Foreboding Book Titles

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is funny book titles. I couldn’t really come up with ten funny book titles so I decided to go in the opposite direction and pick out my top ten most foreboding book titles instead.

My Top Ten most foreboding book titles are:

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Burn our Bodies Down by Rory Powers

The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

No Exit by Taylor Adams

The Damned by Renee Ahdieh

He Started It by Samantha Downing

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Medieval-A-Thon Wrap Up

This was such a fun immersive readathon to participate in! I had so much fun and ended up completing some books I had been meaning to read for a while now so I am stoked! I strayed away from my original TBR I had set for myself but I still had lots of fun and read some great books and completed my goal!! I am both a Master Blacksmith & a Fashion Trend Setter making me an Empress!

The books and prompts I completed were:

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Read a books with gold, silver or bronze in the title or cover: The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

A book you’re scared to read: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

A book with a weapon on the cover – Light in the Dusk by Jessi Elliot & K.J. Sutton

A hardcover – A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir

A series finale – Lightbringer by Claire Legrand

Read a book your unsure about – Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

First book to a series – Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

A book embossed or foiling on the cover – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The last book you bought/borrowed – Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Prettiest book on your shelf – Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

January Wrap Up

This month was pretty chill in terms of reading. I am very happy with what I was able to get to but I definitely feel like I could of picked up more during the month.

The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman ⭐️3/5 stars

The Deep by Rivers Solomon⭐️3/5 stars

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab⭐️4/5 stars

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power⭐️3/5 stars

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire⭐️3/5 stars

The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty⭐️4/5 stars

Lightbringer by Claire Legrand⭐️5/5 stars

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire⭐️3/5 stars

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More 2020 New Releases I Need to Read

For this weeks Top Ten Tuesday I am going to go with new releases I wish I read from 2020. I did a post not too long ago about five 2020 new releases I wish I had read but there were soooo many more books that were released last year that I really wish I had a chance to get to, so I’ve got 10 more new releases from 2020 that fingers crossed I will get to this year!

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

Lightbringer by Claire LeGrand

The Ravens by Kass Morgan & Danielle Page

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

Burn Our Bodies Down Review

Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along. But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.

I can’t say I was immediately drawn into this book because that was not the case. Margot’s living conditions at the start and her relationship with her mother didn’t really impress on me a need to continue on. The mystery surrounding her family in my opinion didn’t warrant Margot’s actions and running away after speaking to her grandmother for two minutes wasn’t really good enough for me. I did stick it out though and once we get to Phalene things definitely pick up.

Margot’s perspective is a little erratic. Her thoughts spiral a lot and every time she is given new information she doesn’t really let things sink in she just jumps to conclusions that are never correct, because at every turn in this book there was something unexpected popping up. Being on the cusp of knowledge that people are withholding is very frustrating and I could sympathise with Margot on that. It seemed that every person she met knew something about her family that she didn’t but no one would tell her anything, I would probably react in the same way if I was in that situation.

I really liked Tess and Eli, I could see why Tess was integral to the book but Eli’s presence wasn’t really necessary and he didn’t really add anything to the plotline. I wish we could of spent more time with both of them and seen from their perspective what it would of been like living in Phalene under the shadow of Fairfield.

I honestly didn’t predict anything that happened. The plot veered in a very different direction than what I was expecting and those factors definitely brought up my reading experience. I was just starting to get a little bored and then things started to get weird and we started to get answers and I was just left reeling. The premise was highly original and unlike anything I’ve ever read before and the shock factor ending alone was enough to leave me satisfied.

⭐️3/5 stars shocking, twisted, strange!