Heir of Fire – The Book That Made Me A Liar

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20613470So, that happened.

From now on any of you who would like to call me a liar, feel free to do so because I have lied to you all. A few weeks ago I published a post talking about series that I would not finish. Number one on that list was the Throne of Glass series.

I had read book one, Throne of Glass,  way before it was popular. I read it weeks after its release, before everyone and their mother decided that it would be cool. And I liked it. Then I read book two, Crown of Midnight, and then I stopped. I had no intention of returning.

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Caraval Read Along – Week Three!

Hello, hello! As you all may, or may not have known, The Book Cover Girls has teamed up with Brookie @Brookie Cowles for a read along!

The book we are reading is Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

This goes on for the entire month of March and every Wednesday we post questions about the book so everyone can comment on them. This week the read along is hosted on Brookie’s blog, HERE.

For past week’s discussion go here:

Week One

Week Two

We hope you join us!

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Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Release Date: January 31, 2017

Page Count: 416

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Third Discussion: 3/22/2017 (Today)

Goodreads Synopsis for Caraval

Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .

Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

 

Caraval Read Along!

There was a bit of a mix up so while it had been announced last week that today’s post would be on Brookie’s blog, it’s actually here. Surprise!

Anyway, this is a read-along hosted by us here at The Book Cover Girls and Brookie from @BrookieCowles. The read-along will take place every Wednesday in the month of March and we will be discussing Caraval by Stephanie Gerber.

Hope you join us!

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Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Release Date: January 31, 2017

Page Count: 416

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Second Discussion: 3/15/2017 (Today)

Goodreads Synopsis for Caraval

Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .

Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

Each week we will post discussion questions on a part of the book. Last week we discussed the first 100 pages, you can find that post HERE. This week we went up to page 200 so the questions will be on that portion of the novel, although you could probably comment on other things that happened before or after. It doesn’t matter if you have already finished the book, feel free to post comments or ask questions.

The questions are only to serve as prompts for discussion but feel free to ask your own questions about the first 200 pages and discuss any topic of interest.

Discussion Question:

  • What do you think of the book so far?
  • Where is Julian?
  • Is she going to be dead for two days?
  • Do you think that the fiancee has more to do with the story than she thinks?
  • Where do you think this is all going?
  • Anyone have any predictions for the end, based on the first 200 pages?

Write your answers in the comments and feel free to interact with one another. Also, remember to keep it civil and allow everyone to cast their own opinions.

And obviously, from this point onward. SPOILER ALERT!

Also, come back next week on Wednesday, March 22. That week we will be at Brookie’s blog with questions up to page 300!

King’s Cage – A Surprisingly Good Novel

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30226723Well, color me impressed. This was far better than I thought it would be.

I read Red Queen back in 2015, and you know what? I hated it. It was the worst book I read that year. I don’t know why it was that I then decided to read the sequel, Glass Sword. Surprisingly,  I actually liked the sequel. So, due to a terrible curiosity, I read King’s Cage, and I was honestly impressed.

I don’t know what it was about this book, but I was hooked into it. I cannot believe that I am going to say this, but I honestly cannot wait for the last book in this series to come out. Continue reading

Caraval Read Along!

 

As we have been announcing for while now, there will be a Caraval buddy read/read along going on in the month of March. We will be holding discussions each Wednesday throughout the month starting on the 8th of March.

Participation is not necessary, nor is answering every question, or joining every discussion a mandatory thing, should you choose to join us. We are just doing this for fun so please feel free to read along with us. Even if you have already read the novel in it’s entirety, feel free to comment on the discussion board.

This read along is hosted by us, here at The Book Cover Girls, and Brookie, from BrookieCowles. More information on the dates of the discussions and read along end date will be posted closer to March. For more info on our read along in general see our original post HERE.

More information to be posted closer to the date of the read along!

 

Join us in this read along!

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Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Sampler

Release Date: January 31, 2017 (Today)

Page Count: 416

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Date of Read Along: March 2017

Goodreads Synopsis for Caraval

Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .

Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.


Check out our 2017 Reading Challenge

The Bookish Alphabet Tag!

Hello guys! I’m doing another tag! I wasn’t tagged by anyone but I love doing book tags and I was bored, so, I figured, why not.

The Bookish Alphabet Tag that was created by MarianaFireHeartBooks. The point of it is to look at all the books you own or have already read (despite owning it or not) and write one down for each letter of the alphabet to see how many you get. The word ‘the’ doesn’t count, and so, for example, The Sun is Also a Star, would go under the letter ‘S’. Continue reading