What's on the TBR pile?

What’s on the TBR pile?

My to-be-read pile is like any other: impossibly big, yet we still hold out the hope that we will eventually get to the end of it and enjoy all those books along the way. But with all the extra books that stack up over the years, it’ll never happen. Let’s face it.

Here’s the upside to having a never-ending TBR pile and it’s pretty huge. If we actually reached the end of our reading pile, what would we do with ourselves? It doesn’t bear thinking about not having any more books to read. Can you even imagine living in the 1800s and there being limited books? *shudder*

Anyways, I’m going to talk about a book that is technically still on my TBR pile, even though I might have already started reading it. The rule is, a book is still on the pile until it is well and truly finished. Here it is:


Dominion of the Star by Angelica Clyman


Urban fantasy and dystopia used to be hot books to read, but they have slowly made way for the more gritty, present day urban fantasy. Right now, this involves academies and reverse harem (and sometimes a combination of the two), but one day that will be over, too.

Dominion of the Star is set after the world has been decimated during an eclipse. All technology and society has disappeared and people live rough, however they can. However, some look to the heavens, or what is left of it, for power to gain the upper hand. With the presence of Nephilim on the earth, a product of humans and angels, great power is available to those who know who to look for.

Check out the blurb:

“The totality of a solar eclipse lasts only a few short minutes. That’s more than enough time for an apocalypse to erupt.

Almost eighteen years have passed since the Eclipse changed the Earth forever, and Sebastian Za’in rose from the chaos and seized control, imposing his order on the broken planet. In a world ruled by fear and superstition, where all gods have perished, there is no one who can stand up to Za’in, the man rumored to be one of the Nephilim—hybrid offspring of Angel and Man. In a few short months, another Eclipse will occur, and while there are those who expect a new natural disaster, Za’in has plans of his own . . .

Completely unaware of this global turmoil, Kayla Steelryn has spent most of her life in a quiet village, longing to uncover her hidden past. When she leaves her home in search of answers, she finds herself faced with the truth about her identity, forced to choose between the two men she loves, and thrust into a conflict where she alone has the power to stop an event more disastrous than the end of the world.”


I’m barely halfway through this book but I’m already enjoying it. I’m hoping for our female protagonist to really come into her own later on.

All the books at the top of my TBR pile right now are the books that are sent to me by authors wanting reviews (although I did make a little room for The Rise of Kyoshi given how crazy I was about it). Some of them are good, some of them are great and others fall short, but I’m super happy to get the chance to read them either way.

I’ll let you know how this book goes in Wednesday’s Book Review.

Thanks for reading!

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