Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Review : Sword and Verse by Kathy Macmillan

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Title : Sword and Verse
Author : Kathy MacMillan
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : January 19th, 2016
Publisher : HarperTeen


Raisa was only a child when she was kidnapped and enslaved in Qilara. Forced to serve in the palace of the King, she’s endured hunger, abuse, and the harrowing fear of discovery. Everyone knows that Raisa is Arnath, but not that she is a Learned One, a part of an Arnath group educated in higher order symbols. In Qilara, this language is so fiercely protected that only the King, the Prince, and Tutors are allowed to know it. So when the current Tutor-in-training is executed for sharing the guarded language with slaves and Raisa is chosen to replace her, Raisa knows that, although she may have a privileged position among slaves, any slipup could mean death.

That would be challenging enough, but training alongside Prince Mati could be her real undoing. And when a romance blossoms between them, she’s suddenly filled with a dangerous hope for something she never before thought possible: more. Then she’s approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slaves—to help liberate the Arnath people. Joining the Resistance could mean freeing her people…but she’d also be aiding in the war against her beloved, an honorable man she knows wants to help the slaves.

Working against the one she loves—and a palace full of deadly political renegades—has some heady consequences. As Raisa struggles with what’s right, she unwittingly uncovers a secret that the Qilarites have long since buried…one that, unlocked, could bring the current world order to its knees.

And Raisa is the one holding the key.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Monthly Recap : July

Sunday, August 7, 2016

I'm officially going back to my very busy life! I start school on the 18th, and I *sort of* hoping that the busy part start on August. Of course, who am I kidding--it's senior year! It's not senior year if it's not busy and chaotic. So yeah, that's why I can't blog and read as much as I want to.

On a happier note, I took a trip with my family to a nearby town and it's so beautiful there! There's a lot of green scenery and so different from what I used to see at my city. I actually took some pictures, but I'm too lazy to put it here xD

Also on a completely unrelated with my life, CURSED CHILD IS RELEASED! Believe it or not, I actually hesitate to pre-order it because I'm not a fan of script, but after seeing a lot of pictures in the #cursedchild on twitter (which I regret because those midnight release pic made me jealous), now I really want to buy it!

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