It’s the start of another week. It’s Monday! What are you Reading is hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind.
It has been a while since I have done one of these. I am hoping that I will be able to start posting regularly again. This last year has been insanely difficult, and I am coping daily. I realized I missed posting on this blog and I want to start again.
Kagen the Damned by Jonathan Maberry | (Kagen the Damned #1) | Fantasy | Add to Goodreads
Sworn by Oath
Kagen Vale is the trusted and feared captain of the palace guard, charged with protection the royal children of the Silver Empire. But one night, Kagen is drugged and the entire imperial family is killed, leaving the empire in ruins.
Abandoned by the Gods
Haunted and broken, Kagen is abandoned by his gods and damned forever. He becomes a wanderer, trying to take down as many of this enemies as possible while plotting to assassinate the usurper–the deadly Witch-king of Hakkia. While all around him magic–long banished from the world—returns in strange and terrifying ways.
Fueled by Rage
To find the royal children and exact his vengeance, Kagen must venture into strange lands, battle bizarre and terrifying creatures, and gather allies for a suicide mission into the heart of the Witch-king’s empire.
Kings and gods will fear him.
Kagen the Damned
Inuyasha, Volume 06 by Rumiko Takahashi | (Inuyasha VizBIG Omnibus Series #6) | Manga, Fantasy, Romance, Historical Fiction | Add to Goodreads
With the power granted by a large piece of the Shikon Jewel, Naraku’s scheming is in high gear as his minions go forth to do his bidding. Kikyo, the priestess whose duty it once was to guard the jewel, gave the fragment to him, but why? Then Inuyasha takes on another of Naraku’s evil offspring, a demon that inhabits the very sword his half brother Sesshomaru wields. Naraku’s human origins may yet prove to be his downfall if Kikyo can exploit his weaknesses by forcing him to make a difficult choice, one that is mirrored by Inuyasha’s lost love for Kikyo and a possible future with Kagome!
Cheeky Brat, Vol. 3 by Mitsubachi Miyuki | (Namaikizakari #3) | Manga, Romance, Shojo | Add to Goodreads
Well, one of Yuki’s problems has been solved, at least. The Naruse-leaving-the-team-to-practice-alone-because-he-didn’t-want-to-look-lame one. Which is much easier to deal with than the Naruse-wants-Yuki-to-say-she-like-likes-him or the Naruse-wants-Yuki-to-be-his-girlfriend problem. Come to think of it, that cheeky brat seems to be the source of all of Yuki’s troubles…so why would she want to date him?
Horimiya, Vol. 3 by Hero | (Horimiya #3) | Manga, Romance, Shojo, Slice of Life | Add to Goodreads
The “aww”-inspiring tale of school life continues!
The longer Hori and Miyamura keep each other’s secrets, the closer they get. When Hori blurts out an inadvertent “I like you,” will Miyamura respond in kind? Or could the slipup spell the end of their friendship…?
Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 1 by Tomohito Oda | (Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 1) | Manga, Romance, Slice of Life | Add to Goodreads
Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. But all that changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi. He quickly realizes she isn’t aloof—she’s just super awkward. Now he’s made it his mission to help her on her quest to make 100 friends!
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet | (Kingmaker Chronicles #2) | Fantasy, Romance, Mythology | Add to Goodreads
AND SHE WILL BE THEIR QUEEN
Cat Fisa’s warlord captor-turned-lover may have crowned her with the symbols of the three realms, but war is far from over. She believes in what Griffin is trying to accomplish. She believes that peace will finally come when the realms are united. And she believes that with her by his side, Griffin has the strength to change the world.
But with her dangerous past resurfacing and the neighboring Magoi royals out for blood, Cat and Griffin must strike soon if they want to unify the land without full-scale war.
They’ll do anything to avoid innocent bloodshed, including crossing the treacherous Ice Plains or entering the deadly Agon Games to win access to the royal court…and the very family they plan to usurp. When their desperate battle for survival is over, Cat and Griffin will either be standing side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom—or not at all.
Discover the white-hot fantasy willing to break all the rules.
Queen of Stone: A Novel of Boudica by Melanie Karsak | (The Celtic Rebels #2) | Historical Fantasy | Add to Goodreads
Britain, A.D. 43
With the arrival of the Romans, Boudica’s world is in upheaval. She and Prasutagus must decide where they stand. Will they fight the invaders alongside Caratacus or bargain with the Romans to secure the future of the Iceni? Every choice seems like a bad one. But more than anything, Boudica wants to keep her people and her family safe. Whispers from the greenwood—the groves, the rivers, and the stones—warn of unseen dangers. Can Boudica protect all she loves without bowing to the eagle?
What are you hoping to get to read this week?