It’s hard to believe that we’re already almost a third of the way through 2017 when it still feels like it was only January 1st last week. So, here we go again, here is April’s Cabeswater Reading Challenge prompt:
Read a book that includes mythological creatures
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their loved moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.
That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be killed in one final, spectacular hunt.
Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment–a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.
Well, I am currently going through the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, and what do you know! Forever unquestionably fits the prompt with its alluring werewolves and even more alluring boys (they’re definitely counted as mythical creatures, right?) Alright, alright, I maaaaay be cheating a little, but cut me some slack here;I have to know how Sam and Grace’s story ends!
Rebel of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.
Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.
Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him… or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.
I’m not gonna lie, this book screams chosen-one-dystopian trope to me so it’s not exactly much of a challenge. But since there’s been so much hype around it and I’ve only seen good reviews so far I’m really hoping that this is the book that can restore my love for the trope again. Fingers crossed.
We can’t wait to get started with these books and don’t forget that you can always join us in this challenge. See you next month!