December Random Read

It’s time for my December Random Read! Thanks to for hosting this meme. This month chose #39, and that means I will be reading Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier.
shadowfellHere is the Goodreads description:

Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him. Eager to hide her own canny skill–a uniquely powerful ability to communicate with the fairy-like Good Folk–Neryn sets out for the legendary Shadowfell, a home and training ground for a secret rebel group determined to overthrow the evil King Keldec.

During her dangerous journey, she receives aid from the Good Folk, who tell her she must pass a series of tests in order to recognize her full potential. She also finds help from a handsome young man, Flint, who rescues her from certain death–but whose motives in doing so remain unclear. Neryn struggles to trust her only allies. They both hint that she alone may be the key to Alban’s release from Keldec’s rule. Homeless, unsure of who to trust, and trapped in an empire determined to crush her, Neryn must make it to Shadowfell not only to save herself, but to save Alban.

2015 Challenges: November Progress

  • Goodreads goal of 125 books: 7 this month, 125 total — GOAL MET!!!
  • Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge (24 specific categories of books): Zero this month, 10 total – Abandoned challenge
  • Award Winning Books goal of 11-24 books: None this month, 14 total — GOAL MET
  • Horror Reading Challenge 2015 goal of 6-10 books: One this month, 14 total: Slasher Girls and Monster Boys — GOAL EXCEEDED
  • Random Reads goal of one book per month: NoneThe Different Girl is in progress

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