The Lost Village by Camilla Sten Feeling like a creepy read this week. The Lost Village is described as a mix of The Blair Witch Project and Midsommar, following a documentary filmmaker looking into the tainted history of an old mining town. I’ve been pretty excited about starting this one and decided I’d get some ARC reading done actually in advance of the release date!
The Frozen Crown by Greta Kelly I didn’t manage to snag an early copy of this so I picked up the audiobook after release. The reviews are pretty promising and though I’m only a few chapters in, I like it! Magic, political maneuvering, and a young queen fighting to save her people.
The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec I think I’ll give this a try this week. I’m genuinely looking forward to this, but I may decide to pick up something lighter and more contemporary. This is the story of the witch Angrboda, her family, and the lengths she will go to protect them.
The Black Coast by Mike Brooks As I type this I’m ~25% into this book and greatly enjoying it. This is definitely going to be a fantasy of epic proportion and so many POVs, though each POV is easy to keep up with and not get muddled with another. So far, WAY COOL!
The Guest List by Lucy Foley Umm, wow. I’m glad I picked this up after seeing several good reviews (and even one mediocre review). A fancy wedding on an isolated island where a guest turns up dead and all the characters introduced so far have some issues. It’s really fascinating!
The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White I liked the first book in this series fairly well and decided to continue. I’ve heard varying opinions – from this suffers from second book syndrome to this was an excellent story and people loved it. I guess we’ll see and if it just doesn’t work for me I’ll move on to something else!
The Absinthe Earl by Sharon Lynn Fisher So, I ran out of Audible credits much quicker than usual this month and decided to check this out since it’s included with the Audible membership. It’s a fun read and helps to pass the time while working from home or doing chores much more quickly! It’s a little cheesy, but I still want to find out what happens next.
Lore by Alexandra Bracken An actual standalone book! This is a really cool story where the Greek gods become mortal for seven days every seven years and during that time they are hunted. I like the MC, I like the idea of the story, and I’m ~20% in and loving it! Hopefully I can have the review up right around the release date of January 5.
The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick I’ve SO been looking forward to reading this one and I’m actually going to do it before the release date! The synopsis describes it as a con artist, a vigilante, and a crime lord teaming up to save their city and I AM HERE FOR IT!
The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill More awesome swashbuckling fantasy! A foundling grows up to become one of the few female captains in the Queen’s fleet. She is sent off to rescue a spy and has to get along with a veteran viscount. I suspect there could be a bit of romance too!
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout I’ve been eyeing this book for months and now that the sequel has been released I can’t wait anymore! I’ve been in need of a fabulous fantasy romance for ages and this seems to fit the bill. At the very least, it will pass the time between now and Christmas a little more quickly!
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz This is a really intriguing Agatha Christie style mystery story with suspicious circumstances, a number of murders, and a host of possible culprits. I’ve been missing my mysteries and this seems like a good book to sate that! Can’t wait to see what happens at the end of this whodunit.
Infernal by Mark de Jager I have several November releases that I haven’t gotten around to yet, so I thought I’d pick up some in audio format. Infernal has fantastic narration and I was literally hooked from the first 5 minutes of the book. I can’t wait to see where this goes!!!
Goblin King by Kara Barbieri If I manage to finish up Rhythm of War this week I think I’ll need something a little lighter and maybe less angsty than Kaladin Stormblessed. Bring on the YA! I have no idea if I’ll be able to get back into this story since it’s been so long ago that I read the first book, but I’ll certainly give it a shot!