A feature section to highlight my favourite posts from my fellow bloggers that were posted this month.
63 Prompts to Help You Write That Book Review! – Even though I’ve been blogging for a couple of years now, I always struggle to write a review. Some days I can’t force the words out of me and I can’t seem to say what I want about the read I’ve read. The lovely bloggers over at The Quiet Pond have made a huge post with prompts to help get the words rolling. I’ve used this while writing two reviews and I’ve seen the immense boost it has given. I found myself writing a lot more and thinking more deeply about my review in places that I would’ve otherwise missed.
There Are No Small Parts in Jeanie Finlay’s ‘The Last Watch’ – A post that reflects on the final season of GOT. Despite whatever thoughts you have about the writing, getting to see the heart of the production was why I particularly loved The Last Watch documentary so much. Daisy, an old school friend who studied film, really summarises her the documentary really well!
That’s it for this month! Tell me what went on in YOUR life this month! What sort of things was important for you this month? New obsessions? New TV shows? Or book? Any new song recs (I’m always open to new music!)? Best books you read this month?
Threatened by the growing darkness of the Arz, the kingdom
of Arawiya can only be saved by an artefact hidden within the cursed forest of
the Sharr. Known as the hunter and her identity a secret to any outsiders, Zafira’s
ability to navigate the forest captures the attention of a mysterious witch who
claims that Zafira can return magic to the world. But she isn’t the only one in
this search. Nasir, a prince and an assassin for his father, is sent to kill
the Hunter and retrieve the book himself. Soon, they are thrown together by an
enemy far greater than they’d ever expected.
My initial thoughts for this was that I enjoyed this a lot more
than I has anticipated. I knowingly hold books that are extremely hyped at an arm’s
length, because I have been disappointed by them too much in the past. But this
was something different.
We Hunt the Flame
is told through a dual perspective of Zafira and Nasir. Zafira, a hunter who masquerades
as a man, and Nasir, a Prince of Death, who is forced to conceal compassion to carry
out his father’s will. Both of them are top notch leads with distinct voices.
Zafira enters the Sharr because otherwise, the Arz would destroy her home, but the
loss isn’t something new to her. After her father died after navigating the Arz
by himself, Zafira is motivated to save the ones she loved. Nasir is a man
broken by his own father, and it was devastating to see him be so conflicted
over what he wants but knowing that it will always lead to the suffering of the
ones around him.