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Quotes I Devoured This Month: April 2018

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(A monthly wrap up with a twist.)

P.S: YUP, April! 🤪

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“ There was money in fear, and money in blood, and there was nothing the Suzerain liked better than a fat tribute and a city the remembered who kept them safe.”

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In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole…yet some face the world alone.

The singleborn

A rare few are singleborn in each generation, and therefore given the right to rule by the gods and goddesses. Bo Trousillion is one of these few, born into the royal line and destined to rule. Though he has been chosen to succeed his great-aunt, Queen Runa, as the leader of the Alskad Empire, Bo has never felt equal to the grand future before him.

The diminished

When one twin dies, the other usually follows, unable to face the world without their other half. Those who survive are considered diminished, doomed to succumb to the violent grief that inevitably destroys everyone whose twin has died. Such is the fate of Vi Abernathy, whose twin sister died in infancy. Raised by the anchorites of the temple after her family cast her off, Vi has spent her whole life scheming for a way to escape and live out what’s left of her life in peace.

As their sixteenth birthdays approach, Bo and Vi face very different futures—one a life of luxury as the heir to the throne, the other years of backbreaking work as a temple servant. But a long-held secret and the fate of the empire are destined to bring them together in a way they never could have imagined.

Reading this 📖 was like riding a 🎡 that levitates in the air, then dives deep into the sea 🌊! 

Read my review here!

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“Good luck, Toha. May you succeed where others have failed to even try. ”
“The pain swirled in his eyes. He cared about every single one of his people. And that, she thought, is why he will lose this war. “
“He’d known the power of the crystal, but the Tri-Gard never played with life and death like this. They didn’t play God. “

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Twenty years have passed since Dreach-Sciene was stripped of its power and left to wither. Erratic weather has decimated the crops, leaving the people starving and desperate. The kingdom’s enemies circle around them, threatening a war that will destroy the country completely.

Their only hope is a return to magic. But twenty-year-old Prince Trystan dismisses the ancient stories as pointless fairy tales. Willing to sacrifice everything to save his people, he reluctantly begins a journey to harness the ancient power. With the help of his sister and his best friend, he must begin by reuniting the Tri-Gard: the legendary keepers of magic.

The problem? The Tri-Gard has been in hiding since the day he was born.

Dive into a fantasy where quests are not undertaken lightly, princes take themselves too seriously, and the only thing that can break a princess is falling in love.

Although I would have been satisfied with reading this as a Merlin Retelling, this story is so much more than that.

Read my review here!

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“The curse of kings,” he breathed. His body shook. “Death. Sacrifice. Betrayal.”
“Trystan wasn’t convinced it was the right choice, but Lonara was right. It was the only choice. “

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Sacrifice.

Betrayal.

That is your curse.

The seer’s words were coming true, but Trystan Renauld refused to fulfill the prophecy.

It would not control him.

Death: The people of his kingdom were falling quickly.

Sacrifice: He’d lost the only brother he’d ever had.

Betrayal: The sharp sting of his friend’s sword would burn more than just his flesh.

But it wasn’t over.

The Tri-Gard was within his grasp.

If he had any hope of restoring magic to the land, he’d need to claim what was rightfully his and journey straight into the dangers of Dreach-Dhoun.

Only when he faced the darkness would he bring light back to his kingdom.

An emotional rollercoaster ride that will take you into the darkest alley of losing the people you love the most & surviving the aftermath.

My Review will be up soon.

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“I won that battle, but the war is still up for grabs. And I don’t intend to lose.”

“At my mum and dad’s wedding anniversary, my nan got so drunk, she threw up in a bowl of punch and then did the Harlem Shake.”
“Sometimes, it’s easier for us to try to forget or to ignore what causes us the most harm.”

39289622.jpgAt nineteen, Savannah Dean escaped her family, leaving behind a note and the people
who caused her so much pain.

Now, she lives on her own and keeps to herself.

At nineteen, Kent Lawson’s girlfriend betrayed him, leaving him behind with a broken heart and a whole lot of mistrust in women.
Now, he lives on his own and shares himself with nearly every pretty thing that walks by but only for one night.

When Savannah and Kent meet, they can’t stand each other.

Kent knows she’s hiding something, and he despises liars.

And Savannah has nothing but secrets.

An emotional, romance infused read.

Read my review here!

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