Weekend Reads #6: Dark Fantasy & Space Survivor

Good morning and happy Saturday to all!

So far my weekend has been going good. The plan is to watch films and play through Borderlands with Sir Betrothed, in addition to reading of course. If I could change anything, it would be this damned weather! It’s so cloudy outside, yet the heat is suffocating, creating this atrocious mugginess.

I hope that all of your weekends are going swell thus far and shall continue to be good. If it’s not that great, then I’m sending you plenty of good vibes and happy thoughts.

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

This novel is a dark and twisted Peter Pan retelling told from the perspective of Tiger Lily. When this fifteen-year-old girl falls in love with a mysterious and magical boy, named Peter, they soon discover that their love is terribly forbidden. Tiger Lily gets betrothed to another man from her tribe as deadly forces threaten to tear her and Peter apart. But when a lovely English girl named Wendy Darling arrive, Tiger Lily learns that the most treacherous monsters are those that lie in the deepest, darkest corners of a heart filled with love.

The Martian by Andy Weir

I’ve recently partaken in a new bookish challenge that will take place once a month called the Betrothed Book Challenge. Every month Sir Betrothed will hand me a random book of his collection to read before the month’s end. I will do the same for him. We figured this would be a great way to experience some reads that we otherwise wouldn’t have checked out. His first pick for me was The Martian.

The narrative follows an astronaut named Mark Watney, who became one of the very first people to walk on Mars. A sudden dust storm forces his crew to quickly evacuate the planet while believing that he had died. Now stranded on the surface of Mars, Mark struggles to survive with what little supplies he has remaining, as well as his wits and resourcefulness. But will it be enough to save him from death?

The Last Oracle (Sigma Force #5) by James Rollins

Some of you may recognise this from my previous Weekend Reads post that I did last week. I’m still picking away at it. I didn’t have much time to read during the week because I’ve been taking care of a sick kitty. But this weekend, I shall read at least a hundred pages if I can help it!

A dying homeless man leaves behind an old relic that’s traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi, which turns out to be a key to an unbelievable conspiracy dating back to the Cold War. What if you could bioengineer the next prophet such as Jesus of Nazareth, or the Prophet Muhammed? Sigma Force is called in to unravel the mysteries and stop the people who wish to bring a second coming of religious strife.