This list doesn’t include any Kindle books I need to read, or the 10 other Morganville Vampire books I want to finish by the end of the year. Most of these are just books I’ve had for some time and I really need to get to reading!
“Sixteen-year-old Skye is done playing knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger sister, Deirdre. Moving across the country seems like the perfect chance to start over, reinvent her life.
In their isolated new neighborhood, Skye manages to fit in, but Deirdre withdraws from everyone, becoming fixated on the swampy woods behind their house and building monstrous sculptures out of sticks and bones.
Then Deirdre disappears.
And when something awful comes scratching at Skye’s window in the middle of the night claiming that she’s the only one who can save Deirdre, Skye knows she will stop at nothing to bring her sister home.”
I bought this book because it sounded super interesting and creepy, and it gave me Slender-man vibes. Those of you who don’t know me personally, I love Slender-man and anything that’s like it, if it’s good. Great example is Marble Hornets on YouTube. I’ve had this book for probably about a year now and I still haven’t picked it up! So it’s going on the ‘Hopefully I’ll Get To It Soon’ TBR list!
“A world with no hunger. No disease. No war. No misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life–and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe–a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequences of failure could mean losing their own. They learn living in a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.”
This book was recommended to me by a friend and fellow bookworm literally forever ago, and I still haven’t gotten around to reading it! I love the “perfect” world that’s not actually perfect scenario ever since reading the short story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” in college. It’s like the opposite of a Dystopian future, but still somehow its all fucked up and that’s just some great story telling possibilities.
“Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl…
Sixteen-year-old Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past and is reviled by her step-mother. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. Because there is something unusual about Cinder, something that others would kill for.”
Cyborgs! Intergalactic struggle! Lunar people! Yes! Love it! But I still haven’t gotten around to it because I’m lazy and definitely don’t read enough. This book, from what I’ve heard from others, is somewhat like a Science Fiction Cinderella story, and I find that amazing! I love a good, unique twist on the classic fairy-tale stories.
“Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish: to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in eighteenth-century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear.
As Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her won, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything.”
I received this amazing, music filled book from Owlcrate a few months back. Having grown up playing piano, and learning many Mozart songs, I was fascinated by the synopsis of this novel. I didn’t even know Wolfgang Mozart had a sister! Not only is this book laced with music, it’s got a magical element as well. I cannot wait to finally get to this book!
“Seventeen-year-old Ryn cares about only two things: her family and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravediffer in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.
The risen corpses are known as bone houses, and legend says that they’re the result of an old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with a new ferocity. What is it that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?
Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the deeply buried truths about themselves.”
I bought this book for multiple reasons. First, the author, Emily Lloyd-Jones, is an amazing author that I’ve read from before. Two, the cover of the book itself is just fantastic and it really caught my eye when I was browsing. And three, it just sounds so creeping and spooky! The other book I’ve read of hers, “The Hearts We Sold” was also a bit on the creepy side, but this novel seems to go even more deeply into the scary goodness of horror.
There you have it, five books that I’m extremely excited to read… at some point. I’m trying to prioritize other novels at the moment, such as a book for reviewing I just got recently, and the rest of the Morganville Vampire novels. Plus some others sprinkled in that are on my Kindle. A TBR list is never small for a reader/writer though, is it? Not when there’s so many great novels being published all the time!
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