Evening you guys and welcome to a new blog post that has nothing to do with reviews or bullet journaling! I figured after my last few posts were focused on those two things, I’d switch it up a little bit and give you something different and actually book related. But don’t worry, I’ll be posting another post in my Bullet Journaling 101 series this week too!
Anyways, for today’s post, we will be talking about five book series I have on my TBR for 2018! Three of them I know for a fact will be read within the next few months and the other two I hope to get to. I did a similar post last year and actually ended up reading 2 out of the 3 books I talked about, so I hope this will be at least as successful! But enough rambling, let’s talk books!
Let’s just start this list off with the one book I am absolutely excited to be able to read (and read early too!!! *freaks out*) because I’ve been talking about it since the summer of 2017 and now there are just three months left until it’s finally released! You guys are also going to be getting more Ace Of Shades related content leading up to the release as I am part of Amanda’s ShadowGang (and a proud #Doves member) to help create hype and excitement for the upcoming release. And there’s something in there for you too! We #Doves have planned three giveaways for a finished copy and I’ll be the sharing the first link on Sunday! So, stay tuned for that! 😉
Okay, now. I think I’ve talked enough about all the promotional aspects of this book, so let’s get into why I am so excited to read this book! Ace Of Shades is set in a Las Vegas type of city with casinos, gambling, debts and gangs that Amanda has said are comparable to Six Of Crows (and we all know exactly how I feel about that book). The book is also inspired by the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu (which I loved) and works by Cinda Williams Chima and Holly Black! I talked a bit more about a bunch of things Amanda herself shared on Twitter in this post a few months ago, so please check it out too!
I know I can’t wait to read this book and already made plans with a bunch of fellow bloggers to buddy read this as soon as we all have our copies!
Up next, we have Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight series! I will be getting the German copy of Godsgrave in April as a review copy which means that I’ll definitely read Nevernight leading up to April! I keep hearing really good things about this series so I was excited to get the chance to read it. I haven’t read any of Jay’s books before (and it seems like there are a ton of them out there) but he seems like a pretty liked author so I can’t wait to see what I think of his writing.
Nevernight follows the story of Mia Corvere who ‘is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.‘ (via Goodreads)
There is a bit of a running theme here because the next series on my list is another one where I’ll be getting the sequel (translated into German) as review copy and therefore will be reading the first book this year (or more accurately: within the next couple of weeks): Becky Chambers Wayfarer’s Trilogy! I’ve seen this book pop up so many times whenever I’ve been looking through used books but never got that final spark to pick it up – until now! I honestly don’t know anything about this trilogy and I almost want to keep it that way. All I know is that it’s sci-fi and apparently a space opera which I hope I’ll enjoy as I did like the setting of Empress Of A Thousand Skies!
‘Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.‘ (via Goodreads)
Now, let’s talk about the one book off my list from last year that I didn’t get to: Red Rising by Pierce Brown! I know that I keep talking about wanting to read this book but for whatever reason, other books will constantly demand my attention over this one. But 2018 is going to be the year. I promise, Pierce. I promise. And Pierce just came out with another book in this universe (and maybe the same characters? I don’t know, I haven’t looked at anything related to Iron Gold because I didn’t want to spoil myself for anything) so a lot of people have been talking about this series again which is a constant reminder that I need to get on it already.
‘Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.‘ (via Goodreads)
This is the third sci-fi book on my list already… Do I sense a theme for 2018 here? I don’t really read much (or any) sci-fi so this should be really interesting! I am definitely excited to finally get to this book and you guys should feel free to pressure me into reading this already!
The Monsters Of Verity duology has been on my TBR ever since I finished reading A Darker Shade Of Magic, and yet, almost an entire year later – it’s still sitting unread on my shelves. Feel free to yell at me right about now. I get it. I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet either. And Sandra recently finished reading this and she seemed to really enjoy it, so I’m even more excited to get to it!
‘Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.‘ (via Goodreads)
I don’t think I really need to tell you guys much more about this book, right? I feel like it’s pretty well-known book in the book community, so you’ve probably heard about it at some point before.
Have you guys read any of these books before? If so, what did you think? And if you haven’t – are you planning on? And if you’ve read all of them – where should I start my reading journey? We all know I have trouble making decisions, so hopefully, you guys yelling at me to read a particular book is going to make me pick them up quicker!