Good Morrow my lovelies!!!
It is I: your favorite over-dramatic goth with a hidden agenda to bring forth smirking giggles, a feisty and sarcastic mood, and to entice every reader to become horribly addicted to the books I shove into their pretty little faces.
You may call me Pablo Bibliobar!
The not so famous, but infallible and surely fun to be around, Book Lord.
She’s quick, she’s funny, you probably wouldn’t call her sunny:
It’s Pablo Biblobar.
From henceforth, I will bring you weekly witty prompts all about books, books, books! It will commence every Friday, so be on the lookout for these bookish rants and escapades! There will be must-reads, there will be don’t-reads. There will be sarcasm, and there will be moments of actual seriousness.
However brief they may be.
May I introduce: JenacideByBibliophile’s Weekly Binding of Bindings!
WHERE TO BEGIN?!
Well, the obvious place:
These are all the books that are great to read in the months of November to January/February. Or whenever the snow leaves your front yard. Some of these books I have read, and some I haven’t. I know, I KNOW!
“She’s blogging about books she hasn’t even read?!?!!?“
Yes. I’m devilish like that.
The Kanin Chronicles by Amanda Hocking
This series is one of my FAVORITES, so I played favoritism and put it first <3. If you like to stalk me, you will have noticed that I JUST posted this on my Bookstagram account. Here we have a strong female lead (my favorite) who is attempting to work her way up to become a member of her King’s royal guard. When she is sent on a mission to retrieve a changeling, some serious s**t hits the snow-covered hills and she is thrust into the throngs of a potential war between kingdoms.
There is bloodshed, there is romance, and there are mythical fairy creatures. What’s not to love?
Amber Sky by Claire Warner
Amber Sky is another favorite of mine, and I am PATIENTLY waiting for book two. This is set in a dystopian/steampunk styled world where Tay, who comes from a family of poor standing, is forced to seek help from a noble named Darius. A bargain is struck between them, and Tay is brought into high society as a spy.
This book is full of sneaky courtiers and extravagant tastes, and of course a sweet rebellion.
Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard
Though not a huge favorite of mine, still it’s a thrilling read. In a world where humanity is separated by the color of your blood, silver bloods are all powerful and red bloods are treated as scum. Our red blooded main character Mare eventually finds herself in the service of the Silver King, and betrothed to the Prince of the Silver Court. With as much hatred as this poor lass can muster, she joins the rebellion group called the Scarlet Guard, and plots the take-down of the silver bloods.
To me these books are over-hyped, but I could see the appeal while reading. Though it isn’t compelling me to get the next book.
Frost by E. Latimer
LOVED this book! There are Fire and Frost Giants, and the ever-so-loved evil Queen. Story of a girl living just like me and you, when one day she is kidnapped by striking young men. It’s a tale of who to trust and who to kill! This story is full of tall women with even taller personalities. I had received this book from Netgalley and pulled an all-nighter to read it.
Still waiting on that copy of book 2..
The Lone City series by Amy Ewing
This series is downright f****d, in the best way ever. Think The Handmaid’s Tale…but for the YA world. Girls are brought into The Lone City and sold as surrogates for the rich and powerful. It is cruel, it is beautiful, and it is downright LEGENDARY. I read through them so quickly that I didn’t even pause to write a review. I still haven’t.
The Dark Beneath The Ice by Amelinda Berube
I mean…what’s there to say about this one. It looked promising, but it was a mess in my opinion. It’s a dark paranormal book that doesn’t really have an exact point. Marianne has the moments of feeling like she’s drowning, things are flying around the room, and the logical explanation is that something wants her dead. But the something trying to kill her is just…*sigh*.
This is the epitome of an “I can’t even” book.
But I hope you enjoy it ❤
The Giver, Graphic Novel by Lois Lowry, P. Craig Russell (Illustrations)
I know what you’re thinking. “Jenaca, is this really a winter read?“
*Whisper Voice* Shhhhhh, yes.
We have all read this wonderful classic, if you haven’t…*gasp*…GET INVOLVED! Color me shocked and thrilled, they are releasing a graphic novel version of The Giver! I JUST received it for review, my first graphic novel, so be on the lookout for that. I may have already taken a little peak inside and…..
I haven’t read these. It’s not a crime. I will. I’m trying!
Don’t judge me.
Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
I’m waiting for this little number to arrive today in my Bookoutlet shipment, so it’s ALMOST in my pale skeletal fingers.It is a magical tale of insane asylums and whispers of a far off kingdom. It sounds so ROMANTIC doesn’t it?!
But you know how I know it’s a Winter Read? The main character is named Snow.
Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara
I fear this one is going to be a tear-jerker. If not from the description, then from the countless Goodreads reviews of readers just saying:
A girl survives a car accident that kills her boyfriend, she hides herself out in her father’s studio in the woods, and eventually meets another young man. Where it shall lead, I DON’T KNOW.
I haven’t read it yet.
Frostblood by Elly Blake
Frost Blood sounds like one of those rebellion/burn-em-all-to-the-ground types of books. I predict an angry female lead who goes on a killing rampage, but who’s to say? I sure cannot. Countless reviews of it’s pure awesomeness and fantastical delightfulness lead me to assume that I must have it. Though I MAY have had it already if Netgalley hadn’t denied me of the pleasure of reading it…
The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis
Quite a wide arrange of reviews and opinions on this story, but I still can’t help but want to read it. The description sums up what this book is about perfectly:
A good girl.
A bad boy.
A fairy tale that’s true.
A truth that is no fairy tale.
As a warning, I DID read that there might be some sensitive issues in this book for readers. So be warned. Even I am a little worried about this read, but who cares! I’m up for it. BRING IT ON!
With that, I leave you my list of Winter reads as of this January of 2019. Go ahead, curl up with a blanket! Get a cup of hot coco or tea and sit in front of a blazing fire, roasting a mortal or two! By the end of the year I may have a whole new list of cozy books for you to read, but only the witches will know!
Happy Reading my witchy readers!