Book Funsies

Goodreads Monday June 15, 2020

Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

I have been wanting to read this book since it released while I was still working at Barnes & Noble. I had heard nothing but amazing things about it, but somehow it went to my TBR and stayed there for now 5 years. I’ve now moved the copy I bought 5 years ago to the “short stack” on my nightstand. When my TBR became overwhelming I started my “short stack.” The stack cannot have more than 2 books on it at a time, and the only way a book leaves the stack is to be actually read.

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

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