We’re back with another Goodreads Monday, a weekly meme started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. This meme invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it. Easy enough, right? Feel free to join in if you want to! I’ll be using a random number generator to pick my books from my insanely long GR Want-to-read list.
This week’s book is Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One #2) by Nora Roberts. Ooh, this is a good pick and it reminds me that I still have to read it! It has some pretty impressive stats on Goodreads too: 4.30 stars with 18,127 ratings and 1,855 reviews.
They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.
In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.
Why do I want to read it?
Nora Roberts was my induction into the world of romance back in 2010 and so I was surprised to find that she had written a paranormal dystopian novel when I came across Year One last year. Although I was on the fence about it at the start, I found myself really enjoying it by the end and I felt invested in the characters and their stories! Of course there is romance in it, but there’s a lot more too, including ‘magick’ which lends a certain fantastical element to the story. So I’m pretty excited to continue on with this series and to see what happens next!
Have you read Of Blood and Bone or is it on your TBR too?