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I'M STARTING A BOOK CLUB!!!!!!!!

Hey guys!

So if you follow me on my Instagram (@throneofshook) you’ll know I’m starting my own book club up there! This month we are reading Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi which coincidentally is a Silver Inky nominated title for this years Inky Awards!!!

–––*Blurb from Goodreads*–––

Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut Children of Blood and Bone.

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.

Zelie remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zelie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden.

Zelie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zelie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orisha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zelie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic – and her growing feelings for an enemy.

The movie of Children of Blood and Bone is in development at Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions with the incredible Karen Rosenfelt and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight, Maze Runner, The Fault In Our Stars) producing it.

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This book has got so much praise already and I really hope you can join in!! Even if you are unable to read it this month I’ll love to hear your thoughts on it in our upcoming discussion on the 31st of March!! You can talk about anything related to the book! Please join in if you are on Instagram <3 Even if you aren’t I’ll be keeping up a conversation here on that date!!

You can also join in with next month’s book club read which is going to be a romance or contemporary. I’m putting up a poll on Instagram today and you get to choose whether to read To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han or Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich.

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–––DEAR EVAN HANSEN *Blurb from Goodreads*–––

Dear Evan Hansen,

Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.

Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore–even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?

No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He’s confident. He’s a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.

A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.

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–––TO ALL THE BOYS I LOVED BEFORE *blurb from Goodreads*––––

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

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Hope you can all join in 😉 Make sure to follow @throneofshook on instagram for more updates as well as on Inside A Dog <3

-Sylvs

 

4 comments

bubbles

Awesome! I'll be reading Children of Blood and Bone for the Inky Awards - and I'm nearly finished reading Dear Evan Hansen at the moment (it's really good!)

1st Apr, 19
sylvs

YASSSSSS ITS SO GOOD!!! Also how's inky awards going for you? What book are u on

2nd Apr, 19
bubbles

In reply to sylvs

Haha yeah, just finished it :) inky awards is going good! I'm reading I am Out With Lanterns atm... it's a bit slow but the writing's good :D

3rd Apr, 19
sylvs

In reply to bubbles

Oooooh how many books have you read already?

4th Apr, 19