ARC Review // The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

ARC Review // The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Fire ascends from the earth, light descends from the sky
Too much of one doth inflame the other,
and in this is the extinction of the universe.

A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

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I received a proof copy of The Priory of the Orange Tree from Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review.

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Ships I’m Still Keeping Afloat

Ships I’m Still Keeping Afloat

Hi guys!
So whatever your opinions are on Valentines day (mine are that it’s a fake holiday for capitalist gain but, here we are) you can’t deny that it’s everywhere. So, in order to avoid tidying my bookshelves, I thought I’d talk about my favourite fictional ships!

(spoilers for Deathless, Girls of Paper and Fire, The Tiger’s Daughter, Shadow and Bone, Strange the Dreamer, Queen of Air and Darkness, The Dark Vault, The Song of Achilles, ACOTAR, Heartstopper)

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Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman // Mini Review

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‘Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?’

I ordered it. I received it. I read it in (approximately twenty minutes.) I squealed. I almost had happy tears. I loved. What an experience. Continue reading “Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman // Mini Review”

WE’RE BACK // February Releases 2019

You may be wondering, who are Two Book Thieves? Well, it’s us and we’re off our unplanned but lovely hiatus. Where are your January releases 2019, you may also be wondering. Well, they don’t exist but we hope you found something you loved in January. So without further ado, here are some February releases that we are excited for (in order of release!)

February 5th

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ARC Review // The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

ARC Review // The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

“You shouldn’t have told them I was a girl. Then they might have believed that I was dangerous.”

One girl can make a difference…

Moscow has burned nearly to the ground, leaving its people searching for answers – and someone to hold accountable. Vasya finds herself on her own, amid a rabid mob that calls for her death, blaming her witchery for their misfortune.

Then a vengeful demon returns, renewed and stronger than ever, determined to spread chaos in his wake and never be chained again. Enlisting the hateful priest Konstantin as his servant, turmoil plagues the Muscovites and the magical creatures alike, and all find their fates resting on the shoulders of Vasya.

With an uncertain destiny ahead of her, Vasya learns surprising truths of her past as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all…

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Book Recommendations // Greek Mythology

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A huge passion of mine for a few years now has been Greek Mythology. I’ve always loved any kind of mythology but nothing captures my attention as much as Greek mythology. Here I’ve combined two loves – books and mythology to share some of my recommendations with you. Two of these are non-fiction and the rest are fictional retellings. Not included but I’d still definitely recommend The Iliad & The Odyssey but don’t feel like you need to read these in order to understand retellings. I hope you find something you love and if you have any recommendations, please leave them below.  Continue reading “Book Recommendations // Greek Mythology”