Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is “Ten Books I’ve Added to my TBR Lately” and we’re happy to be participating!
Happy Tuesday, everyone! Let us all hold hands, hug, and congratulate ourselves for making it to the end of this rather trying election cycle. For a brief moment of respite, I’ve compiled this list of the ten titles I’ve been most excited to add to my TBR list recently. Let’s think only of books (for a little while at least).
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
This 2017 novel is the first in a new series about an impoverished girl who is forced to become the body double for her country’s cruel princess. It sounds like palace intrigue, court deceptions, and betrayals will abound in this Morocco-inspired fantasy world. Sign me up!
Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
From the publisher:
In a steampunk version of 19th-century Italy, seventeen-year-old Elsa has the ability to write new worlds into existence. She must enlist the help of a secret order and a handsome mechanist to rescue her mother and protect a dangerous object–a book with the power to edit the real world.
Yes to absolutely all of that.
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
I adore stories that feature android characters; and even more so when those stories feature androids with a burgeoning self-awareness. So I’m super hype for this story featuring a newly self-aware android trying to protect its charges on a planetary expedition gone awry.
Slaughter Moon by Tessa Gratton
From the publisher:
Every seven years in the town of Three Graces, in exchange for prosperity, the best young man is sent into the Devil’s Forest to face the devil and almost always a terrible death, until this year when three teens — two young men and a young woman with their own complicated loyalties, loves, and motives — run into the forest and discover secrets that will turn the town and their hearts inside out.
Is that a possible love triangle in there? I don’t even care. I just want to see characters fighting against literal human sacrifice. Why isn’t 2018 here yet?
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
It’s by Leigh Bardugo; sorceress of the pen, destroyer of hearts, and wielder of all around awesome. Do you need to know anything else?
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
This book features a gender fluid main character, and it is also a fantasy novel. These are the only two things I need to hear to have my grabby hands extended. But also it’s about an assassin with shifty motives who must survive a deadly competition while carefully managing their deception.
Velocity by Chris Wooding
From the publisher:
The Hunger Games’ behind the wheel of a souped-up rally car. Losers die. Winners take all. A race through a psycho-future with genius Wooding in the driving seat. Fast? Yes. Furious? Yes. Fatal? We’ll see.
This sounds like it’s basically a YA Mad Max: Fury Road, and I need it.
Dare and the Doctor by Kate Noble
And now for something completely different. When the weather turns chilly, and it’s time to curl up with tea and blankets, it also means that it’s time for me to read some historical romances! This November release is an epistolary novel about two friends weathering the repercussions of defying societal norms…and perhaps becoming something more.
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
I haven’t read this author’s first series, but this new book is Kim bait. I love fantasy that features royals, and even more so when there’s competition, betrayal, and intrigue. Two twins must, unexpectedly, battle each other for the crown. They’ve always been close and have looked out for each other. And now this. Will it destroy them?
The Waking Land by Callie Bates
Here is another fantasy novel featuring royals, although this one seems to have an entirely different flavor. A young woman, raised as a daughter by the king, must flee after finding herself the prime suspect in his murder. Returning home, she must face the people who’ve turned their books on her, and the magic inside herself that she has turned against. The publisher is comparing this to Uprooted. Those are mighty big shoes to set down next to.
What books have you recently added to your TBR that you have super excited?
Also! To my American friends, please, please vote today.