The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
I think this was a mostly normal week. I did take the boys to the store on Tuesday to get some essentials. Little Boy wanted to spend some of his birthday money. He was the sweetest because he insisted on buying a small toy for both his little brother and his big sister. i was so proud of him in that moment for sharing his money in that way. Husband finished installing my closet organization system. I am so excited to be using my closet now. We still need to get the kids' closets done. Thursday I took the boys to my parents. It was a good visit with them. When I got Little Girl from school she complained of a headache, and she had a fever when I took her temperature when we got home. The flu is going around and her symptoms match. Friday was terrible. The kids were fussing. Little Boy was acting out. And my tolerance for the same old struggles just wasn't what it should have been. Saturday, I took Little Boy to basketball evaluations. We played ball in the yard. The big kids got into Lego for the first time. I've kept it away knowing that we had littles who might put some small pieces in one's mouth.
Monday: Review of Never Rescue a Rogue (The Merriwell Sisters, # 2) by Virginia Heath (4 Stars)
Monday: Review of In Honor's Defense (Hanger's Horsemen, # 3) by Karen Witemeyer
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
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Spice Road (The Spice Road Trilogy, # 1)
By: Maiya Ibrahim
Expected Publication: January 24th 2023 by Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Goodreads description--The first book in an epic fantasy series for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Hafsah Faizal and Elizabeth Lim, set in an Arabian-inspired land. Raised to protect her nation from the monsters lurking in the sands, seventeen-year-old Imani must fight to find her brother whose betrayal is now their greatest threat.
In the hidden desert city of Qalia, secret spice magic awakens affinities in those who drink the misra tea. With an affinity for iron, seventeen-year-old Imani wields a dagger like no other warrior, garnering her the reputation as the next greatest Shield for battling the dangerous djinn, ghouls, and other monsters that lurk in the sands beyond city limits.
Her reputation has been overshadowed, however, by her brother who tarnished the family name after he was discovered stealing their nation's coveted spice - a tell-tale sign of magical obsession. He disappeared soon after, believed to have died beyond the Forbidden Wastes, and leaving Imani reeling with both betrayal and grief.
But when Imani uncovers evidence her brother may be alive and spreading their nation's magic beyond the desert, she strikes a deal with the Council to find him and bring him back to Qalia before he can reveal the city's location. Accompanied by Qayn, a roguish but handsome djinni, and Taha, a powerful beastseer whose magical talents are matched only by his arrogance, they set out on their mission.
Imani will soon discover there are many secrets that lie beyond the Forbidden Wastes - and in her own heart - but will she find her brother before his betrayals endanger the fate of all of Qalia?
In this epic and action-packed fantasy, one young heroine navigates the treacherous road between protecting the ones you love and staying loyal to the place you call home.
That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!