Top 5 Thursday | Books with ‘home’ in the title

This prompt is solely dedicated to the happiness of returning home. Nothing feels better than home after a long period of quarantine procedures. Here’s a list of books with ‘home’ in their title that I would like to read.

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First Lines Monday

First Lines Monday is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.  I found this post on Becky’s Book Blog and I loved it so much I decided to try it out. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

As I step inside the kitchen, my mother holds up a silver notecard as a morning greeting. “This came for you, Hope.”

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A hero’s tournament. A defiant contender. Does one girl have the courage to take on Mount Olympus?

Hope’s world doesn’t have room for heroes. She barely has time for schoolwork, swim team, and taking care of her ailing mother. But when she’s invited to a mysterious tournament, the all-powerful hosts won’t take no for an answer.

Transported to Mount Olympus, Hope comes face to face with her new trainers—the pantheon of Greek gods. While other contenders train hard to gain a fighting edge, Hope searches for a way out. Instead, she finds a gorgeous shadow god who may just convince her to stay…

As each round unfolds, the ultimate prize draws closer—the granting of her heart’s deepest desire. If she survives the final challenge, her mother’s cure would be within reach…but only if Hope can ignore the tournament’s dark purpose.

Olympian Challenger is the first book in a bold YA urban fantasy trilogy. If you like Greek mythology, forbidden romance, and feats of courage, then you’ll love Astrid Arditi’s heroic coming-of-age tale.

All the love R

First Lines Monday

First Lines Monday is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.  I found this post on Becky’s Book Blog and I loved it so much I decided to try it out. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

Hello and welcome to the Underworld. My name is Chrys, and I am the daughter of Hades. May I take your coat?

I mean come on, with such an opening, anyone is eager to read about the daughter of the God of the Underworld. I love me some Greek Mythology!

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Chrys has been in the Underworld for thousands of years, hidden away by her father, Hades, from all of the other gods. He’s afraid that if someone finds out about her, they will destroy her because of the dichotomous power that she holds, the power of life and death. So she has remained in the Palace of Hades all her life, making very few friends and always bored out of her mind.

Huntley would have never guessed that after he died he would wake up with a beautiful girl standing over him. And that she would be the Dark Lord of the Underworld’s daughter. Yet, for some reason, she keeps him around as her tutor, as if he knows anything about the world. But Huntley knows that all she really wants is a friend; being trapped in the Underworld can get pretty lonely.

That is until Chrys decides she wants to run away to the human world after a big fight with her mother Persephone. Chrys claims her father is just overreacting and that nothing bad will come of it. There’s no way that the gods will notice she’s there for only a couple of days…right?

I have also mentioned this book in the post I did about all the book I want to read in Greek Mythology. You can find more here.

All the love R

Top 5 Thursday | Books with sun in the title

“When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine”

This week we experienced the annual solar eclipse and on the very same day we celebrated the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. In lieu with the week, I wanted to share all the books with ‘sun’ in the title.

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Top 5 Thursday | Mermaid Books

I have been fascinated by mermaids since I was a child. The torso of a human and the bottom of a fish, I’m sure can fascinate any child. With the current trend of mermaid’s nails, makeup, cakes, and more; I thought why not try some mermaid books.

These books are not necessarily a re-telling of ‘The Little Mermaid’, that will be a different tag altogether. I have selected some books where mermaids are seen as saviours of the realm and also as flesh eating monsters. Which ones do you prefer?

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The Billionaire’s Pregnant Competition by Leslie North – Review

I have no idea why but I’m addicted to reading books about billionaires for some reason. This is my second one in a matter of a week. It doesn’t look like I’m going to stop either. Both the books that I’ve read, I’ve enjoyed so much that I do plan on reading more.

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Billionaire Boss, Undercover Affair – Review

Book Name: Billionaire Boss, Undercover Affair

Author: Kyra Radcliff

Genre: Romance, Adult Fiction, Contemporary,

Publisher: Dawn Hill Publications

Publication Date: March 17th, 2020

Book Acquired: ARC, by the Publisher

Ratings: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It’s been a while since I’ve read a romance story. When I came across Billionaire Boss, Undercover Affair, I was hooked. It has the perfect kind of unfiltered passion; raw emotion and a devious plot that make you want to read the book in one sitting.

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Top 5 Thursday | Greek Mythology

Greek mythology is one of my favourites. I could read about the 13 Gods all day long. There was a time when I wished I was either Poseidon’s daughter or Athena’s. The myth, the concept, the power, the glory, the challenges, the legends all keep me bound to the Olympus Gods till this day.

During my school days, I read the Percy Jackson series and the Heroes of Olympus series and I loved each book with all my heart. I give full credit to Rick Riordan for getting me hooked onto Greek mythology.

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Top 5 Thursday | Book series I want to read

I’ve been meaning to write on this topic for a while but I kept pushing it back. Over the years, a number of book series have been published, which I desperately wanted to read but never got around to them. This prompt is specifically for those book series that have been on my TBR list for a very long time and I do *hopefully* plan to read them soon.

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How to get out of a reading slump?

We all have good reading days and bad readings days. What do you do when the bad ones just keep going on? 

We, bookworms, sometimes stumble in bad times when, as much as we try, we can’t seem to read. Lots of lovely books that need reading on our to-be-read shelf, new books releasing every day, but we can’t seem to read. Yep, those are the worst days!

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