Welcome to my post and Merry Christmas if you celebrate it! Today I just wanted to share a few books I received.
The Black Flamingo
A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen – then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing pink feathers – to show ourselves to the world in bold colour.
The Black Flamingo has been on my TBR for such a long time and it’s about time I finally read it and caught up with everyone else!
A Dowry of Blood
Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband’s dark secrets.
With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death.
I’m so so excited for this one and I’ve only heard good things about it so far so I really hope I love it too!
The Hollow Places
Pray they are hungry.
Kara finds the words in the mysterious bunker that she’s discovered behind a hole in the wall of her uncle’s house. Freshly divorced and living back at home, Kara now becomes obsessed with these cryptic words and starts exploring this peculiar area—only to discover that it holds portals to countless alternate realities. But these places are haunted by creatures that seem to hear thoughts…and the more one fears them, the stronger they become.
This sounds like such a fun blend of genres and I’m excited to finally read something of T. Kingfisher’s.
Do You Dream of Terra-Two?
A century ago, an astronomer discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star. She predicted that one day humans would travel there to build a utopia. Today, ten astronauts are leaving everything behind to find it. Four are veterans of the twentieth century’s space-race.
And six are teenagers who’ve trained for this mission most of their lives.
It will take the team twenty-three years to reach Terra-Two. Twenty-three years locked in close quarters. Twenty-three years with no one to rely on but each other. Twenty-three years with no rescue possible, should something go wrong.
And something always goes wrong.
I want to read more sci-fi this year, so this is a great place to start! It seems very character driven to which I love.
Thanks for reading! How was your Christmas?
Ohh this looks like a great haul! =) “Black Flamingo” has me so intrigued, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it because it’s been on my TBR for way too long too. XD Happy reading!
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Thank you, I’m so excited to read that too!
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