This readathon was created by the amazing Holly over at Holly Hearts Books. If you haven’t already subscribed to her channel please do so! She has amazing contains and she is just a joy to watch.
Holly created Medieval-A-Thon last year and I so wanted to take part. Unfortunately, back then I was reading even less book per month than now and I didn’t have enough book on my TBR. This year though I will take place and I hope to do well.
So without further ado here are all the prompts and the books for each of the prompts I selected.
The Ranking – Total Book Read
Since I usually read 2-3 per month each book usually between 400 and 600 pages, for this readathon, I’m aiming at 4 and that’s why you’ll notice most of the book are between 250 and 400 pages. How knows maybe I’ll get 5, but I wouldn’t bet on that.
A book with your favourite colour on the spine
I black and purple are my favourite colours so I went with black and the book I didn’t get to last month. This is also part of my 2020 TBR Reading Challenge and a carry on from last month.
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
Geralt of Rivia is a witcher. A cunning sorcerer. A merciless assassin. And a cold-blooded killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good… and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.
A collection of short stories introducing Geralt of Rivia, to be followed by the first novel in the actual series, The Blood of Elves. Note that, while The Last Wish was published after The Sword of Destiny, the stories contained in The Last Wish take place first chronologically, and many of the individual stories were published before The Sword of Destiny.
A Book Under 300 Pages
If I manage to read the first book in the series (and I like it) I might read this one too.
Queen of Crows by Myke Cole
Myke Cole, star of CBS’s Hunted and author of the Shadow Ops series is here with book two of the Sacred Throne Trilogy: The Queen of Crows.
In this epic fantasy sequel, Heloise stands tall against overwhelming odds–crippling injuries, religious tyrants–and continues her journey from obscurity to greateness with the help of alchemically-empowered armor and an unbreakable spirit.
No longer just a shell-shocked girl, she is now a figure of revolution whose cause grows ever stronger. But the time for hiding underground is over. Heloise must face the tyrannical Order and lay siege to the Imperial Palace itself
Something Pointy on the Cover
Also part of my SPFBO Reading Challenge
Never Die by Rob J. Hayes
Ein is on a mission from God. A God of Death.
Time is up for the Emperor of Ten Kings and it falls to a murdered eight year old boy to render the judgement of a God. Ein knows he can’t do it alone, but the empire is rife with heroes. The only problem; in order to serve, they must first die.
Ein has four legendary heroes in mind, names from story books read to him by his father. Now he must find them and kill them, so he can bring them back to fight the Reaper’s war
A Book you Have Hight Expectation for
I received an e-ARC from NetGalley and since it first came to my attention from the host of this readathon I think it’s only normal that I have high expectation about it and it fits this prompt perfectly. I also just realised that it also fits for another prompt in my 2020 TBR Reading Challenge. Two birds one stone!
Mexican Gothic by Silvis Moreno-Garcia
He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me.
After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find — her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.
Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough, smart, and has an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.
And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind
Orange on the Dust Jacket
This book is also part of My 2020 TBR Challenge.
The Armored Saint by Myke Cale
In a world where any act of magic could open a portal to hell, the Order insures that no wizard will live to summon devils, and will kill as many innocent people as they must to prevent that greater horror. After witnessing a horrendous slaughter, the village girl Heloise opposes the Order, and risks bringing their wrath down on herself, her family, and her village.
A Book Title that Begins With a “C”
Ok, I’m probably cheating on this one because it has “The” before the “C” but it’s the only book in my TBR that I have that has a word starting with “C”. Also, it has two words that start with “C” so let’s call it even. But to be honest, I seriously doubt that I’ll get to this one
The Crimson Campaign
The hounds at our heels will soon know we are lions
Tamas’s invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counter-offensive leaves him cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, no supplies, and no hope of reinforcements. Drastically outnumbered and pursued by the enemy’s best, he must lead his men on a reckless march through northern Kez to safety, and back over the mountains so that he can defend his country from an angry god. In Adro, Inspector Adamat only wants to rescue his wife. To do so he must track down and confront the evil Lord Vetas. He has questions for Vetas concerning his enigmatic master, but the answers might come too quickly. With Tamas and his powder cabal presumed dead, Taniel Two-shot finds himself alongside the god-chef Mihali as the last line of defence against Kresimir’s advancing army. Tamas’s generals bicker among themselves, the brigades lose ground every day beneath the Kez onslaught, and Kresimir wants the head of the man who shot him in the eye.
What about you? What do you plan to read in May? Let me know in the comments!