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Natasha

Natasha

Natasha's passion for reading was kindled by her parents and the local library that allowed her family to checkout 50 books at a time. She first fell in love with fantasy through Arthurian retellings whereas her love for science fiction began with Star Wars novels. Nowadays, she still spends her free time reading but also gaming, running a blog (natrosette), and obsessing over TV shows. Maybe if she spent as much time reading as she does looking for books to read, she'd actually make a dent in her TBR.

The Power of Conviction (The Prime Series #1) by Catrin Russell - SPFBO 2020 Book Review 19, Aug

Anaya has spent her whole life in the Priesthood, training to slay demons in the name of the Goddess and her Light. With dedication and unwavering faith, she has risen to the position of Senior Priestess, second only to the High Priest himself. But as the Priesthood goes more and more on the offensive—attacking demons before they have caused any harm—and she begins to get to know a demon without her sword at his throat, she starts to doubt the cause for the first time. What if her whole life has been built on false beliefs?

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson - Book Review 03, Aug

"Of the 380 Earths with which we can resonate, I’m dead in 372."

The CEO of Eldridge Institute, Adam Bosch, has invented a way to travel the multiverse, but one can only enter another world if their doppelgänger there is dead. Thus, Eldridge has been forced to hire travelers whose perilous lives have given them a very slim chance of surviving. Cara was born to an addict mother outside Wiley City where a tyrannical warlord and his Runner gang rule. Now, due to her skill at dying, she has the chance to work as a traveler, become a Wiley City citizen, and turn her life around. But when another one of her counterparts dies and she travels to Earth 175 for the first time, she is thrust back into the life she managed to escape and discovers a secret that endangers the entire multiverse.

Ashes of the Sun (Burningblade & Silvereye #1) by Django Wexler - Book Review 21, Jul

Gyre and his younger sister Maya lead a peaceful life with their parents on a vulpi farm until one day when Maya is five years old, a Centarch from The Twilight Order, Va’aht Thousandcuts, comes to take her away. The Order says this is necessary to save her from her illness, but Gyre refuses to let her go and Thousandcuts punishes him by taking his eye and leaving a permanent scar. Ever since, Gyre has been dead set on dismantling the Order and the Republic that they use their magic to uphold. Chasing rumors of a powerful artifact to use against the Order, he is finally reunited with his long lost sister. But Maya has spent her whole life training to protect what Gyre wants to destroy.