For March I have decided to go for quite a fantasy heavy reading month. I have got a book the size of a small house to get through as well as four other books. I don’t know if I have been a bit adventurous with this TBR because it is quite a lot to read in just four weeks but hopefully I will be able to read them all.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction – but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
The Priory of the Orange Tree is one of my most anticipated reads of this year. Ever since I heard about this book I have wanted to read it. Now I finally have and it is an absolute giant of a book. I think this is going to be one of the biggest books I will read this year but I cant wait to dive into it because it sounds amazing. If the saw is just as beautiful as the cover then I know I am going to love this book.
The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab
The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children. If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company. There are no strangers in the town of Near. These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life. But when an actual stranger, a boy who seems to fade like smoke, appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true. The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.
V. E. Schwab is one of my favourite authors ever, so when I heard that they were re-releasing her very first book again, The Near Witch, I jumped at the chance to be apart of the Blog Tour. I adore V. E. Schwab’s writing and they way she manages to create such interesting and intriguing stories and I am hoping that The Near Witch is just like all her other books.
The Ruin of Kings by Jean Lyons
Kihrin grew up in the slums of Quur, a thief and a minstrel’s son raised on tales of long-lost princes and magnificent quests. When he is claimed against his will as the missing son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds himself at the mercy of his new family’s ruthless power plays and political ambitions. Practically a prisoner, Kihrin discovers that being a long-lost prince is nothing like what the storybooks promised. The storybooks have lied about a lot of other things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, and how the hero always wins. Then again, maybe he isn’t the hero after all. For Kihrin is not destined to save the world. He’s destined to destroy it.
I have been seeing The Ruin of Kings all over the book community recently and most if not all of the reviews have been very positive. So when I was offered the opportunity to read and review this title I quickly accepted. I love a good falsity read and this one sounds like it has everything in it, so I cant wait to get started and hopefully be another reader hyping this book.
The Quiet At The End Of The World by Lauren James
How far would you go to save those you love? Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking and looking for treasure – until a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity’s entire existence. Now Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide what to sacrifice to save the whole human race…
A couple of year back I remember reading The Loneliest Girl in the Universe and I enjoyed every minute reading it. It was my first Lauren James book and I said I need to read more of her writing. Sadly I never got round to reading any more of her books but when I saw The Quiet At The End Of The World up for review I quickly requested it and I hope to love it just as much as the other book.
A Pinch of Magic Michelle Harrison
Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse.
Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.
Will they be enough to break the curse?
Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? …
A Pinch of Magic was a totally blind purchase for me. I remember seeing it in the bookstore and immediately fell in love with the cover and fell more in love when I saw the sprayed edge pages. I still don’t know too much about this book but from some of the quick reviews I have seen and read they have been pretty positive so I think I have chosen wisely.
Have you read any of the books on my TBR?
What do you plan on reading this month?