A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Hello! Happy Monday. My day has been pretty good so far. I got to get off work early to go to an appointment. I have signed up to be a human guinea pig in a vaccine study. So I can get a little extra cash on the side. So that was good. Then I had to do a little grocery shopping, got myself a pita and now I’m watching some TV while my hair is dyeing. 🙂 The red had faded to a cotton candy like pink. I don’t think my skin tone does well with lighter colors. So back to a maroon-ish red.

Today, I wanted to talk about the first book I read that came from a fairyloot box. I was subscribed to fairyloot for about a year before I stopped to save some money. But every once in awhile I see a box that just intrigues me. And, I have all these books that I’ve never read, then they started doing the read-a-longs and I wanted to get in on that. But I hadn’t been able to do it yet because I was always in the middle of a book. But I made it so I could get into this amazing Beauty and the Beast retelling.

This book is about Harper and Rhen. Rhen is the crown Prince of Emberfall and has been cursed by an evil witch to make someone fall in love with him. He doesn’t know how long he has, but the time limit is the season. So… Day 1 he is human and has his choice of who he is going to try to woo. Then as the season goes on he gets closer and closer to turning into a monster. And the monster is different every time. And after he turns and bad things happen the season is over and it resets. We start the book after about 5 years worth of seasons. And Grey can world hop to Washington DC to get ladies for Rhen. Harper comes in because she see’s Grey in action with a drugged girl and tries to stop him from doing whatever harm he is going to do to this lady. Then she is in Emberfall. And so the story begins, seriously you learn all of this within the first couple of chapters.

If you participated in the fairyloot read-a-long then I would love your opinion on the book. I, personally, loved it. The different POVs and adding Washington DC into a book about a fantasy world. Jumping from one to the other. Man oh man! I loved this. Plus, the main character having cerebral palsy. It is just great. We need to normalize the differences in society just like this. Harper was so fierce and everyone followed her because of it. No one questioned her (much) about what she could or couldn’t do. But, my favorite character is Grey. He has wit and is funny. At first I didn’t think much of him, he was very 1 dimensional. But as the story went on his character filled out a lot more. Then the end happens, which I kind of guess when it was suggested.

But, super easy read. Really fast to get through and I already want the sequel! So drop a comment on what you think of the book or if it is in your tbr pile! I do highly recommend it, I mean I wouldn’t write about a book if I didn’t like it. Plus the cover is gorgeous. You can find me on insta @ positivityandbooks or on Litsy @ ryeannuh

PS its Game of Thrones season! I love hearing what everyone took out of the episodes! Maybe you caught onto something I didn’t.

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March TBR

Hope everyone is having a good Monday! I am just lounging around, cleaning up a bit and going to rearrange my bookshelves.

So this year I have been doing something different with my TBR. Instead of just staring at my shelves until something looks good, or picking a number and then another number to narrow down to a shelf and then to a particular book I have been actually picking out my books ahead of time! :O Ive actually never done this before, unless I bought a book then I usually just pick it up right then. So, at the beginning of every month I’ll share with you what I plan on reading.

This month I started out finishing Dear Martin by Nic Stone, but I finished that right after I woke up on the 1st. Now I am reading The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige. Hopefully I will finish that in the next day or too, it is pretty short, under 300 pages. After that here is what I plan on reading.

So I have 4 books more books for the month plus an extra just in case. But I am also getting the Shades of Magic comic/graphic novel tomorrow so that will be on there as well. I plan on reading Ms. Marvel Vol 2, The Rook, Treacherous Love and The Phantom Tollbooth. And This Savage Song will be a reward if I finish all of those other books, or my first book of April.

How do you choose your next book? Let me know in the comments! You can also follow me on everything! I am RyeAnnUh on Litsy and @postivityandbooks on Insta!