GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

It is officially Spring, so of course it is raining and cold outside. Well it is Seattle after all! But it will hopefully be spring like weather soon. I am happy to see the early flowers though, tulips, daffodils and of course our cherry blossoms. To celebrate spring I just had to find a book whose cover was very spring like and I thought this one would certainly fit the bill.

The Dragon’s Promise by Elizabeth Lim

Publication Date: August 30, 2022

Summary from GoodReads:

Princess Shiori made a deathbed promise to return the dragon’s pearl to its rightful owner, but keeping that promise is more dangerous than she ever imagined.

She must journey to the kingdom of dragons, navigate political intrigue among humans and dragons alike, fend off thieves who covet the pearl for themselves and will go to any lengths to get it, all while cultivating the appearance of a perfect princess to dissuade those who would see her burned at the stake for the magic that runs in her blood.

The pearl itself is no ordinary cargo; it thrums with malevolent power, jumping to Shiori’s aid one minute, and betraying her the next—threatening to shatter her family and sever the thread of fate that binds her to her true love, Takkan. It will take every ounce of strength Shiori can muster to defend the life and the love she’s fought so hard to win.

Isn’t that cover just gorgeous! Unfortunately it is not the US cover. I think this is the one for the UK, but I’m not positive. The US cover is also pretty, but this one just looks so springy I had to choose it for this post. I loved Six Crimson Cranes last year and can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Especially because there will hopefully be more dragons this time around!

I hope the weather is more Spring like where you are and that you are well and happily reading!

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