Author: K D Castner

April 2016 in Review

Posted April 30, 2016 in Life, Reading / 6 Comments

Things that Happened in April

  • My birthday on April 1st. I don’t exactly like my birthday, in fact, I have nine whole reasons I hate the day of my birthday! I shared them on Twitter.
    9 Reasons I Hate the Day of My Birthday!
  • I GOT ACCEPTED TO GRADUATE SCHOOL!! It is for a Masters in Catechetics and Evangelization. I am SUPER excited about this. It is an online program that I will begin in August.

Favorites of the Month

  • My favorite book of the month was The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. I was basically in tears (meaning I would have been crying if I were one to cry about books) by the end of the novel. Such a fitting ending to an amazing series!
  • My favorite reread of the month was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling. I love this book so much!

My Favorite Tweets of April

Books I Read in April

And I DarkenThe Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava LavenderThe Winner's KissDivined
Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixCity of Fallen AngelsHeir of FireThe Raven BoysThe Dream Thieves
Blue Lily, Lily BlueThe Raven KingThe Star-Touched QueenHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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It is Better Not to Keep Secrets as Secrets Change All Their Lives – Daughters of Ruin {Review}

Posted April 4, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

It is Better Not to Keep Secrets as Secrets Change All Their Lives – Daughters of Ruin {Review}Daughters of Ruin by K D Castner
Series: Daughters of Ruin #1
Publisher: McElderry Books (2016 - April 5)
Paperback ARC (316 pages)
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Reading Challenges: 2016 Royal Challenge, Read 2016

Synopsis

Game of Thrones meets Graceling in a thrilling debut that follows the four fierce princesses of enemy kingdoms as their worlds collide in the throes of war.
Rhea, Cadis, Suki, and Iren have lived together since they were children. They are called sisters. They are not. They are called equals. They are not. They are princesses…and they are enemies.
Not long ago, a brutal war ravaged their kingdoms, and Rhea’s father was the victor. As a gesture of peace, King Declan brought the daughters of his rivals to live under his protection—and his ever-watchful eye. For ten years the girls have trained together as diplomats and warriors, raised to accept their thrones and unite their kingdoms in peace.
But there is rarely peace among sisters. Sheltered Rhea was raised to rule everyone—including her “sisters”—but she’s cracking under pressure. The charismatic Cadis is desperately trying to redeem her people from their actions during the war. Suki guards deep family secrets that isolate her, and quiet Iren’s meekness is not what it seems.
All plans for peace are shattered when the palace is attacked. As their intended futures lie in ashes, Rhea, Cadis, Suki, and Iren must decide where their loyalties lie: to their nations, or to each other.

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January 2016 in Review

Posted January 31, 2016 in Life, Reading / 12 Comments

January 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in January

  • It has been a stressful month. Apparently my brain needed books to manage the stress because I read quite a few books this month. And by “quite a few,” I mean “a lot.”
  • On the topic of the above, please pray for my sister. I can’t say more since I don’t want to share her story here, but she does need prayers.
  • I was able to attend my friend’s wedding in Washington, DC and it was beautiful. It was great to see so many friends that I haven’t seen in two years.
  • I read 17 books this month which is A LOT! I blame quite a bit of it on the traveling I did to and from Washington, DC. There isn’t much to do on a plane besides read and so I read.
  • My favorite book of the month (non-reread) was Illuminae and my favorite reread was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Books I Read in January

The Princess DiariesIlluminaeLibrary of SoulsWinterspellThis Shattered World
Their Fractured LightOutlanderRed QueenNot If I See You First
Princess in the SpotlightA Tyranny of PetticoatsThe Battle of the LabyrinthHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneWold by Wolf
Daughters of RuinWild OrchidAnne of Green Gables

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