The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi – This Series Will Destroy Me (The Gilded Wolves #2, ARC Review)

Thank you so much to Netgalley and Wednesday books for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Silvered Serpents is a fantastic installment in a series you need to be reading, if you aren’t already.

“I wish my love was more beautiful.”

[ Related: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – Review ]

// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Infertility (Mention), Suicide (Mention), Child Abuse //

Release Date: 9/22/2020
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Page Count: 416
Series: The Gilded Wolves #2
Premise:

The Silvered Serpents is the sequel to The Gilded Wolves, following the characters we’ve grown to love as they cope with the events of the first book, and go on a dangerous hunt for a legendary artifact.

“When the devil waged war in the heavens, even angels had to fall.”

Keep Reading to See All of my Thoughts on The Silvered Serpents!

My Reading Plans (and I made a Tiktok)

It’s been a while.

I’m sure I don’t need to talk about how crazy the world is right now. We all have been witnessing everything first hand. All I will say: while I’ve reached levels of boredom I never thought possible, it’s so important that we follow medical professional’s advice during this crisis.

But that doesn’t mean we have to be miserable!

My school is online for the rest of the semester, and my job is closed at least until the end of the month, so I suddenly have more free time.

How am I spending it?

Reading. No surprises there.

And tiktok, but we’ll get to that later.
Also Animal Crossing but I’m not here to talk about that

Read more for my quarantine TBR (I can’t believe those are actual words I’m saying), and the story behind my Tiktok.

Also, if you came here from tiktok, hi! Thank you for checking out my blog! Read more if you want more details on what I do here!

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19 Best Book Releases of 2019 (Recommendation Nation)

19 Best 2019 Book Releases

*Cue shock that 2019 is ending*

We all know what happens at the end of the year- the “Best of” lists start coming in. Well, I may be a little late to the party, but of course I had to make one! There were a lot of amazing books that came out this year, and I really want to talk about all of them. And by all of them, I mean 19 of them because I only have so much time on my hands.

Before we get started, I just want to let you know that this list won’t be including debut novels that were released this year. I actually have a whole separate list featuring my favorite debuts, so make sure you check that out!

[ Related: 19 Best Debut Novels of 2019 (Recommendation Nation) ]

Standalones & New Series

11. Into The Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

Release Date: 10/8/2019
Series: Into The Crooked Place #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 384
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Click Here For My Full Review! ]

(I’m actually still reading this, but based on how much I’ve read so far, I know this book deserves a spot on the list)
Into The Crooked Place is Alexandra Christo’s sophomore novel, following her 2018 release To Kill A Kingdom, which was one of my favorite releases of that year. However, this book is very different from its predecessor, but definitely not in a bad way. It’s got major Six of Crows vibes, with four different protagonists who are entrenched in fantasy criminal underground, but it has plenty of factors that make it stand out.

10. Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Release Date: 1/15/2019
Series: Standalone
Genre: YA Retelling (Fantasy | East of the Sun, West of the Moon)
Page Count: 389
PurchaseIndiebound Barnes & Noble | Amazon
Click Here For My Full Review! ]

I have to admit, I didn’t know much about “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”, the story that Echo North is a retelling of, but this book got me obsessed with it. If you, like me, don’t know much about it, the best way I can describe it is that it’s like “Beauty and the Beast” mixed with the story of Cupid/Eros and Psyche, but with an epic quest. Echo North is a unique take on this fairy tale with gorgeous writing and a fascinating setting.

Looking for some new books to read? Keep reading for all of my recommendations!

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The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi – Review

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Gilded Wolves is an atmospheric, lush novel with characters you will immediately adore and an adventure you won’t forget.

“Wolves were everywhere. In politics, on thrones, in beds. They cut their teeth on history and grew fat on war.”

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// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Assault, Torture (Mention), Self Harm Mention, Child Abuse, Animal Death, Murder, Racism //

Release Date: 1/15/2019
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Page Count: 388
Series: The Gilded Wolves #1
Premise:

The Gilded Wolves is, at its heart, a treasure hunt with a unique ensemble cast. Severin is determined to win back the inheritance robbed of him when his father died. When everything he wants is offered to him, all he must do in return is steal a heavily protected magical artifact. Luckily, his friends are around to help. There’s Laila, a dancer with a mystery of her own to solve, Zofia, an engineer who understands science better than people, Enrique, a historian who always has a joke at the ready, and Tristan, a botanist with an adorable pet tarantula. 

“Fear grew in places unlit by knowledge” 

Read more For All of my thoughts on The Gilded Wolves!

January 2019 TBR

December was a rough reading month, holidays and finals kinda took over my life, and books were, unfortunately, put aside. But I did get to 3.5 out of 5 books from my December TBR!!! I’ll have my wrap up posted tomorrow where I go into more detail on that (and if you’re reading this in the future, then it’s posted here).

I’ll be traveling this month, so I’m not sure how much reading I’ll be getting done, but I still hope to start these four books! That said, I’m not putting too much pressure on myself to finish all four. Especially because King of Scars doesn’t come out until the 29th, leaving only two days for reading it.

Read more to hear about these books!

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