Recent Additions to my Kindle

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is the most recent additions to your collection. I haven’t been buying a lot of physical books in the last year or so because my shelves are pretty much at capacity at the moment and I don’t have the space to expand upon my collection right now (also books are expensive lol). But I have been accumulating a lot of eBooks and reading more and more on my kindle lately so I have amassed quite a bit of a TBR on there.

These are the last 10 eBooks I’ve added to my kindle:

Jade City by Fonda Lee

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Berry

The Storm of Echoes by Christelle Dabos

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White

This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling

🌼Spring TBR🌸

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is once again our Seasonal TBR. Just like my Winter TBR I am going to reference last year’s Spring TBR and try to either finish the books I haven’t read yet or try and read any sequels or continuations of series!

Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

The Girl and the Mountain by Mark Lawrence

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

The Sword of Destiny by Andrezj Sapakowski

The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White

The Storm of Echoes by Christelle Dabos

Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

Books I’ve Read but Won’t be Purchasing

Today I decided to redo a TTT prompt I did around this time last year which was books I’ve read but won’t be purchasing. I’m still somewhat on a book buying ban and have restricted myself to only purchasing books that I’ve rated ⭐️4/5 stars or higher so these are 10 books that I rated lower than that, which I probably won’t be purchasing for my personal collection.

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The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

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The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

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The Night Country by Melissa Albert

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Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

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Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

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Burn by Patrick Ness

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The Guest List by Lucy Foley

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He Started It by Samantha Downing

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Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

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The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis

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Make Your MythTaker Wrap Up

I completed the Make Your MythTaker Readathon! Granted I didn’t quite stick with my original TBR for this readathon, however, I did end up finishing all of the prompts and I am now a witch!!

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The books I completed were:

Featuring an animal Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

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Read a book with a foiled coverThe Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

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Featuring a magical battleFuryborn by Claire Legrand

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Occult themesThe Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

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The Guinevere Deception Review

43568394This book is a retelling of the Arthurian legend. Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom’s borders, the great wizard Merlin sent in Guinevere his apprentice and daughter to be Arthur’s wife and his protector from those who want to see the young king’s idyllic city fail.

I actually really enjoyed Guinevere’s character. She was quite young and naïve at times, which usually bugs me but it was written in a way that endeared me to her instead. She is very determined and committed to her duties but still comes across and acts like the 16 year old that she is. She displays emotions and understands Arthur’s position yet she still yearns for his attention thus drawing herself closer to Mordred who is giving her what she wants. I think since we aren’t given her true name and identity that she is definitely not who we assume her to be, I’m thinking she has something to do with the River Queen since she is so terrified of water.

Mordred was an interesting character. He is always around and I feel has a lot more focus in this book than even Arthur. He remains quite standoffish and mysterious for the majority of the book yet I was intrigued by him and what his intentions were with Guinevere. Why was he always around her, why didn’t he expose her magic and is his feelings for her true?

Arthur didn’t get a lot of time in this book. Even though he is one of the main protagonists we don’t really get enough of him for me to be quite so invested in his character over the others. I think he definitely should have spent more time with Guinevere and kind of neglected her. I get that he was actually the one who was protecting her in the end but we don’t get enough scenes with the both of them together. I was disappointed when he didn’t go straight after her when she was kidnapped and it felt like it was a too little too late when he did eventually choose her over the kingdom.

The twists were interesting but the first half of the book was a little slower paced and we didn’t really get any answers until the right around the end, and even then there is still so much we don’t know. Hopefully the next book expands more and we are given more context and details!

⭐️3/5 stars good not great, has potential!