November 13, 2017 by ceresbooksworld
A weekly event hosted by Kathryn at the Book Date to discuss your reading week ~ the books you’ve read and those you plan on reading in the coming week.
Finished Last Week
The City of Brass by S.A Chakraborty
Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty—an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and One Thousand and One Nights, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts
Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.
But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass–a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.
In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.
After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for
What Light de Jay Asher
From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a romance that will break your heart, but soon have you believing again. . . .
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.
Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.
By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.
What Light is a love story that’s moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.
Des étoiles dans la mer de Natasha Boyd
Livvy a pris la fuite. Elle s’est échappée là où personne ne pourra jamais la retrouver.
Mais dans le cottage isolé où elle se réfugie, il y a déjà Tom, un mystérieux inconnu, qui est là pour des raisons personnelles.
Dans l’intimité de ce cottage abandonné, au cœur de la nature sauvage de l’île, leur connexion immédiate est impossible à ignorer. Mais alors qu’ils fuient leur histoire et refoulent leurs secrets, le passé les rattrape et bouleverse leurs vies de façon inimaginable.
Malgré leurs sentiments profonds et leur alchimie puissante, ils devront se battre contre un enchevêtrement de mensonges et surmonter les blessures de leur passé. La vérité, en émergeant, fera peut-être plus de mal que de bien.
Tout sauf Mineur de Kate Stewart
— C’est une nerd.
— Hé !
— D’accord, c’est une instructrice de vol.
— C’est mieux.
— Il joue à la balle.
— Le meilleur qui soit dans sa catégorie.
— Techniquement, tu ne l’es pas si on se base sur les statistiques de la Ligue Majeure de Baseball.
— Tu vois ? Une véritable nerd. Elle n’a pas de filtre non plus.
— Ce n’est pas un gentleman du Sud.
— J’ai eu une dernière saison pour prouver ma valeur.
— Je n’avais jamais vu de match.
— Il m’a dit qu’il était un joueur.
— Elle m’a dit qu’elle était lesbienne.
— Mais tu es tombé amoureux de moi de toute façon.
— Ouais, bébé, absolument.
Rise by Sierra Cross
I closed the door on magic long ago…the day it made me an orphan.
Ten years ago, the Coven of Fire sacrificed their lives—my mother among them—to hold off an overwhelming demonic force. Now it’s back.
As a poorly-paid bartender, how can any of this be my problem? But Callie, another orphan of that battle, swears I’m the key to reviving the coven. And there’s an incredibly sexy guardian stranded on my couch who’s promising to help me stop the demons and keep the veil between the realms standing.
One problem: I’ve never been able to use magic. Our local bad boy warlock assures me I have the talent, but even if I did, we don’t have enough witches to complete a coven. The only way to survive is to pull together this pack of magicborn misfits, who have more secrets than spells, into a makeshift coven.
Can we—three untrained witches, a sarcastic warlock, and an overly intense guardian—take back the city…before the demongate falls and the forces that killed my mother destroy us too?
Warcross by Marie Lu
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
And you what are you reading ?
Just to finish, now i will let you know the Tv shows I’m watching.
Supergirl Season 3 – 5
Grey’s anatomy Season 13 – 6
Star trek Discovery Season 1 – 7 to 8
Killjoys Season 2 – 4
Lethal Weapon Season 2 – 5
The Gifted Season 1 – 5 to 6