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What I hope To Finish This January

november to read into the crooked place

Happy New Year guys, a new decade is upon us!

I wrote a similar post last month as I’ve kinda given up on tbr lists for the moment, so I’m trying to finish off all the books I’ve started to read then stopped in order to read another book haha. I’m also bed bound for a couple of weeks with a nasty chest infection so I’m hoping to get lots of reading done during this time.

This book was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019 so I’m surprised it’s taken me so long to pick it up but I’ve finally started to read Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. I’m about 150 ish pages in and I’m hoping to read five or so chapters a day. I also finally invested in some mini sticky notes so I can mark out where I need to read everyday to hit my target. Just a reminder though that this is NOT YA, already just 150 pages in I can tell that this book is a lot darker than Leigh’s usual ya books.

Alex Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. A dropout and the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved crime – the last thing she wants is to cause trouble. Not when Yale was supposed to be her fresh start. But a free ride to one of the world’s most prestigious universities was bound to come with a catch.

Alex has been tasked with monitoring the mysterious activities of Yale’s secret societies – societies that have yielded some of the most famous and influential people in the world. Now there’s a dead girl on campus and Alex seems to be the only person who won’t accept the neat answer the police and campus administration have come up with for her murder.

Because Alex knows the secret societies are far more sinister and extraordinary than anyone ever imagined.

They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living . . .

Another book I started last year and put aside is Into The Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo. I loved the premise of this book so much I ordered the Fairyloot special edition and it is a beauty! I think I just get too easily distracted when it comes to books and I’ve gotta work on that this year.

Magic rules the city of Creije Capital and Tavia Syn knows just how many tricks she needs up her sleeve to survive. Selling dark magic on the streets for her kingpin, she keeps clear of other crooks, counting the days until her debt is paid and she can flee her criminal life.

But then, one day, with her freedom in sight, Tavia uncovers a sinister plot that threatens to destroy the realm she calls home. Desperate to put an end to her kingpin’s plan, Tavia forms an unlikely alliance with three crooks even more deadly than her:

Wesley, the kingpin’s prodigy and most renewed criminal in the realm. Karam, an underground fighter with a penchant for killing first and forgetting to ask questions. And Saxony, a Crafter in hiding who will stop at nothing to avenge her family

With the reluctant saviours assembled, they embark on a quest to put an end to the dark magic before it’s too late. But even if they can take down the kingpin and save the realm, the one thing they can’t do is trust each other.

I also started to read Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin on kindle so I’m hoping to finish this off this month as well. I’ve heard this has a great enemies to lovers trope so I can’t wait to read about that, plus there’s magic and witches and who doesn’t love reading about those?!

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage.

Lou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice. And love makes fools of us all.

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