Monday, February 6, 2023

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #609, February 6th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!
What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #608
Teaser Tuesday #616
WWW Wednesday #616
WOW #612
Will the Time Come #609
Third Sentence Thursday #599
Random Reads #585
First Lines Friday #612
Book Blogger Hop #278
Monthly Series February Round Up
The Reward Challenge Update #594
Wheel of TBR #141
How Well I Stuck to It #446
Wrote that Review Update #443

Week 5 Reviews:
Wolfsbane

Random:
Book Battle February 2023 TBR

OK, so I got 24 posts in 7 days, it was a quiet week, the last I had the doggies, I picked up my parents from the airport on the weekend. But I'm excited for this week, there's some really amazing books coing out! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Encore in Death and Radiant Sin.

It was a glittering event full of A-listers, hosted by Eliza Lane and Brant Fitzhugh, a celebrity couple who’d conquered both Hollywood and Broadway. And now Eve Dallas has made her entrance—but not as a guest. After raising a toast, Fitzhugh fell to the floor and died, with physical symptoms pointing to cyanide, and the police have crashed the party.

From all accounts, he wasn’t the kind of star who made enemies. Everyone loved him—even his ex-wife. And since the champagne cocktail that killed him was originally intended for Eliza, it’s possible she was the real target, with a recently fired assistant, a bitter rival, and an obsessed fan in the picture. With so many attendees, staff, and servers, Eve has her work cut out determining who committed murder in the middle of the crowd—and what was their motivation. As one who’s not fond of the spotlight herself, she dreads the media circus surrounding a case like this. All she wants is to figure out who’s truly innocent, and who’s only acting that way…
There's nowhere more dangerous than Olympus...and no one more captivating than its golden god: Apollo. Keeper of secrets, master of his shining realm...and the only man I am powerless to deny.

*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Apollo and Cassandra that's as sinful as it is sweet.*

As a disgraced member of a fallen house, Cassandra Gataki has seen firsthand what comes from trusting the venomous Thirteen. But when the maddeningly gorgeous and kind Apollo asks her to go undercover as his plus-one at a week-long party hosted by a dangerous new power player...Cassandra reluctantly agrees to have his back.

On one condition: when it's all over, and Apollo has the ammunition he needs to protect Olympus, she and her sister will be allowed to leave. For good.

Apollo may be the city's official spymaster, but it's his ability to inspire others that keeps him at the top. Despite what the rest of Olympus says, there's no one he trusts more than Cassandra. Yet even as their fake relationship takes a wicked turn for the scaldingly hot, a very real danger surfaces... threatening not only Cassandra and Apollo, but the very heart of Olympus itself.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Wrote that Review Update #443, February 5th

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Wolfsbane, Tease and Wild, The City's Son, The Glass Republic, Our Lady of the Streets, City of Thorns, The Ex Talk, Heartwood Box, If the Shoe Fits, File No. 002, Sleeping Giants, File No. 247, Waking Gods, File No. 1743, so I have 8 of 8 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #446, February 5th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 6:
Encore in Death by J.D. Robb, Radiant Sin by Katee Robert

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: NA.

New Books: 2. Check.

Another week where I just want to read the new books. I just desperately want to read these two! 

Week 5:
Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare

vs.

Wolfsbane by Patricia Briggs, Tease by Sophie Jordan, Wild by Sophie Jordan, The City's Son by Tom Pollock, The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock, Our Lady of the Streets by Tom Pollock, City of Thorns by Cassandra Clare, The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon, Heartwood Box by Ann Aguirre, If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy, File No. 002 by Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, File No. 247 by Sylvain Neuvel, Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel, File No. 1743by Sylvain Neuvel

Another good week, I read what I wanted, I read some really great other books, so yeah, I'm happy with that, and I can't wait for next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Wheel of TBR #141, February 5th

I saw Codie's Book Corner doing the Wheel of TBR, and I thought that sounded like a great way to pick what to read from your TBR. So thanks to her! I'll only do 3 spins, because I'm doing this every week, and so it won't make up my total TBR of the week, but it'll be a start!

Rules:
1. For each week of the month, I'll do 3 spins each week to read each week though I do have the rest of the month to read them. Once a prompt is used, I'll randomly choose one from the list, keeping track of how often a colour comes up. If colour comes up 3 or more times in month, I'll do another spin once it comes up 3 times.
2. If I don't read a book that week or at least start it before the end of the month, then for my next week of spins, I have to add a punishment for each book unread. I'll roll for each unread book, and have to apply each and every punishment chosen to the week.
3. Each month I'll get a prompt from my Binge Read Wheel (either specifically picking the prompt, or spinning the wheel) and I have to read at least 9 books, though I can read more!

Of the books from the last week, I read The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon, Heartwood Box by Ann Aguirre, and Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau.

Binge Read Wheel:
For this month, the picked Dying to Read. I read Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel, so I've read 2/9+.

For the past month, the wheel picked Reading Challenge. I read Wild by Sophie Jordan, The City's Son by Tom Pollock, The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock, Our Lady of the Streets by Tom Pollock, Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare, so I've read 14/9+.

Prompts Used This Week:
Oversized Hardcover, Narrator, Literature Map, 2+ Authors.

Oversized Hardcover-Yellow-Warriors of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller-I own this book in oversized hardcover size, so that works! 

Narrator-Violet-More than One Narrator-Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel-This series has at least 3 narrators, and I've been reading the audiobooks

Literature Map-Yellow-Radiant Sin by Katee Robert-I used Christina Lauren, and Katee Robert was on there! 

Bonus Spin for Yellow-2+ Authors-Rose-Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren-Christina Lauren is two authors, so that works! 

Colour Totals:
Red: 0
Orange: 1
Yellow: 3 
Chartreuse: 0
Green: 0
Spring Green: 0
Cyan: 0
Azure: 0
Blue: 0
Violet: 1
Magenta: 1
Rose: 1

Prompts for Next Week:
Restart the Series-Red
Series I Read in 2021 But Not in 2022-Orange
Reading Challenge-Yellow
Ebook-Chartreuse
#Currentlyreading-Green
Big Book-Spring Green
#Bookstagram-Cyan
Series Continued and Unfinished/Current 2021-Azure
Paperback-Blue
Physical Collection as Last Read-Violet
Even Chapters-Magenta
Beautiful Cover-Rose

So those are some of the books I'm going to try to read this week. What about you guys? Happy reading!

The Reward Challenge Update #594, February 5th

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Wolfsbane which counts 3 times as a End of Series 2023 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book, Tease which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book,
Wild which counts 3 times as a End of Series 2023 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book,
The City's Son which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book, The Glass Republic which counts 4 times as as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book, Sophomore Challenge Book and a WTC Book, Our Lady of the Streets which counts 3 times as a End of Series 2023 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book, Chain of Thorns which counts 5 times as a End of Series 2023 Book, Historical Fiction 2023 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book and a WoW Book, The Ex Talk which counts twice as a SAC 2023 Book, Heartwood Box which counts twice as a SAC 2023 Book,
If the Shoe Fits which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book and a WoW Book, File No. 002 which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book, Sleeping Giants which counts 4 times as a DAC Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book and a RR Book, File No. 247 which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book, Waking Gods which counts 3 times as a which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book and Sophomore Challenge Book, File No. 1743 which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book.

So I have 42 counts which translates to $21 this week! I'll use it to buy books!

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Week 5 Reviews: File No. 002, Sleeping Giants, File No. 247, Waking Gods, File No. 1743





Read Sylvain Neuvel's Exclusive Lost Themis File!

From Goodreads:
An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by a quest for truth—and a fight for control of earthshaking power.
 
A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.
 
Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.
 
But some can never stop searching for answers.
 
Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history's most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?

A new Themis Files to read.

As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she's dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.

Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars.

A new Themis Files to read.

My Review
:
Oh wow, this was such a fantastic series! I loved how it started off with a girl falling into a giant robot hand, and everything that it built to! It was so unique and so interesting, and that it's a series of files, both interviews and private notes and letters, they were so great to read! 

I'm so glad that I listened to the audiobooks of these books. I'm pretty sure the term is full cast, because every character had a voice actor, and oh, it was so excellent, it was really easy to tell each of the characters apart! Plus each file had a note on who was the main subject, and where it was taking place.

Honestly, I'm not sure who my favourite character is. The nameless guy was so fascinating, he had a ton of information, and had a lot of power, and was really invested in this project. Dr. Rose Franklin, and how she's connected to the robot, and all that happens to her and the questions that she has. And then there's Kara and Vincent, who end up the pilots of Themis. They worked together so well, and I loved their dynamics! 

There's so much that goes on in these books, so many politics, starting off with the first book in bringing all the pieces together, learning about it, and some interesting turns. And the second book, when they're faced with the aliens that created Themis in the first place. I couldn't get enough! Waking Gods had some really incredible moments! And that ending was evil! I need to know what's going to happen next! That one file that comes between books 2 and 3 was pretty ominous, combined with the synopsis of book 3! 

I loved reading these books, and I can't wait to finish out the series! 

Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Series: Themis Files #0.5, 1,1.5, 2, 2.5
Read: February 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 2023
Source: Free, Library
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Books, and Sleeping Giants is a DAC Book and a RR Book! And Waking Gods is a Sophomore Challenge Book! 
Publisher: unboundworlds.com, Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published: March 29th 2017, April 26th 2016, January 1st 2016, April 4th 2017, January 1st 2016

File No. 002:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars








Sleeping Giants:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars








File No. 247:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars








Waking Gods: 
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars








File No. 1743:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 5 Review: If the Shoe Fits

From Goodreads:
After having just graduated with a degree in shoe design, and trying to get her feet on the ground, Cindy is working for her stepmother, who happens to be the executive producer of America's favorite reality show, Before Midnight. When a spot on the show needs filling ASAP, Cindy volunteers, hoping it might help jump-start her fashion career, or at least give her something to do while her peers land jobs in the world of high fashion.

Turns out being the only plus size woman on a reality dating competition makes a splash, and soon Cindy becomes a body positivity icon for women everywhere. What she doesn't expect? That she may just find inspiration—and love—in the process. Ultimately, Cindy learns that if the shoe doesn't fit, maybe it's time to design your own.

My Review:
This was such a fun read! I love the representation, Julie Murphy always does really great plus size representation. That she gets put on this reality dating competition was really interesting, though a bit scary, since the public can be really cruel!

I'm really excited about this series, that it's a series of disney tales retellings, of the situations that the characters are in, but make them contemporary romances. This one is Cinderella, then we have Beauty and the Beast, and then The Little Mermaid. All of my favourite tales! I'm so excited! 

Cindy was a lot of fun to read about! 

I had such a great time reading this book, and I can't wait to see what the series does next! 

Author: Julie Murphy
Series: Meant to Be #1
Read: February 2nd, 2023
Source: Ebook.bike 
Reason Why: Love her writing and it sounded really great, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book and a WoW Book! 
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Published: August 3rd 2021
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 5 Review: Heartwood Box

From Goodreads:
A dark, romantic YA suspense novel with an SF edge and plenty of drama, layering the secrets we keep and how appearances can deceive, from the New York Times bestselling author.

In this tiny, terrifying town, the lost are never found. When Araceli Flores Harper is sent to live with her great-aunt Ottilie in her ramshackle Victorian home, the plan is simple. She'll buckle down and get ready for college. Life won't be exciting, but she'll cope, right?Wrong. From the start, things are very, very wrong. Her great-aunt still leaves food for the husband who went missing twenty years ago, and local businesses are plastered with MISSING posters. There are unexplained lights in the woods and a mysterious lab just beyond the city limits that the locals don't talk about. Ever. When she starts receiving mysterious letters that seem to be coming from the past, she suspects someone of pranking her or trying to drive her out of her mind. To solve these riddles and bring the lost home again, Araceli must delve into a truly diabolical conspiracy, but some secrets fight to stay buried...

My Review:
I had such a great time reading this book! I love her writing, and this sounded like a really thrilling read! I wanted to know what was going on in this town, and oh, it was such an excellent story!

Araceli was such a fantastic character to read about! She's got parents who report on dangerous situations, and she's lived in so many places. But now that she's 18, they want her to have the American experience. And that's a different lived experience then most characters.

I did find the romance a bit insta-love.They wrote a couple of letters, saw each other in a dream once or twice, and they've fallen in love. So that was a little bit over the top, I wish we could've had a little bit more development there, but everything else was amazing! 

There was a lot going on. Between the situation with her romance with the guy who's fighting in World War One, and what's going on in town, she has a lot on her plate. Loved watching her learn what was going on, and fighting it! And oh, does she make some hard choices! It was such an excellent ending! 

Loved reading this book, and I can't wait to read more by Ann Aguirre! 

Author: Ann Aguirre
Read: February 1st, 2023
Source: Bought 
Reason Why: Love her writing and it's a SAC 2023 Book! 
Publisher: Tor Teen
Published: July 9th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 5 Review: The Ex Talk

From Goodreads:
Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon's sparkling romantic comedy debut.

Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. But lately it's been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, who's fresh off a journalism master's program and convinced he knows everything about public radio.

When the struggling station needs a new concept, Shay proposes a show that her boss green-lights with excitement. On The Ex Talk, two exes will deliver relationship advice live, on air. Their boss decides Shay and Dominic are the perfect co-hosts, given how much they already despise each other. Neither loves the idea of lying to listeners, but it's this or unemployment. Their audience gets invested fast, and it's not long before The Ex Talk becomes a must-listen in Seattle and climbs podcast charts.

As the show gets bigger, so does their deception, especially when Shay and Dominic start to catch feelings for each other. In an industry that values truth, getting caught could mean the end of more than just their careers.

My Review:
Oh man, this was such a great read! The whole idea of these two coworkers who didn't really get along, having to pretend they dated and broke up as a concept for this radio show, is daring and a little crazy! I had to see how it would play out!

Shay and Dominic don't get along. She used to be the risking star who came in when she was young, and was meant for good things. And he's come in, and basically achieved in a couple of months what it took her a decade. Plus he has his fancy degree that he can't help but mentioning. So they don't get along very well. 

So when she proposes a talk show with exes, who talk about relationships, and working together, they get pulled into it, because there is that way that they bicker. I loved watching them actually get to know each other, fall in love, while dealing with this success that is coming off of their lie. And how they worked everything out once it came out! 

Honestly, if I were them, I would've gone onto Twitter, and added that their boss convinced them to do this, that it wasn't their idea. If he thought that it was appropriate to out them like that, then he should experience the same. He was awful and sexist, and while it was a bit satisfying what ended up happening there, it didn't totally scratch the itch of payback! 

I loved reading this book, and I can't wait to read more by Rachel Lynn Solomon! 

Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Read: February 1st, 2023
Source: Library
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2023 Book! 
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Published: January 26th 2021
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 5 Review: Chain of Thorns

From Goodreads:
James and Cordelia must save London—and their marriage—in this thrilling and highly anticipated conclusion to the Last Hours series from the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Thorns is a Shadowhunters novel.

Cordelia Carstairs has lost everything that matters to her. In only a few short weeks, she has seen her father murdered, her plans to become parabatai with her best friend, Lucie, destroyed, and her marriage to James Herondale crumble before her eyes. Even worse, she is now bound to an ancient demon, Lilith, stripping her of her power as a Shadowhunter.

After fleeing to Paris with Matthew Fairchild, Cordelia hopes to forget her sorrows in the city's glittering nightlife. But reality intrudes when shocking news comes from home: Tatiana Blackthorn has escaped the Adamant Citadel, and London is under new threat by the Prince of Hell, Belial.

Cordelia returns to a London riven by chaos and dissent. The long-kept secret that Belial is James and Lucie's grandfather has been revealed by an unexpected enemy, and the Herondales find themselves under suspicion of dealings with demons. Cordelia longs to protect James but is torn between a love for James she has long believed hopeless, and the possibility of a new life with Matthew. Nor can her friends help—ripped apart by their own secrets, they seem destined to face what is coming alone.

For time is short, and Belial's plan is about to crash into the Shadowhunters of London like a deadly wave, one that will separate Cordelia, Lucie, and the Merry Thieves from help of any kind. Left alone in a shadowy London, they must face Belial's deadly army. If Cordelia and her friends are going to save their city—and their families—they will have to muster their courage, swallow their pride, and trust one another again. For if they fail, they may lose everything—even their souls.

My Review:
This was such a fantastic book! I'm so glad that I didn't have to wait long, because the ending of Chain of Iron was evil, and I basically got to go straight into this one. And what a ride! I loved reading it so much! It was such a great end to this series! 

I felt so badly for these characters, that Matthew and Cordelia are off in France, thinking that James loves Grace, when he just learned about the bracelet. But he has to go over Lucie, and oh man there were so many complicated emotions! 

Wondering how things were going to resolve, with Jessie, with Belial, with Lilith. There was so much going on, and this book was a chunk and a half. I couldn't get enough, I had to know what was going to happen next! There were so many impactful moments, both good and bad! 

The way things wrapped up, yeah, that was utterly fantastic to read! The cost to get there was high, but not solving it would've been even worse. They were clever and used their skills, and I couldn't put it down, it was so good!  

One thing I'm wondering, is when we'll get the updated family trees. I don't think there's any more series that are going to be set in the past anymore, so there wouldn't be anything to spoil. I mean, from Chain of Gold, we knew right off the bat that one thing was wrong, since Alistair is gay. But this book had a huge impact. So I can't wait to see the updated family trees! 

Loved reading this book, and I can't wait for more from Cassandra Clare, new, and the final, I think, series to start and finish in the Shadowhunter Chronicles (plus the final Eldest book)! 

Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Last Hours #3, Shadowhunter Chronicles
Read: January 31st, 2023
Source: Ebook.bike 
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a End of Series 2023 Book, Historical Fiction 2023 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: January 31st 2023 
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 5 Reviews: The City's Son, The Glass Republic, Our Lady of the Streets



From Goodreads:
Running from her traitorous best friend and her estranged father, graffiti artist Beth Bradley is looking for sanctuary. What she finds is Urchin, the ragged and cocky crown prince of London's mystical underworld. Urchin opens Beth's eyes to the city she's never truly seen-where vast spiders crawl telephone wires seeking voices to steal, railwraiths escape their tethers, and statues conceal an ancient priesthood robed in bronze.

But it all teeters on the brink of destruction. Amid rumors that Urchin's goddess mother will soon return from her 15-year exile, Reach, a malign god of urban decay, wants the young prince dead. Helping Urchin raise an alleyway army to reclaim his skyscraper throne, Beth soon forgets her old life. But when her best friend is captured, Beth must choose between this wondrous existence and the life she left behind.

Pen Khan is burdened by a life of secrets, the biggest of which is written across her face. Following a devastatingly close encounter with a living coil of barbed wire called the Wire Mistress that almost killed her and her best friend Beth, Pen's face is strangely disfigured by dozens of crisscrossing scars, making her an outcast among her peers. The only person who understands her-and the trauma she's experienced-is her mirror sister, Parva, a twin confined to the world of London-Under-Glass.

Following Parva's abduction, Pen strikes a terrible bargain with the unforgiving Chemical Synod in exchange for the means to track her down, and she ventures into the unknown. In London-Under-Glass, appearance is everything, and Pen's peculiar scars make her a valuable ally. But some in the reflected city are doing everything they can to prevent Pen from learning the truth about the disappearance of a girl who shares her face.

From Goodreads:
Four months ago, Mater Viae, the Goddess of London, returned from London-Under- Glass to reclaim her throne. And ever since then, London has been dying.

Streets are wracked by convulsions as muscles of wire and pipe go into spasm, bunching the city into a crippled new geography; pavements flare to thousand-degree fevers, incinerating anyone and anything touching them. Towers crash to the ground, their foundations decayed.

As the streets sicken, so does Beth, drawn ever deeper into the heart of the city, while Pen fights desperately for a way to save her. But when they discover that Mater Viae's plans for dominion stretch far beyond London's borders, they must make a choice: Beth has it within her to unleash the city's oldest and greatest powers – powers that could challenge the vengeful goddess, or destroy the city itself.

My first review of The City's Son
My Review:
Oh man, these were such great reads! I loved The City's Son the first time I read it, and I loved it again, and the rest of the series, they were just so freaking great and original! I love this world, and these characters and their adventures! I can't get enough!


Loved reading these books, and I can't wait to read more by Tom Pollock! 

Author: Tom Pollock
Series: The Skyscraper Throne #1, 2, 3
First Read: September 30th, 2012
Read: January 29th, 30th, 30th, 2023
Source: Own, Bought
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2023 Books, The Glass Republic is a Sophomore Challenge Book and a WTC Book, and Our Lady of the Streets is a End of Series 2023 Book! 
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Published: August 2nd 2012, August 1st 2013, August 7th 2014

The City's Son:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









The Glass Republic:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Our Lady of the Streets:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars