Ten Books I Want RIGHT NOW
This week’s prompt is ‘Ten Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early’, and while I probably wouldn’t slay a lion to get any of these (poor lion, what did it do wrong?), I do want them pretty badly.
1 – King of Scars
by Leigh Bardugo
Okay, I lied, this one I might just slay a lion for.
Since I only finally read Six of Crows a month or two ago I haven’t screamed about my undying love for Leigh Bardugo nearly enough on here yet, but trust me, I’ve being doing a LOT of screaming about her in other places. And Nikolai! I love Nikolai with all my heart, so a book about him? I need it. SO badly. Plus the cover reveal was yesterday, and I am sosososososososososo in love with it! It’s so beautiful! AHHHHHHH!!! I will probably continue to scream about this book every couple posts for the next… Oh I don’t know, YEAR?! Until I finally get my hands on it. And then of course I’ll need to scream about it some more after I’ve read it. So yeah, I think it’ll be at least a year.
2 – Threads of Power
by V.E. Schwab
Um? Hello? Why does this not even have a release date yet? I fell head over heels in love with Shades of Magic, just maybe a week or so ago, so I sort of freaked out when I realized that this was going to be a thing. I NEED IT! And the whole cast from A Conjuring of Light?!?! EEEEEEEEEEE!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!! All my favourites!! Showing up in a new book! Plus it’s Schwab, so it’s pretty much guaranteed to be amazing anyways, even without all these precious babies.
by Cassandra Clare
Did you really think I could write this post without mentioning this one? Of course I can’t. The ending of Lord of Shadows absolutely destroyed me. It was incredibly painful, AND a huge cliffhanger! Can I please have Queen of Air and Darkness RIGHT NOW?!?! Please?! If I ask nicely enough? Maybe?
4 – What If It’s Us
by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Um, so, I actually, um, couldn’t get into They Both Die At The End… I just… didn’t really like the writing style, and I didn’t care one bit about the characters… So I’m not sure Adam Silvera is really my style. But this is also Becky Albertalli. So obviously I need it anyways.
by Laini Taylor
I adored Strange the Dreamer, AND OH MY GOODNESS THAT ENDING!!!! I’M STILL NOT OKAY WITH THAT ENDING!!!! So naturally I need this one incredibly desperately! More Lazlo? More Weep? More of Laini Taylor’s gorgeous writing? Sign me up!
Also that cover! THAT COVER!!! It’s so pretty!!
6 – Smoke and Iron
by Rachel Caine
The ending of Ash and Quill was just not cool.* Of course the author decided it would be real nice to take my favourite character, place them in terrible danger, then end the book off.
Mean. Just mean.
So yeah, I need this one pretty desperately!
*And by ‘not cool’ of course I really mean I loved it, I’m just mad that the next one isn’t out yet.
by C.G. Drews
My favourite blogger wrote a book. Obviously I need it. Not to mention it actually sounds REALLY GOOD! I want this so badly, and am waiting very
impatiently patiently for it to come in the mail. Can June seventh hurry up and get here already? Please?
8 – Thief Errant #3
by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Okay, I don’t exactly want this early, I just want it at all. But the publishers went and cancelled it, and I’m still bitter! So it’s making the list. Deal with it.
9 – Chain of Gold
by Cassandra Clare
A book about Will and Tessa’s kids? Sign me up! I want this book yesterday.
Seriously though, WILL AND TESSA’S KIDS!!! Which also means WILL!! And probably some of the others from The Infernal Devices! And… you know… Tessa.
10 – The Exile’s Gift
by Tamora Pierce
And of course this list wouldn’t be complete without this book. I adore Tamara Pierce’s books, and Tempests and Slaughter was just so wonderful! I’m looking forward to seeing how everything plays out, because while Tempests and Slaughter was amazing, it failed to answer a lot of my questions, and I think those will be answered in this one! And honestly, Tamora Pierce. NUMAIR. Enough said.