If you read The Wolf of Oren-Yaro and thought it was action-packed, gave you a rollercoaster of emotions, hard to put down and utterly gripping-- then The Ikessar Falcon will give you twice the emotions. Read my ARC Review!
If you are looking for your next fantasy read, how about The Wolf of Oren-Yaro? Follow the story of the Bitch Queen Talyien, who is unapologetically sarcastic, but is also a mother who endured SO MUCH. From the lost of his husband up to trying to rule a kingdom in a brink of war among its warlords. This strongly represents Filipino culture, and the sequel comes out this September!
The Shadowglass is a full-packed, explosive series-ender and I kid myself by expecting I was ready for it. I am ruined. My heartglass is shattered but it's a kind of pain I am willing to go through again if I must.
Reading nothing but books by Filipino authors has been an amazing experience for me. I can't thank Wikathon enough for happening! Seeing a lot of other bookworm's reading updates pushed me to finish my TBR and to add more Filipino-written books on my shelves! What a great reading month!
Overall, this book deserves more than five stars. It's entertaining, it's full of emotions and very magical. I hope more people would read it! If you want a dark fantasy series, with complex magic system and well-written characters, then I highly recommend you read The Bone Witch series.
Filipino readers would enjoy this, as it carries a lot of references deeply rooted to our culture. It's still an amazing feeling for me as a reader to be represented in a book, and as a Filipino, this book, just like any other books written by our own authors, is something we should be proud of. Atin ito!
Looking for a place to buy your next sticker sheets? I recently discovered these local shops- and they are worth checking out!
Apart from reading and occasionally watching Netflix shows, one of the things that made my sanity intact during this pandemic is journaling.
I am still learning about a bunch of stuff about books and reading, and one of the recent things I became fully aware of is the #OwnVoices. Based on what I read, it started as a Twitter movement. #Ownvoices books are books by authors writing from their own experiences. May it be about race, sexuality, illness, identity and other related experiences that authors were able to translate or share through their written works.
I know this is going to be a different reading month for me, but I am excited! I do not know what to expect especially on the books that are totally new to me. I am thankful that we have this kind of readathon because #SupportLocal ❤