Something a little new today, as I will be sharing my planned TBR list for May. I will be participating in Wyrd & Wonder (1-31st May) a month long blogging event where all things fantasy will be celebrated. As much as I read other genres, fantasy is where my heart – and my own writing – lies, so I couldn’t miss the chance to hop onboard for this event.
If you are interested in participating or seeing more about the event you can find more information right here or follow on Twitter @wyrdandwonder. With the event being hosted by Lisa from Dear Geek Place, Imryl from One More and Jorie from Jorie Loves A Story.
Firstly I have the following Fantasy reviews coming up:
2nd May – The Ranger of Marzanna – Jon Skovron
4th May – Along the Razor’s Edge – Rob. J. Hayes
5th May – The Heron Kings – Eric Lewis
7th May – The Girl and the Stars – Mark Lawrence
9th May – The Unspoken Name – A.K. Larkwood
The TBR List:
The Court of Miracles (A Court of Miracles #1)
Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris’s criminal underground in the wake of a failed French Revolution.
1828 and the citizens of Paris still mourn in the wake of their failed revolution. Among them, in the dark alleys and crumbling cathedrals of the city, the most wretched have gathered into guilds of thieves, assassins – and worse. Together they are known as The Court of Miracles.
Eponine has lost more than most. When her father, Thénardier, sells her sister to the Guild of Flesh she makes a promise to do anything she can to get her sister back, even if that means joining the Court of Miracles, the very people keeping her sister a slave.
Eponine becomes perhaps the greatest thief the Court has ever known, finding a place among them and gaining another sister, Cosette. But she has never forgotten the promise she made, and if she’s to have any hope of saving one sister, she will have to betray the other.
This beautiful reimagining of Les Misérables tells the stories of your favourite characters and what might have happened if the French Revolution had not come to pass.
The Lessons Never Learned (The War Eternal #2)
Rob J Hayes
I am the weapon.
Eskara is free of the Pit, but far from safe. She is beset by the ghosts of those she has killed, and plagued by the ancient horror that possesses her. Enemies dog her heels, determined to see the last Orran Sourcerer dead. Worse still, there is new player in the game, one far more dangerous than anything she has faced before.
But there is one place that might offer her both the safety she needs to survive, and the power she needs to strike back; Ro’shan, the flying home of a God.
Eska will soon learn that all power comes with a cost, and some prices are too high.
Mirrorstrike (Her Pitiless Command #2)
With her mother’s blood fresh on her hands, Nuawa has learned that to overthrow the tyrant Winter Queen she must be as exact as a bullet … and as pitiless.
In the greatest city of winter, a revolt has broken out and General Lussadh has arrived to suppress it. She’s no stranger to treason, for this city is her home where she slaughtered her own family for the Winter Queen.
Accompanying the general to prove her loyalty, Nuawa confronts a rebel who once worked to end the queen’s reign and who now holds secrets that will cement the queen’s rule. But this is not Nuawa’s only predicament. A relentless killer has emerged and he means to hunt down anyone who holds in their heart a shard of the queen’s mirror. Like the general. Like Nuawa herself.
On these fields of tumult and shattered history, the queen’s purposes will at last be revealed, and both Lussadh and Nuawa tested to their limits.
One to wake. Two to bind. These are the laws that govern those of the glass.
Blade’s Edge (Chronicles of Gensokai #1)
In a world where their very existence is a crime, young girls and gifted warriors Mishi and Taka must master their powers in order to fight for survival — and to overturn an oppressive regime.
Orphans Mishi and Taka have always struggled to hide the elemental powers that mark them as Kisōshi—wielders of elemental magic that everyone “knows” can only be male.
When Mishi is taken from the orphanage, the two friends fear they will never meet again. Suddenly alone in their fight to survive, each girl must come to terms with her true nature—Mishi as warrior, Taka as healer. Years after their separation, the girls’ journeys lead them each to uncover the horrifying secret that the Rōjū council has spent centuries killing to keep.
Now the Rōjū council wants them dead, and they will have only one chance to save their people.
The Bone Ships (The Tide Child Trilogy #1)
R J Barker
TWO NATIONS AT WAR. A PRIZE BEYOND COMPARE.
For generations, the Hundred Isles have built their ships from the bones of ancient dragons to fight an endless war.
The dragons disappeared, but the battles for supremacy persisted.
Now the first dragon in centuries has been spotted in far-off waters, and both sides see a chance to shift the balance of power in their favour. Because whoever catches it will win not only glory, but the war.
I’ve listed the five that I will definitely read this month, a couple of which have been high on my TBR list for awhile. I will mostly likely read some others, in between other book tours and reviews, so keep an eye out.
*Also, I will always welcome more fantasy suggestions (studiously avoids looking at the towering tbr pile)