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Once & Future

Once & Future (Once & Future, #1)I’ve been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.

Now I’m done hiding.

My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.

When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.

No pressure.

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July TBR

Gray Box With Silver Ribbon

This month doesn’t really have a theme so this month I am going to try and read some of the books I have gotten from book boxes over the years. I’ve been getting Illumicrate and Fairyloot for over two years now and with the occasional other book boxes as well, and I have read maybe a quarter of books I have got from them. I want to get to the point where I can get the box and read the book and not have all the other books staring at me wondering why I am not reading them.

And yes, this TBR is very late but I had already thought I had scheduled, only to discover halfway through the month I did not.

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The Mercies

The MerciesOn Christmas Eve, 1617, the sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardo is thrown into a reckless storm. As Maren Magnusdatter watches, forty fishermen, including her father and brother, are lost to the waves, the menfolk of Vardo wiped out in an instant.

Now the women must fend for themselves.

Eighteen months later, a sinister figure arrives. Summoned from Scotland to take control of a place at the edge of the civilized world, Absalom Cornet knows what he needs to do to bring the women of Vardo to heel. With him travels his young wife, Ursa. In Vardo, and in Maren, Ursa finds something she has never seen before: independent women. But Absalom sees only a place untouched by God and flooded with a mighty and terrible evil, one he must root out at all costs.

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Tome Topple Round 11 Wrap Up

This readathon is one that focuses on books over 500 pages and it ran from the 9th to the 22nd May. I had such trouble with the last round but this one went much better. Well, I finished two tomes but I talk about four books in this because I started all of them in this readathon. I didn’t do all the prompts but I managed a fair few. My TBR is here.

This wrap up is very late but I’m trying to be better with closing out readathons I’ve done. Now I just need to get them on time!

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How My Reading Is Changing

Wall With the Text I Can't Breathe

There have been worldwide Black Lives Matter protests after George Floyd was murdered by police on camera and nothing was done about it. I won’t go into detail because I’m sure everyone reading this knows about it (and if not, where have you been?). I also won’t go into what I’m doing in real life because I don’t think it is something I think anyone is particularly interested in reading and unless I do something, the words won’t mean much.

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The Boyfriend Project

The Boyfriend ProjectUSA Today bestselling author Farrah Rochon launches a new series about three young women who become friends when the live Tweeting of a disastrous date leads them to discover they’ve all been duped by the same man.

Samiah Brooks never thought she would be “that” girl. But a live tweet of a horrific date just revealed the painful truth: she’s been catfished by a three-timing jerk of a boyfriend. Suddenly Samiah-along with his two other “girlfriends,” London and Taylor-have gone viral online. Now the three new besties are making a pact to spend the next six months investing in themselves. No men, no dating, and no worrying about their relationship status . . .

For once Samiah is putting herself first, and that includes finally developing the app she’s always dreamed of creating. Which is the exact moment she meets the deliciously sexy, honey-eyed Daniel Collins at work. What are the chances? When it comes to love, there’s no such thing as a coincidence. But is Daniel really boyfriend material or is he maybe just a little too good to be true?

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If We Were Us

If We Were UsEveryone at the prestigious Bexley School believes that Sage Morgan and Charlie Carmichael are meant to be….that it’s just a matter of time until they realize that they are actually in love.

When Luke Morrissey shows up on the Bexley campus his presence immediately shakes things up. Charlie and Luke are drawn to each other the moment they meet, giving Sage the opportunity to steal away to spend time with Charlie’s twin brother, Nick.

But Charlie is afraid of what others will think if he accepts that he has much more than a friendship with Luke. And Sage fears that things with Nick are getting too serious too quickly. The duo will need to rely on each other and their lifelong friendship to figure things out with the boys they love.

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June TBR

Yellow Flower Illustration

I said the pictures had nothing to do with the theme for the month but for this one, it’s actually relevant. This month is all about reading LGBTQ+ books. Normally, I would go for authors who are LGBTQ+ but after a couple of instances of authors feeling like they have to come out of the closet because of backlash/social media pressure, I’m not doing that. So, it’ll be books that have LGBTQ+ characters, preferably the main characters.

June is a short month and I’ll be starting a reading challenge on the 13th June, of which I don’t know much about at the moment, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to get to some of these books.

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