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.

I was thinking of picking a book for summer beach reading, as we are nearing that time of year and I have been dreaming of being done with this school year. But that for some reason made me think of a goal that I had set in January about reading books that I own that have been sitting on my shelf for years. I have fallen behind on that goal, so I thought if I mentioned one of them in this post, I might actually pick it up soon to read. Although I don’t always read the books I mention here, I do have a pretty high percentage rate of doing so eventually. So incentive!

The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Summary from GoodReads:

Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won’t stop her from being drawn back into her father’s palace politics. He’s the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well — and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.

The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what — and who — it is they’re fighting for.

I chose this one over the other ones for several of reasons. It is fairly short, under 400 pages, it is a finished series, and there are audiobook versions of the books. So if I decide to continue the series I can listen to it if I want to. Sometimes it is easier to fit in an audiobook than a physical one, with my ARCs and other commitments.

I hope your reading has been going well. Until next time, Happy Reading!

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