I only have three books left for August of 2018 after this post! For now, enjoy two others from this month that I’ve added to my TBR!
Space fantasies are my favorite and I’m honestly kind of annoyed with myself for the fact that I’ve known of Mirage by Somaiya Daud book for ages and never bothered to look into reading what it was about. Needless to say, I wish I’d read this book long ago and am now putting it high on my list of books to read next.
In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon.
But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.
As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection…because one wrong move could lead to her death.
I have both an ARC and a first edition of Seafire by Natalie C. Parker currently sitting on my shelf and I have yet to read either. Quite frankly, this is awful and I’m slightly ashamed of it. I know I had every intention of reading this book a long time ago, I just never got around to it. And honestly, that really need to chagne sooner rather than later.
After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, who have lost their families and homes because of Aric and his men. The crew has one mission: stay alive, and take down Aric’s armed and armored fleet.
But when Caledonia’s best friend and second-in-command barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether to let him join their crew. Is this boy the key to taking down Aric Athair once and for all . . . or will he threaten everything the women of the Mors Navis have worked for?
What do you think of these two books? Have any of you read it? What did you think, if so? If not, do you think you’ll want to? Let me know in the comments!