Ash Rising by Katya Lebeque Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Post-apocalyptic dystopia meets dark fantasy in the dark-winged story of Ash, set in a land of dead fairy tales… In the ruins of a country once famous for Cinderella, the ground is dead and the few survivors are picked off by terrifying, winged monsters of their own making. Ash has learned to hunt the hunter, but her real fight is keeping her delusional stepmother and frail sister from starving in the crumbling remains of her ancestral mansion. Each giant, black-winged shape she shoots down could be her last. Then comes a mysterious missive, arriving by magic, and a stranger in the dark who knows all about Ash and holds keys to her past. Someone must cross the wasteland plains to get to the palace – a death sentence by the hands of either monster or mob. Because someone needs to save his country, and Ash’s innocent sister must go alone if she doesn’t sacrifice herself.

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Destroying Their God: How I Fought My Evil Half-Brother to Save My Children by Wallace Jeffs Book Review (with Shauna Parker and Sherry Taylor) Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): In 1991, Wallace Jeffs was coerced to become an FLDS polygamist. In 2011, Wallace rebelled against the sect, and the FBI helped him reclaim his kidnapped children. Then an “accident” put Wallace into a forty-five day coma. Growing up as half-brother to future Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saint prophet Warren Jeffs, Wallace tried to follow FLDS teachings. After he built a successful business, the church required him to marry a second wife. Wallace fathered twenty children, but he never felt comfortable with polygamy or many other FLDS beliefs. As his prophet-brother increasingly manipulated him, Wallace started hearing about FLDS atrocities. On the day the FBI arrested Warren Jeffs for child rape, the prophet was en route to reclaim Wallace’s second wife for himself. Wallace defied the prophet and soon ended up in a coma. Though Wallace feared FLDS sabotage caused his car crash, he kept fighting the sect. With today’s movement against male abusers, Wallace’s story reminds us that power and position don’t corrupt all men. In 2018, Wallace found resolution by marring an LDS woman in the Salt Lake Temple. At the same time, he renews our concern for the thousands who still live under FLDS control, including some of Wallace’s own children.

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The Fifth Era of Man by Joshua Banker Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Career grifter and perennial loser Cal Reeger is a dead man. He owes a lot of money to crimelord Jaefor, and the only thing he owns are his pair of revolvers. Not even the jacket on his back belongs to him. To repay this debt, he must infiltrate the Archaeology Guild’s sits at Natx Hollow. As Cal schemes to steal the find of a lifetime from the aeons-old site, the ruin’s true nature is revealed. Within a cryogenic coffin belowground sleeps Centurion Prae Ganvelt, a member of the first civilisation, the original race of humans who flourished millions of years ago. Still looking for a way out of his debt and with a mercenary hot on his tail, Cal joins the awakened warrior Prae and archaeologist Peter Mathester to investigate the fate of Prae’s kind. Within the mysterious, ancient compound of Ala’ydin, they learn that progenitor scientist, Erudatta, altered the cycle of dormancy for Prae’s people. What they still must discover are his reasons for doing so. The Fifth Era of Man examines the dangers of unearned achievements and the desperation that drives those who are prey to their own bad decisions.

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May Wrap Up

In the month of May, I read the most amount of books I believe I have ever read in one whole month! Altogether, I read a total of ten books! Super, super happy with how much time I dedicated to reading this month!

The ten books I read in May were:

I have linked all of the book reviews for each book above.

There were four books that stood out to me the most and which I thoroughly enjoyed reading this month, which were:

  1. The Road Ahead by Hali C. Broncucia
  2. My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree by Shelly Reuben
  3. After (The Neverway Chronicles, #1) by Savannah Jezowski
  4. 3 Hour Dad: Reading is Believing by Adam T Hourlution

Although May was a busy month it’s not near enough as busy as I know June is going to be. I have so much planned, such as: my sister’s Hen Do weekend, trying to move out with Rich, Rich’s Birthday, travelling up to Liverpool to see LANY and going to see Matilda in the theatre! Goodness, the list of upcoming events made me exhausted just reading over them!

I am currently reading The Fifth Era of Man by Joshua Banker.

How many books did you read in May? How many are you hoping to read in June? Let me know in he comments below.

Have a great weekend,

Claire