The Priory of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon: Review & Aesthetic

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samatha Shannon


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Adult Fantasy

848 pages

Published on 26th Feb 2019

A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction–but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, TanΓ© has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

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Week(end) Aesthetic: A Thousand Splendid Suns + a New Blog Header!

It is most certainly not the weekend on this dark Monday evening, but I’m just a tinyyy bit late from my posting schedule. So how about we jump into the mindset of a Saturday 4pm for awhile? I wouldn’t mind that actually 😁

Today is a very exciting day because I get to show you my new blog header! A couple days ago I happened to win Kat @ Novels and Waffles’ blog header competition on twitter. Kat is not only a great blogger with some really cool posts, she is also an amazingly talented graphic designer! I couldn’t have won a better competition!

My new header should be live now, and it is absolutely gorgeous! Kat did such a great job. Isn’t it amazing!!

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On to the weekend aesthetic!

The weekend aesthetic is inspired by the lovely Jordan @ the Heart of a Book Blogger who does these features every week

This week I decided to feature A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini that I finished this morning. It was an emotional book, but sadly not quite as emotional as I was expecting πŸ€” Or maybe I have morphed into a feeling-less rock.

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Weekend Aesthetic: Vita Nostra by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko

Weekend Aesthetic is a bi-weekly post that was inspired by Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger‘s weekly weekend aesthetic feature. Every other weekend I post an aesthetic/mood board for a book I’m reading or have recently read to show what kinds of vibes the book gave to me.

I missed an aesthetic last week (OOPS) but this weekend I’m back at it!

Check out Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger’s last weekend’s aesthetic on Anne of the Green Gables. It perfectly captures its mood!

This week I’m featuring Vita Nostra by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko which I recently read and became obsessed with! It is a dark fantasy about an odd, magical school.


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