extraordinary powers like hers.

Arete are beings that can trace their lineage and powers from ancient Greece. They do not claim their inheritance comes from the gods, rather legend says they are descended from cursed beings, such as Medusa.

At the heart of their world is the kerykeion, the symbol that protects them from the humans and the humans from them. El is trapped between two factions, one that has built an empire around the kerykeion and another that is determined to bring it down.

As she is drawn deeper into the conflict, the only way to find the truth is to take matters into her own hands, and the line between friend and foe becomes dangerously blurred.

Lastly we have Heart Born by Terry Maggert.


Summery: Keiron was never meant to be anything other than a hero. Born high above in a place of war and deception, he is Heartborn, a being of purity and goodness in a place where violence and deceit are just around every corner.

His disappearance will spark a war he cannot see, for Keiron has pierced the light of days to save a girl he has never met, for reasons he cannot understand. Livvy Foster is seventeen, brave, and broken. With half a heart, she bears the scars of a lifetime of pain and little hope of survival.

Until Keiron arrives.

In the middle of a brewing war and Livvy’s failing heart, Keiron will risk everything for Livvy, because a Heartborn’s life can only end in one way: Sacrifice.

What books have you been reading lately?


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