Otrera \\ how she became the queen of the Amazons

Welcome to Myths With Marrill no.1

I know a lot about Greek myths. I’ve been reading and studying the stories for almost six years now and needless to say: I want to spread some knowledge of the things I love.

I’m going to start with the story of the most badass feminist in ancient Greece: Otrera. I don’t want to include all of her adventures, that would take a little bit, but let’s go over some of the key information.
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How Being A Gryffindor Affects My Reading \\ also why I don’t seem to like Holly Black books

I am a Gryffindor, in case you didn’t know.

I’ve never really fit in with any of the other houses and every time I take a quiz I always get Gryffindor. So at this point, I’ve just accepted that my soul identifies as a Gryffindor.

Over the years I’ve come to realize that a lot of the books I enjoy – and don’t enjoy – meet a certain qualification that 100% lines up with my Gryffindor qualities.

So let’s talk about how being a Gryffindor affects my reading:

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Of Fire and Stars \\ Spoiler-Free Book Review

Of Fire and Stars (Of Fire and Stars, #1)Title: Of Fire and Stars

Author: Audrey Coulthurst

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Format: Hardcover (received via Owlcrate box)

Spoiler Review:  To be posted


Synopsis

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine—called Mare—the sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two become closer, Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. And soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

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4 Badass Female Greek Heroes \\ aka yelling about one of my favorite things in the world!

I’m obsessed with Greek Mythology.

That’s probably not a surprise to a lot of you. It’s been a favorite of mine for almost six years now and I’m surprised I haven’t talked about it before? What have I even been doing??

But putting that aside, there are a lot of cool Greek heroes. And not all of them are guys.

So I’m going to tell you about four badass heroes from Greek Mythology! I could list more, but a lot of them actually walk the line between being the good guy and the bad guy so I might have to save that for a different post.

Let’s start with these four:

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The Hate U Give \\ Spoiler-Free Review

The Hate U GiveTitle: The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Format: Hardcover

Spoiler Review: to be posted


Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

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Why I DNF-ed Roar by Cora Carmack \\ a spoiler-free discussion…or anti-review?

It’s very rare that I DNF a book. It’s even rarer that said book filled me with so much anger (borderline contempt) that I need to talk about it.

Can you guess why we’re here?

Needless to say, if you did like Roar, as I know a lot of people did, please don’t read this post. I’d hate to either ruin it for you or for you to be annoyed at me.

That said, I’m ready to rant critique.

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