Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books Under 2000 Ratings on Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books Under 2000 Ratings on Goodreads

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Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! This week we’re talking about our favourite books that don’t have many ratings on Goodreads (under 2000). I thought it might be quite hard to find books on my read shelf that fit this category but it was actually pretty easy. I loved all of these books and gave them all four or five stars – so let’s dive in!

1. The Sisters of the Winter Wood – Rena Rossner (1,698 ratings)
Untitled design (96)I loved this book so much, it was so beautifully written and it was definitely a stand out book for me in 2018.

Raised in a small village surrounded by vast forests, Liba and Laya have lived a peaceful sheltered life – even if they’ve heard of troubling times for Jews elsewhere. When their parents travel to visit their dying grandfather, the sisters are left behind in their home in the woods.

But before they leave, Liba discovers the secret that their Tati can transform into a bear, and their Mami into a swan. Perhaps, Liba realizes, the old fairy tales are true. She must guard this secret carefully, even from her beloved sister.

Soon a troupe of mysterious men appear in town and Laya falls under their spell-despite their mother’s warning to be wary of strangers. And these are not the only dangers lurking in the woods…

The sisters will need each other if they are to become the women they need to be – and save their people from the dark forces that draw closer.

2. The Puppet Show – M. W. Craven (590 ratings)
book cover (98)This is a very recent read for me and it’s one that I raced through because it was so addictive. The first in a new crime thriller series, I’m already dying for more!

A serial killer is burning people alive in the Lake District’s prehistoric stone circles. He leaves no clues and the police are helpless.

When his name is found carved into the charred remains of the third victim, disgraced detective Washington Poe is brought back from suspension and into an investigation he wants no part of.

Reluctantly partnered with the brilliant but socially awkward civilian analyst, Tilly Bradshaw, the mismatched pair uncover a trail that only he is meant to see. The elusive killer has a plan and for some reason Poe is part of it.

As the body count rises, Poe discovers he has far more invested in the case than he could have possibly imagined. And in a shocking finale that will shatter everything he’s ever believed about himself, Poe will learn that there are things far worse than being burned alive…

3. The Gilded King – Josie Jaffrey (142 ratings)
gkThis exciting fantasy tale is the first in the Sovereign Series from Josie Jaffrey. I really loved reading this first instalment and I am itching to get started on book two and three!

In the Blue, the world’s last city, all is not well.

Julia is stuck within its walls. She serves the nobility from a distance until she meets Lucas, a boy who believes in fairytales that Julia’s world can’t accommodate. The Blue is her prison, not her castle, and she’d escape into the trees if she didn’t know that contamination and death awaited humanity outside.

But not everyone in the Blue is human, and not everyone can be contained.

Beyond the city’s boundaries, in the wild forests of the Red, Cameron has precious little humanity left to lose. As he searches for a lost queen, he finds an enemy rising that he thought long dead. An enemy that the humans have forgotten how to fight.

One way or another, the walls of the Blue are coming down. The only question is what side you’ll be on when they do.

4. Darksoul – Anna Stephens (150 ratings)
book cover (20)This is the second instalment in one of my all time favourite series, I loved this book and it was pretty much an instant five star read and I need book three like yesterday.

The Wolves lie dead beside Rilpor’s soldiers, slaughtered at the hands of the Mireces and their fanatical army.

The veil that once kept the Red Gods at bay has been left in tatters as the Dark Lady’s plans for the world come to fruition. Where the gods walk, blood is spilled on the earth.

All that stands between the Mireces army and complete control of the Kingdom of Rilpor are the walls of its capital, Rilporin, and those besieged inside.

But hope might yet bloom in the unlikeliest of places: in the heart of a former slave, in the mind of a soldier with the eyes of a fox, and in the hands of a general destined to be king.

5. Ravencry – Ed McDonald (841 ratings)
book cover (22)This is another second instalment in a series that I just absolutely adore. It got quite a lot of buzz on social media when it was released so I was really surprised it ended up on this list!

Four years have passed since Nall’s Engine drove the Deep Kings back across the Misery, but as they hurl fire from the sky, darker forces plots against the republic.

A new power is rising: a ghost in the light known only as the Bright Lady manifests in visions across the city, and the cult that worship her grasp for power even as the city burns around them.

When Crowfoot’s arcane vault is breached, an object of terrible power is stolen, and Galharrow and his Blackwings must once find out which of Valengrad’s enemies is responsible before they have a chance to use it.

To save Valengrad, Galharrow, Nenn and Tnota must venture to a darker, more twisted and more dangerous place than any they’ve walked before: the very heart of the Misery.

6. Witchsign – Den Patrick (161 ratings)
Untitled design (61)I really loved Den Patrick’s Boy with the Porcelain Blade so I was really excited to find out he was releasing a new fantasy series and I definitely wasn’t disappointed!

It has been seventy-five years since the dragons’ rule of fire and arcane magic over Vinkerveld was ended, and the Empire was born. Since, the tyrannical Synod has worked hard to banish all manifestations of the arcane across the lands. 

However, children are still born bearing the taint of the arcane, known to all as witchsign. So each year the Emperor sends out his Vigilants across the continent to detect the arcane in these children. Those found tainted are taken, and never seen again. Steiner has always suspected his sister Kjellrunn of bearing witchsign. But when their father’s attempt to protect her from the Invigilation backfires, it is Steiner who is mistakenly taken. However it is not death which awaits Steiner, but an Academy where the children with witchsign learn to master their powers – some at the cost of their lives. Steiner is determined to escape the Academy and protect his sister from this fate.

But powerful enemies await him at every turn, and Steiner finds himself taken on a journey straight into the heart of the Empire’s deepest secrets, which will force him to reconsider everything he has known about witchsign.

7. The Way Past Winter – Kiran Milwood Hargrave (270 ratings)
book cover (25)This is a beautifully told middle grade story full of magic and mystery. I absolutely adored it and it’s fast become one of my favourite middle grade books.

Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small forest cabin in the snow. One night, a fur-clad stranger arrives seeking shelter for himself and his men. But by the next morning, they’ve gone – taking Oskar with them. Fearful for his safety, Mila and her sisters set out to bring Oskar back – even it means going north, crossing frozen wild-lands to find a way past an eternal winter.

8. The Ninth Rain – Jen Williams (962 ratings)
I binge read the The Ninth Rain and the sequel The Bitter Twins because the series was just so unputdownable. Jen Williams has created such a fascinating world and honestly I can’t get enough.

book cover (94)The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold. Now its streets are stalked by wolves. Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors falls to pieces – talk about a guilt trip. Better to be amongst the living, where there are taverns full of women and wine.

When eccentric explorer, Lady Vincenza ‘Vintage’ de Grazon, offers him employment, he sees an easy way out. Even when they are joined by a fugitive witch with a tendency to set things on fire, the prospect of facing down monsters and retrieving ancient artefacts is preferable to the abomination he left behind.

But not everyone is willing to let the Eboran empire collapse, and the adventurers are quickly drawn into a tangled conspiracy of magic and war. For the Jure’lia are coming, and the Ninth Rain must fall…

9. Book of Fire – Michelle Kenney (76 ratings)
bfI loved this YA dystopian/science fiction story and thought it was a really interesting take on the genre. I have book two on my TBR and I can’t wait to find out what’s in store for these characters.

Life outside the domes is not possible. At least that’s what Insiders are told. Twins Eli and Talia shouldn’t exist. They’re Outsiders. 

Their home is a secret. Their lives are a secret. Arafel is a secret. 

An unexpected forest raid forces Talia into a desperate mission to rescue her family while protecting the sacred book of Arafel from those who would use it as a weapon. As Talia and her life long friend Max enter the dome, she makes some unexpected discoveries, and allies, in the form of rugged Insider August, that will change the course of her life forever. 

She’ll stop at nothing to save her family but will she sacrifice her heart in the process?

10. The Scarecrow Queen – Melinda Salisbury (1246 ratings)
cqThis is the concluding book to the Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy and honestly this book broke me a little bit. I love Melinda Salibury’s writing and this series is one of my favourites.

The final battle is coming . . .

As the Sleeping Prince tightens his hold on Lormere and Tregellan, the net closes in on the ragged band of rebels trying desperately to defeat him. Twylla and Errin are separated, isolated, and running out of time. The final battle is coming, and Aurek will stop at nothing to keep the throne forever . .

So those are the top ten of my favourite books with under 2000 ratings on Goodreads! Which books made your list?

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Couples in Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Couples in Books

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Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! This week we’re talking about our favourite couples in books. I don’t read romance novels or much in the way of contemporary so most of these are from fantasy books! There might be slight spoilers for anyone who hasn’t read these books so I’ll try to keep it short and sweet.

1. Yelena & Valek – Study Series
Yelena and Valek are definitely my favourite couple from a book. This series is one of my all time favourites and I loved watching their relationship grow over the six books.
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2. Hunter & Morgan – Sweep Series
These two were some of my favourite characters growing up and I loved them as a couple. I’m currently rereading this fifteen book series and I still adore the characters so they definitely deserve to be on this list.

3. Vasya & Morozoko – Winternight Trilogy
I recently read the final book in this beautiful trilogy so I couldn’t make this list without my favourite heroine and the King of Winter. They were such fascinating characters and the romance between them blossomed so well in the story!
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4. Jude & Cardan – Folk of the Air
I imagine this one might be on a lot of people’s lists. The love/hate relationship between Jude and Cardan is one of the things I love most about this trilogy and honestly I’m just dying to read Queen of Nothing.


5. Hanna & Nik – Illuminae Files

I loved these two so much. Hanna is on the surface a pampered princess but with much than meets the eye and Nik is the drug dealer with a heart of gold. What’s not to love about this couple?
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6. Alosha & Riden – Daughter of the Pirate King

This duology was completely not what I was expecting and was much more romance focused than I originally thought but I really loved the sassy banter and budding romance between Alosha and Riden in this series so they were an easy choice for this list!

7. Lara Jean & Peter – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
THEY ARE JUST SO CUTE AND ADORABLE. This is the only contemporary couple on this list but they are just perfect. I loved them in the books and I adored them in the movie – they’re sweet and funny and definitely one of the best couples.
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8. Alina and Mal – Grisha Trilogy

This might be a bit of a controversial one. I know a lot of people don’t like Alina and Mal together and while I really love the Darkling, I think Alina and Mal make a really lovely couple and ultimately she ended up with the right person.

9. Hoshiko & Ben – Showstopper
These two make a really fascinating couple because they come from such different worlds. Ben is rich and lives comfortably with his status as a Pure and Hoshiko is forced to perform in a deadly circus as one of the Dregs of society. They get together and they’re such a sweet couple!
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10. Lou & Robert – A Sky Painted Gold

This Gatsby-esque historical fiction novel features a romance between the wealthy Robert Cardew and local girl Lou and I completely fell in love with their story when I read it last year. It’s a perfect summer read and a gorgeous romance!

So those are my top ten couples from books. Which couples made your list?

Top Ten Tuesday: New To Me Authors In 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: New To Me Authors In 2018

BOOK REVIEW (83).pngToday for Top 10 Tuesday I’m talking about the authors that I read that were new to me in 2018. There were actually quite a few that I read and have become some of my favourite new authors and I’m so pleased that I have a back list of their books to read.

1. Ami Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
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My number one has definitely got to be Ami Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I read and devoured Illuminae and Gemina in 2018 and I also read Lifelik3 by Jay Kristoff and adored that too. I loved their high action space adventures and I’m honestly dying to read Aurora Rising already.

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Despite owning a few of her books I’d never read any of them until 2018. I read Vicious and City of Ghosts and they were both five star reads. I thought they were expertly written and I couldn’t put them down and I’m so excited to jump into more of her work.

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This one is kind of cheating because I did read The Spiderwick Chronicles when I was little, but I honestly don’t remember much about them and couldn’t have told you who the author was at the time. In 2018 I read The Cruel Prince and like everyone else I absolutely fell in love. The Wicked King came out a week or so ago and I can confirm it will definitely be in my favourite books of 2019.

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I don’t read much in the way of contemporary so I had never heard the name Jenny Han until the release of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Netflix adaptation. Fast forward a few weeks and I’d read the entire trilogy. Burn for Burn is on my January TBR so I think it’s safe to say she’s definitely a new favourite.

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Kiersten White is an author I was quite familiar with though I’d never picked up any of her books. I read The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein and it was one of my favourites of last year. I’m definitely looking forward to diving into more of her work and I have an e-ARC of Slayer waiting for me too!
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6. Amanda Hocking

Amanda Hocking is another name I knew in the bookish community and I had bought a few of her books but they were somewhere in my mammoth TBR. I was kindly sent her Valkyrie duology and I could not put it down. She’s definitely become an author I want to read more from.

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The Half Bad series is something that sounds right up my alley but for some reason I’ve never picked it up, but when I got sent a copy of The Smoke Thieves I read it in a few sittings and I was really excited to meet Sally at YALC. I’m really hoping to get to the Half Bad books in 2019.
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8. Alwyn Hamilton

Rebel with the Sands is a series that so many people in the bookish community adore and I had never given it a go. I read the first book in the series in 2018 and it completely stole my heart. I can definitely see why Alwyn Hamilton is so beloved and I can’t wait to read more of her work.

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I don’t read an awful lot of middle grade but The Girl of Ink and Stars caught my eye because of it’s beautiful cover and eye-catching title. I adored this story and I was even more excited when I got to read an ARC of The Way Past Winter. If anything I loved this even more and Kiran has definitely become my favourite middle grade author.

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Right at the start of 2018 I was asked to be on the blog tour for The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams. I hadn’t read the first book in the series but it sounded like something I might enjoy so I said yes and ended up reading The Ninth Rain and The Bitter Twins back to back because they were such brilliant reads.

So those are my top ten new to me authors in 2018! If you’ve read any of their books let me know what you thought or if you’ve a favourite you think I should read and if there were any favourites that were new to you last year. 

Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about the back list books I want to read. I literally have tons of books in this category so I could probably have done a top fifty, but managed to whittle it down to 10.
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1. The Glass Spare – Lauren DeStefano

I really loved The Chemical Garden series by Lauren DeStefano so I was desperate to read this book when it came out. I bought a gorgeous hard back edition and it has been sitting on my shelf for ages waiting to be read.

Untitled design (42)2. Spindle Fire – Lexa Hillyer
Sleeping Beauty is my favourite fairy tale so I’ve always meant to read Spindle Fire and I have a beautiful signed copy that I just haven’t gotten around to reading yet. I’m hoping the winter months might be the perfect time to inspire me to read it.
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3. Forest of A Thousand Lanterns – Julie C. Dao

I got this in a FairyLoot box and have heard so many people rave about how amazing it is. It has the most beautiful cover and I love a retelling so it definitely sounds right up my alley. I definitely hope I’ll get to this one soon.

Untitled design (44)4. Into the Drowning Deep – Mira Grant
I bought this a few months ago in my local bookshop because it sounded like such a good creepy read. I saw quite a few people read it as part of Halloween readathons and say it was absolutely brilliant so I’m definitely putting it near the top of my TBR pile.

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5. Daughter of the Burning City – Amanda Foody

I bought Daughter of the Burning City at YALC last year because they had copies for sale slightly early. I was so eager to read it and I still haven’t gotten around to it. I read Ace of Shades and it was one of my favourite books of the year so far so I have no idea why I haven’t picked this up yet.
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6. The House of Shattered Wings – Aliette De Bodard

This is another series that has been on my TBR for quite a while and it sounds so so good. An urban fantasy with angels and war? Sign me up. It’s a series that I’ve not heard many people talk about, which is perhaps why I haven’t been so eager to pick it up but I’m definitely going to have to get around to it soon because it sounds amazing.

Untitled design (46)7. Stalking Jack the Ripper – Kerrie Manascalco
I had never planned on picking these books up because I wasn’t sure I was going to like them but after stumbling across a copy of the first book in the series I thought I would give them a shot because so many reviewers have given it a really high star rating. It seems like it might be quite a quick read so perhaps I’ll manage to squeeze it in this month!

Untitled design (47)8. Heir of Fire – Sarah J. Maas
This series is textbook Nicole. I read The Assassin’s Blade and the first two books in the Throne of Glass series and loved them. Kingdom of Ash just came out and somehow I’ve still only read the first two, despite buying each one as soon as it comes out. Someone please help me, I think I have a book buying problem.
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9. Traitor to the Throne – Alwyn Hamilton

I read Rebel of the Sands earlier this year and absolutely loved it so I’ve been meaning to continue the series as I couldn’t resist picking up the rest of the books in the series. I should really just spend a weekend binge reading these beauties because I know so many people love them.

Untitled design (49)10.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor
I’ve read Strange the Dreamer and I’m about to start Muse of Nightmares but I’ve never read Laini Taylor’s earlier series, despite owning all of them. I love her beautiful writing style so I’m sure I’m going to absolutely adore these, I just have to get a move on!

So these are the back list books that I really need to get around to reading. Have you read any of these? If you have what did you think? And if there’s any you think I should prioritise definitely let me know!

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’d Love to Meet

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’d Love to Meet

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Today’s Top 10 Tuesday is all about authors I would love to meet. I love going to signings and events so there are loads of authors I would love to meet and chat about their wonderful books!

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1. Maria V. Snyder

Maria V. Snyder is one of my favourite authors. I love her Poison Study series and I would love the chance to get my copies signed. She did an event in Edinburgh a few years ago and I didn’t manage to get to it, so I keep my fingers crossed that she might do one again in the future.

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I absolutely adored Cate Tiernan’s books growing up. Her Sweep series was my favourite and I would love to get the chance to meet her. She hasn’t released any books recently (that I know of) so I’m sure I’ll ever get the chance.
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3. Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Carlos Ruiz Zafon writes masterpieces and I would love to go to an event and get my copies signed because they are some of my favourite books of all time.

4. Amanda Foody30238163
Amanda Foody is a recent author to add to my list. I loved Ace of Shades so much and I would love to get my copy signed and tell her how much I loved it.

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5. Stephanie Garber

I have a signed edition of Legandary already but I’d love to meet Stephanie Garber and get my copies of Caraval signed because it’s such a beautifully written story.

6. J. K. Rowling72193
Like so many people I grew up with Harry Potter and would love to get my battered and loved copies signed because Harry Potter was one of the reasons I loved reading so much.

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7. Neil Gaiman
I’m a massive Neil Gaiman fan and I’m steadily trying to read all the books in his catalogue. I’d love to go to an event and hear him talk about the inspiration and writing process for his books.

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Laura Purcell’s books have genuinely scared the living daylights out of me. I loved The Silent Companions and I’m reading The Corset and loving it. Hopefully I can get my copies signed soon!

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9. Heather Fawcett
Even the Darkest Stars was one of my favourite books of 2017. I’m so excited to read the sequel and I would love to meet the creator of this gorgeous series.

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I rant about how much I love Katherine Arden’s books all the time so it’s probably no surprise that I would love to meet her because The Winternight Trilogy will forever be one of my most loved series.

So that’s my top ten authors I would love to meet. Have you met any of these authors? And which authors are on your list?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favourite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favourite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

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This is going to be a slightly embarrassing Top Ten Tuesday because this is one of my really terrible habits. I have so many authors that I love and I read one of their books and I buy everything they release and then I never read it. I could probably do a top 20 for this but here we go with top 10 books by my favourite authors that I still haven’t read.

1. State of Sorrow – Melinda Salisbury34640572
I absolutely adore Melinda Salisbury’s Sin Eater’s Daughter series. It broke my heart and made me stay up all night and is honestly just one of my most favourite works, so when I heard she had a new book out full of magic and politics I was dying to read it. It came out earlier this year and have I read it yet? Nope.

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This is probably the worst one. I love Leigh’s writing and have read everything else she’s released but for some reason I still haven’t read these yet. I know I’m going to adore them and they will no doubt be five star reads, but for some reason they continue to stare at me from my shelf, continually unread.

279933973. Sharp Ends – Joe Abercrombie
Joe Abercrombie is one of my all time favourite authors so when this came out I went to three different bookshops to see if they had it in stock and eventually got a copy. That was in 2016 and for some reason I still haven’t read this gorgeous looking book yet.

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Now I know this doesn’t actually come out until next year however I am incredibly excited to read it and it is my most anticipated release of next year. I’ve had it for a few weeks now and I still haven’t picked it up, hopefully I will get to it soon because I’m dying to know how it all ends.

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5. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms – George R. R. Martin
I pre-ordered this beautiful book when it came out a while ago and this is another one I still haven’t gotten around to. I’ve read one of the stories previously so I’m going to say that it kind of counts towards reading it?

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I am dying to pick up a copy of this and I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I have no excuse because it’s been out for ages and I still haven’t went and ordered a copy. I love Mark Lawrence’s writing style so I have no doubts that this is going to be an amazing book.

160968247. Pretty much everything by Sarah J Maas
I’ve read the first two Throne of Glass books plus The Assassin’s Blade and I really loved them. I haven’t read the rest of the series or the ACOTAR books yet (though I own every single one of them) so I really need to catch up on this series that so many people love. I’m hoping that perhaps with Kingdom of Ash coming out I can binge read them. (Maybe).

8. The Corset – Laura Purcell39098246 (1)
The Silent Companions is honestly one of the spookiest books I’ve ever read and I adore the story and the gorgeous writing style. The Corset came out recently and I was so excited when I saw it in my local Waterstones but I still haven’t gotten around to reading it. Can I make an excuse and say I’m holding off till Halloween to read this one?

9. Immortal Beloved – Cate Tiernan7823549
Cate Tiernan was one of my favourite authors growing up and I still really love her Sweep series and the Balefire books. I own the three Immortal Beloved books but I’ve never actually read them and I think that perhaps I’m nervous I won’t enjoy them as an adult given how much I loved her books as a teenager. I definitely need to bite the bullet and get around to it at some point soon, even if it’s just to make space on my TBR!

10. Touch of Power – Maria V. Snyder10445208
Maria V. Snyder’s Study series is insanely good. Even after taking a break and coming back to them years later, this series is just so so good. If you haven’t read it honestly this would be my one recommendation, read Poison Study. Anyway despite loving this series I’ve never read her Healer series, despite owning them all – another one I desperately need to get to.

So that’s my Top Ten Tuesday for the week! What are some books by your favourite authors that you haven’t read yet? Or do you manage to keep on top of them all? And if you’ve read any of these please let me know what you thought – it might be the kick I need to finally pick them up!

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Autumn TBR

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Autumn TBR

Book Review (10)It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This week we’re talking about books that are on your autumn TBR. I’m terrible at sticking to a specific TBR but there’s a fair few books I want to get to over the next few months, so let’s dive in!

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1. The Winter of the Witch – Katherine Arden
This appeared in the post the other day and is pretty much my most anticipated book of 2019. I love The Winternight Trilogy and I’m dying to know how it ends so this is definitely going to be on my TBR over the autumn. The Winter of the Witch is coming January 9th 2019.

2. Damsel – Elana K. Arnold36260155
I was lucky to recieve a copy of this at this year’s YALC and it sounds like such a magnificent read. The story follows a young woman who wakes up in the arms of a prince. She has no memory of what has happened previously, but she is told she has been rescued from a dragon, and she will sit on throne beside this handsome prince. She soon learns however, that not everything is as it seems… Damsel is coming out October 2nd and sounds so so good!

418324963. The Girl King – Mimi Yu
This intense fantasy story follows two sisters as they become rivals in a war to become Emperor – ‘All hail the girl King.’ It’s being compared to the likes of Alwyn Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands and Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes. I’m super excited to read it. This was another ARC that I received at YALC and I have been itching to read it. The Girl King is publishing 10th January 2019 from Orion Books.

4. Sawkill Girls – Claire LeGrand38139409
Sawkill Girls sounds like such a good book and I’ve heard really amazing things about Furyborn too (I have a copy but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.) “Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep. He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.” I’m dying to read this one too so will hopefully get to it soon because it is definitely eyeing me on the shelf! Sawkill Girls is publishing 2nd October 2018 from HarperCollins.

364309245. Beneath the Citadel – Destiny Soria
This was another YALC book that I haven’t had the chance to pick up yet. The cover is stunning and a dark fantasy is definitely what I want to read when it’s dark and cold outside. I’ve seen a few really positive reviews of this already and I’m already predicting that it’s going to be a five star read. Beneath the Citadel is publishing 9th October 2018 from Amulet Books.

6. The Corset – Laura Purcell 39098246
I read The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell last year and adored it. It was the perfect Halloween read and genuinely scared the life out of me. The Corset sounds like it’s going to be just as dark and eerie and although it doesn’t publish until 20th of September, my local Waterstones already had it on the shelves. I picked it up straight away and I’m not I’ll manage to wait till Halloween to read it.

36604545 (1)7. The Familiars – Stacey Halls
The autumn is always my favourite time of year to read witchy stories so I think it’s the perfect time to pick up The Familiars by Stacey Halls. This gorgeous book is a historical fiction about two women accused of witchcraft and looks like it’s going to be a stunning read. The Familiars is publishing 7th February 2019 from Bonnier Zaffre.

8. The Sisters of the Winter Wood – Rena Rossner37854049 (1)
This is another one that I think will be a perfect autumn read. When it arrived in the post I couldn’t stop staring at that stunning cover. It’s described as ‘filled with magic, folklore and the dangers of the woods’ so I think saving it for autumn is the right choice. The Sisters of the Winter Wood  is publishing 27th of September from Orbit Books.

380879129. Vicious – V. E. Schwab
This is on my TBR because Vengeful is coming out and I still haven’t read Vicious yet. I know so many people love this book and I’m desperate to read it and see if it lives up to the hype. I haven’t read any of Victoria’s other books apart from City of Ghosts so I’m really looking forward to trying this one out.
10. We Sold Our Souls – Grady Hendrix37715859 (1)
Grady Hendrix writes the perfect Halloween books (if you haven’t read My Best Friend’s Exorcism get on it!), and We Sold Our Souls is no exception. The story follows a lead singer who sells his soul for stardom. When the band he left behind finds this out they embark upon an epic journey to confront the man who ruined their lives. This sounds dark and intense and such an amazing read. We Sold Our Souls is publishing 18th September 2018 from Quirk Books.

So that’s the top ten books on my autumn TBR. I’m dying to read all of them but I’m so bad at sticking to TBRs so honestly if I manage to read half of them I’ll be pleased. What books are you dying to get to during the autumn?