April 2023 TBR : Orilium Spring Equinox Readathon


Hi! We’re back for the second year in Orilium Academy. This Spring semester, we have the options to continue our previous career or to choose a new one. I decided to continue the career I’ve chosen which is Story Weaver, so for April I’m going to read books which suit Story Weaver prompts.


1. Art of Illusion

Prompt : match clothe’s colour to cover colour

Book : Wilderlore : The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody

I got this book from Periplus Year End Sale, and I’ve been waiting to read this book for a readathon with green / nature cover prompt. I picked this book (finally) because I realized I own more green clothes than any other colours.


A boy who accidentally bonds with a magical Beast must set off on an adventure in the mysterious Woods in this whimsical and cheeky middle grade fantasy debut--perfect for fans of Nevermoor and How to Train Your Dragon.

The last thing Barclay Thorne ever wanted was an adventure.

Thankfully, as an apprentice to the town's mushroom farmer, Barclay need only work hard and follow the rules to one day become the head mushroom farmer himself. No danger required. But then Barclay accidentally breaks his town's most sacred rule: never ever EVER stray into the Woods, for within the Woods lurk vicious magical Beasts.

To Barclay's horror, he faces a fate far worse than being eaten: he unwittingly bonds with a Beast and is run out of town by an angry mob. Determined to break this bond and return home, Barclay journeys to find the mysterious town of Lore Keepers, people who have also bonded with Beasts and share their powers.

But after making new friends, entering a dangerous apprenticeship exam, and even facing the legendary Beast of the Woods, Barclay must make a difficult choice: return to the home and rules he's always known, or embrace the adventure awaiting him.


2. Lore

Prompt : book with a map

Book : Graceling by Kristin Cashore

I have started this book before and it’s mentioned in my March TBR since I wanted to finish this book on March, but then I lost my mood after reading a 500+ pages book, and I only want to read picture books. So I’m hoping to finish this book on April. In the beginning of the book, it shows a map of the seven kingdoms which helps me picture the location of each kingdom and their relationships to each other.


Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, who is smart and beautiful and lives in the Seven Kingdoms where selected people are born with a Grace, a special talent that can be anything at all. Katsa's Grace is killing. As the king's niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his brutal enforcer. Until the day she meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, and Katsa's life begins to change. She never expects to become Po's friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace-or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.


3. Psionics & Divination

Prompt : clouds on the cover or in the title

Book : True Mothers by Mizuki Tsujimura

This is my newest book haul this year. It arrived someday on March, and I really want to read another book by Mizuki Tsujimura after finishing Kastel Terpencil di Dalam Cermin and Lonely Castle in the Mirror. True Mothers was translate into Indonesian and published by Penerbit Haru on February 2023. The cover consists of clouds and blue sky, so I think it’s suitable for this prompt.


Tolong, kembalikan anak saya.

Suatu pagi telepon rumah keluarga Kurihara berdering. Perempuan yang mengaku sebagai ibu kandung anak adopsi mereka menginginkan anaknya kembali. Nama ibu kandung yang perempuan itu sebutkan memang nama ibu kandung anak angkat mereka, tetapi….

Bayi ini datang membawa fajar.


4. Inscription

Prompt : book from your top (highest) shelf

Book : Legenda Perompak Naga : Seni Membangunkan Naga dari Laut by Wisnu Suryaning Adji

This book is also part of my March TBR but I haven’t continued reading it. I wanted to finish this book since I have owned this book for a long time, and the main character is an interesting one, since he’s more into peace and avoiding any fights even though he’s one of pirate crews.


Wahai Pendengar,

Kisah yang akan kusampaikan ini adalah rahasia. Aku telah mencuri baca catatan para Naga, orang-orang terpilih yang menjadi pemimpin kawanan perompak Naga Hijau dari Laut. Sesungguhnya, aku ragu. Namun, aku tetap akan menceritakannya karena, cepat atau lambat, rahasia ini akan menyeret hidupmu juga.

Kumohon, setelah mendengarnya, simpanlah kisah ini untuk dirimu sendiri.


So, are you going to participate in Orilium Readathon? Which books do you want to read next? Tell me down below


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