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Wicked Fox

Wicked Fox (Gumiho, #1)Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret–she’s a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. Because so few believe in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men no one will miss, the modern city of Seoul is the perfect place to hide and hunt.

But after feeding one full moon, Miyoung crosses paths with Jihoon, a human boy, being attacked by a goblin deep in the forest. Against her better judgment, she violates the rules of survival to rescue the boy, losing her fox bead–her gumiho soul–in the process.

Jihoon knows Miyoung is more than just a beautiful girl–he saw her nine tails the night she saved his life. His grandmother used to tell him stories of the gumiho, of their power and the danger they pose to humans. He’s drawn to her anyway.

With murderous forces lurking in the background, Miyoung and Jihoon develop a tenuous friendship that blossoms into something more. But when a young shaman tries to reunite Miyoung with her bead, the consequences are disastrous . . . forcing Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon’s.

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Contemporary Round 5

Round 5 of the Contemporaryathon is here! This readathon is a week long readathon which focuses primarily on contemporary books. There are challenges, there are recommendations and it runs from the 23rd September to the 29th September, which means Monday to Sunday.

Challenges

  • Read a 2019 release
  • Read a contemporary with yellow on the cover
  • Read a diverse contemporary (aim to read something outside of your own experience)
  • Read a contemporary with an illustrated cover
  • Read a dark / hard-hitting contemporary
  • Read a contemporary with plants on the cover
  • Read a contemporary that is beloved by a member of the book community (and shout out the creator!)

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N.E.W.Ts Readathon Wrap-Up

Magical Readathon
Okay, I had such a great time for this readathon. I love Harry Potter readathons but I also love this readathon because the Twitter was so involved. All links on my TBR post here. This wrap-up post took a while to write because wow, the format drove me up the wall. Maybe next time I’ll do a split wrap up post.

My TBR went all over the place for this readathon but I got several books on my TBR read and several others were impulse reads.

How did everyone else do on this readathon?

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot SeeMarie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure’s agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure.

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