Hey guys! This month I’m going to be participating in The Reading Quest, an awesome video-game themed readathon. This is hosted by the amazing Aentee at Read at Midnight (https://readatmidnight.com/). Each person chooses one of four character paths and reads books off of that path. The original post with all the rules is here ( https://readatmidnight.com/2017/07/29/thereadingquest-sign-up/ ) so you can find out more. Today I’m going to be sharing my TBR for the challenge.
My character: Mage
Book one: A book with a one word title
I got an eARC of this through a blog tour company and I can’t wait to read it!
Fifteen-year-old Laurel Goodwin wakes up to find her older sister Ivy missing from their Airstream trailer in the Oregon redwoods. A recurring nightmare convinces her that Ivy was abducted, but no one takes her dream seriously, including her mom. Laurel, a loner, has to learn to ask for help, and Jasper Blake, a mysterious new kid who shares her love of old books, quickly becomes her ally. Together they find their quiet town holds a deep secret and is the epicenter of a dark prophecy.
Laurel soon learns that her worst enemies, mean girls Peyton Andersen and Mei Rosen, are developing powers that she needs to find and save Ivy. With time running out, Laurel realizes that power doesn’t always take the form that you expect. And once she learns to look beyond her snap judgments, she develops an unexpected gift of her own.
Book Two: A book that contains magic
The Boy Who Lost Fairyland
This is the fourth book in the Fairyland series, one of my absolute favorites. Valente’s writing style is beautiful, and this is a kid’s book for kids and adults.
When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Red Wind, he becomes a changeling-a human boy-in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate, while attending school and learning about human kindnesses-and un-kindnesses.
Book three: A book based on mythology
American Gods is apparently one of Neil Gaiman’s greatest works, and I’ve had it on my shelf for quite awhile. This readathon seems like the perfect opportunity to read it!
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies…and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing – an epic war for the very soul of America – and that he is standing squarely in its path.
Book four: A book set in a different world.
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home
This is the final book in the fairyland series, and I know that once I finish the fourth one, I’m going to want to read this one 🙂
This final book in the New York Times-bestselling Fairyland series finds September accidentally crowned the Queen of Fairyland. But there are others who believe they have a fair and good claim on the throne, so there is a Royal Race―whoever wins will seize the crown. Along the way, beloved characters including the Wyverary, A-Through-L, the boy Saturday, the changelings Hawthorn and Tamburlaine, the wombat Blunderbuss, and the gramophone Scratch are caught up in the madness. And September’s parents have crossed the universe to find their daughter. Who will win? What will become of September, Saturday, and A-Through-L? The answers will surprise you, and are as bewitching and bedazzling as fans of this series by Catherynne M. Valente have come to expect.
Book five: The first book in a series
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
This is a classic, and it’s been years since I read it. I think it’s time for a good reread 🙂
When Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit-hole one hot summer’s afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit she finds herself in Wonderland. And there begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears and attending the very maddest of tea parties. For Wonderland is no ordinary place and the characters that populate it are quite unlike anybody young Alice has ever met before. In this imaginary land she encounters the savagely violent Queen, the Lachrymose Mock Turtle, the laconic Cheshire Cat and the hookah-smoking Caterpillar, each as surprising and outlandish as the next.
Are any of you participating in the reading quest? Drop a comment down below and let me know if you are s we can be reading buddies!
Thanks for reading my TBR, and until next time, happy reading 🙂