Ever since she turned sixteen, people have been forgetting Hope. First her teachers, then her friends, and finally her parents. She has to survive in a world where people forget her as soon as they turn away, she can only rely on herself. She becomes a thief and when a job leads down a dark path, she becomes hunted as well.
I’m pleased to say that so far this year I have read 73 books out of my target of 100 (according to Goodreads that’s 17 books ahead of schedule). I have decided that it’s time to share with you a list of my favourite reads from various categories and genres. I recommend every book on this list and absolutely insist that you immediately buy and read all of them.
Favourite New Fantasy Series
Brent Weeks is a genius. His Lightbringer series is completely refreshing and individual, the magic system is based on converting, or drafting, light to make tangible things. You can read my full review of the first book, The Black Prism, here. There are currently three books released (all over 700 pages in length) and book four is due to be release on October 25th this year! Excited doesn’t even cover it.
Curl up on your sofa with a cup of tea, make sure you have a box of tissues and maybe a cat handy, and fall into On The Other Side. This is Carrie Hope Fletcher’s first novel and boy did she come out with a bang! I read this wonderful story full of love and magical realism in one sitting and suggest you do the same.
Falling Kingdoms is the first book in an ongoing YA fantasy series by Morgan Rhodes. Mytica is a world divided into three, this novel tells the tale of how the kingdoms are falling apart because magic, elementia, is all but lost. Can the prophesied sorceress save them?
Imagine a world where evil deeds create monsters. This Savage Song, book one in V.E.Schwab’s new series Monsters of Verity, is set in a world full of monsters, crime and fear. Kate Harker is a girl trying to be ruthless and August Flynn is a monster trying to be human. They need to help each other to overcome the violence that surrounds them in Verity. Read more
Clay comes home one day to find a parcel on his door step. A parcel that contains thirteen cassette tapes from the girl he admired. The girl who killed herself. On these tapes Hannah tells him why, explains the events that led to her suicide. Thirteen reasons, thirteen people. And Clay is one of them.
I am addicted. Addicted to Raye Wagner’s wonderful writing.
Last month, I saw on YouTube that Raye Wagner was offering a free e-copy of her book, Curse of the Sphinx, if you signed up to her newsletter. I checked it out, signed up and received not only Curse of the Sphinx but a free copy of her novella Origins of the Sphinx as well. I was chuffed but didn’t get around to reading them for a couple of weeks. Read more