Meet My Orilium Character + My Orilium: Gear Up TBR

Hey there, friends! How are you doing this week? I hope you are well, safe, healthy, and happy, and if not, I hope brighter days head your way soon!

Well, friends, it’s that time of year again, and The Magical Readathon is once again upon us! And despite the nearly year-long reading slump I’m currently muddling my way through, I’ve decided to once again attempt to take part. To give y’all a brief refresher: last year, G (the creator of The Magical Readathon) modified the readathon from being Harry Potter-based to being an original fantasy adventure. You can find all the original info on that change and the info on the readathon here.

Last year, I decided to take part and I’m proud to say that I finished my goal of reading at least one book, meaning I made it through “The Novice Path” section of the reathon’s fantasy adventure! Now, in this upcoming March, G has invited us to “gear up” for our time at Orilium Academy!

meet nawa al-leline


Nawa Al-Leline is an elf and one of the rare non-Iltirian scholars of The Great Underwold Library. She was discovered as a baby on the surface of Darkmeadow by several Iltirian scholars of The Great Underworld Library who were on an exploratory expedition to the surface. When it became clear that Nawa was an orphan, the scholar decided to raise her within the walls of The Great Underworld Library, as one of their own.

Nawa has spent her life cultivating the skills of a scholar, but now she wishes to put that knowledge to use. Deciding to explore the mystery of her origins and where she came from, Nawa sets off on The Novice Path, with the goal of attending the academy as the first step of her quest.

After successfully making it through The Novice Path, Nawa joins House of the Arcane at the academy. But Nawa knows her journey is far from finished—in fact, its only just begun. Nawa hopes to use the skills she learns at the academy to continue her quest after graduation. With this ultimate goal in mind, Nawa is looking forward to her first year…

character prompts tbr

UrbanA book set in a city or townHouse of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
DarkmeadowA dark academiaHow We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao
ElfA book with the moon or stars in the title or on the coverThe Wicked Deep by Shea Earnshaw

my orilium: gear up tbr

General: FeatherUnder 100 pagesThe Sprite and the Gardner by Rii Abrego and Joe Whitt
General: WandBranches on the coverFor The Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten
General: SpellbookAt least two S’s in the titleStarsight by Brandon Sanderson
General: StaffA book from a seriesKingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco
General: SwordBlade on the coverThese Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
House of the Arcane: OrbSun on the cover or in the titleThe Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
House of the Arcane: CrystalCrystal-related word in the title or series nameJade City by Fonda Lee

spill the beans, friends!

  • Are you participating in this year’s Magical Readathon?
  • If so, tell me all about your characters!
  • Also—what’s on your TBR for Orilium: Gear Up?

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Lila is a 27-year-old college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

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