#empressofallseasons

A small TBR stack ✨
Just a few of the books I have that I’m dying to read!
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Most anticipated read on your shelf?
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#empressofallseasons #truthwitch #sorcerertothecrown #thelastnamsara #beautysleep #strangethedreamer #bookstagram #booksofig #booksofinstagram #tbr #bookstack #ya #booksbooksbooks
A small TBR stack ✨
Just a few of the books I have that I’m dying to read!

Most anticipated read on your shelf?

#empressofallseasons #truthwitch #sorcerertothecrown #thelastnamsara #beautysleep #strangethedreamer #bookstagram #booksofig #booksofinstagram #tbr #bookstack #ya #booksbooksbooks
Another one from the TBR list: Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean ⚘ 🗡
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#nowreading #EmpressofAllSeasons #EmikoJean .
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#nowreading #EmpressofAllSeasons #EmikoJean .
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#nowreading #EmpressofAllSeasons #EmikoJean .
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#nowreading #EmpressofAllSeasons #EmikoJean .
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#nowreading #EmpressofAllSeasons #EmikoJean .
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#nowreading #EmpressofAllSeasons #EmikoJean .
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#nowreading #EmpressofAllSeasons #EmikoJean .
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#nowreading #EmpressofAllSeasons #EmikoJean .
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YA fantasy haul from Amazon. 2 of these feature creatures from Asian folklore: gumiho and yokai. At first I thought gumiho and kitsune are the same but I did a quick search and it seems a gumiho is different from a kitsune on some key points (like evilness level 😨). Asian mythology and folklore is so rich and full of interesting creatures and characters and I'm glad to see it getting more rep in  literature. Hopefully, we'll also be able to read more Filipino mythology and culture in the future. 😊
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YA fantasy haul from Amazon. 2 of these feature creatures from Asian folklore: gumiho and yokai. At first I thought gumiho and kitsune are the same but I did a quick search and it seems a gumiho is different from a kitsune on some key points (like evilness level 😨). Asian mythology and folklore is so rich and full of interesting creatures and characters and I'm glad to see it getting more rep in literature. Hopefully, we'll also be able to read more Filipino mythology and culture in the future. 😊
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#bookhaul #booklover #bibliophile #youngadult #fantasy #lgbtqia #kalynjosephson #thestormcrow #katcho #gumiho #erinacraig #houseofsaltandsorrows #emikojean #empressofallseasons #destinysoria #beneaththecitadel #rainbowrowell #simonsnow
#nowreading #EmpressofAllSeasons #EmikoJean .
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As I continue to get back on the reading train, I’m diving into my first novel after a year of nearly no reading, which I pulled up by randomising my TBR of Doom. It’s a #YA novel, which is good for easing me back; it’s a #standalone so no stress about #sequels, and I like the setting so that makes it easier to get settle into the world. Here’s to hoping I like the protagonist and the plot.
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#nowreading #EmpressofAllSeasons by #EmikoJean .
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As I continue to get back on the reading train, I’m diving into my first novel after a year of nearly no reading, which I pulled up by randomising my TBR of Doom. It’s a #YA novel, which is good for easing me back; it’s a #standalone so no stress about #sequels, and I like the setting so that makes it easier to get settle into the world. Here’s to hoping I like the protagonist and the plot.
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#nowreading #EmpressofAllSeasons by #EmikoJean .
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#currentlyreading #fantasy #book #books #bookblog #bookblogger #booklover #booknerd #bookish #bookworm #bookaddict #reader #igreads #igbooks #instaread #instabook #bibliophile #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #reading #read #goodreads #literature
QOTD: What’s an adaptation you’re looking forward to? 
AOTD: I’m really excited about the Shadow and Bone / Six of Crows series.
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One book that stood out to me in 2018 was Circe. It’s just such a touching experience. While I didn’t love it as much as The Song of Achilles, I couldn’t stop reading once I started and almost finished it in one sitting. Seriously such a stunning book with an amazing female lead.
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Ein Buch, das mir aus 2018 wirklich in Erinnerung geblieben ist, ist Circe. Es war einfach ein so berührendes Erlebnis. Obwohl ich es nicht so geliebt habe wie Song of Achilles, konnte ich gar nicht aufhören zu lesen und habe es fast in einer Sitzung beendet. Wirklich ein atemberaubendes Buch mit einer beeindruckenden Frau im Zentrum.
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#wildadventuresjan20 | Powerful Female Leads 
#allthebooksjan20 | 2020 Anticipated Adaptation 
#beautyandthebeastjan20 | Magical Book 
#illumicratedec2019 | Blood Heir & Red
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#bloodheir #améliewanzhao #circe #madelinemiller #nakedbooks #bookstack #sprayededges #thesongofachilles #thepower #naomialderman #intothecrookedplace #alexandrachristo #empressofallseasons #eightwillfall
QOTD: What’s an adaptation you’re looking forward to?
AOTD: I’m really excited about the Shadow and Bone / Six of Crows series.
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🇬🇧:
One book that stood out to me in 2018 was Circe. It’s just such a touching experience. While I didn’t love it as much as The Song of Achilles, I couldn’t stop reading once I started and almost finished it in one sitting. Seriously such a stunning book with an amazing female lead.
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🇩🇪:
Ein Buch, das mir aus 2018 wirklich in Erinnerung geblieben ist, ist Circe. Es war einfach ein so berührendes Erlebnis. Obwohl ich es nicht so geliebt habe wie Song of Achilles, konnte ich gar nicht aufhören zu lesen und habe es fast in einer Sitzung beendet. Wirklich ein atemberaubendes Buch mit einer beeindruckenden Frau im Zentrum.
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#wildadventuresjan20 | Powerful Female Leads
#allthebooksjan20 | 2020 Anticipated Adaptation
#beautyandthebeastjan20 | Magical Book
#illumicratedec2019 | Blood Heir & Red




#bloodheir #améliewanzhao #circe #madelinemiller #nakedbooks #bookstack #sprayededges #thesongofachilles #thepower #naomialderman #intothecrookedplace #alexandrachristo #empressofallseasons #eightwillfall
QOTD: What kind of books were you reading 10 years ago? #allthebooksjan20
I'm pretty sure I had started reading YA Contemporary and Fantasy books when I was 13 and in secondary school. I think it helped that a lot of the friends I made when I was 13 were also into reading and introduced me to new books that I might never have read without them telling me to read them.
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#circleofmagicjan20
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#gothandliterature I'd say that I'm defiently a mood reader. I only ever plan what book I'm going to read if it's for a blog/book tour or because I've been sent an ARC.
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QOTD: What kind of books were you reading 10 years ago? #allthebooksjan20
I'm pretty sure I had started reading YA Contemporary and Fantasy books when I was 13 and in secondary school. I think it helped that a lot of the friends I made when I was 13 were also into reading and introduced me to new books that I might never have read without them telling me to read them.
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#circleofmagicjan20
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#gothandliterature I'd say that I'm defiently a mood reader. I only ever plan what book I'm going to read if it's for a blog/book tour or because I've been sent an ARC.
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#books #booknerd #bibliophile #booksta #bookstagram #igbooks #bookstagrammers #bookstagrammer #yabook #bookig #youngadult #thediabolic #abladesoblack #crimsonbound #aliceinwonderland #bloodandsand #throneofglass #tangleweedandbrine #heartless #grisha #empressofallseasons #eventhedarkeststars #bookinsta #book #bookphotography #bookphoto #books2020 #bookig
"Never let fear decide your fate". .

What's a book you read that had a strong opening but ended weakly? .

I really liked Empress of All Seasons. It made great use of yokai and Japanese lore. Two of the main characters started off fairly nuanced and interesting. The plot moved at a brisk pace. The use of a contest to beat the seasons was definitely unique. Really, the first two thirds were wonderful. I don't know what happened in the last third. I feel like the author was rushing, trying to finish up the plot. It doesn't work. It all becomes messy, characters start deviating from themselves, and the ending makes zero sense. In a world where yokai are enslaved, why would any normal human accept one as empress? Mari hasn't done anything, outside of winning the contest, to prove she is capable of leading. It's so forced. And while I admire the whole "she doesn't need a man" aspect, I hadn't yet cared enough about their relationship for that to make an impact (also felt like Taro went widely out of character here). .

This book really needed to be a duology. The characters deserved time to move through the plot and end up where they do. The rushed ending was a disservice to an otherwise really great book. .

Also, I get the whole "the noblest love is to serve the one you love who doesn't and will never love you back" but like friends to lovers, it's not a trope I really like. Akira is a fascinating character but I don't appreciate his arc. Also, the nature of his powers still alludes me. He can't be seen in shadows? But he is seen in shadows by people sometimes? So what is it? .

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"Never let fear decide your fate". .

What's a book you read that had a strong opening but ended weakly? .

I really liked Empress of All Seasons. It made great use of yokai and Japanese lore. Two of the main characters started off fairly nuanced and interesting. The plot moved at a brisk pace. The use of a contest to beat the seasons was definitely unique. Really, the first two thirds were wonderful. I don't know what happened in the last third. I feel like the author was rushing, trying to finish up the plot. It doesn't work. It all becomes messy, characters start deviating from themselves, and the ending makes zero sense. In a world where yokai are enslaved, why would any normal human accept one as empress? Mari hasn't done anything, outside of winning the contest, to prove she is capable of leading. It's so forced. And while I admire the whole "she doesn't need a man" aspect, I hadn't yet cared enough about their relationship for that to make an impact (also felt like Taro went widely out of character here). .

This book really needed to be a duology. The characters deserved time to move through the plot and end up where they do. The rushed ending was a disservice to an otherwise really great book. .

Also, I get the whole "the noblest love is to serve the one you love who doesn't and will never love you back" but like friends to lovers, it's not a trope I really like. Akira is a fascinating character but I don't appreciate his arc. Also, the nature of his powers still alludes me. He can't be seen in shadows? But he is seen in shadows by people sometimes? So what is it? .

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