Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! It’s finally sunny here and it makes me so happy!
I finally made an instagram account for this blog! Of course I barely know what I’m doing — I’ve never used instagram in any capacity, oops — but I’m excited? I hope finding y’all there, so please share your handle in the comment section, I’ll happily follow you!
To celebrate pride month and my new account, I’m hosting a giveaway over there to win the book of your choice with LGBTQIA+ representation (up to 20$), open to readers all over the world provided Book Depository ships to you.
What am I currently reading?
The Wolf and the Woodsman is finally here and I’m SO excited! It’s no secret that I’ve been waiting for this book to come out for months, and to see it arrive on my kindle at midnight made my week! I’m only at 20% because for some reason I need to work (RUDE), but so far I’m loving it!!!
About The Wolf and the Woodsman
Author : Ava Reid | Publisher : Del Rey | Release Date : June 8 | Buy on Book Depository
In the vein of Naomi Novik’s New York Times bestseller Spinning Silver and Katherine Arden’s national bestseller The Bear and the Nightingale, this unforgettable debut— inspired by Hungarian history and Jewish mythology—follows a young pagan woman with hidden powers and a one-eyed captain of the Woodsmen as they form an unlikely alliance to thwart a tyrant.
In her forest-veiled pagan village, Évike is the only woman without power, making her an outcast clearly abandoned by the gods. The villagers blame her corrupted bloodline—her father was a Yehuli man, one of the much-loathed servants of the fanatical king. When soldiers arrive from the Holy Order of Woodsmen to claim a pagan girl for the king’s blood sacrifice, Évike is betrayed by her fellow villagers and surrendered.
But when monsters attack the Woodsmen and their captive en route, slaughtering everyone but Évike and the cold, one-eyed captain, they have no choice but to rely on each other. Except he’s no ordinary Woodsman—he’s the disgraced prince, Gáspár Bárány, whose father needs pagan magic to consolidate his power. Gáspár fears that his cruelly zealous brother plans to seize the throne and instigate a violent reign that would damn the pagans and the Yehuli alike. As the son of a reviled foreign queen, Gáspár understands what it’s like to be an outcast, and he and Évike make a tenuous pact to stop his brother.
As their mission takes them from the bitter northern tundra to the smog-choked capital, their mutual loathing slowly turns to affection, bound by a shared history of alienation and oppression. However, trust can easily turn to betrayal, and as Évike reconnects with her estranged father and discovers her own hidden magic, she and Gáspár need to decide whose side they’re on, and what they’re willing to give up for a nation that never cared for them at all.
No surprise here either, as I’ve mentioned these books in my June new releases post ! I really need more time to read ASAP 😭