Fantasy Books TBR

I’ve been reading a lot of middle-grade fiction for the last few months (which I’ve loved, and which I still intend to read lots of).  However, I thought it was about time I started to alternate these with some other books from my TBR.  Having looked at my bookshelf, I seem to have more choice than I thought! And a lot of fantasy, which is not surprising, as it is my go-to genre that really allows me the absolute escapism which I love when engrossed in a great book.

These are the books I intend to read over the summer:  I’ve shared a sentence from each of the blurbs which helped convince me to buy each book.  The front covers are also gorgeous, begging to be picked up and re-homed on my bookshelf.

1.        Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Deirdre Sullivan:  There’s no such thing as safe in Ballyfrann …

2.        The Assassin’s Bladeby Sarah J Mass:  But behind her assignments lies a dark truth that will seal her fate – and cut her heart in two forever …

3.        WitchBorn by Nicholas Bowling:  Her mother has been executed for witchcraft, her home destroyed and her spirit crushed … so maybe it’s true.

4.        An Enchantment of Ravensby Margaret Rogerson:  But when she receives her first royal patron – Rook, the autumn prince, she makes a terrible mistake.

5.        Circe by Madeline Miller:  When Circe’s gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts.

6.        Wolf Light by Yaba Badoe:  Mother Earth is on fire and Father Sky weeps tears of blood.

7.        The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu:  He wanted to tell Hypatia to stay out of his business, his love life.

8.        Firefly:  The Magnificent Nine by James Lovegrove:  She was the very picture of Serenity.

9.        Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver:  A masterfully creepy gothic thriller.

10.      Witchsign by Den Patrick:  Any child found with witchsign are spirited away, never to be seen again.

11.      The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge:  Then the spinning wheel starts creaking, terror creeps in and Martha is faced with an impossible decision …

12.      Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi:  Now we Rise.

Have you read any of these?  Based on this list, are there any others you would recommend I get?

9 thoughts on “Fantasy Books TBR

  1. I enjoyed Witchborn and Children of Blood and Bone. Have you read A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge?
    I really enjoyed Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller, so Circe is on my list and I have Wakenhyrst here waiting too.

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    1. Thank you. I found a signed copy of Witchborn in The Forbidden Planet. I loved the front cover! I’ve looked at the blurb of A Skinful of Shadows – intrigued! So much reading to do!

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  2. I plan to read Children of Blood and Bone and Circe too! Those two are really high on my tbr, and I hope we both enjoy them. I actually haven’t heard of most of these, but those one liner descriptions you included for them make them sound amazing. I’m now super intrigued and looking all of them up!

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    1. Me too! I can’t resist buying a book if the blurb intrigues me – and these all did! Hope you find something else you like from my list. I don’t think I’ll ever get through my TBR – I just like getting new books too much!

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    1. Great! I’ve heard so many good things about Circe, I couldn’t not include it! I’ve read all of The Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices. I couldn’t resist The Red Scrolls. Did you watch Shadowhunters on Netflix?

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