Hello, dear readers! It’s been a while since I posted but I plan to be regular this October. The hiatus has been a good refresher for me and I missed blogging a lot. However, I will be on hiatus again from November onwards for reasons that are still under wraps. Let me just say that exciting things will be coming your way in 2020 and I will be working towards that during my hiatus. Anyway, today I decided to post a few recommendations for the fall season. So far it’s been raining unseasonally and is almost as hot as summer when the skies are clear where I live. However, all weather is reading weather, so get ready to add these books to your TBRs!
Title: To Kill a Kingdom
Author: Alexandra Christo
Genre: Young adult fantasy
Published: By Hot Key Books on March 6th, 2018
ISBN13: 9781471407390 (Paperback edition)
Note: I received a free e-copy of the book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?
Title: Long May She Reign
Author: Rhiannon Thomas
Genre: Young adult fantasy
Published: By HarperTeen on February 21st, 2017
Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty-third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of the court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.
She may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, she knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom—and her life.
Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisers. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her but also wanted more power for himself.
As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.
Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.
The topic for today (30/03/17) is: Fantasy Standalones of 2017 I Want to Read