For January I have set five books that I want to read. I probably won’t read them all, not because I won’t be able to read five books (believe me I can). But because I tend to forget that I set a monthly TBR and read something else. The five books are:
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
I received Truthwitch as a Christmas present which I am so thankful for (who knows how long I would have gone without picking it up). I started it in December after Christmas and I’m loving it so far! 134 pages in! The world is intriguing, and the characters make the story come to life. I need to know what happens next!
I’ve been wanting to read it since it’s release in 2016 but never picked it up. I always told myself I have other books to read (which is true *looks at giant TBR pile*).
I know that I am going to love this book and it will become one of my favorites. Luckily I received Windwitch for Christmas as well so if need be, I can start it straight after Truthwitch.
== Synopsis ==
In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.
Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.
Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.
In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
This first came onto my radar when I saw that one of my favorite authors liked it. So of course, I had to find out what it’s about. The blurb intrigued me, viruses, and a mystery! What more could I want! And the cover doesn’t take away from the book either.
When lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta’s death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world’s leading geneticist, and humanity’s best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole’s genehacked enhancements, she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine. But only she can find and decrypt it… if she can unravel the clues he left for her.
The closer she gets, the more she finds herself at risk from Cartaxus, a shadowy organization with a stranglehold on the world’s genetic tech. But it’s too late to turn back. There are three billion lives at stake, and one final secret that Cat must unlock. A secret that will change everything.
Everless by Sara Holland
I have been anticipating Everless for ages! And now it’s finally in my hands! But for some reason now that I have it, I’m hesitant to read it. What if it doesn’t live up to the hype?
In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.
No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.
But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
I didn’t enjoy the Mortal Instruments series that much. So I was hesitant to start Lady Midnight since it carried on with characters in City of Heavenly Fire that I didn’t care for. Surprising I loved it! Lady Midnight quickly became one of my favourite books of 2017 and now it’s my favourite Cassandra Clare books.
Despite having Lord of Shadows on my shelf straight after finishing Lady Midnight back in October I still haven’t started it. I think I’ve been scared to start it since Lady Midnight was so good and I want Lord of Shadows to be the same or better (which is a stupid reason because a lot of people say it’s better). I’m putting it on my January TBR to make sure I read it before Queen of Air and Darkness is released.
Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?
A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.
Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?
Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and “unsuitable” Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own.
When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat rises in the form of the Lord of Shadows—the Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.
Our Little Secret by Allayne Webster
I also recived Our Little Secret for Christmas. I had never heard about it before and it looks to be an interesting read.
Nothing ever happens in Wattleton – at least not without the whole town knowing. Anne-Marie and Edwina have kept their secrets from everyone, and their secrets are the kind that will hurt – everyone.
A remarkable story of romantic dreams, guilt and fear. A story of exploitation and power.
A story every girls should read.