Top Ten Books Which Feature Anti-Heroes

This is a weekly blog meme by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Books That Feature Characters ____________ and is one of those themes where there are so many different things to choose from, that it became hard to choose. I would love to see a list of top ten books which feature adopted characters but unfortunately only a couple come to mind.

Anti-Hero characters are characters that are different to the traditional hero types. TV Tropes page is here.

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Cosmo Readathon Wrap Up

Some day soon I will get the hang of starting and finishing a readathon at the right time. I find readathons that run Monday-Sunday a lot easier to keep track of than readathons that run Sunday-Saturday. Long story short, I started the Cosmo Readathon on Monday and finished yesterday. It was still the same length of time, just moved backwards a day.

My TBR for this readathon is here


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Queen of the Tearling

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)An untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness in this spectacular debut—the first novel in a trilogy.

Young Kelsea Raleigh was raised in hiding after the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa, far from the intrigues of the royal Keep and in the care of two devoted servants who pledged their lives to protect her. Growing up in a cottage deep in the woods, Kelsea knows little of her kingdom’s haunted past . . . or that its fate will soon rest in her hands.

Long ago, Kelsea’s forefathers sailed away from a decaying world to establish a new land free of modern technology. Three hundred years later, this feudal society has divided into three fearful nations who pay duties to a fourth: the powerful Mortmesne, ruled by the cunning Red Queen. Now, on Kelsea’s nineteenth birthday, the tattered remnants of the Queen’s Guard—loyal soldiers who protect the throne—have appeared to escort the princess on a perilous journey to the capital to ascend to her rightful place as the new Queen of the Tearling.

Though born of royal blood and in possession of the Tear sapphire, a jewel of immense power and magic, Kelsea has never felt more uncertain of her ability to rule. But the shocking evil she discovers in the heart of her realm will precipitate an act of immense daring, throwing the entire kingdom into turmoil—and unleashing the Red Queen’s vengeance. A cabal of enemies with an array of deadly weapons, from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic, plots to destroy her. But Kelsea is growing in strength and stealth, her steely resolve earning her loyal allies, including the Queen’s Guard, led by the enigmatic Lazarus, and the intriguing outlaw known simply as “the Fetch.”

Kelsea’s quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun. Riddled with mysteries, betrayals, and treacherous battles, Kelsea’s journey is a trial by fire that will either forge a legend . . . or destroy her.

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Royalty Readathon

royalty readathon

This readathon is running from 24th-30th September and the theme is royalty! I love reading books about royalty, modern, historical, fantasy – I’m up for anything! The intro post is here and the Twitter is here.

  1. Read a book with a hidden royal heritage
  2. Read a book with a royal title
  3. Read a book with a crown on the cover
  4. Read a fairytale retelling featuring your favourite fairytale royal
  5. Read a purple book

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Cosmo Readathon


There is no specific theme for this readathon, apart from to read as many books which fit the challenges as possible, though the book club is focused on readers all around the world. The Goodreads group is here. This readathon runs from the 17th September to the 23rd September.


1. Buddy-read a book
2. Read a book from your wishlist/immediate TBR pile
3. Read a book you never heard of before (& avoid any reviews until you have finished)
4. Read a book borrowed from the library or a friend etc.
5. Read an independently published book

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1)She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning…

Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world.

Alia is a Warbringer – a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer.

To save the world, they must stand side by side against the tide of war.

Goodreads, Amazon UK

This is a spoiler free review.

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