Down the TBR Hole #42


Welcome again to Down the TBR Hole! This meme came from Lost in a Story. All book descriptions taken from Goodreads. 

Current TBR Total: 217

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World #1) by Rin Chupeco – I’ve not actually read anything by Chupeco before which is odd considering I own her Bone Witch trilogy. This title is more sci-fi leaning than Bone Witch and sounds fairly interesting although many reviews say it feels like many other YA SFF stories. Either, way, I think I may keep it around.

Antonius: Son of Rome (Antonius #1) by Brook Allen – My love of historical fiction doesn’t pop up all that often here at LW but this is a prime example. This story is about Marcus Antonius, or Marc Antony as the modern world recognizes him more readily. I love that era in Roman history and Marc Antony is a particularly interesting figure as the truth of his life was lost when he was defeated. We all know that the winners of battles and eras get to write the history of those times from their own perspective. Very interesting in reading this fictional take on what could have been Marcus’ life.

The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1) by Margaret Owen – This book was widely hyped when it came out and you know me, I’m always one to hop on board that hype train. Toot toot! I haven’t got around to reading it but this book does truly sounds interesting. Mercy killings, fake deaths, and discovering ones self. I will definitely read this book…eventually.

Scavenge the Stars (Scavenge the Stars #1) by Tara Sim – Oh, hi, here is a retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo. Do I really need to say any more than that? Good.

Crier’s War (Criers War #1) by Nina Varela – This book initially caught my eye with its cover which is intricate and lovely. It kept my interest with the description. LGBTQIA+ humans and Made (robots/cyborgs it sounds like), high stakes in a war, forbidden love…this books has a lot of themes I like so I’ll be keeping it around.

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee – Lee has proven herself to be a horrible person. I don’t care what her books are about or how many people enjoy them, I will not support someone like her. I won’t get into it here but look up some things about her before you decide to support this author.

New TBR Total: 216

Do any of these books spark an interest for you? Did I keep one you think is trash? Tell me!

9 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #42

  1. Brilliant review! I recently read Criers War, and whilst it was a solid 3 star review for me, I really hope you get round to reading it lol, and enjoy it! The tension between Crier and Alya was gorgeously crafted, I guess I wanted *more* at the end of all the tension? But it was a great build up to the second book haha, and I LOVED the world… You’ve also made me add merciful crow to my WTR pile haha. Here was my review 🙂


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