YA Fantasy, OCD/GAD heroine ready to overthrow a kingdom paired with a missing people and Forbidden Love.
I love to read, particularly Young Adult fiction and have been a book blogger since 2009! I have a BA in English Language and Literature, and have recently begun an authortube channel to document my journey.
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I love dark stories with characters who are truly human with both good and bad traits. I’m a sucker for tropes, forbidden love, hate to love, and I want nothing more than to be swept up in a magical world.
My favorite books are: The Harry Potter Series, LOTR, The Study Series, The Truth About Forever (Everything Dessen), Everything John Green, Graceling, and so many more.
The main thing I’m not into story lines where a male counterpart is horrific to the female heroine but yet she swoons and loves him anyway. I love hate to love (when the male has true redeeming qualities) but I’m not into torture and cruelty.
The whispers said they were never truly gone, though Rayna never believed them. Day-Knights disappeared years before, and with them their safety vanished, too. She was sure of it.
Ruled now by a puppet King, the kingdom is divided by the haves and the have-nots.
When the Crown Festival comes, Rayna knows they are lucky just to break the King’s bread. But when she runs into a strange boy who is more than he seems… she can’t help but wonder if the whisper’s were correct.
When her town is destroyed and her grandmother missing, she has no choice but to trust what she’s always been warned against.
With a kingdom turning against its people, and danger’s of war looming, Rayna must choose between finding her grandmother or accept the truth that so many have tried to hide about herself.
I stood hunched over the hard wood table, my hands covered in the white flour, my throat rough and dry from the thick of it. My hands fumbled with the dough. The sound of the voices outside rushed me, urged me to move faster and made even the easiest of tasks feel awkward and uneasy.
I felt Nan’s eyes on me as her foot steps thudded on the wood slats of the floor. I closed my eyes and urged myself to gain control, if I couldn’t handle a simple loaf she’d never let me leave today. God knew she was already looking for excuses to keep me in.
I kneaded the dough harder as she approached, hoping she’d see they were nearly ready to rise. I placed the dough on the nearest stone pan, and reached for the next mound when Nan stopped me, her hand warm on my forearm. I looked to her, my own frustration and worry became apparent, but she didn’t scold me. She knew.
“You’re going to overwork it if you keep pushing it so hard.” Nan said, as she met my eyes. She sighed, though anger didn’t darken her features, “How about you ready the ovens? It’s nearly time for the switch.” She placed a loaf of bread into my grasp as she moved to take my place. Her own cooked loaves lay stacked, ready to be moved for cooling and I moved my attention to them though, I knew our switch was normally hours away.
As the years passed I became strong while she grew weak… and kneading was the harder of the two tasks. I turned towards her, ready to protest at the sight of her wilted frame as it pressed the dough, but I paused. I knew today was not the day to argue with her. I couldn’t blame her for taking control. Her worry was a constant, like a blanket, thick and crushing.
After all, I couldn’t mess up what was already cooked.
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