February 10, 2020 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 Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes
The sun of the Chicome people has been destroyed six times. First by water, then by storm, fire, famine, sickness, and beasts. After each apocalypse, the creator goddess allowed one of her divine children to sacrifice themselves to save civilization. The gods paid their blood as the price for the lives of the people, and the people owed them blood in return.
Mayana is a noble descendant of the water goddess and can control water whenever her blood is spilled. She has always despised the brutal rituals of her people — especially sacrifices. She can’t even make it through a routine animal sacrifice without embarrassing her family. Prince Ahkin has always known he would be emperor, but he didn’t expect his father to die so suddenly. Now he must raise the sun in the sky each day and read the signs in the stars. But the stars now hint at impending chaos and the sun has begun setting earlier each evening. Ahkin fears he might not be strong enough to save his people from another apocalypse. And to add to his list of worries, he can’t truly become emperor until he selects a wife.
Mayana and six other noble daughters are sent to the palace to compete for Ahkin’s hand. She must prove she is a true daughter of water and face the others who have their own magical gifts from wielding the elements to the control of animals, plants and healing. And in a society centered on rigid rituals, Mayana must conceal her traitorous beliefs because if she doesn’t make Ahkin love her, she will become a ceremonial sacrifice to bless his marriage. But darker forces are at play and it won’t matter if Mayana loses if the world ends first…
Rich in imagination and romance, and based on the legends and history of the Aztec and Mayan people, The Seventh Sun brings to vivid life a world on the edge of apocalyptic disaster.
La piste des éclairs de Rebecca Roanhorse
L’apocalypse climatique a englouti la majeure partie du monde, mais Dinétah, l’ancienne réserve navajo, a connu une véritable renaissance. Les dieux et les héros des légendes ont pris vie… tout comme les monstres.
Maggie Hoskie est une chasseuse de monstres et une tueuse aux dons surnaturels, le dernier espoir d’une famille qui fait appel à elle pour retrouver une fillette disparue. Cependant, la créature qui a enlevé l’enfant n’est que l’une des pièces d’un vaste et terrifiant puzzle que Maggie va devoir résoudre pour protéger les innocents. À contrecœur, elle accepte l’aide de Kai Arviso, un homme-médecine peu conventionnel. Sillonnant la réserve, ils déterrent de vieilles légendes, s’acoquinent avec un personnage des plus louches et affrontent une magie des plus noires dans un monde dévasté à la technologie mourante.
Pour survivre, et découvrir ce qui se trame derrière ces disparitions, Maggie devra affronter son douloureux passé.
Bienvenue dans le Sixième Monde.
Avalanche by Cambria Hebert
Don’t get caught in the surge.
Through a bullet hole in a wall, I watch a man bleed to death.
Those responsible think their crime died with the victim, until I identify them.
What’s a girl to do when she’s being hunted by murderers
witness protection can’t even stop?
My only refuge is a place I vowed to never go again.
When it’s do or die, an eight-year-old heartache suddenly seems trivial.
Besides, he won’t be there anyway.
But he is.
Turns out my old pain feels brand new the second his eyes meet mine.
I can’t leave. I can’t stay.
This snowy town that’s supposed to be my shelter
suddenly exposes me more than before.
With no one else to lean on, Liam becomes my lifeline.
Now we’re both running for our lives,
trying not to get swept away.
And you what are you reading ?
Just to finish, now i will let you know the Tv shows I’m watching.
Supergirl Season 5 – 10 to 11
Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 – 11
Ragnarok Season 1 – 1 to 6
Sabrina Season 1 – 1 to 10