As always, I have such a fun time taking part in the readathons hosted by G. from Book Roast. Even though this readathon is only a mini one that will last for a week, I am so excited to take part in the Orilium Readathon again!
This mini readathon will only last from the 14th of March until the 20th. G. explains the Orilium readathon, as well as this mini one, in a lot of detail, so make sure to check out her video if you are interested in joining.
I am buzzing with excitement to continue the Orilium journey and cannot wait to get to the books on my TBR!
MY MAGICAL READATHON: ORILIUM – GEAR UP TBR
I chose to be an Iltirian as my character and Darkmeadow as my continent last year. To expand and build on the character I chose, for my guild, I chose to be part of the Archivists and therefore, my conduit is a polearm. As for my guild’s legacy, I decided to join Galia – Goddess of Night and Nightmares.
CONDUIT: POLEARM — a book that’s longer than 400 pages.
☞ Lore by Alexandra Bracken
From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love and redemption.
Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.
Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory. For years she’s pushed away any thought of revenge against the man–now a god–responsible for their deaths.
Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek out her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods.
The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and, at last, a way for Lore to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore’s decision to bind her fate to Athena’s and rejoin the hunt will come at a deadly cost–and still may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.
LEGACY: GALIA — night time on the cover, word ‘night’ in the title/series name.
☞ One For My Enemy by Olivie Blake
In New York City where we lay our scene, two rival witch families fight to maintain control of their respective criminal ventures. On one side of the conflict are the Antonova sisters, each one beautiful, cunning, and ruthless, and their mother, the elusive supplier of premium intoxicants known only as Baba Yaga. On the other side, the influential Fedorov brothers serve their father, the crime boss known as Koschei the Deathless, whose community extortion ventures dominate the shadows of magical Manhattan.
After twelve years of tenuous coexistence, a change in one family’s interests causes a rift in the existing stalemate. When bad blood brings both families to the precipice of disaster, fate intervenes with a chance encounter, and in the aftershocks of a resurrected conflict, everyone must choose a side. As each of the siblings struggles to stake their claim, fraying loyalties threaten to rot each side from the inside out.
If, that is, the enmity between empires doesn’t destroy them first.
[BONUS] PROVINCE: DARKMEADOW — read a dark academia.
☞ The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last—inexorably—into evil.
The first two books are the monthly picks for two of the book clubs I am joining this month (they fit so perfectly, so I just had to use them for the readathon) and the last one is from my character development challenge that was part of the Orilium: The Novice Path readathon last year. I still need to finish it before April, if I remember correctly, so I really hope I get to it soon!
This week will be quite a busy one for me as I reading other books for another readathon (I will write a blog post for it in the following week) and book clubs, plus I have tons of readings and assignments for my university as well. So, I probably will not sleep this week lol.
Will you also be joining this mini readathon over the next couple of days?
Keep reading, stay safe and never stop telling stories.