Books with 5 word titles – Top 5 Saturday

Hi everyone! Today is my 2 year Blogaversary 🥳, so just wanted to thank you all for continuing to read all my rambles!

This weeks prompt was ‘Books with one word title’s’ but I did that recently for a TTT post so I decided to change it up a bit and do books with 5 word titles instead. This was actually a little harder than I expected it to be, but I also realised that some of my favourite books/series have 5 word titles.

Thanks to Mandy over at Devouring books  for creating these amazing prompts! You should definitely go check her blog out because she posts some great content.

Gods of Jade and Shadow

The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own.

Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather’s room. She opens it—and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea’s demise, but success could make her dreams come true.

In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City—and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld.

A Darker Shade of Magic

Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

There Will Come A Darkness

For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations―until the day, one hundred years ago, when the Prophets disappeared.

All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world’s salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. As chaos takes hold, five souls are set on a collision course:

A prince exiled from his kingdom.
A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand.
A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart.
A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone.
And a dying girl on the verge of giving up.

Sisters of Shadow and Light

Zuhra and Inara have grown up in the Citadel of the Paladins, an abandoned fortress where legendary, magical warriors once lived before disappearing from the world–including their Paladin father the night Inara was born.

On that same night, a massive, magical hedge grew and imprisoned them within the citadel. Inara inherited their father’s Paladin power; her eyes glow blue and she is able to make plants grow at unbelievable rates, but she has been trapped in her own mind because of a “roar” that drowns everything else out–leaving Zuhra virtually alone with their emotionally broken human mother.

For fifteen years they have lived, trapped in the citadel, with little contact from the outside world…until the day a stranger passes through the hedge, and everything changes.

The Bear and the Nightingale

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.

And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.

As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed—this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.

16 thoughts on “Books with 5 word titles – Top 5 Saturday”

  1. OMG this would have been a way easier topic because a lot of fantasies have long titles. I didn’t realize that fantasies rarely have short titles! Lol

    I have read or want to read all of these! I read There Will Come a Darkness and had some mixed feelings but I’m going to read the sequel. I just think that it was a case of reading that one at the wrong time/having expectations set too high. I also read Sisters of Shadow and Light… now that book on the other hand. I was not a big fan of. I felt like not much happened during the book? I don’t know. It was slow and I got bored.

    Funny thing is, both of those books focus on sisterly relationships! I am hoping that I enjoy the sequel to There Will Come a Darkness better because now I know what to expect. I think last fall my expectations were super high for so many books and I was so hype about a lot of ARCs. Now I’ve had a bit of a dry run on 5 star reads it’s kind of the opposite lately, so when I enjoy anything I’m super thrilled about it. Idk if it’s the coronavirus slump I went through or what, but I have only had like… one 5 star read in the last few months. Maybe I need to read some more backlist books or something.

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    1. I get what you mean about them both being slow, I don’t mind that too much, especially in first books when I feel like the author is setting something up.

      This years been pretty good for 5* reads for me… so far anyway 😂. I have soooo many books on my Backlist that I think might be 5* reads, but my ARC list is just ridiculous, so they’ll have to sit on the back burner for the minute 😊

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      1. That I can do:

        Steel Crow Saga
        The Midnight Lie
        Goldilocks
        Burn & I loved Mexican Gothic & The Space Between worlds as well! They’re all quite different so hopefully you’ll find something in there 😊

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  2. Woohoo! Happy blogaversary, Becky ❤ Your blog is one of my favourites and I'm so glad I discovered it this year ❤ Here's to many more years of blogging and being part of the book community 😀 Also, this list = YAAS! ADSOM and TBATN are loooove. I still need to read the others but I'm looking forward to them too!

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