I am so excited to be participating in the #MakeYourMythTaker readathon this month! When I came across this readathon, I was so intrigued by it and I love the idea that you have to follow certain paths to create your character.
The #MakeYourMythTaker Readathon is a mythology, fairy tale and folklore inspired readathon hosted by A Frolic Through Fiction. It will take place from the 1st until the 30th of June. There are four main categories: Warrior, Royal Court, Rogue and Sorcerer. Each category has four characters and you can choose any path you prefer to reach your character. For all the details and full explanation on how the readathon works, make sure to check out the announcement video and the Twitter page here.
MY #MAKEYOURMYTHTAKER READATHON TBR
For my character, I decided to follow the path to become an oracle. Because I am participating in other readathons, I will not be doing cross-over paths to become other characters as well and will therefore be following a straight path.
1ST CHALLENGE — go into a book blind.
☽ An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Every enchantment has a price.
With a flick of her paintbrush, Isobel creates stunning portraits for a dangerous set of clients: the fair folk. These immortal creatures cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and they trade valuable enchantments for Isobel’s paintings. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—Isobel makes a deadly mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes, a weakness that could cost him his throne, and even his life.
Furious, Rook spirits Isobel away to his kingdom to stand trial for her crime. But something is seriously amiss in his world, and they are attacked from every side. With Isobel and Rook depending upon each other for survival, their alliance blossoms into trust, perhaps even love . . . a forbidden emotion that would violate the fair folks’ ruthless laws, rendering both their lives forfeit. What force could Isobel’s paintings conjure that is powerful enough to defy the ancient malice of the fairy courts?
Isobel and Rook journey along a knife-edge in a lush world where beauty masks corruption and the cost of survival might be more frightening than death itself.
As you may have seen this book being mentioned in my TBR blog posts a few times, you would know how long I have been wanting to get to the author’s two books. I decided to choose this book for the prompt in hope of finally picking it up.
2ND CHALLENGE — read a book with a foiled cover.
☽ The Wicked King by Holly Black
The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.
You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself strong.
After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
I decided to double up on this book from the Olympic Games Readathon to save myself from reading too much this coming month (…I am reading 19 books). I read the first book last month and really loved it so, I am quite excited to finally get to the next two books.
3RD CHALLENGE — a book about books.
☽ Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.
Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.
As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.
I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book from those who have read it. It is one I have been wanting since it was released and I am super excited to finally get to it.
4TH CHALLENGE — five star prediction.
☽ The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
He will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.
Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.
Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.
Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.
And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy.
I am also adding this one to this readathon just because it fits the prompt and to double up on this book from the Olympic Games Readathon. I loved the first book in the trilogy and Holly Black’s writing so, I have a feeling this one might be a 5 star read.
Keep on reading and never stop telling stories.