Today I’m going to do something a bit different for you all. Looking at my TBR shelf I am overwhelmed with how many books I have yet to read, so today I’m going to predict how many of those books I think will be 5 star reads!
Alright, not much more to talk about, let’s get into it!
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Release Date: May 22nd, 2018
Pages: 512 Pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Fantasy and YA
When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.
A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.
As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.
I think this novel is going to be an automatic 5 star read for me. Barring any obvious problems with the plot and writing, I think this novel is going to be a really fun fantasy with amazing characters. Also, I am a huge fan of any type of royalty in books, so the fact that we get to read about a Queen as well as encounter a (potentially hot) Prince. I cannot wait.
Side Note: I’ve read some mixed reviews for this novel, so this could go either way!
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Goodreads Rating: 4.45/5
Pages: 698 Pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: March 8th, 2016
Genre: Fantasy and YA
In a kingdom by the sea…
In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.
A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.
Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.
Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?
This novel is one that I have heard people raving about ever since it came out. It is one that I know I will love and one that I am desperate to finally get to. I do need to do a re-read for the Infernal Devices before I can get to this novel, but after I finally do that, I will definitely be picking up this novel.
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
Goodreads Rating: 4.34/5
Pages: 600 Pages
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Published: January 16th, 2018
Genre: Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Plot: (Don’t read if you haven’t read Red Rising)
They call him father, liberator, warlord, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the pale blue planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of war and the thirty-second of his life.
A decade ago, Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk everything he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself?
And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow’s to change his fate forever:
A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined.
An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy—or pay with his life.
And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.
This novel is an automatic 5 star for me no matter what happens. So far I’ve read Red Rising as well as Golden Son and have loved them endlessly. Currently reading Morning Star I am loving that one as well. I honestly cannot wish until I am able to read this amazing novel, it will definitely be a great experience.
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Goodreads Rating: 3.92/5
Pages: 341 Pages
Published: October 27th, 2017
Genre: Sci-Fi and Fiction
In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there’s a rich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power – they can cause agonising pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly.
This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday TimesYoung Writer of the Year and Granta Best of British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world.
This novel is one that I heard a lot about recently from several different sources. It incorporates feminism with a slightly dystopian society to bring the reader a novel that switches the gender dynamic drastically. I think I’m going to love this novel because it features Science Fiction, which I am a huge fan of, as well as some really cool plot lines in regards to the strength women have in this novel!
Circe by Madeline Miller
Goodreads Rating: 4.42/5
Pages: 400 Pages
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
Published: April 10th, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Retelling, and Historical
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power–the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.
But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
This is a novel that I am so excited to receive from BOTM. I am a sucker for any retelling, nevertheless a retelling that features some amazing Greek Mythology! I have always been a fan of mythology and reading this novel is going to definitely feed my need to read more of it.
Also, the cover of this novel is amazing. I know this doesn’t effect my rating, but it definitely doesn’t hurt!
Alright everyone, that concludes my 5 Star Book Recommendations post!
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