Hey guys! Like April, I’m expecting May to be a good reading month for me, since I get three weeks off of school! This is the time where I would really like to get ahead on my reading goal just in case things get too busy during the summer semester, so I’ve got some great reads on my list this month, including some rereads! Take a look!
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Vol. 7 by Akira Himekawa
Synopsis: Link’s battle with his dark alter ego leaves him wounded and exhausted. With Midna gone and Link unable to harness the power of the Master Sword, his quest seems doomed. Visions of a grizzled warrior also haunt his dreams, but who is it? And what can this warrior teach Link that he will need to defeat Ganondorf? Certainly Link will need the Master Sword again, but only a true hero can wield the power of that legendary weapon…
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This one is battling with Volume 6 as my favorite volume in this manga series. I read it forever ago, but I still remember how amazing the art was and how much character development Link got in it. I can’t wait to get to it!
A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair
Genre: Greek Mythology/Romance
Synopsis: Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist.
Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible.
After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever.
The bet does more than expose Persephone’s failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows—and it’s forbidden.
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I am a big fan of Greek mythology, so when one of my co-workers recommended this book, I was right on it. I started reading it a couple nights ago, but I’m only to the second chapter so I don’t have much thoughts on it yet. I think I’ll like it though, because I’m also a big Hades x Persephone fan.
The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake
Synopsis: The Larkin family isn’t just lucky—they persevere. At least that’s what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn’t drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer.
But wrecks seem to run in the family. Tall, funny, musical Violet can’t stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life.
Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family’s missing piece—the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children. Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lying hidden in a watery grave for over a century.
She finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way. Whether or not they find the Lyric, the journey Violet takes—and the bridges she builds along the way—may be the start of something like survival.
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I had heard the synopsis for this book ages ago, but had forgotten the name of it. That was unfortunate! I searched for it for some time, and finally found it the last time I went to Barnes & Noble since it was on display and the beautiful cover caught my attention. I can’t wait to get to this one! I’m saving it for my family’s trip to the beach, since it has that sea theme!
Songs From the Deep by Kelly Powell
Synopsis: Moira Alexander has always been fascinated by the deadly sirens who lurk along the shores of her island town. Even though their haunting songs can lure anyone to a swift and watery grave, she gets as close to them as she can, playing her violin on the edge of the enchanted sea. When a young boy is found dead on the beach, the islanders assume that he’s one of the sirens’ victims. Moira isn’t so sure.
Certain that someone has framed the boy’s death as a siren attack, Moira convinces her childhood friend, the lighthouse keeper Jude Osric, to help her find the real killer, rekindling their friendship in the process. With townspeople itching to hunt the sirens down, and their own secrets threatening to unravel their fragile new alliance, Moira and Jude must race against time to stop the killer before it’s too late—for humans and sirens alike.
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I LOVE this book! I read it last year, and even got my Nana to read it because we’re both Mermaid/Siren fans. I decided to reread it on my trip to the beach this month, and I can’t wait!
Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano
Synopsis: One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die.
Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter—an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring kills Winter.
Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, they’ll have to escape the cycle that’s been forcing them apart. But their creator won’t let them go without a fight.
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I saw this book years ago before it came out, and was immediately convinced that this was something I needed to read. That synopsis! I am a sucker for stories like this, so I’m not entirely sure why it took me so long to get to it. But I will be reading it ASAP this month!
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
Synopsis: Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren’s capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can only be collected one unit at a time from individual people.
By using breath and drawing upon the color in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be accomplished. It will take considerable quantities of each to resolve all the challenges facing Vivenna and Siri, princesses of Idris; Susebron the God King; Lightsong, reluctant god of bravery, and mysterious Vasher, the Warbreaker.
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Now that I’ve finished the first three books of the Was&Wayne series, I thought I’d turn to Warbreaker while I wait for the fourth one. Also, I’m following this list that tells the order to read the Cosmere books, and this one is apparently next. Honestly, I haven’t really been following the list that closely, because I still haven’t read Elantris, but that’s okay! I’ll get to that one before I return to the Stormlight Archives.
The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre
Genre: Medieval Fantasy
Synopsis: In seventeenth-century France, Louis XIV rules with flamboyant ambition. In his domain, wealth and beauty take all; frivolity begets cruelty; science and alchemy collide. From the Hall of Mirrors to the vermin-infested attics of the Chateau at Versailles, courtiers compete to please the king, sacrificing fortune, principles, and even the sacred bond between brother and sister. By the fiftieth year of his reign, Louis XIV has made France the most powerful state in the western world. Yet the Sun King’s appetite for glory knows no bounds. In a bold stroke, he sends his natural philosopher on an expedition to seek the source of immortality — the rare, perhaps mythical, sea monsters. For the glory, of his God, his country, and his king, Father Yves de la Croix returns with his treasures: one heavy shroud packed in ice…and a covered basin that imprisons a shrieking creature.
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This was on my list last time, but I just couldn’t get to it last month. It’s a heavier read that kinda puts me in a bit of a slump (it’s a really weird book, okay?), so I’ve ben avoiding it. I’m hoping to finally finish it this month, though!
That’s all of them! I had thought of putting more, but I’ll just read more if I feel like it, you know? Which, I most likely will read more. Anyways, please let me know your thoughts on this list, as well as what you want to read this May! I’d love to hear from you!
God bless y’all and have a wonderful week!
Synopses taken from Goodreads