TBR Intervention Challenge (9)


TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by  April @ Books4Juliet, Dani @ Refracted Light and Ayanami @ Whatever You Can Still Betray


The goal of this challenge is to help each other (fellow readers and bloggers) manage our enormous and constantly growing TBR (To-Be-Read) List. The rules are simple and everyone is encouraged to participate. It does not force you to commit to more than what you can manage to read in a week or so, but participants are encouraged to read at least one book within a week. You are free to choose the book you want to read and commit to this challenge. You may post your entry every Saturday, at the frequency of your choice--EVERY WEEK or EVERY TWO WEEKS. However, we will sponsor this event regularly every Saturday. 
Here are the rules:
1. Post the book(s) you committed to read in your last TBR Intervention post and tell us something about it. Did you finish it? Did you enjoy it or not? Post the link to your review (if you have one). 
2. Post a book that you want to read and already own. Pick something that has been sitting on your shelf for too long now (6 months or longer). Commit to read the book in the next couple of days or week.
3. Grab the TBR Intervention Button and post it on your blog sidebar so you will be constantly reminded of the challenge, making it easier for you to commit. This will also encourage other readers/bloggers/visitors to join the challenge.
4. Add the link to your post in the Linky below, grab the button and make sure to visit the other blogs. Comment, encourage, and spread the love to our fellow readers. 

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THE BOOK I COMMITTED TO READ:
Clarity
by Kim Harrington
in my pile since March 2011

Well, after a slew of disappointing TBRIC reads, I finally read something I liked and enjoyed. Yay! Here's my review.






THE BOOK I COMMIT TO READ THIS WEEK:
Eleganta
by Denny Swartzlander
in my pile since March 2011

Summary from Goodreads:
Enter the 9th century, a time of magic and mystery. On a hidden isle in the seas near England, a young fairy named Ethywyne Eleganta secretly gives birth to the first youngling in fourteen years. She and her child become the hunted prize of the wicked troll general Sunderin. Ethywyne must make the perilous journey across the Fairy Realms, to get her child to the Fairy Queen, the only one who can protect her from the shadow that seeks to destroy all of Fairykind. 
Her experience takes her from a humble life of gardening and craft-making to the center of an adventure that grows to involve fickle goblins, giant ogres, magic fairy dust, thieving pixies, an enchanted hedge maze, and even Vikings of the Norse lands who happen upon the isle in their plundering voyages.

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I won this from one of LunaMoth's (Far From Reality) giveaways.  I decided to go back to one of my favorite sub-genres: faeries!  Yes, I know. I've been writing faery instead of fairy for the last year or so.  Don't you love them faery stories?  Not, the Disney kind where they're all happy and sparkly (although I also love those kind of fairy stories.  See what I did with the spelling there?  That's how I make distinctions) but the kind which is something that has a bit more of a thrill.  The kind that makes you go WOAH!  Like the Iron Fey novels, A Modern Faerie Tale, Faeriewalker series, Need, The Faerie Path, Wondrous Strange, etc... Ah, you get the gist.

I don't know if Eleganta will be one of those faerie stories. We'll see.
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5 comments:

  1. Hi!

    Faery stories are also one of my favorite subgenres! The closer they are the the traditional folklore (the real traditional, not the disney tradidional), the more I tend to like them. I'm going to take note of all those titles you listed, and make sure to check them out at the very least! I hope Eleganta will be one of those great faery books.

    I totally get the spelling, by the way ;) I do something similar to keep my myth straight!

    Ron @ Stories of my life

    PS. Congrats on finishing this week's challenge... and finally enjoying it!

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  2. I haven't heard of either of these books but Eleganta looks great. I hope you like it.

    ~Kristin

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  3. Congrats on finishing Clarity. I will have to add it to my TBR and save it for when I hit a reading slump. It sounds like you really enjoyed it. I am off to check out your review.

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  4. I'm not much into Faery stories but I truly enjoyed Faeriewalker Series, much more than the Iron Fey Series (maybe because I'm not done yet with the rest of the Iron Fey). I hope you'll like Eleganta. Never heard of it before but I hope you'll enjoy it.

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  5. Hi, my co-blogger and I just joined the challenge so I stopped by to say hello. I'm so happy you enjoyed Clarity, I've read some polarized opinions but I might give it a try after all. Can't wait to read your thoughts on Eleganta.
    Happy reading!
    Maja @ TheNocturnal Library

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