Wow! I can’t believe this is the last #SixforSunday for this year! I’m really glad I found this when I started blogging back in April as I’ve really enjoyed taking part, and reading those of others. The December theme for Six for Sunday, hosted by A Little But a Lot, is It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year! and today’s wish is for: New year, new books … I have already shared the books I wanted for Christmas in last week’s post, and I have a post on my most anticipated books for Jan-March ready to post, so I’ve decided to share the first six books I intend to read in January.
I was approved to read this one on NetGalley a while ago. The book description states that it is: The magical tale of a bold young chimney sweep and a remarkable tiger, a dangerously hypnotic ruby and a mystical land that’s found across an ocean and through a storm. It is being published on 9th January, so it will be my first read of the New Year as I want to make sure my review is ready to post as close to publication as I can.
I am taking part in a Blog Tour for this one in February. I have really been enjoying reading books based on Russian folklore so, when I saw that this one was based on Inuit mythology, I was intrigued. The blurb sounds incredible: In the heart of the frigid North, there lives a demon known as the Face Stealer. Eyes, nose, mouth–nothing and no one is safe. Once he returns to his lair, or wherever it is he dwells, no one ever sees those faces again. When tragedy strikes, Apaay embarks on a perilous journey to find her sister’s face–yet becomes trapped in a labyrinth ruled by a sinister girl named Yuki.
I’ve heard so many good things about this series, but haven’t read any yet, so I’m going try the first one. I love any book with dragons, and this one sounds like a really fun, wonderful read.
This is another book I’ve been hearing so many good things about, and have waited patiently for its release. I spotted it when I was in Ireland so just had to get it. My class book penpal author was going to recommend it for my class so I’m now even more keen to read it.
I read another book by Lindsay, Guardians of the Wild Unicorns, back in April which I loved, so I was keen to read this one which I found in Foyle’s in London. Mystery, secrets and hidden treasure amidst impending disaster … really, really looking forward to this one.
I love reading time-slip novels (major Barbara Erskine fan) but I don’t find a lot of middle-grade time-slip, so I was very excited to find this one when I was in Ireland over Christmas. Beth moves from London to Dublin … where she meets a boy called Robbie from the 1950s who keeps slipping into her house. A mischievous boy from the 1950s; a shy girl from today; a time-slip adventure like no other.