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As always, I would like to start this post with some resources about some of the injustices this world is currently facing:
- https://lgbtqpl.carrd.co/ the safety of the LGBTQ+ community is threated by it’s own government leader.
- https://getinformed.carrd.co/ This is an incredible carrd with information and resources about many of the issues the world is going through right now!
- I find Twitter an extremely useful tool in finding information about these injustices and ways to help.
This is my third consecutive round of the Kpop ReadAThon – you can see my first post all about it here. It’s been helping with my slump and I’ve enjoyed making posts about each group while reading the books associated with the prompts~
This time around, I thought I’d change it up and do a girl group. As I wanted to read a specific book, Twice’s prompts fit in the best with that. However, I will say that I’m not the biggest fan of the Twice’s music (that I have heard). Although, I did put on a few Twice songs for niece because they are cute and Heart Shaker has been growing on me a lot ♥
I don’t know much about this group, apart from other idols dancing to TT, Momo and that they’re from JYP Entertainment. I feel like I have a lot to learn 😂
Twice’s Team has 5 prompts, and they are inspired by their 2nd Japanese album “&Twice” released last year in 2019.
HAPPY HAPPY: READ A GENRE YOU LOVE OR BY AN AUTHOR YOU LOVE
Siege & Sacrifice; Charlie N. Holmberg
Sandis has finally freed herself from her master and his plans to use her as a vessel for the ancient beast Kolosos. But her master has found a new, impossible vessel: Sandis’s brother, Anon—a brother she long thought dead.
Kolosos is ancient, massive, and seemingly unbeatable. Fortunately, Sandis has her own monster—an ethereal fire horse that she can summon at will. In addition, she and Rone may have discovered the secret to defeating Kolosos: ancient lore that details the creation of magic. It could be the key to victory and the key to saving Anon.
The price is steep, and Sandis is willing to pay it. Rone is not, and his attempt to save her only pulls them apart. As both are tested in ways they never expected, Sandis and Rone will need to determine the sacrifices they are willing to make. If their efforts are not enough, their city will fall…just as the ancient city beneath it already has.Goodreads
In Team EXO (TBR), a prompt was Genre you Love and I used the second book in this trilogy for that. It seems only right that I use final book in the same challenge 😂 I would also like to preface that fantasy is my favourite genre.
While, I wasn’t blown away by Myths & Mortals, I am looking forward to this. Kazen was on the verge of bringing forth an abundance of chaos and the stakes are once again high. I hope it lives up to my expectations, as the first book was so good!
WHAT YOU WAITING FOR: A BOOK THAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR TBR FOR A LONG TIME
City of the Snakes; Darren Shan
This is the 3rd book in “The City Trilogy”, so this Goodreads synopsis has spoilers for both books 1 and 2.
For ten years Capac Raimi has ruled the City. Created by the first Cardinal to continue his legacy, Capac cannot be killed.
Then Capac disappears. His trusted lieutenant, Ford Tasso, suspects the mysterious villacs, ancient and powerful Incan priests. To Ford, only one man has the cunning to outwit such adversaries-Al Jeery, who has taken the guise of his father, the terrifying assassin Paucar Wami.
Al has no love for Capac and no wish to tangle with the villacs. Until Ford promises him the one thing he truly craves-retribution against the man who killed those he loved most and destroyed his life. Lured into the twisted, nightmarish world of the Incan priests, Al will learn more about the City than he ever imagined, and be offered more power than he ever desired.
But in the City, everything comes at a cost…Goodreads
This trilogy has been on my shelves for a decade, maybe more. I finally read the 2nd book February of this year and I really liked it. By the looks of things, this book takes place 10 years later, but we’re still following Al. I enjoyed his character and hopefully this gives me some answers about the magic!
CHANGING: READ YOUR LEAST READ GENRE
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race; Reni Eddo-Lodge
In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren’t affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog, entitled: ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ that led to this book.
Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. It is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.Goodreads
This is the book that I specifically chose Twice for. A very good friend I’ve had since Secondary school recommended me this book back in March and I was recently able to get my hands on a copy (thank you my local Sainsbury’s!). She expressed that it really resonated with her own feelings and when someone recommends a book like that you have to read it! ♥
While it is good to know about other countries struggles with this topic, it’s also important to educate yourself on racism in your own country. A lot of the time, the conversation is heavily led by what’s going on in America and at this point I know more about that situation than my own country’s. I need to change this. Not all racism exists in the same guise.
FAKE & TRUE: PICK A BOOK FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE AND A BOOK FROM YOUR FRIEND’S FAVOURITE AND HAVE SOMEONE PICK YOUR NEXT READ
Dead Until Dark; Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out….
Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.Goodreads
This might be the most short and succint blurb to a book on Goodreads ever haha
It turns out that my friend Mistura and I have 2 favourite genres and they’re the same – Urban Fantasy and High Fantasy. I chose one for each, the chose book above for UF and Three Dark Crowns for HF. I had my sister then pick which one I should read.
I think the vampires swayed her 😂
BREAKTHROUGH: READ A POPULAR OR HYPED BOOK
Unravel the Dusk; Elizabeth Lim
This is the second book in “The Blood of Stars” duology, so the synopsis from Goodreads does have spoilers for the first book.
Maia Tamarin’s journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She returns to a kingdom on the brink of war. The boy she loves is gone, and she is forced to don the dress of the sun and assume the place of the emperor’s bride-to-be to keep the peace.
But the war raging around Maia is nothing compared to the battle within. Ever since she was touched by the demon Bandur, she has been changing . . . glancing in the mirror to see her own eyes glowing red, losing control of her magic, her body, her mind. It’s only a matter of time before Maia loses herself completely, but she will stop at nothing to find Edan, protect her family, and bring lasting peace to her country.Goodreads
So, this is cheating, as I don’t think it’s that popular or hyped as it seems to be a very mixed bag over on Goodreads. However, I read Spin the Dawn last round on Team EXO (wrap up) and I loved it! So I’m hyped 😂
Do you have any suggestions on where to start with Twice?
Thanks for reading! I hope you’re having a lovely day and staying safe ♥