Welcome to the monthly check-in of the 2023 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge. This month’s Motif is “I Like Big Books.” Read a book over 400 pages long or listen to an audiobook over 14 hrs long. Check in with us on Goodreads, at Instagram with the hashtag #MonthlyMotifGXO or at the bottom of this post. You can also track your progress on Storygraph.
2023 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge
KIM – This month I’ll be reading Seasparrow, Kristin Cashore. It’s the fifth book in the Graceling Realm series and clocks in at 624 pages.
In the immediate aftermath of the events of Winterkeep, Bitterblue and her entourage begin the journey back to Monsea with the only copies of the formulas for the zilphium weapon. Bitterblue must decide what she will do with her world-shaping power. But before they’ve even made it halfway home, storms drive their ship off course and then wrecking them in the ice far north of the Royal Continent. The survivors must make a harrowing trek across the ice in order to make it back to Monsea.
Seasparrow is told entirely from the point of view of Hava, Bitterblue’s personal spy and secret half-sister.
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