TBR Thursdays

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Hello lovely readers and Happy Friday Eve!! It’s been forever since I’ve done a TBR Thursday and I’ve really missed it. I have tons and tons of books on my TBR so I thought I’d keep showing you all them. Maybe you can give me some recommendations on which ones I should bump up the list and read ASAP.

TBR Thursdays is a weekly segment that highlights books, ebooks, and ARCs that I own and have been in my TBR forever. At the end of the year, I’ll do a recap to see how many of these books I actually read.

For my first TBR Thursday 2018, I’m choosing two books – Wintersong and Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones


Wintersong

wintersong

PUBLISHED BY THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS FEBRUARY 7, 2017
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, FANTASY,  ROMANCE, RETELLINGS
PAGES: HARDCOVER 436
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Synopsis 

Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

Shadowsong

shadowsong

EXPECTED PUBLICATION: WEDNESDAY BOOKS FEBRUARY 6, 2018
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, FANTASY,  ROMANCE, RETELLINGS
PAGES: HARDCOVER 384
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Synopsis 

Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her.

When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world—or the ones Liesl loves—is in her hands?


So I’ve had Wintersong since April 2017. I also met the lovely author during Yallwest and got my book signed. I planned on reading this, but never got to it because I was waiting to binge it when the sequel came out. Well, Shadowsong just happened to appear in my mail a few weeks ago. I think I won the ARC from a giveaway — most likely from Shelfawareness… I’m not really sure. Sometimes there’s a note in the package, so I’d know where the book was from, but most of the time there isn’t. And I’m really bad at keeping track of all the giveaways I join. Anyway, now that I have both books, I’m planning on reading them before the Shadowsong’s release date.

Have any of you read Wintersong? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

sincerelykarenjo2

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