May 2020 Wrap Up

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Hello lovelies! Welcome to my May 2020 Wrap Up post.

Hey friends! I know my May 2020 Wrap Up is coming to you super late, (we’re already 2 weeks into JUNE, omg). I just wanted to say that I hope you and yours are doing well. If you’ve lost anyone close to you related to the global pandemic or otherwise, I am so sorry for your loss.

Did you get around to reading anything in May?

I actually partook in the Sea-MAYden-athon held by Leelyn, and Mir this year. It’s the first of the (hopefully) annual Sea-MAYden-athon and I’m quite happy with how I did! The participants could keep track of what they read and omg it was more fun than I expected it to be.

Truth be told, I started out strong (yay) and then I started lagging behind once I put out my first week of tally points. I think next year I’m just going to have to, I don’t know, keep my points to myself until the final days of the readathon.

So while I didn’t keep track of my readings within the readathon, I did keep track of everything I read here within my May 2020 Wrap Up!

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Excerpt: Incendiary, by Zoraida Córdova | Promotional

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Hello lovelies!! Today’s post is going to be a little different from the usual book reviews… Today I’m posting an excerpt from
Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova.

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304254D6-6FBB-426C-8DB7-1006F64B1D8BI am Renata Convida.
I have lived a hundred stolen lives.
Now I live my own.

Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King’s Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata’s ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King’s Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.

Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction. The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred–or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she turned “hollow” during her time in the palace.

When Dez, the commander of her unit, is taken captive by the notorious Sangrado Prince, Renata will do anything to save the boy whose love makes her place among the Whispers bearable. But a disastrous rescue attempt means Renata must return to the palace under cover and complete Dez’s top secret mission. Can Renata convince her former captors that she remains loyal, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it.

But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the entire fate of the kingdom–and end the war that has cost her everything.

Release Date: April 28th, 2020.

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