I’m excited as I introduce you to Part 4 of my 2020 New Releases series. The more I continue the series, the more excited I get because I discover more and more amazing books releasing in the new year! So many more than I originally thought. Part 4 starts us on February books. Unless otherwise noted, preorder promotions end day of release. Make sure you send in your preorder receipts for the amazing goodies!
I read The Great Library series throughout 2019 and it has become one of my all-time favorite series. I figured that since I had only owned books one and five beforehand, I would get two books closer to owning the whole series. Does anyone else read a book from the library and buy it after because you loved it so much?
The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees
This book has been on my list of books to buy since its release in March. I was drawn to this book by the amazing cover. Just look at it! Did anyone else notice the small details of the red stones?
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
I bought this book due to the book community on Twitter. I have only heard amazing reviews and the ARC reviews so far of the sequel A Curse so Fierce and Broken have been positive too.
Now I Rise and Bright We Burn by Kiersten White
I’ve owned And I Darken for so long. When I saw the rest of the trilogy available, I made sense to complete the series. I really enjoy when I read a series that is already finished.
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
I recently received The Girl the Sea Gave Back in one of my recent Book of the Month boxes. I have had some confusion that maybe one of my viewers could clarify for me. Are these two books a series or is The Girl the Sea Gave Back a companion novel set in the same world?
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
My favorite genre is fantasy. This book is an East Asian influenced fantasy that sounds very interesting. I can’t wait to read this in 2020.
The Glass Spare and The Cursed Sea by Lauren Destefano
Owlcrate featured The Glass Spare in their November 2017 box. Even though I do not subscribe to Owlcrate because I never use 99% of the bookish goodies included. It is not worth the price for how little use I get from them.
10 books for about $39. Quite a good Black Friday haul if I say so. Are any of these books a favorite of yours?
To be honest, I am tired of the usual TBR posts. It feels tedious… Does anyone else feel that way? I decided to change this up by just listing a few bullet points, summarizing why I am excited to read this book for the month of December.
My favorite genre: Fantasy! (Also Young adult)
F/F romance. Representation is always good in a book.
Fascinating concept: Automae rebelled against their human owners, turning the status quo on its head.
Fantasy duology; sequel is slated to be released in 2020.
I love this cover; it immediately caught my attention.
Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: She is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.
The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Now Jules must piece together the stories of her past lives to save the person who has captured her heart in this one.
BEWARE: This book review contains spoilers. You have been warned.
In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.
No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.
But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.
BEWARE: This book review contains spoilers. You have been warned.
A very late November TBR coming your way. To be honest, I have no clue why I take the time to make a TBR list when I never follow it. I am such a mood reader. I take too much time deciding which my next read should be. This list was compiled keeping in mind the reading goals I had made earlier in the year.
* I received this ARC as part of Miss Print’s ARC Adoption Program.
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.
That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother’s death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.
But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.
Hunt the Stones.
Beware the Thief.
Avenge the Past.
Esta’s parents were murdered. Her life was stolen. And everything she knew about magic was a lie. She thought the Book of Mysteries held the key to freeing the Mageus from the Order’s grasp, but the danger within its pages was greater than she ever imagined.
Now the Book’s furious power lives inside Harte. If he can’t control it, it will rip apart the world to get its revenge, and it will use Esta to do it.
To bind the power, Esta and Harte must track down four elemental stones scattered across the continent. But the world outside the city is like nothing they expected. There are Mageus beyond the Brink not willing to live in the shadows—and the Order isn’t alone in its mission to crush them.
In St. Louis, the extravagant World’s Fair hides the first stone, but an old enemy is out for revenge and a new enemy is emerging. And back in New York, Viola and Jianyu must defeat a traitor in a city on the verge of chaos.
As past and future collide, time is running out to rewrite history—even for a time-traveling thief.
The Easter Readathon is ran by Kate over at Reading Through Infinity. It takes place over the long Easter holiday weekend from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22.
You can keep track of your progress using the hashtag #EasterReadathon and by posting your TBR on your blog this week.
There are optional Reading Challenges to participate in throughout the weekend. Completing one challenge earns you an entry into her giveaway! To see all of the reading challenges and enter her giveaway, visit her blog here.
Onto my TBR pile for the weekend….
I recently started reading Red Rising, the first book of the Red Rising trilogy. For the Easter Readathon, I plan to see how far I can get into the series. I hope to finish Red Rising and start Golden Son before the end of the weekend.