This week, Kyrie and Cori discuss books for reading during the dark of winter, which are also books you could finish in a day for the Modern Mrs Darcy 2018 Reading Challenge!
Dark of winter reads are those that just suck you in so that you don’t want to do anything else but curl up, be cozy and read forever. Because, why would you want to venture out into the cold winter days? For us, apparently this means Young Adult Fantasy!
During their discussion, Kyrie and Cori drink Tree of Life tea with an emphasis on Fire. It’s a smooth chai with a bit of apple, cinnamon, and some heat. It’s not overpowering, and it’s the perfect drink to have in the dark of winter (and when there’s snow on the ground!).
Kyrie’s pick, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake follow triplet sisters Katherine, Mirabelle, and Arisone who are all heir to the throne–but two must die. You get to know all the sisters, their magical powers, their “friends” (also known as mentors) and the insanity that ensues when the girls turn 16 and they have to start killing each other. They have a year to do so, and this book doesn’t end with any idea of what’s going to be happening. Strong, young, and fierce female protagonists rule this book and it’s a delicious book to read when it’s blizzarding outside.
Cori’s selection, The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, which basically ends up being a nod to YA version of the Arabian One Thousand and One Nights. There’s vengeance, magic, star-crossed lovers, mystery and intrigue galore. You get another strong, young, and fierce female protagonist to enjoy, and like Three Dark Crowns, it ends in a bit of a cliffhanger… so, if you do read one or both in a sitting, there is more to be had!
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Coming Up Next Week
Kyrie and Cori read books in honor of Black Heritage Month
Kyrie’s Pick: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Cori’s Pick: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby