My first TBR of the year and I think I have chosen some really great reads. I haven’t picked as much as I normally do for this months TBR because I am a little unsure how much free time I will have to read. But if I read all these books I am sure I will find some more to read on my bookshelves.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don’t quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there’s a visitor at his window. It’s ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.
I have already read this book. I am a little late posting this and I couldn’t wait to start reading this book so I started and read it in one evening. I wont go into to much detail of what I thought of it, but I will say it is more emotional and heart wrenching then I thought it would be.
The One by John Marrs
How far would you go to find THE ONE?
One simple mouth swab is all it takes.
One tiny DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.
A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love.
Now, five more people take the test. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…
I was lucky enough to have a proof copy sent to me for review and I cant wait to start reading it. I’ve read a few psychological novels but this one sounds like its going to be completely different to anything I’ve read before.
The Falling by T. Damon
A drastic change within an enchanted Forest occurs in The Falling, the mystical first volume of The Forest Spirit series. An upheaval of normalcy affects the various kingdoms of mythical beings and animals caused by a Higher Spirit’s fall from grace. Now it’s up to a group of the smallest and most oblivious of creatures, the nymphs, to save their Forest and reinstate the Forest’s spiritual balance of good and evil. Narena, her brother Nyxen, and debonair warrior Kellen join forces with a sassy faery, wise salamander, and human witches to discover that even the tiniest of beings can create an enormous impact on the world around them.
The author sent this book to me to review and I think its going to be an interesting and exciting read. I haven’t read a book about faeries for a while now and I am excited to start reading this one.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands. Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home. Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself. In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
This will be a re-read for me because I first read this last year when it was released. When I did read this book last year I have to say it didn’t blow me away and I thought something could of been done better. However that was a year ago and the sequel is released this month so I want to re-read this book again and see if my opinion has changed any about the book. Either way I will still be reading the squeal, The Windwitch, when its released.
Kalifus Rising by Alane Adams
Sam Baron just freed Orkney from the ravages of the Red Sun—but now, imprisoned by Catriona, leader of the Volgrim Witches, Sam finds the darker side of his half-god, half-witch heritage released, and he fears he might destroy what he saved. Unable to resist the witches’ enchantments, Sam has become their most potent weapon, and is leading an army of monstrous men against Skara Brae.
Sam’s only hope for salvation lies with his three best friends and a mystical artifact known as the Moon Pearl. Keely travels north in search of the pearl, while Howie prepares for the gathering onslaught. Leo seeks a powerful artifact in the underworld, and faces an ancient evil that could be an even greater threat than Catriona and her cronies.
As Sam’s friends rush to save him, other forces are at work in Orkney’s shadows—forces that could help free Sam, or condemn him to the darkness forever.
I read the first book in the Legends of Orkney series last year and I really enjoyed it. After looking through my bookshelves a few days ago and realised I never read this book, which is the second book in the series. Hopefully I will enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the last one.
Flashfall by Jenny Moyer
Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city. But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.
This book was in December’s Fairyloot box and I am buddy reading it with someone this month. I have to say that before I unboxed this book I had never heard of it or the author before. But after reading the description for the book it sound like its going to be an exciting read.
What books for you plan on reading in January?
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Ooh, Flashfall sounds really interesting! I’ll have to add it to my own tbr list!
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I still have yet to read it. Hopefully I get round to it soon