Readathon of Kings

Readathon of Kings

As much as I love readathons such as Diverseathon and Borrowathon, I do like readathons that are new and have a different theme around them. Readathon of Kings is a Dutch-themed readathon starting on their King’s Day (27th April) and ending on the last day of April (30th April). The Twitter account is here. Plus the challenges are interesting as well, so I thought I would wind down from Camp Nanowrimo by doing a small readathon.

Challenges:
1) Read a book with Orange OR red-white-blue on the cover
2) Read a book by a Dutch author
3) Read a book involving Royalty
4) Read a book you bought because it was cheap

As always, I’m going to try and focus on books I already own and books that are relatively short as the readathon will only be three days long.

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The Star-Touched Queen

The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1)Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.

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The Keeper’s Vow

The Keeper's Vow (Guardians #1)From the day he showed up on her front porch, he desperately needed three things: a new beginning, a place to belong, and someone to stand beside him.

By the time she figured that out, it was too late.

In a world where being half-vampire is a dark secret that tears families apart, 16 year-old Katie Watts must untangle the web of lies that is her so-called life. No one is who she thought they were. Her father is keeping secrets and everyone knows the darker truth except her. She has no direction, no answers, and—when she searches for the truth—no home.

As the web untangles, the truth pulls Katie and Tristan closer together, and they find themselves connected in more ways than she can believe. But—is honesty worth more than blissful ignorance? Can she live with the truths that begin with her dead mother and end with The Keeper’s Vow?

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Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. A different bookish topic every week and this week it is Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book.

This is such a good topic because it varies so much between people. Some people when they hear ‘coming of age’ or ‘road trip’ or ‘love triangle’ to describe a book will instantly go to pick it up. I would put it straight back on the shelf and back away slowly, unless highly recommended (like Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell). Likewise, there are certain people where if they recommended a romance, I would never, ever pick up that book (people who think 50 Shades of Grey is a well-written, non-creepy romance for example).

Without further ado, my top ten!

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Rose Petal Graves

Rose Petal Graves (The Lost Clan #1)Ancient secrets cannot remain buried forever.

Founded two centuries ago by a powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation. Staying away was the plan, but Mom died suddenly.

Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.

As we made preparations for Mom’s burial, new people began arriving in Rowan, unnervingly handsome and odd people. I begged them to leave, but they stayed, because their enemies—my ancestors—were beginning to awaken.

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Friday 56: Ida

This blog meme happens every Friday, hosted by Freda’s Voice, where you share an excerpt of a book you’ve read.

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.

I chose Ida by Alison Evans.

Ida

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