Out this month!

Hello fellow bookworms! January finally ended (did it seem like it went on forever, or was it just me.) I’ve been super excited for February, because some of my most highly anticipated books are due out this month. I’ve already signed up to 3 book boxes for Feb, and with all my pre-orders I can see this being a big book haul month! Are there any books you’re excited for this month? Let me know in the comments.

Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

I’ve been so excited for this book to be released, and when I heard Goldsboro were dong a special edition, I knew I had to get my hands on it! The premise just sounds so good, and there are Dragons!! I’m lucky enough to be seeing Samantha at the NYA Lit Fest in Preston this year, tickets are free and if you’re interested you can get hold of them here.

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.

Bloodwitch – Susan Dennard

I love Susan’s Witchlands series, and so have been dying to be able to read this! I managed to get hold of an ARC and its amazing! I ordered Faecrates recovery box and I’m eagerly anticipating its arrival.

High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just faith clings to the side of a cliff. Below, thwarted by a lake, a bloodthirsty horde of raiders await the coming of winter and the frozen path to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets.

The Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop the destruction. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past. 

Four Dead Queens – Astrid Scholte

I’ve heard so many good things about this book, and it does sound right up my street.

These are the words Keralie Corrington lives by as the preeminent dipper in the Concord, the central area uniting the four quadrants of Quadara. She steals under the guidance of her mentor Mackiel, who runs a black market selling their bounty to buyers desperate for what they can’t get in their own quarter. For in the nation of Quadara, each quarter is strictly divided from the other. Four queens rule together, one from each region:

Toria: the intellectual quarter that values education and ambition
Ludia: the pleasure quarter that values celebration, passion, and entertainment
Archia: the agricultural quarter that values simplicity and nature
Eonia: the futurist quarter that values technology, stoicism and harmonious community

When Keralie intercepts a comm disk coming from the House of Concord, what seems like a standard job goes horribly wrong. Upon watching the comm disks, Keralie sees all four queens murdered in four brutal ways. Hoping that discovering the intended recipient will reveal the culprit – information that is bound to be valuable bartering material with the palace – Keralie teams up with Varin Bollt, the Eonist messenger she stole from, to complete Varin’s original job and see where it takes them.

Crown of Feathers – Nicki Pau Preto

This book has been on my TBR for forever, and I’ve heard nothing but good reviews for it so I cant wait to dive in.

In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.

I promised her the throne would not come between us.

Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.

But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.

Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all.

The Antidote – Shelley Sackier

The premise for this one really intrigued me, and after finding out it would be included in a UK book box I knew I had to get my hands on it. Super excited to read this and all the items in the box also sound amazing!

Magic is not allowed, under any circumstances — even if it could save someone’s life. Instead, there are herbal remedies and traditional techniques that have been painstakingly recorded in lieu of using the mystical arts. Fee knows this, so she keeps her magic a secret.

Except her best friend, Xavi, is deathly ill. He’s also the crown prince. Saving him is important, not only for her, but for the entire kingdom.

Fee’s desperation to save her friend means she can barely contain the magic inside her. And after the tiniest of slips, Fee is thrust into a dark and secretive world that is as alluring as it is dangerous.

If she gives in, it could mean she can save Xavi. But it also means that those who wish to snuff out magic might just snuff her out in the process.

The Ruin of Kings – Jenn Lyons

I’ve heard this compared to Brandon Sanderson’s work who I love, so I was super happy to get hold of an ARC of this. Its awesome, the whole story drew me in from the start, so when I found out Goldsboro were doing an edition I ordered it straight away.

Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew up on storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds that being a long-lost prince isn’t what the storybooks promised.

Far from living the dream, Kihrin finds himself practically a prisoner, at the mercy of his new family’s power plays and ambitions. He also discovers that the storybooks have lied about a lot of other things things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, true love, and how the hero always wins.

Then again, maybe he’s not the hero, for Kihrin isn’t destined to save the empire.

He’s destined to destroy it . . .

Vortex Visions – Elise Kova

I adored Kova’s Air Awakens series, so when I found out she was writing a new series in the world, set around Vhalla and Aldriks daughter I knew I would love it. I’ve heard hints that this will be in a March box and I’ve never pre-ordered anything as quickly!

A desperate princess, a magical traveler, and a watch that binds them together with the fate of a dying world.

Vi Solaris is the heir to an Empire she’s barely seen. Her parents sacrificed a life with her to quell a rebellion and secure peace with a political alliance. Now, three years past when her wardship should’ve ended, Vi will do anything to be reunited with her family.

The Empire is faltering beneath the burden of political infighting and a deadly plague. Yet, Vi can’t help but wonder if her inability to control her magic is the true reason her parents haven’t brought her home. Suspicion becomes reality when she unleashes powers she’s not supposed to have. 

Powers that might well cost her the throne.

As Vi fights to get her magic under control, a mysterious stranger appears from across the world. He holds the keys to unlocking her full potential, but the knowledge has an unspeakable price — some truths, once seen, cannot be ignored.

All eyes are on her and Vi must make the hardest choice of her life: Play by the rules and claim her throne. Or, break them and save the world.


7 replies »

  1. January passed by really quickly, if you ask me, and I’ll be pretty busy this month, so I already feel that 2019 is flying before my very eyes.

    As for the books, I’m really excited about CROWN OF FEATHERS, but I have so many books on my TBR pile, I have already received 3 books for review, 2 more are pending, and I purchased the February FairyLoot box, so yay me! My TBR pile is once again gigantic!
    Oh, I almost forgot… I’m still waiting for my ARROWHEART copy to arrive.

    February is going to be such a busy month in terms of reading!

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  2. I’m just waiting for a copy of Crown of Feathers to arrive! It’s a book that’s way out of my comfort zone (I usually read MG and adult contemp.) but I’ve decided to broaden my horizons. Looking forward to seeing what you think!

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