Cinco de Mayo: Bookish Fandom

Cinco de Mayo: Bookish Fandom

There’s nothing more exciting than getting book mail. Yes, you got that right…book mail makes me happy. With that said, while others are throwing back tequila shots and making tacos for Cinco de Mayo, I was eagerly expecting book mail.

Today, two geeky and fantastic books are out…“The Heir” by Kiera Cass and “A Court of Thorn and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas. Both are fantasy novels, one with a dystopian edge and one with more of fantasy-romance  Beauty and the Beast-inspired setting and I can’t wait to dig in.

Below are the synopsis for both books, in case you decide to add them to your Amazon cart or feel like picking one up today during your Target run. Excuse me while I disappear to read all night…can work wait tomorrow?


 “A Court of Thorn and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.


“The Heir” by Kiera Cass

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.

So, what are your Cinco de Mayo plans? Do you plan to read any of these books? Feel free to tweet at me at @AuroraMiami and have a fun, geeky, day! I promise to at least whip up a margarita and a taco…while I read, of course!

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