Nolyn by Michael J. Sullivan It’s finally time to pick up the first book in Sullivan’s latest book series. I haven’t found time to squeeze in the hard copy I bought amongst all the other books I’ve been reading, but this was an Audible deal a few days ago so I picked it up in that format as well. I love Tim Gerard Reynold’s narration!
Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco Literally the most dramatic YA series I have ever read. The main character is horrendously naïve and has spent almost every scene unreasonably mad at the exact people she shouldn’t be mad at. And yet I cannot stop reading.
The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan I really just can’t wait any longer to read this and I’m trying to embrace mood reading since I tend to zoom through books when I do that. So, even though it means I’ll be picking this up nearly two months before its release date I think it will help my productivity overall! I can’t resist a good fantasy/mystery hybrid and the early reviews are so good!
I’m also doing a verrrrry slow re-read of The Eye of the World after having watched The Wheel of Time show. I remember it being much more interesting the first time I read it like 7 years ago.
I’ve also been rather pre-occupied with The Wheel of Time tv series and will be starting S2 of The Witcher. Plus, I’ve started a new play through of Valheim since they’ve added quite a bit of new content since I first picked it up.
Engines of Empire by R.S. Ford Just getting a little jumpstart on all those exciting January releases! Orbit kindly sent an ARC of Engines of Empire, which focuses on three heirs from the Hawkspur family who are sent to separate parts of the nation of Torwyn to learn more about their respective specialties. I find this particular stylistic choice appealing, watching different characters go down their chosen (or not) paths whether it be military, politics, or magic.
Firesky by Mark de Jager I didn’t request an ARC of this, even though loved the first book because I KNEW I was going to listen to the audiobook. The narration was fantastic for the first book and I decided to continue the series in that format. So far, it was a good choice!
The Starless Crown by James Rollins I’ve read several of James Rollins’s Sigma Force books, so when I saw he was releasing a fantasy series I knew I wanted to check it out! The synopsis sounds quite fun – a prince, a thief, a soldier, and a student seer walk into a bar… LOL, I couldn’t help myself. Anyway, what could be more fun than thwarting the apocalypse?
I’m also finishing up Cytonic and perhaps The Free Bastards this week. The Free Bastards turned into a slog about halfway through, so I put it down in favor of a highly binge-able fantasy romance trilogy.
Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson I know I’m not the only person who will be picking this up the day it comes out! I’m picking up the audiobook since I’ve absolutely loved the first two in that format, but I also have a hardcopy on the way to stick on my shelves.
The Free Bastards by Jonathan French I’ve also been playing catch up, since there are a few review books that I just couldn’t squeeze in earlier this year. It’s good (and brutal) so far and I have no idea how thing will wrap up!
I think the release date for this totally snuck past me, so I’m playing catch up which is TERRIBLE because I’ve had this for months!!! It does sound really good and has an intriguing opening to the story. I don’t know what to expect from this book, but the reviews for it are great so far!
The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart I need more Mephi in my life and it’s finally tiiiiime! I really have no idea what’s going to happen in this installment and I’m looking forward to finding out
Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan I’ve had this on my Audible wishlist for a few months now, hoping it would go on sale or that I would eventually find time to pick it up for a credit. Imagine my delight when I saw that it’s now an “Included” title, meaning I get to try it out for free (since I have a subscription). The ratings are pretty mixed on Goodreads and it has a 3.53 average rating so I’m tempering my expectations a bit, but FAERIES!
Sunreach by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson I’m also hoping to squeeze in the first of the Skyward novellas this week in preparation for Cytonic’s release later this month. I’m excited to check it out and see how this will tie in with Cytonic!