The Reading Wells Book Club: 2024 reads - hosted by thereadingwells

May: Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yaros
What to expect:  an immersive and thrilling fantasy experience, with a strong focus on character development, world-building, and a slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance set in a brutal and elite world of dragon riders.

"Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her tough-as-talons mother—has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.

But when you’re smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away...because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them.

With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother’s daughter—like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant.

She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise.

Yet, with every day that passes, the war outside grows more deadly, the kingdom's protective wards are failing, and the death toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect leadership is hiding a terrible secret.

Friends, enemies, lovers. Everyone at Basgiath War College has an agenda—because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die."
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Fourth Wing (Part 2 of 2) Dramatized Adaptation

The Empyrean #1b

Rebecca Yarros

9 hours, 22 minutes first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction fantasy romance adventurous emotional tense fast-paced

7 hours, 52 minutes first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction fantasy romance adventurous tense medium-paced

517 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction fantasy romance adventurous emotional tense medium-paced