Today I, and my fellow crew mates (Sarah, Steph, and Tsam) are announcing a Readathon to celebrate the upcoming release of Captain Bex Hogans final book in the Isles of Storm and Sorrow Series (Vulture is available to preorder now from all good bookshops). Viper-thon is a month long readathon taking place in April. Updates will be shared on the readathon Twitter account @Viperthon and if you’re a StoryGraph user, you can sign up to the Viper-thon Reading Challenge there.
How it Works
Each island in the Twelve Isles has a reading prompt with a thirteenth prompt for the Viper. Visit as many of the islands as you can / want to over the month of April. Each time you complete a reading prompt you will gain an item from that island. The number of items you collect by the end of the month determines your status in the new Viper crew! You can use one book for up to two different prompts if you wish. There will be reading sprints held each Sunday with a member of the crew! There are no rules around things you have to share or post, but we’d love to see your planned TBRs and any wrap ups you decide to share.
Parrot (1-2 items) – You’re a lot of fun and you bring colour to the ship, but maybe not the handiest of the bunch!
Ship’s Cook (3-5 items) -You’re handy to have in the kitchen, you try to keep everyone happy, but you’ve probably only mastered a few skills in your pirating life!
Gunner (5-7 items) – You’ve been doing this for a while now and you’ve acquired a fair few skills, so you’re handy to have around!
Navigator (8-10 items) – You are useful to have in these waters as you can steer the ship to as many places as is needed… but you’re not quite the top dog yet!
Captain (10-12 items) – The crew respect you because you know what you’re doing: you’re a fierce leader and clearly have a deep knowledge.
Viper (All items including Viper) – You’re the one they fear most. You can’t be beaten and everyone knows how powerful you are?
Anyone who knows me will know I am a massive overachiever, so despite having struggled with reading this year, I will still be aiming to be the Viper.
Viper – A book with snake on the cover
Your bounty: 1 vial of snake venom.
The Eastern Isles
The First Isle: King’s Isle – A book that features royalty
Your bounty: a pouch of money
The Second Isle: Fallow Isle – A story where a character has to ‘grow’ as a person
Your Bounty: a sickle
The Third Isle: Black Isle – A book with a black cover
Your bounty: a cloak
The Fourth Isle: Floral Isle– A character who has a floral name
Your bounty: a flower with medicinal properties.
The Fifth Isle: Mist Isle– A character who has a floral name
Your bounty: a scroll
The Sixth Isle: Rock Isle– A character has to face something challenging
Your bounty: a slingshot
The Western Isles
The Seventh Isle: Shadow Isle – A book about fear orfeaturing one of your fears
Your bounty: a shadowy companion for your travels.
The Eighth Isle: Snow Isle– A book set somewhere cold
Your bounty: an ice pick.
The Ninth Isle: Blood Isle – A book about siblings or family
Your bounty: a blood curse to use against your enemies
The Tenth Isle: Fire Isle – A book with fire on the cover or in the title
Your bounty: a flint.
The Eleventh Isle: Song Isle – A book that strongly features music in some way
Your bounty: a sea shanty.
The Twelfth Isle: The Jewel of the West – book that features magic
Your bounty: a spell.
All the information can be accessed from this awesome document Sarah created.
I hope to see you all aboard the Viper! Let me know if you’ll be joining and what you plan to read. Happy reading.