As you all know, I recently just got a new job. I haven’t been able to go book shopping as often due to little or no paychecks. But, that doesn’t stop my book wishlist from growing. I decided to gather a list of books I want to get soon or that I’ve been wishing for. I got this idea from On The Bookpage!
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samatha 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 all her life to be a dragonrider, 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.”
I’ve been seeing this book everywhere and it’s 100% my type of book. I love high fantasy and I’ve heard this book features LGBT+ main characters which is a double win. I’ve just been hesitant to buy this book because of the size and that it’s only out in hardcover. I like bigger books to be in paperback just because they’re easier to read and lighter. I have it on hold at my library and I’m supposed to get it soon so that’s exciting! Hopefully, I’ll have a review for this book soon.
2. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
“The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…
A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering
And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.
They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.”
I love that Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff decided to write another book together after finishing the Illuminae Files. I loved Illuminae but sadly, I didn’t finished Gemina or get to Obsidio. I’m planning to finish the trilogy this year but still, I’m very excited for this new release! It’s seems like a fun, thrilling read.
3. Enchantée by Gita Trelease
“Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians…
When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the food and medicine they need. But when the coins won’t hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family’s savings, Camille must pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
With dark magic forbidden by her mother, Camille transforms herself into the ‘Baroness de la Fontaine’ and is swept up into life at the Palace of Versailles, where aristocrats both fear and hunger for la magie. There, she gambles at cards, desperate to have enough to keep herself and her sister safe. Yet the longer she stays at court, the more difficult it becomes to reconcile her resentment of the nobles with the enchantments of Versailles. And when she returns to Paris, Camille meets a handsome young balloonist—who dares her to hope that love and liberty may both be possible.
But la magie has its costs. And when Camille loses control of her secrets, the game she’s playing turns deadly. Then revolution erupts, and she must choose—love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, freedom or magic—before Paris burns…”
I would love to read a book set in France, especially in an earlier time period. I’ve had my eye on this book since the release but for some reason, I just haven’t bought it yet! I plan to read it for my 2019 TBR though.
What books are on your wishlist and why? Let me know!