Tess of the Road, by Rachel Hartman | Book Review #386

Trigger Warning: Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Rape & Rape Mention

33123849Meet Tess, a brave new heroine from beloved epic fantasy author Rachel Hartman.

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy. Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it’s a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl–a subspecies of dragon–who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she’s tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.


I’ve been excited about reading Tess of the Road for a few months now. I know that Tess of the Road was published back in February of this year. I finally got around to reading Tess of the Road in June, and I was fairly excited to read the novel. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to the fact that Tess of the Road was in the same world as Seraphina. I didn’t want to read that book to have to understand Tess of the Road. Continue reading

Library Reads #38

libraryrreadsLibrary Reads: I’m a huge fan of libraries. I tend to visit the library quite a bit, so these posts are where I document the books I’ve borrowed from the library of my hometown, or one of a few of the library systems that I visit. 

I’ll tell you a little bit about what I expect from the book, or the author’s writings. Whether what I say is a sentence long, or a few sentence’s. From doing these posts, I hope to spread a little bit of my love for libraries, while also informing you of books that you may or may not have known of!


These are the books I have borrowed between April 20th to June 20th.
Have you read any of these?

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

I’ve borrowed The Demon King before, but before I had the chance to read it, I had to give it back to the library. Now that I have it in my hands again, I’m determined to read it! I legitimately don’t know what to expect from this book. All I know about this series is that people love it, and that it was published a few years ago so it’s fallen more or less into the cracks that is the internet. (Returned, unread)

Tiger’s Quest (The Tiger Saga, #2) by Colleen Houck

It’s been quite a while since I’ve read Tiger’s Curse, so I kind of remember what happened in the last book. And the more I think of Tiger’s Curse, I start remembering more and more, so that’s nice.

I was actually going to borrow Tiger’s Quest from my local library, but when I went a few towns to their library, I saw Tiger’s Quest and I knew that I had borrow it. Especially because this second book has been in the back of my mind for like, a year. That said, I expect that Tiger’s Quest will be one action-filled adventure. I’m excited, but I’m not going to expect much. (returned, unread)

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Ash Princess is a book taht I have heard many murmurings about, and I’ve seen a few people that I follow like this novel, so I’m going to give it a go and see what happens.

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Tess of the Road is a book taht I have been looking forward to for a long time. I haven’t read the Seraphina novels, nor am I interested to. So I’m particularly glad that I can read Tess of the Road as a standalone.

Manga:

He’s My Only Vampire Volumes 03-10, by Aya Shouto — I actually went to the library for another book, couldn’t find it. While I was searching for it though, I found the rest of the volumes, so I just borrowed all the ones I haven’t read, hahahaha.

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What was the last book you borrowed?

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Happy Reading!
— Adele