I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, so I decided to participate in #Polarthon hosted by @JadeyRae. She made this adorable map for the prompts.
You start at the bottom by choosing one prompt and then follow the footsteps up to the top prompt “Polar Fantasy”, for a total of five books. It will be held February 4-10.
My first book will be Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft for the “A Journey Ahead” prompt.
This is the second book of The Books of Babel series. Senlin and his wife become separated during their honeymoon and in this second book, he continues his journey to find her.
My second book will be for the “Northern Mythology” prompt. I chose Entombed in Glass by Stacey Rourke.
I’m cheating a little with this book. it’s not actually about Greek mythology, but Vanessa (Ursela) is the daughter of Poseidon and sister of Triton. Hades also makes an appearance in this book. This is the second book in the Unfortunate Souls series, which is about the background story of how Ursela the sea witch came to be.
My third book will be for the “Set in Winter” prompt. I will be reading The Shack by William Paul Young.
This seems to have mixed reviews, so hopefully it will be bearable. I think I picked it up at a library sale because I knew they made a movie about it and the synopsis sounded intriguing. Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40874325-the-shack?from_search=true
The next book, for the “Snowy Cover” prompt, is City of Thieves by David Benioff.
I think someone had recommended this book to be awhile ago, so I added it to my TBR. This book is about two prisoners who have the opportunity to save themselves by finding a dozen eggs in a wartorn Leningrad where these “luxuries” are hard to come by.
Lastly, I will be reading The Bear and the Nightingale for the “Polar Fantasy” prompt.
I’ve been hearing really good things about this book and series, so I’m pretty excited to read it. For the synopsis click here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25489134-the-bear-and-the-nightingale?ac=1&from_search=true
I tried choosing some shorter books, so hopefully I can finish all 5 books. I also requested some arcs from NetGalley recently, so hopefully I can get out of the slump!
Thanks for reading!